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Here’s the first of a series of instructional cartooning videos based upon classes and workshops I’ve given. I’ll be posting weekly, until this series runs out, and I may continue if the requests are there, so please share and spread the word.
You’ll be able to find them all in this central location as they are posted.
Last minute, but I’ve been asked to guest at the Dayton, Ohio, Hara Arena Collectible Toy & Hobby Show. I’ll mainly be there to do caricatures, but I’ll be doing commissions and selling art, etc. Stop by and say help!
The show runs from 9:00-3:00 this Sunday, March 1, 2016 at Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd., in Trotwood (Dayton). Admission only $5.00!
The Queen City Comicon in Cincinnati got off to a great start yesterday; very fun show. If you missed it, plan ahead for September’s Cincinnati Comic Expo, organized by the same team and in the same location, Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center.
This convention sketch was commissioned by a guy for his buddy, whom he claimed had four toes on his left foot, as the first two had somehow grown together. I didn’t ask to see, but I did draw this to his specs.
I’m still sorting through boxes of stuff from my house which flooded a while back, and every so often I discover an item that 1) survived the disaster, and 2) I’d pretty much forgotten ever existed. The process has been like a very soggy Christmas; I keep finding soggy presents amongst the soggy lumps of coal. So I decided to post some of these forgotten treasures as the mood strikes.
You didn’t know Howard the Duck ran for president? Here’s a campaign button that Marvel issued during the ’76 race, featuring Howard and his slogan “Get Down America!’ He didn’t win but perhaps he can be drafted this time around.
This image of Howard was drawn by the great Berni Wrightson, best known for his co-creation, Swamp Thing. Actually, Berni is better known for his intricate and controlled, dollar-bill-engraving-quality linework and his shadow-drenched atmospheric compositions.
Howard the Duck was created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. He was an incidental character in Adventure Into Fear #19 (1973), caught the attention of readers, and was spun off into his own title (1976). And, there was a movie.
Incidentally, Frank Brunner, the artist who drew the first issue of Marvel’s Howard the Duck comic, will be the featured guest at this weekend’s Queen City Comicon. I’ve never met Frank (who also drew some of the more memorable issues of Doctor Strange), so here’s my chance! (And yours!)
One week from today, please come out and see me at the inaugural Queen City Comicon in downtown Cincinnati!
This one-day show is hosted by the same team who does Cincinnati Comic Expo, so I’m anticipating that it will quickly be known as the next great must-go-to Cincinnati show.
I’ll be meeting and greeting, signing, doing commissions and caricatures, selling art, all the usual fun stuff. Admission is a mere five bucks, so you have no excuses for not being there! Click the link!
Come see me this weekend at one of my favorite shows, Gem City Comic Con! This year it’s at a new venue, the Dayton Convention Center!
Come visit me this weekend at Cincinnati’s Eastgate Mall’s COMIC BOOK SHOW, Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1. I’ll be chatting with fans and shoppers, doing caricatures and selling books and art. More info at THIS LINK.
This weekend, Saturday, October 17, I’ll be doing my thing at Suburbicon 2015 in Kettering, Ohio (near Dayton). This is the second year for this great, family and comics creator-oriented show. Free admission, lots of activities. I’ll have my books, prints, art, and will be doing caricatures. See you there!
Good news! I’ve been given the opportunity to launch a graphic novel workshop, for aspiring or accomplished storytellers, at the Fairfield Community Arts Center in Fairfield, OH. I’m looking forward to seeing who comes through the door for this one. The idea is for people to bring in their work-in-progress, or ideas that haven’t launched yet, and we’ll bat them around a while and see if there’s some constructive input to be had. As such, the format will be very fluid, and shaped by who and what shows up. Should be fun!
Drop me a note if you’re considering joining, and are wondering if this is for you. Or contact the Fairfield Community Arts Center. There is NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. To join, contact the Community Arts Center at 513-867-5348.
Class times: Thursdays, Sept. 17- Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fairfield Resident: $70, Nonresident: $75