I have a newer print to display at conventions and I'm also making it available on the SHOP page.
In 1983, French publisher, Editions Deesse produced a limited edition, signed, 18-plate portfolio called "WORLD'S FINEST COMIC BOOK ARTISTS (WFCBA) PORTFOLIO". Both US and European artists were represented. If you haven't heard of it and want to see the other plates, check out this page at the Editions Deesse site.
I'll be signing it at conventions this year. Check my Conventions page to see if I'll be in your area.
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con was chock full of A-list cosplayers but maybe none better than "THE FINEST". The Finest are a premiere G. I. Joe Costume Club with hundreds of members within and outside the US. When they asked Jim Shooter, Michael Golden and me to come take some photos with them, we were quick to agree. And why not,.. they not only do cosplay well, they do life well too. Each year they raise money for military and veteran-based organizations. A salute to The Finest and a link to their Facebook page.
The pic above gives an idea of the Saturday crowd inside the hall at Fan Expo Dallas but believe it or not, the corridor and lobby areas outside the hall were just as packed. I was getting a SDCC vibe at that show!? Well,.. to be expected I suppose given the incredible media and comics guest list. Hope to see similar scenes at the Orlando, Boston, and Toronto Fan Expo events.
Victoria was managing the table and snapping pics again. Here are some...
Which is a great show by the way. Greenville, SC has itself a well-deserved major Comic Con. Larger than I was expecting and compares well with any of the other bigger shows around the country. This one of course comes with much more southern hospitality. Congrats to Rob, Michelle, and the staff and volunteers for that success.
Home from the Monterrey, Mexico convention and the people I met are what I will remember most. The staff assigned to help and translate for us, the vendors, our fellow artist alley denizens, and every single person through the door were incredibly nice folks. Like most international shows, a whole bunch of photo ops. This time I made a point to hand my camera to friends or family who were taking the pics so that I could take home some memories as well. I'll share some here...
...so mark February 18 and 19 on your calendars. I've been wanting to do one of the Long Beach shows for a while but schedules didn't line up until this year. I'm kicking off the 2017 tour with Long Beach Comic Expo! Two days doesn't seem like a whole lot of time but let's see how much we can cram into it!!
I'll be at my table all weekend outside of a panel appearance later on Saturday. Hope to see all of you there, and when you enter, make a beeline to tables E6/E7. That's somewhere in the middle of artist alley which is kind of in the middle of the convention floor(?).. so.. um.. bring a map!
Long Beach Comic Con is it for February. Once March rolls around I'll be back on the convention trail in ernest. Link over to my Conventions page for the up-to-date list. I've added some more scheduled stops to the listing including the eCreativo Con in Monterrey, Mexico! Never ventured south of the border before, but all that changes in March!
Nos vemos luego!
Would have definitely used this guy as a model 30 years ago!
Working on my travel schedule for 2017 and starting to add dates on my CONVENTIONS page. While these should all be a "go", a few may be just shy of completely nailed down so I'll reserve the right to modify the list if necessary. If I don't see you in Vegas this weekend, I'll hopefully see you in 2017!
The Great American Comic Con Las Vegas was the last stop on my 2015 schedule, and I'm making it my last stop on this year's schedule as well. If you're wondering why, I'll just invite you to revisit my September 28th post, or invite you to visit their website, or invite you to check out their Facebook page, or just check out the poster below. See you there.
A few folks have written asking if the same signed COAs that I offer at conventions are available for the prints or books on my SHOP page. So I went ahead and created that option. On an item's order page, there is now a pop-up menu allowing you to select a COA as a $3 add-on if you wish. Sample below.
Well,.. three anyway.
On rare occasions I'll return home from a convention with an unsold, unclaimed, or leftover sketch. Never a problem and easy enough to carry it to the next show. Thought I would change things up this weekend though since I have a SHOP page and since not all of you see me at conventions.
I took the three currently unsold sketches (one is a Zeck[pencils] / Beatty[inks] Captain America, BTW) and added some Copic Grey shading. I don't carry the Copic markers to shows but like to add them to sketches at home. They're now available on my SHOP page. While you're over there, check out the prints as well if you haven't yet done so or if you're still gift shopping for that 'comics fan' in your life :-)
Just a few short days away,.. Saturday, Nov 19 and Sunday, Nov 20. More comics and celebrity guests than I can list here, so just link on over to their website or click the image below and see for yourself. See you there!
The SHOP is live. Predominately there for those who have asked me about prints but aren't able to make it out to conventions. Some other items will be showing up there from time to time. Comics (a limited edition G. I. Joe variant issue with my cover art is currently available), and who knows,.. maybe a sketch or a piece of preliminary art on rare occasions?
The store is set up for payments within the US only at this time. May change? In the meantime, you folks outside of the US can inquire via my contact page if interested.
Read a little more over there on the right sidebar (if you're on your desktop) or just click the new SHOP link in the menu bar.
Note that I added a page to the INFORMATION section, "CONVENTIONS". That'll give you a direct link to an up-to-date listing of my convention appearances without having to scroll around the NEWS page. Head over there or bookmark it if you want to keep up with my show schedule.
Note too that I'm still working on galleries when I find a few moments. Under MARVEL COMICS, I've changed the CAPTAIN AMERICA and PUNISHER galleries to "grid" style. More convenient I think to choose which thumbnail you want to enlarge. Also added more images to the newer galleries so they once again act as a checklist or index like the galleries on my older site.
Heading to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center the weekend of Nov 19 and 20. I'll be joining Steve Epting, David Finch, Keith Giffen, Peter David, and a long list of other talented individuals. Check out the website for the entire guest list, new guest announcements, events, ticketing, etc... New Jersey Comic Expo.
That will make six more shows this year, and that'll be enough I think. No solid commitments for 2017 yet but I have my calendar out and I'm marking potential shows. Should have some concrete dates soon. Here's the updated list for the balance of the 2016 year...