The Long Beach Comic Con was a blast. This year brought George Chase, Lance Sawyer, Amy Sawyer, Ryan Kincaid, Dan Mendoza, Kevin Woody, Tony English, Semion Sellers IV and myself in a row of tables 1108-1113. Always great to be surrounded by such awesome creative people.
Both Saturday and Sunday had a steady flow of attendees all day. The crowd all day was full of excitement. On Saturday there was an art auction to benefit The Heroes Initiative and Long Beach Cinematheque. For these great charities there was some great artwork donate by Peter Nguyen, Kevin Eastman, Dave Dorman, Lance Sawyer, Ryan Kinkaid, Kevin Woody, Dan Mendoza and myself to name a few. I was also able to donate original Darth Talon artwork to the 501st Legion to help Baby Leah.
On Sunday, I saw Seth Green roaming the convention floor. Sunday also brought a surprise interview with @FandomPlanet covering my comic Tales of Blood & Fire. A Hugh Thanks to George Chase & Amy Sawyer for helping us out!!! You Both ROCK!!! Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table!
Martha & Phil, Thanks for putting on a great convention!
The LA Invasion is almost here. Stop by table 95 to see me and the poster I designed for the show.
Here is the black & white artwork behind the Comikaze Expo Poster. I’ve also included the color version without the text.
Here is the poster I designed for Comikaze Expo coming up November 5th & 6th.
This was my first attempt using the new set of Copic sketch markers I recently bought. I have to say using the Copic markers to color the my illustration brought to me the feeling of watercolor painting. Just like watercolor painting you have to start with the white of the paper to be the highlight of the illustration. From there you start with the lightest color and gradually blend in the next value of the color you are using. Continue building up the color tones until you get to the darkest color. I used a wet on wet technique to push and pull the color values throughout the different areas of the illustration.
In the gallery you will see work-in-progression shots from the beginning pencils all the way through to the completed the illustration. I hope it puts a smile on your face!