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Long, cool Alien in space suit.

I love a good comic convention, but I sure do hate having to go back to work after a day full of traveling.  Sigh…

Back to the grind it is, though.  My time spent at Rose City Comic Con was worth it, because I feel rejuvenated to draw more cool stuff and post it here for you cool folks.  Here’s a little sketch I did at the table on Sunday, augmented with a helmet/bubble in good ol’ Photoshop…

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He started off with shorter legs, but after looking around at all the great work I was surrounded with at the convention, I decided to try and break the “proportional mold” I often fin myself stuck drawing in.  So, long legs for you, fatty. You can’t tell it in this sketch, but this good-lookin’ fella is a total jerk.  He would steal your keys just for a laugh.

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Oh, wow…

Get ready for another one.  Convention season continues with BigWOW!

If you’re around, come by and see and the new stuff on my table.

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Football Robot

So, I’ve decided this is Father Robot during his little-known high school football years.  Here we have him executing some deft maneuver before catching the pass to score the winning touchdown, bringing the home team victory over the evil town just to the south…

Anyway, this is FR with a little variation in design.  There different elements to him here than in the comic, and the colors are all changed.  My favorite are the wings upside the head.

I worked the pencils for this at Emerald City Comicon, the inks at Wondercon, and then added the colors and value with my treasured Copic collection this week at home (and at work).  At first, I was sure this drawing was a lost cause, as I didn’t really like where it was going in the sketch phase(s), but I like how it’s turned out.  You never know what a piece can turn in to if you give it a little love.

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Northwest passage

Not only did I survive the journey to and from the Pacific Northwest, but I had a great time seeing old friends, drinking at new breweries, and hanging out at my table at Emerald City Comicon.

The folks putting the convention on were some of the most-thoughtful in the business and even had “minions” on the convention room floor bringing water to the exhibitors, watching the tables during bathroom breaks, and in general spreading warmth and cheer.  So, a special thanks to Lauren, the minion for my area.  She kept us sane and hydrated.

I picked up commissions, sold lots of books, and got the word out about Father Robot.  Along the way I made some new friends, destroyed old enemies, and made the world a better place.

1898913_616714655063309_969163104_oMy table-neighbor, Eric Lofgren, is a fantastic artist and fun to hang out with. 1974418_616714511729990_1623337316_o Brian Schirmer is a dangerously-talented creator, and should be feared… 1265112_616714548396653_176161403_o 10004004_616714605063314_2033137893_n

I’ll definitely be back next year.

Gone to Seattle…

I need a vacation!  I’m off for some good times with old friends in the Pacific Northwest, where I also plan to do a little drawing and make an appearance at the Emerald City Comicon in a week.  If you’re in the area, please stop by:

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