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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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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.

NYCC Day 2

Sorry for the delay, here are pictures from the second day of the New York Comic Con  Enjoy, and as always feel free to leave comments.

NYCC Update

Sorry for those who have come back hoping for more pictures of this past weekend’s NYCC but I haven’t been at my computer in a few days.  I hope to have them up by the end of this week.  I also have some video from the Anime Masquerade ball.

New York Comic Con Day One

So despite not having any samples to show I decided to go anyways.  I got together with my friend Andre and we walked around the Javits, checking stuff out, meeting up with old friends, buying stuff and picking up swag.  A good time was had, and

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Post Convention High

So I’m back from C2E2 (the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) and while I didn’t return with any job offers I did learn some stuff (never too old, eh?).
Basically the way most companies handle portfolio reviews has changed. Gone are the days where a long line of kids with portfolio in hand would get seen one by one by editors who ranged from helpful to “over it”. Now what they do is have you sign a waiver which you staple to photocopies of your work and then submit to them. If they like your stuff your name will be on a list that they’ll post. If it’s not, “thank you come again”. While this is great for them and actually allows them to review your work with more time and by committee (which will helpfully allow for a better fairer selection process) it’s tough for those of us who are submitting portfolios. Basically it means that we aren’t there when our work is getting critiqued so we’re not getting any feedback. For all intents and purposes you’re throwing your work into this vacuum with your fingers crossed.

Unfortunately my name wasn’t on the list for either of the big two, and to date I haven’t been contacted by any of the other companies I dropped my work off with (Boom, Dark Horse, etc.). I was, however able to speak to Mark Chiarello, the Art Director for DC. We had a frank, positive and greatly appreciated conversation about my work. I hope to follow-up with him and show him that I have taken his advice to heart. He pointed out some things to me that I had been wrestling with in my work that I’m hoping will help me resolve those issues. We’ll see how it goes. At the end of the day though, all the advice in the world is no substitute for getting back to your art table and just drawing.

One last note about the con, I hope to upload some pictures over the next couple of days, so keep a look out for them.

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