Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Convention Sketches

If you havn't noticed yet, I'm a huge fan of comics...although I lean more towards independant books rather than the mainstream superhero stuff that most of the populace would immediately call "comics". Anyways, I've attended a couple of small-press conventions MOCCA in New York City and the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. The most amazing thing about conventions like these is that many people will carry a sketchbook that the artists will usually be more than happy to do a quick drawing in. (Usually for free! only occasionally asking that you buy a book or comic.) My book for these show starts with one of my own drawings and at the last two shows I went to my sketches set the theme. The first one, from MOCCA in 2002 was, obviously, Rock and Roll. The second from SPX 2003 was a bit more open...robots, outer space, or cowboys...or any combination of the three! This resulted in lots of fun, creative drawings. I'm not sure if I should put the artists' sketches up without their permission, so for now here are my two drawings.


suzanne said...

Wow. It is so cool that the artists not only do a quick sketch, but they roll with your theme. I really enjoy your drawings, especially the space cowboy. How did you create all the black outer space....with a large marker? The color looks so even.

EscapeHatch said...

Heh...I photoshop-ed it in. The original doesn't have the black background and I thought it looked much better this way. (Shhhh...don't tell anyone else.)

Jana Bouc said...

I like your drawings and I think it's fine to do part of them digitally--it's just another art tool, no? Your blog is great! Really nice artwork and interesting writing.