Hey folks, sorry about the delay. I had a busy week, working the Melissa Ethridge concert, as well as helping my good friend Tyrell Bodner out with his latest short film. It was an interesting shoot at a flower shop that gave me a chance to do some lighting for film, which I haven't done in almost two years! It also gave me a chance to reconnect with my old pals from San Diego State: Becky, Charlie and Isaac. It was a lot of fun and I now have a much greater appreciation for flower arrangement.
Anyway, for weeks now, I've promised to cover the Aftercon Art Show (pictured above) that I was a part of, so here goes. The Aftercon was a great event. It was a little nerve racking for me at first, being the least-known artist there. But everybody was very kind and gracious to me. Matt Lorentz, Mark Richmond and Wordell Brown, who organized the whole thing, are great dudes and were very encouraging (I had actually helped them set up the gallery the weekend before the show). Jason Reyes and Dave and Doreen Dotson were also very kind people, Doreen in particular. It must have been pretty obvious that I looked like a fish out of water, because Doreen kept me company pretty much the entire time I was there. She was very kind and sweet and even asked me to contribute to her sketchbook! (A hastily drawn Wonder Woman sketch in case you're curious) She made me feel a lot more welcome and encouraged me to join the Southern California Cartoonists Society (SCCS), which I did! I can't go any further without mentioning a couple of Aftercon attendees, Pete and Melissa. This kind couple went to check out the show, and thought highly enough of my work to ask me to draw their portrait in my style. I was very flattered and honored to be asked to do this by a couple of fans, and so it shall always be known that Pete and Melissa were the first people to ever ask me for a sketch and autograph. It was a great experience and I can't wait until next year's show.
If you're wondering why I didn't put more pictures of the Aftercon up, it's simply because I don't know what I can and cannot post in terms of other people's artwork. While it's easy to assume that everybody would be cool with it, I don't know for sure, so rather than risk getting a slew of threatening phone calls from people, I'd rather just let it be. If you want to see some of the other pieces, check out www.sheldorftribute.com or www.aftercon.blogspot.com. You can also check out my August posts to see my pieces again (Always a plus!).
Anyway, I think I've bored you enough for today. Enjoy the comics!
This piece was actually supposed to be in the book I'm working on right now, but since it's taking longer than expected, I felt I should post it while it's still somewhat relevant. The panels are pretty self-explanatory, except for the first one. You see, I started out at Southwestern Community college. One day while walking to class, I came across a dude dressed like a pirate. Given that it was at the Telemedia (Film) Department, it didn't seem all that odd. I figured he was part of somebody's project. That wasn't the case. It turned out he was just some crazy guy who dressed up like a pirate everyday and offered hugs as a way to spread world peace. I can't say he's been all that successful in his quest, but to my knowledge, he's still there!
Well, it's been great, but I got to get going. I got a special request from one of my subscribers to do a really bad wrestling post, one of Shockmaster and Gobbledy Gooker levels. Well, I'm always happy to oblige my fans, and I definitely have a gimmick of epically bad proportions in store for next time.
Until then, I'll catch y'all later!