With the MCM London Comiccon
swiftly descending upon us, I am opening my Pre-Sketch list.
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When ordering just fill in the details of the characters you want, then the order is complete!
There is also an option for a £20 Pre-Order sketch on the remaining Avengers & Iron Man Sketch Paper.
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Okay so I was back from this years Bristol Comic Expo. The 1st show I ever went to as a fan and eventually as an industry insider.
So what do I think? I thought it was great. It was definatley busier than last time, and although I did not hang around for the Sunday last year. This year there were decent numbers on this day, which is a one of the difficult things for any 2 day show.
The Saturday started with being asked to draw a Slag. A Dinobot Slag that is, after all this was a comiccon! From there the requests came thick and fast & a nice mix they were too. Optimus Prime, Game of Thrones, Loki, Hellcat, Wolverine, Deadpool, Quentin Quire, a nice mix indeed.
There of course was a tricky one, there always is. Iron Man, Full Colour, but within his latest movie garb. Now Iron Man's not a problem but have you seen the level of tech on his new armour?
It worked out just fine though.
Normally at a show I would be locked behind the table for the full weekend. This time however I was asked to join a panel on Nostalgia in Comics and quite interesting it was too. I was joined with my good pal's John-Paul Bove & Liam Shalloo for the talk. We had a few laughs and all found it far deeper than we expected. The last contributer made the greatest observation. Wether Nostalgia will actually disapear. As with this internet age, nothing truley disapears and everything is accessable. So we never really have time to miss or remaniss about anything anymore. As it is always there, readily available.
Overall this was a good show. Not as busy or as intense as the larger shows. But it did have a nice feel to it. People had time to chat, get sketches, and have a browse around, without being overwhelmed. I like the direction it is heading and personally think they did a great job.
Long live Bristol Expo!
Dave asked for a Slag, he look's happy enough.
Last week I was invited over to Germany to promote the release of Iron Man 3. It was a special 2 Film Event starting with The Avengers leading into it's direct follow up featuring ol' Shell-Head himself. Although Originally I was supposed watch Both Films & sketch Before, After & during the Interval. As per usual it turned into a Sketchathon until the end of the event.
Quick lucky really as it turned out both films were playing in German with no subtitles. Would have been an interesting experience, but I may have dodged a Bullet there. :D
I can say upon viewing IRON MAN 3 in good old Blighty, it's a Blast!
I had a great experience at the show and everyone was extremely friendly, despite the language barrier. Big thanks to Stephan Prietzel for acting as my German agent on that one. It was quite interesting to see the difference in the sketch requests at an overseas event compared to a UK one. Gone was the usual IronMan, Batman, Hulk etc.. here the majority of people wanted themselves as superheroes. Which was quite fun to do.
I got the odd unusual request such as a full colour Wolverine chilling on a beach while the Silver Surfer rides waves.
Comic Legend at the "SpreeCinema"
Hey I don't write this stuff so don't blame me.
One of the nice things about an Event like this is the Experience. Although I had a Hotel Room booked, turns out I didn't need it. After the Organizers took us out for a slap up meal. Rump Steak mmmm... & don't forget drinks. We headed back to the Cinema around one in the morning. Pitch Black Outside, up come the shutters & in we go. Cinema Lock-In! Out comes the Whiskey, helpings of pop-corn & whatever I want from behind the counter.
As well as looking around the Cinema of a night & having a nose around the projection rooms, we chatted & swapped stories over Whiskey & Ice Cream until six in the morning. Great memories and it makes me realize how lucky I am as I get the chance to do things that most people will never get to do.
Then it was time for my flight!
Spree Cinema, be seeing you soon!
My Next Upcoming Show is the Wales Comic Con.
I am taking on Pre-Orders
for Sketches at the show.
Well, I can only produce so many Sketches at a one day show & it will be 1st come - 1st serve.
Once the list is full -
However if you want to Guarantee a Piece of Artwork for collection at the show, with all my tools at my disposal, Order Now!
