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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.


When robots attack…

Wondercon was fun.  I admit, my feelings were hurt when the event abandoned San Francisco under obvious, false pretenses, but having been down to experience the setup in Anaheim, I admit it’s better off there.  The convention hall there is amazing, the hotels a few hundred feet away, and, best of all, food trucks were everywhere.  No more over-priced bagel dogs for me!  Seriously, the food trucks made that con.

So, I had a great time, but I have the feeling that was my last Wondercon as an exhibitor.  It was just too expensive for the sales that came back and I’ve been having a better time at smaller cons.  I met some great folks there, though, and that alone made it worthwhile.  Also, our friends were down there with us, and that made for a great vacation.

While at the table, I got some fun drawings done.  Here’s one:




Back behind the table

Back behind the table

It seems like I just left Emerald City Con, but here I am packing up to head back to another comic convention. This time we’re going south, to Anaheim, for Wondercon. I haven’t been to Wondercon since it left San Francisco three or four years ago. I’m very curious to see what it’s like…
Come by the Artist Alley, table AA-234, to see what’s new in my world(s)!