Monday, March 19, 2007

why i hate my convention sketches...



over the past 10 years or so, i've done a fair share of comic conventions... and more than a few sketches.

most folks are genuinely happy to get'm and are polite enough to not scoff when they see'm (after they leave the table, who knows)...

so, every now and then i happen to see a scan of a con sketch that makes me cringe... and wish i just stopped doing them (not all of'm are bad, mind you... but the ones that are just drive me crazy... i'd like to think other artists feel this way)... before the onslaught of on-line galleries and comic community sites, the only chance i'd have to see'm is when people bring the book back to another show to get another sketch (and usually after flipping through and being intimidated by all the other great sketches, i find my older efforts and think " well, at least i can try and do better this time")

so, when i saw an older batman/hellboy piece i did the other night, i just hadta go back and redo it for my own sanity.


oh, and had a great time at the new boston convention this weekend, and got a chance to see some old friends and new... and finally meet some folks who's work i dig (like scott wegener and nick dragotta)... and then had a fantastic time at a good friend's wedding that night (congrats again, joe and tina!)...

-c

didn't catch battlestar yet... and stupid me, forgot to program the tivo for the new hellboy cartoon... d'oh! (realized almost halfway through and checked... turns out i only had the first one in the season pass...) but manoman, was rome good. (only one left... gah!)... rewatched andy barker and just loved the small moments that really made it work.
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