Last weekend I went to Meta Con in Minneapolis to sell some comics, as well as some commissions. While I didn’t make any commission sales, I did sell quite a few books. The con itself was interesting, as it focused more on anime and gaming than it did on comic stuff. There were quite a few people dressed up as cartoon characters wandering the halls. Below are just a few pictures from the con floor itself.
A week or two back, I went to CAKE, a free alternative comics show down in Chicago. I must have met with at least a dozen different artists, and I bought/traded quite a few comics as well. As an indie cartoonist myself, it felt good to be surrounded by comics that were more alternative or indie like my own. It’s nice to have an opportunity to expose Drannik & Lizzep to a larger crowd, and the artists at CAKE were no exception. Seeing the amount of talent down there from across the country makes me even more psyched for the con I’m going to.
Speaking of which, I will be in Minneapolis from August 30th to September 1st for Meta Con, which I am so looking forward to. I’m hoping to sell a lot of Drannik & Lizzep books there, and I’m hoping to meet some people out there, so that’s always a plus. Between now and then, though, I will be at a couple of different art-related functions, including Drink & Draw later this week in Milwaukee, as well as teaching a cartooning class this coming Saturday. Hopefully more will come between now and then.
A very brief, but somewhat exciting, update: a program I was a part of was featured in the May 28th, 2013 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. While I was interviewed for the article, unfortunately none of my comments were featured. Still though, it would be worth reading about. Click the link below to see it.
Figure I should mention this briefly. I’ve got a short Drannik & Lizzep comic in this show at UW-Parkside. The show goes until April 20th, so if you want to know more about it, click on the link below.
I will also be posting new stuff on here soon.
Yesterday, I went to the Steampunk and Robots opening reception at Artworks in Kenosha. Considering I had a piece in the show, I took a couple of pictures of the event. They are below.
On January 11th, I taught a class over at Bucketworks in Milwaukee. It was a class on how to create cartoon characters. It was pretty much an easy-going class, considering I’m not like a professor or anything. I went over some of the basics of creating a cartoon character, as well as ways to create atmosphere for the character. Here are some of the drawings I made for the class:
Although only two people showed up, they seemed to have a pretty good time. I’m hoping next time will be even better. I might host another class within a month or so, so keep an eye on this page for news about that.
Just wanted to inform you all that the class I’m teaching on how to make cartoon characters is coming up very soon on the 11th. If you want to sign up for it, click here. There is not a whole lot of time left. In the meantime for some other content, I’ve uploaded a new image to the Miscellaneous section of the Portfolio tab, plus these pictures I took last Friday at an art show at the Racine Arts Council.
I attended the Monster 2012 show at Artworks in Kenosha. I have two things up there, and it is going on until the 31st of this month, so if you want to see my stuff, now’s a good time to go see them. Anyway, in addition to the art show, there was a puppet show going on in the basement, much of the material comedy, and Artworks had their traditional “big custom-made Halloween cake”. Not only that, but I sold two copies of my “Drannik & Lizzep” comic book that I have on display there, so I also made an eight dollar profit. Here are a couple of photos from the event.
I went to the Drink & Draw October event at Frank’s Power Plant in Milwaukee on October 12th. Because it is primarily a drawing event, I’ve dedicated the rest of this post to the things I drew there. Enjoy.