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.
It’s that time again! We’re going back…to Con that is.
Once again the fandom of Calgary gather and nerd out with their XXXredactedXXX out at the Calgary Expo.
And once again myself and my hearty band of fellow artists will trying desperately trying to sell them our wares. I am back (roughly) in the same place as last year. I got moved west 2 stops. I heard life is peaceful there. I will be at table H06. Thankfully the band is still together. Beside me at h5 will be Michael McAdam and his twogargs table. On the other side (H7) Mike Rieger. Beside him (H8) his wife Lisa Redfern and beside her is Shonna White (H9).
So come on down to L. Marie Ford and…I mean come on down to the Calgary Expo and buy some art! hopefully my art and I won’t spend the expo selling Mike’s magnets again. 🙂
So I knew I had to go back and tweak my Life on Mars pic.
Tweaked the background mostly, didn’t change the figures at all. Added the Aries Project logo in the back, moved the skyline down. added the mock comic graphics. a little more texture. Why am I spending so much time on a fanart drawing that no one really cares about anymore? Well I CARE!!!