Archive for August, 2010

Sketching at Chicago Comic Con

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Sweet photo bomb by yours truly.

By my estimations, I did somewhere between 120 and 150 sketches at the Panels on Pages table at Chicago Comic Con this weekend. It was INSANE.  It was also a lot of fun, though, so that definitely counts for something.  I developed the weird little doll characters the day before as something I could do quickly yet still maintain some personality. It started as kind of a gag. “Hey, I’m doing free sketches!” I had no idea I’d have a friggin’ line at the table for huge chunks of time.  The good news is that gave me a captive audience to speak the PoP! gospel to.

I’ve also decided that I’m going to get some markers and actually put some time into some of these guys. They were a lot of fun to draw and distilling the most basic elements of these characters down to such a simple figure was sometimes challenging. I might sell them here if folks are interested.