Wizardworld Chicago sketches posted...

More convention sketches posted, this time from Wizardworld Chicago.
I was taking things easy this time, so just a few pieces for myself, plus some things I was picking up for some friends. Art includes Adam Hughes (the one "nude" piece, people at work beware!), Tim Vigil, Robert DeJesus, Alberto Ruiz, W.C.Carani, Cat Staggs, Andy Lee, Carla Speed McNeil and Chad Spilker...


Had a nice time at the con, it's still a lot easier to find artists there than it is at San Diego, and most of them (well, except for the ones like Jim Lee and Alex Ross) you can actually spend some time talking with. Hope they have as nice a guest list next year as they had this year. Now off to Gen Con and Dragon Con!

Art from San Diego convention...

Finally getting around to making my own scans of show sketches
I was able to get from people at the con this year. Some pretty nice
stuff, and even a vintage illustration by Joe Shuster which fit
my "Dancing Girl" collection theme.

This is the "work safe" folder, and has art by Joe Shuster, Scott
Morse, Dean Yeagle, Gary Ham, Ben Caldwell, Stan Sakai, Lea
Hernandez, Whilce Portacio, Jim Silke, Dave Johnson, Adam Warren,
Fred Perry, Karen Krajenbrink and Scott Ruggles...


This is a link to the "nudes" folder, and has work by Dean Yeagle,
Karen Krajenbrink, Joe Benitez, Dan Brereton, Richard Moore, Miravi,
Joel Adams, Jim Balent and Eddie Perkins...


It was great to meet ruggles, kayjkay, atomicpanda, divalea,
and get art from each of you. Met in passing amegoddess, bobguthrie,
doronjosama, matthigh and philfoglio.
Left messages for missmonstermel at the Radio table, but was never able to catch up
with her while she was at the con. :-(

I had a great time at the show again, even though there's
just TOO many things going on there to ever hope to find
all that you want to see. For those going there again next year,
I highly recommend checking out the Balboa Park area in San Diego.
Right next to the Zoo, it has about 15 different museums you can
visit, and this year I was able to see a Maxfield Parrish exhibit
at the San Diego Museum of Art. Tuesday is "free admission" day
for many of the exhibits, I found that out by happy coincidence.

Anyone reading this going to Wizardworld Chicago or Gen Con
in a few weeks?

Dave M.

Heroes Con art...

Well, it's been a while since I've made any posts, might as well share a few pieces that came back from Heroes Convention in North Carolina last weekend. Just a link, rather than a Livejournal cut...


Sketches from Brandon Peterson, Craig Rousseau, James Jean, Budd Root, Alberto Ruiz, Phil Noto, Louis Small Jr, Don Rosa and Stacey Fleming.

Time for the busy con season. Heroes last week, Origins Gaming convention this week, then AC, San Diego, and Wizardworld Chicago. You'd swear I did this for a living if you didn't know better. ;-)

San Diego, what a show...

Boy, is Comicon International: San Diego a huge show. Every year it gets larger, with bigger and bigger displays inside the hall. To the detriment of the number of actual comic artists that are able to have space at the show, unfortunately. However, even with that, I ended up coming back from the show with more completed sketches than I've ever gotten before, 50+ pieces done at the show, and more that was brought to the show to be picked up.

Here's a link to the work-safe art that came back with me...


and the NOT work-safe art that came back...


Thanks again to all the artists I met at the show, it was great getting to see everyone in person there, and thanks for everyone's time in working on all these sketches.



Hey, finally have something to say...

Just a simple update though. Summer convention season has started, and thought I'd share the sketches that came back with me from Pittsburgh Comicon and Motor City Convention. They can both be found on my Comicartfans gallery (a great place to show off artwork, by the way)...

Pittsburgh Comicon...

Highlights include Adam Hughes, Joe Linsner, Gene Gonzales, Tom Fleming, and more.

Motor City Convention...

Highlights include Mike Kaluta, Aaron Lopresti, and many more.

More cons coming, looking forward to the summer!

New artwork...

Well, I may as well make use of this forum to show off some new commissions. Newest items into the collection...

Sketch from classic comic artist Jim Steranko...

Devilgirl theme sketch from Italian artist Puro...

Devilgirl theme sketch from Russian artist Sergey Martyn...

Devilgirl theme sketch from Canadian artist Heather Bruton...

Nouveau theme commission from John Thompson...

Thanks if anyone checks them out.


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Some of my interests...

I moderate and am group owner on several Yahoogroups. I just opened a comment group on the APAzine GALLERY, subscribers check it out...


Also started a fan group on artist Teri S. Wood...


and most of my moderating time gets spent on Comciart-l, the comic art collecting Yahoogroup...


For erotic artwork, I inherited an adult group on artist Julius Zimmerman, because I'm friends with the artist (the largest, at 8000+ strong)...


That's several hours a day just in keeping those few groups current and up-to-date. You do meet the most interesting people though. ;-)


More adventures in the learning curve that is Livejournal...

Experimenting around a little in the funtions livejournal offers. Adding some friends who I've known for years, but who may only know me from conventions. If anyone is offended by being "friended", please let me know.


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