I've been horribly behind at getting updates to the blog about the shows we've been to lately, so I thought I'd throw up a quick post with some sketches and photos and all that good stuff.
Rod and I attended the Baltimore Comic Con a few weeks back, and it was our first real show of the year. Kind of strange getting back into the swing of things, but we found our footing pretty quickly once we hit the show floor. I always love meeting and talking with people who enjoy the work we do, whether it's Blue Milk Special or some of the comic work we've done for other projects. That's always one of the highlights of the shows for me. And it's also really cool seeing some of those same faces or people we'd only just met at a previous show, but dug our work enough to come back and talk to us again. It always makes it worthwhile.
(Our table also happened to be next to the signing area where Stan Lee was camped out off and on throughout the weekend. He walked past our table a couple times, which was pretty freakin' sweet. It's one thing to read about Stan or watch him in movies and such, but seeing him in person is like tahiepaheioaghepoiahgoebngoeiahgeo29ruaeagr. Just sayin'.)
The other upside to being at these shows is seeing all of our artist/creator friends again. Always awesome catching up and hanging out with our pals! Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Matt and Suzanne Wieringo, Kelly Yates, Rich Woodall, Bryan and Judy Glass, and others I've forgotten (but are no less awesome). And my buddy Jon Kallis was again on hand to help us out at our table-- he is always a huge help!
I sold out of my remaining sketchbooks, we sold a ton of prints and I did a slew of commissions (and finally got my first Harry Potter commish, which was refreshing)! Here are some examples of the commissions for the Baltimore show...
Karl (from Perhapanauts) and Stratos (from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe). Probably my favorite commission of the show:
Han and Luke:
Remus Lupin and Sirius Black:
Vader sketch card:
Endor Rebel Trooper:
We didn't have much time to catch our breath before heading to the one-day Virginia Comicon the first weekend of September. This was our first time attending this show, and we had a lot of fun. Definitely a smaller show than Baltimore, but it was nice seeing some of our regular readers and especially hanging with the always awesome Matt and Suzanne Wieringo.
Also, I finally got to meet Charlie! I think we are best buds now. I was reading one of Matt's comic scripts and he kept me company while everyone else was downstairs:
I did a few commissions at this show, too, including a Cobra Commander and my first ever Star Wars vehicle commission of Slave-1:
I also drew this up, which Rod lovingly colored a few days later. It's our tribute to the new Star Wars Blu-Ray disc set:
And just like that, the VA show was over. We had a complete blast hanging out with Matt and Suzanne and dug the VA show so much that we'll be back for their Halloween show next month! More details on that soon.
Now I'm getting a few last minute things ready for Power-Con this weekend. Whew. But more on that tomorrow!