It’s almost here!
The annual intergalactic congregation of all things comics, pop culture, art, cosplay and crazy is once again upon us, and I’m happy to say I’ll be a part of the whole mess once again! I’ve joined forces with New York artist Anthony Petrie. This talent is a veteran of Nickelodeon, and has most likely worked on some form of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that you know of, which sort of makes him my personal hero. On top of that, he’s super on top of his art and professional game and a nice guy to boot. We scored booth #4716 this year in the Fantasy Illustrators section and will be hawking our wares all day every day for the entirety of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).
Like in previous conventions, I’ll be drawing live on a LIMITED number of sketchcards and will have several original drawings and paintings available for purchase in addition to a new art print, enamel pins, stickers and other art goodies. I’ve been working pretty much non stop for the past week and will continue right up until the show opens, most likely. As I mentioned, I will be cutting the number of screenprinted sketchcards early this year, so if you had your heart set on one, get there early, as I’m going to attempt to sleep some this year, rather than work on sketchcards until 2AM every night! Let’s get to the goods!
1. Comic Book Ink Drawings
To start off, I’ve made a dozen or so brand new comic-themed small ink drawings. Each is 5.5″ x 7″ and available for $125 each.
Various original ink drawings
Pen/ink on paper. 5.5″ x 7″
More to come, as many as I can get done in time for the convention next week!
2. New Simpsons-themed art print
I completed a recent commission from the owner of my “Everybody Loves Hypnotoad” painting from a few years ago. He wanted a new painting of “Blinky,” the three-eyed fish from the Simpsons as a companion piece. I’m super happy with how it turned out, and will be releasing a limited edition run of 30 signed and numbered art prints. Only about 15 prints will be available exclusively at SDCC, the rest will go up for sale after the convention.
“Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” Limited Edition Print
(inspired by The Simpsons)
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 10″ x 9″
Limited edition of 30, each print is hand signed & numbered.
3. Enamel pins
I will have some of my enamel pins from Yesterdays available for purchase as well. “Avion” artist edition pins are available in two colorways: “fire” and “ice” and will be available while quantities last for $12 each.
“Avion” artist edition enamel pins from Yesterdays
1.25″ soft enamel black nickel plated lapel pin w/ single post black rubber backer.
Available in two colorways: “Fire” and “Ice” for $12 each.
I will have a LIMITED number of my screenprinted sketchards available for custom commission during SDCC. These debuted at Wondercon earlier this year, which was a return of the super popular experiment from last year’s Mondocon. The detail is even higher this time, screenprinted in sepia on Stonehenge printmaking paper. The paper is perfect for ink drawing, which I’ll be doing on each and every card, in essence making a set of limited edition of 200 originals. Only a limited amount will be available at SDCC, as last time I offered sketchcards, demand exceeded supply (see also: I couldn’t draw fast enough) and I had to cut the line off. I’ve learned my lesson and limited the supply and also slightly upped the price, though at $40 a pop for a limited edition screenprint that is ALSO an original drawing, it’s still an amazing deal. For those wanting something extra special, I’ll have embellished colored ink ones in super limited availability for $75 apiece. I reiterate- I will only be doing a LIMITED number, as the line gets out of control sometimes, so don’t wait until the last day! In addition to working live, I’ll have a handful of finished sketchcards with more detail and full color available for $100 apiece.
Screenprinted 6.5″ x 9.5″ Sketch Cards
Limited to only 200, one color screenprint on Stonehenge Printmaking paper.
Each screenprinted sketchcard print will feature an original hand drawn sketch, done live.
Each sketchcard is hand signed and numbered.
Regular one color black or sepia simple pen/ink sketch cards $40 each.
Elaborate color/embellished sketch cards $75 each.
In addition to the sketchcards done live at the event,
several finished full color sketchcards will be available for $100 each.
each card is hand signed and numbered.
5. Various small originals, older prints, various other studies
And of course, in addition to all the specific releases, I’ll be bringing a big slog of various art experiments from the year to sell. Studies, sketches, prints, reworked prints, maybe some sculpture pretty much whatever else I can get done between now and the show opening. Should be a whole melange of other stuff.
Who knows what else I’ll bring? Swing by booth #4716 to find out!
And, once again I’m excited to be participating in MunkyKing‘s live art jam again this year at Bar Basic with a bunch of amazing artists who are also great friends. One night only: Thursday, July 21, from 9PM-close. Live painting, friends, pizza, booze and an energetic crowd of people? What’s not to love?! No cover charge to get in the bar, hope to see you there! Full details below.
It is ALWAYS an amazing time, hope to see you there!
Here’s how you can find us.