I taught a workshop at APE 2012 a few weeks ago where we came up with a creature using different sources to get ideas, this drawing I did the next day to finalize how I would draw our idea. It’s a land squid!
Category Archive: conventions
I will be exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) 2012 on October 13-14 at the Concourse Exhibition Hall. I will be sharing the table (#410) with the talented creator of MythTickle, Justin Thompson. I will also be teaching a fun free hour long workshop on Sat Oct 13, see more info below.
When: Saturday October 13 / 11am – 7pm
Sunday October 14 / 11am – 6pm
635 8th Street
Transportation: There will be FREE Shuttle Bus,Caltrain (Townsend St., near Warm Planet Bikes), Westfield Shopping Centre (5th Ave., near valet, servicing the Powell St. BART station), and the Civic Center BART station (Hyde St. side of SF Public Library at Grove).
Cost: BADGES / $10 single day / $15 both days
Free Admission with Paid Adult Comic-Con 2012 Badge
Free Admission for Retailers with Current Store Business Card
WORKSHOP SAT OCT 13,2012
12:00 Creating Unique Fantastical Characters—Brian Kolm (Snownan the Brave, Beyond the Great Chimney, Cartoon Boot Camp at the Cartoon Art Museum) offers a hands-on workshop featuring exercises that will help you create fantastical characters using symbols, shapes, reference, and experimentation.
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco on October 13 and 14 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street. Coming off its biggest year ever in 2011, with a larger Exhibit Hall, additional programming tracks, and attendance topping 5,500, APE is one of the must-attend comics events of the year. You can purchase badges in advance for APE 2012! Click here for details.
Featured guests at APE 2012 include Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) in his first-ever APE appearance; Eric Drooker (Flood, Blood Song); all three Hernandez Brothers in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Love & Rockets, Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario; Ben Katchor (Julius Knipl, The Cardboard Valise), Miriam Libicki (jobnik!); and Jim Woodring (Jim, Weathercraft). All of these superstar comics creators will be featured in programs and will be signing all weekend long.
APE presents the very best in alternative, small press, and self-published comics, with an Exhibit Hall packed with cutting-edge creators. This year’s Exhibit Hall features over 400 exhibitors, including some of the biggest indie comics publishers (SLG, Fantagraphics, Drawn and Quarterly, Top Shelf, Last Gasp, and many more), plus artists and DIY creators showcasing their comics, books, zines, original art, hand-made items, and much more.
I will be tabling at the annual San Francisco Zinefest on Labor Day 2012 (Sept 1-2). This annual event is FREE to attende and features a lot of DIY art, zines and comics. The event is full of really cool comics and art and a lot of fun, plus it’s free and walking distance from the N-Muni bus line.
When: September 1st + 2nd, 2012 / 11am – 6pm
Where: San Francisco County Fair BLDG
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing, from zines and comics to art books and beyond. The Zine Fest serves as a vital showcase of the diversity, creativity, and ongoing exuberance of the small-press movement. Our exhibitors range from established small-press publishing houses including RE/Search Publications, Microcosm, AK Press, Sparkplug Comics, and Tugboat Press to first time self-publishers and creators. Writers, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers, and all manner of artists use the SFZF as a unique venue to sell, trade, and otherwise share their work with an ever-growing audience. This year’s SFZF will be the largest yet, with many more exhibitors, along with more workshops, panels, and special events! The Festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 + 2, 2012 at the San Francisco County Fair Building, in Golden Gate Park. As always, the Zine Fest is FREE and open to the public! Over 150 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work with over three thousand attendees.
Google street view below for directions:
I am pleased as punch to finish my new comic book ‘Snonan the Brave,’ the story of a warrior snowman and a quest that will make his face his greatest fear! Featuring lose ink drawings and wordless dialog for all-ages. For years I had this idea of a story combining a Snowman + ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and thought it would be perfect for a winter themed tale. It was a lot of fun for me to create, giving me a chance to experiment with different techniques and tools.
I will be updating more infomation on my new comic later this weekend (time permitting)
I will have copies of the book for sale at the Image Comic Expo this weekend starting today Friday Feb 24 and running though Sunday Feb 26. I am at table Artist Alley 607 (see animated map below). Find out more at: Image Comic Expo
I will be attending the Image Expo on February 24-25-26, 2012. I will be sharing a table with talented artist Rae Wood in Artist Alley. It’s a brand new convention, so it will be interesting to see the attendance. You can find me in Artist Alley AA 607.
Attending: Image Creators included: Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Rob Liefeld, Brian K Vaughan and artists/creators Eric Shanower, Andrew Farego, Jeff Walker, Karen Luk Illustrations, Llyn Hunter, and Rae Wood
IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.
IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.
As you know from my previous posts, I participated in the Cartoon Art Museum’s Sketch-A-Thon at the SDCC2011.
Most of the time we created original art for a donation to the Museum for an individual, but sometimes we did drawings that were just examples while waiting for a customer. A few of mine that did not sell I was able to borrow from the Cartoon Art Museum to Scan and return.
YOU can buy a drawing if it’s still available for a donation of $10+ (plus shipping and handling if needed) and all proceeds go to the Cartoon Art Museum.
All characters are © there respective owners and these are only done as fan tributes and not for reproduction.
I did a few drawings that were “Kick Butt” version of Disney Princesses. This one is Princess Tiana from the “Princess and the Frog” who I saw as a warrior with voodoo powers. (below) To see my version of Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” visit my previous post.
Another Disney character I drew is the mysterious Hat Box Ghost which was a character in the famous Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland. The character did not last long in the ride and was removed shortly after it opened making it a mystery that the fans love. Me too.
When I was at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 (July 20-23) I got a few sketches to add to my collection that were drawn in a cool blank picture book I got at Artist and Craftsman Supply. Some I got from the booth of certain artists and some I bought during the Cartoon Art Museum Sketch-A-Thon. All are very cool.
The art is by Dan Goodsell creator of Mr. Toast. I got the sketch when I bought a small book of the Mr. Toast characters as superheros. (BUY IT HERE)
The art is by Chris Houghton the artist on a great new all-ages comic series about Reed Gunther and his best friend and steed Sterling the Bear. I got the first three issues of the comic and have read and re-read and keep enjoying them.
The art is by T.Cypress who is the creator of Rodd Racer, a new graphic novel. I love Toby’s style which I feel inspired by with my own work with brush and ink. This drawing is marker, dry brush, splattered ink, and charcoal. It was really great to watch him create it.
The art is by Scott Shaw who is just super-dupper-awesome. He has done everything from storyboards and animation to comic books. See more of her work on this post on the Sketch-A-Thon.
The art is by Jamaica Dyer who is a talented bay area artist. See more of her work on this post on the Sketch-A-Thon.
The art is by Travis Hanson the creator of the web-comic “the Bean” which you can buy from his website or even better, help out with a current Kickstarter fundraiser. The comic is really a great read for all-ages.
The art is by Kostas Kiriakakis is just amazing. I saw his first sketch during the Sketch-A-Thon and knew I wanted one. I had to quickly figure out what I wanted him to draw and so I had him draw Samurai from the Superfriends cartoon series. He has work in the new issue of the comic anthology Flight.
AND as a bonus, here is a cool drawing of Sabrina the Teen Witch last weekend at the Cartoon Art Museum’s Archie Family Fun Day. The exhibit that it celebrates is really good and here is a review.