Back in April I knew that my sister was planning on getting married sometime in July, but I didn’t know which weekend it would be. It just so happened that it was on the same weekend as Comicon this year, which was bittersweet but good in the end. I was working overtime to get a painting finished for a show here in a few days, and some other odds and ends (replace an old cell phone and get the oil changed in the car). I didn’t know if I’d be able to get things done on time before leaving, but somehow managed to pull it off with little sleep.
between ohio and new jersey you will find.....
So off I go back east to Pennsylvania to meet friends and family I haven’t seen in years, and others I’ve never met. It’s interesting how different regions of a country can be a country within themselves: landscape, architecture, dialect, etc have a character of their own. It’s something I’ve developed a better appreciation for as I’ve gotten older. It was a great time and a break away from the normal routine of the creative world. That’s why I haven’t posted anything for the past few days either, I didn’t want to lug the laptop around on the trip. It was better off anyway, I wasn’t as distracted. Haha. Back to the grind….
It’s taking time, but I’m finally starting to upload images of selected gallery shows and events that I’ve participated in over the years. You can check out what images I have up so far by clicking here. I’ll be updating it regularly from now on, so this will be the only multi-event update.
Woo hoo. Comicon was crazy. So was meeting Stan Lee face to face and talking to him briefly at the Disney Channel event. Thanks for the invite Jay. I fell asleep in the hallway of the convention center in the middle of playing Yoshi’s Island DS, due to sleep deprivation. Live painting at the Strange Co and Munky King event was a fun time. Thanks guys, and thank you Sir Woebots for getting the crew together again. Haha. Oh, if you haven’t picked it up, make sure to get a copy of the “Drink and Draw Vol. 1” published by Image Comics. I finally got to see it (they’ve been gracious enough to give my art a few pages), and I’ll tell you what, Panosian, Johnson, and Johnson put together one bad-ass book of art! More new stuff in the works too….I need to update this thing more often.
Three new pieces in the Artwork Section on my site. I’ve post my Qee design for the upcoming show in the “Toys/3-D” category. I just posted my new business card design and the story of Saint Prethanatus in the “Weird” category. Also, check out my first flyer design for the CHUBBY BUNNY SHOW in the “Animation/Illustration” category. It’s the one I distributed at comicon.
Wow. The Con was insane. Lots of fun and inspiration. There were alot of cool lectures going on too. The Chronicles of Narnia seminar was one of the best, because my friend Jalil’s animation was featured in the comicon exclusive trailer for the movie. It was good to see his hard work pay off……I got to meet a ton of artists that I’ve only emailed in the past, so that was cool. Some new toy projects have evolved, as well as video game possibilities, and animation work. Several magazine publications have also expressed interest in my work…a very productive 3 days…….back to work…….
Here’s the flyer for the CHOP SHOP show I’m in. It’ll be on display at comicon if you happen to be attending. My friends Huck Gee, Cam De Leon, Nakanari, MAD, and Nathan Spoor, are a few of the 66 showing. Such talented guys they are…..
Well, I’m already beginning to prepare for the event in July. I know that it’s gonna be here in a flash. Right now it looks like I’m going to be having work shown at 3 separate booths at Comicon, with the possibility of more…Wow, no free time for me until then. Hopefully my camera batteries won’t die out on me again when I’m there. Stupid camera
Hair, Dog-Head Boys, Sweet Old Ladies, Pirates, and Discounts.
Here’s a lamp post.
This is where the journey begins.
That’s because this hunk of metal in the ground is the first direction I turned my camera in before capturing a picture. It’s also the street corner where I parked my car to get picked up by our ride down to the events transpiring.
Yeah, I got a new camera by the way.
And it kicks ass. It’s a Panasonic DMC-F1 Lumix 3.2 mega-pixel mother.
Yes, so all of us that are on this trip figure that the first niche in the wood plank to make is McDonald’s (good old McSteroids, you can’t keep a good mutated humanoid down when s/he’s assimilated to the genetic reassignment of the consumed foodstuff) a stop for breakfast. This was sometime around 7:00 am…..we planned on leaving to be on the road by seven, but what the H, how abouts a little stop, eh??
So we do the stopping, and that goes fine. I end up getting some flap-jacks and a facsimile sausage. Here’s the gross part, though. My buddy gets the same thing. He eats it as I do, only to realize ostpe-onsumptionce that there’s this BIG FUNKY HAIR on the food container! NOT COOL. It makes me wonder a myriad of things: