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Another year, another con

New York Comic Con 2016 is here and I’ve managed to keep my attendance streak going.  Here are some pictures from my first day there, Thursday.

 

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Another year, another con

ReedPop’s New York Comic Convention is in full swing.  I just finished day two and have been having a blast, walking around, saying hi to friends that I never see and looking at all the great stuff that’s for sale.  A good convention will always gets my creative juices flowing and so far this has been a good con.  I’m hoping that this year I will actually be able to tap into that feeling and get back to creating art.  I’ve been writing this story off and on for a while now.  I’m planning it as a three issue limited series that will introduce the characters, help build the world that they inhabit and just generally entertain the readers.  There are two more days left of this con, and I hope to start working on model sheets and stuff that I can upload here for your enjoyment.

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The End of Another Con

This past weekend was the seventh annual New York Comic Con by Reed Expo.  Although it ran for four days, I only went for three days. Last year I got a four day pass and only went for three days, so this year I thought I should only get the three day pass.  It also became harder to get passes so I took the first thing I could get, which was the three day.  Apparently attendance rivaled the San Diego Con, which if true, is amazing.

I hope to post all the pictures I took, 99% of which are cosplayers, but for now I’ll leave you with an awesome Mazinger.

 

Random art

This was a piece I pencilled and inked for a competition being held by Platinum Comics. I hired someone to color and letter it as I wasn’t happy with the way my attempts had panned out.

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Oldies but goodies.

I was going through the files on my computer and came across these old pages. I’ve always liked the way they came out. I think I was hitting a stylistic path that I should’ve pursued. I’ve always planned on revisiting it.
These were sample pages based off a script from the very 90’s Force Works comic from Marvel.

These Memories Can’t Wait

I haven’t been the most productive of artists for a while. There’re a variety of reasons why, mostly work related. Rather than dwell on that I thought I would write about artists who got me into drawing.
While growing up I was turned off by fine arts mostly because of Pollock. I couldn’t get into his whole deconstructing art thing. I couldn’t understand why if someone could make beautiful pictures they would choose not to. This, and my brother led me into comics. Since I predated the comic shop I was at the mercy of the local grocery store and what they would carry from month to month.
The earliest comics I remember buying with my own money were copies of a Star Wars comic drawn by Ron Frenz. It had a painted cover by Tom Palmer which was what hooked me.
The other book was Uncanny X-Men. I believe the title was “Kitty’s Fairy Tale”. It was drawn by the late Dave Cockrum. Colossus’ sister Ilyana wanted a bed time story which Kitty provided. It was populated by fairy tale versions of everyone.
I remember really liking the Star Wars issue but Cockrum’s X-Men just grabbed me and didn’t let go. Many a day was passed with my tracing characters from the world he created.
After that I found my first local comic shop and was able to choose from a much wider selection. I was fortunate enough to get into comics with Simonson on Thor and Byrne on the Fantastic Four. I also learned to appreciate and love the fine arts, once I realized that it wasn’t all like Pollock.

Brigade

Rob Liefeld's BrigadeAs you may or may not know, for reasons I can’t even explain, I’m a fan of Rob Liefeld’s Brigade. I just think it felt into the so-bad-it’s-good category. I have tons of sketches and doodles in my sketchbooks of the various characters in the team. I thought I would share with you an old one that I just came across the other day.
I’ve pulled it into Photoshop and have started playing with the sketch. If I like the way it comes out I’ll upload that file as well.