I am NOT a fan of winter; never have been. I don't really like snow, ice, sleet, slush, etc., etc.,...yet, I live where the is usually a minimum of 4 months of the stuff. Well, a little over two months in and I'm ready for the spring. Ready for the sun and warmth.
On the plus side of things, it means we're entering into a new Convention Season!! And, after dabbling in a couple last year, I'm taking a bit of a plunge into the darkest depths of some of the larger conventions this year. As of now, I have planned/acquired a table in Artist Alley for:
Toronto Comic Con - March 20-22
Niagara Comic Con - June 5-7
Toronto Fan Expo - September 3-6
Hamilton Comic Con - October 3 & 4
London Comic Con - October 18
All of these are local to me (Ontario, Canada); I may add a couple more as the year progresses, but so far, I'm happy with the selections. If you're thinking of going to any of those specific cons, don't be afraid to drop by and say hi. I'm working on some new prints for the 2015 season (7 of them), plus I'll have some oldies with me, original art, sketches, sketchcards, and whatever else I can muster up!!
On the update front:
1.) Picked up a new gig with a buddy, Kevin Enhart ( kevinenhart
) penciling, set to be published through 215 Ink. I'm hard at work getting caught up with that. (Kevin threw me a bunch of pages to start on, so I've started the assembly line on them!)
2.) I'm still working on my buddy Ben's ( BenFerrari
) book The Carriers #2. We're about halfway through the issue. I was trying something different with this one in that about 98% is brush work; I wanted a rougher feel to it. You can find picks of completed pages ( with colours from Skipper-Colors
on Facebook - just search Pilot Studios )
3.) I've got a bunch of personal stuff I'm working on; more than I've had on a personal front probably since starting this whole inking thing. It includes prints, pages from one of my own stories, as well as a couple of pieces done just for me. I'll post what I like, and probably find a closet for the rest!
4.) I'm thinking of holding a colouring contest. It'd be open to ALL colourists/artists that wanted to enter. The basis, is I have a piece I want coloured, and coloured to reflect the same sort of style as the comics. Prizes would probably be some original art, a whack of prints, maybe a comic, all signed by myself...anyone interested???
Thanks for looking, reading, faving, commenting, etc. It's all greatly appreciated!!