Holy Shit! 2 updates in a single day? Quickly look outside to see if there’s 4 guys on horseback in the sky…
Anyways I’ve decided to attempt one of the standard drawing challenges for October. Well I’ve decided to attempt to do two of them but since neither of them are contrary to each other it should work out. Let me explain.
First off is Drawlloween, A different theme every day. There’s conflicting Drawlloween’s but I’m going with the more loose based themed version above.
Secondly is INKtober
Create an Ink drawing every day of October.
So with our powers combined. I’ll attempt each theme in an inked drawing. Am I the first person to do both? I highly HIGHLY doubt it. But it’s a personal challenge so there.
Stay tuned to this station for further developments.
Two of my favorite Rooker roles combined (or mashed up to use the current lingo of today’s youth). I sent the drawing to Rooker’s official twitter and he posted it. Pretty awesome, right? Well it get’s better. The next day James Gunn posted it! Well I kinda lost my shit a little bit. It get’s better! because of that post comicbook.com posted that James Gunn wanted to start a Yondu spin off. MY ARTWORK STARTED AN INTERNET RUMOUR!!!!
The final piece to the adventure was meeting the man himself! Freakin’ Awesome guy!
Apart from that, The con was a super success for me! Biggest sales ever. Thanks Edmonton! The stupid shit show that is Edmonton street design aside. I always enjoy the hell out of the show and the attendee’s.
Oh right! I have a website I forget about for long periods of time and update even less.
So let me tell you what I’ve been up to in the last yearish since I LAST updated. In theory I’ll attempt to update this thing more.
First off let’s talk drawings, my newest project is my Devotionerd Candles. A geeky play on devotional candles but instead of Saints and Jesus, it’s pop culture characters. Sure it’s it’s been done before but never with MY artwork. The first set were classic horror movie slashers.
So WAY back in 1995/1996 I did a Sliders meets The Simpsons comic.
(It’s been almost 20 FREAKIN YEARS since I drew it.)
Well several computers later and the crash and burn of Geocities where it was hosted originally, The original files were long lost. Well tonight I had random thought of “I wonder if I can find a reference to it anywhere?” Well I got something better. I turned up a German language site with the complete comic. The artwork is fucking horrendous! It even has lens flares. Honest to gawd 90’s photoshop 4 lens flares. But it’s a part of my art history so I gots to share.
The friday it open I set up and was ready to rock. Outside of a faulty banner stand that was MacGyvered together with duct tape and cardboard splints everything went smooth.
While there was a plethora of media guests at the show, I’ve become a bit cynical about celebrities. They’re just working folks and I don’t have much of an urge to meet them. Of course there’s exceptions. Mads (Hannibal Lecter) Mikkelson was a guest and I really wanted to meet him. A few months back and completely unrelated to his Expo appearance I drew this. In fact it made it’s first appearance back at the Calgary Horror Con.
Well never one to not take advantage of an opportunity I made sure I had plenty of prints of this pic for the show. Right early on I sold a few prints and about an hour or two into the show my friend Tony who works for the expo sent me this pic Somebody took my print to him and he seemed to like it. I got a little excited. Then I found out that this pic was all over the Expo’s social media. People started coming to my table to get the print because they saw the pic. Well a few hours later Mads Mikkelson himself CAME TO MY TABLE. He shook my hand and told me how he really liked the print. Unfortunately none of my friends got a pic of this. 🙁
By late Saturday I had sold ALL of my Hannibal Prints… save 2. I went off with these remaining to Mads table. I got one signed for me and gave him the other. Also was able to get my pic with Mads. I way prefer selfie style pics over the photo ops that they do at cons.
On top of the Hannibal adventures, This con marked another first for me, My friend Kristy Bacon ask me to draw a heart that had been stitched up for a tattoo. Well the Expo brought in some tattoo artists and Kristy’s arm is now emblazoned with my art.
All in all it was a super good time. and for the first time in the last year, I got through an entire convention without being sick!!! Huzzah!
Well it’s certainly been a long time since I updated this page. Last post was about The Calgary Horror Con. I’ve been to another Calgary Horror Con since then. I’ve produced a fair amount of new art work (if you see than deviant art link to the left there you can go see it. ) and done several conventions. Let’s see, since I last talked to you I’ve done the aforementioned Horror Con, Edmonton Expo, Calgary Expo, Emerald City Comic Con and I’ve got another Edmonton Expo coming up in like a month.
I’ll be set up in Artist’s Alley at table E-10 : Just think Eton or Eaten.
Of course I’ll be there with (most of) the usual gang.
Michael “Two Gargs” McAdam and Jeremy “Two Much” Thew at E-9
Mike “Two Sheds” Rieger @ E-20
Shonna “Two Kids” White @ E-19
At the show the one guest I am SUPER excited about is Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal and Casino Royale. I’ll actually be leaving my table for a photo op and signature! Speaking of signatures, you know what the best thing you could get signed from Mads? Why a 11×17 poster of mine! Anybody who mentions this post will get it for HALF PRICE!!!!!
I’ll also be premiering the NEW Firefly Pulp novel print at the show. There might even be a few other new pieces there too but thats depending on my not working on too much day job stuff first!
Well that’s all I got right now.
I solemnly swear I will update this page more. Nobody reads it but it amuses me.
As posted earlier I did some portraits of some of the guests at the show. It’s been a long time since I’ve done portraits but it came back pretty easily.
Well early on a nice lady bought a print of Patricia Tallman. She took it to Miss (mrs?) Tallman and she really liked it and asked if I would trade a print for a autograph. Hells ya! I took her a copy of her individual pic and a copy of the group print I did.
She super loved them, I joked (only mostly) that it was just a clever ploy to get me close to her lawyers. She’s super nice and mega awesome.
She said she was gonna get the other guests to sign her print. At this point I’m feeling pretty freakin cool. I went back to my table and about half n hour passes and Tom Savini comes to MY TABLE looking for his print. I fought the urge to not totally fanboy freak out. Less fan point, more stoic guy
this is how I felt.
Over the past few years I’ve found the urge to meet the celebs has mostly passed, years of going to San Diego and meeting my big 3 inspirations in life (Clive Barker, George Romero and Bernie Wrightson) pretty much capped it for me. Or so I thought. I admit here that Tom Savini is safely ensconced in at number 4. I had planned on going to meet him when I had the chance. The fact that he came to me…
I doubt that day 2, (which is about to start in about 10 minutes of this writing) is gonna live up to yesterday but we’ll see. I’m still jazzed and excited.
So in August 3-4 I will have a table at the Calgary Horror con. I saw the post today about where I’ll be set up.
Right across the aisle from TOM SAVINI! Bad ass does not even cover how cool that is! So today I was inspired to draw Mr. Savini.
Mostly just a sketch that got away from me. I rarely (if ever) colour any more in depth than some basically old comic book style flat colours. today I tried for a more painted effect and was very pleased with the results.