Please go to the COMMISSIONS Section of this website (Page Link Above) to place your order!
Artwork can be produced on a Variety of Colour Backgrounds & Any Characters can be used in Battle Sketches.
As with the Show List on the day, I can only take on So Many Orders before the show to fit in with my workload.
1st come, 1st serve.
I am pleased to say I will be a guest at this years Wales Comic Con. This will be my 1st time at the show & I have heard good things so I am looking forward to the event.They have a fantastic Guest List with Sophie Turner from (Game of Thrones) Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The entire Red Dwarf Cast, Warwick Davis,
Carlos Bernard from (24 & Dallas), Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager, Stargate & Supernatural). Members of the Hobbit, Adam Brown & Jed Brophy.Andrew-Lee Potts (Primeval) Hannah Sperritt (Primeval & SCLUB7), Wrestling legands, Mick Foley, Goldust, Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, Tommy Dreamer....& The list goes on, from Star Wars to Star Trek, Merlin to Aliens, & Comic Guests Galore!My Pre-show sketch list will be opening soon, so keep your eyes open
, Limited Spaces as I have limited time!For more info about the show & who else is attending simply click the
I had an early start for this years Cardiff show. I would usually drive, but this time I grabbed a Cross Country Train down to the show. Although this meant an early start, I got the chance to see parts of the country I had not seen before.
That is the nice thing about doing new shows in new ways, you get to see things from new angles. It is always good to learn doing this job, which is something I hope I am continually doing.
I arrived at the Show 10 minutes before opening to be greeted by the friendly staff & a long queue waiting around the block, some in cosplay as their favorite characters. Others just wanting to get something involving their favorite characters.
Which is where I come in.
I had a nice mix of requests this time. Especially as much of them were characters I actually love myself. Getting to draw things I enjoy is one of the best aspects of this job.
OPTIMUS PRIME G1 CLASSIC
The Second Day brought more Fun & what seemed like a different crowd of people. Many more in costume & a lot of Families dressed up for the event. There were was Batman & Batgirl out with their kids, Star Wars, Star Trek, & Iron Man showing off his fancy Outfit.
Plus more sketches for me.
I got the chance to meet new people have fun & even have a drink & a bit of banter with Fellow Artists Mike Collins, Dylan Teague, Liam Shalloo & David Lloyd.
Can't say better than that!
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL COSPLAY!
WOLVERINE V.s BATMAN BATTLE SKETCH
SNOWTROOPER CHECKING OUT THE WORK
BATMAN SKETCH COVER
This Weekend I will be heading back up to the Big Apricot. (As I would like it to be known!) For The London Super Comic Convention. Based in the Excel Centre alongside the Docklands this promises to be one hell of a show. With the biggest creators in Comics from around the world this will be the mecca for all Comics aficionados.
The doors open at 9.00 on Saturday morning for early entry, so remember to be bright eyed & busy tailed. You will find me in the Artists Alley at Table C28 on the far wall to your left. Just before you get to the half way point. You could always run down the middle isle & look that big Optimus Prime banner!
Pre-orders will be able to be picked up from the morning, and if you have a sketch request come to me 1st thing, as I get full up pretty quick and can only do a limited amount on each day.
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My first time back to the Telford show in many a year was a pleasant surprise.
Now you may think otherwise from viewing the photo opposite.... but even the Zombies were friendly.
I arrived early at new street station only to accidentally bump into 2 of of my Comics Village comrades. Andy Doodles Baker & DJosh as he now wishes to be known. After a short Train Journey to the International Center I was pleased to see a good few hundred people cuing for early entry. This was at least an hour before the doors were even set to be opened.
In they Flooded, Zombies, Assassins, Stormtroopers & I gotta say goodness knows what else. Whatever they were they were certainly colourful. Alas no Transformers though!
The day was busy and as per usual I was locked behind my table for the duration of the event. Starscream, Prime, Deadpool, Batman, the sketches flowed and as always the inability to stand after a day in artistic lockdown.
Telford, see you next year!
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Now experiencing the Monday relax after a hectic weekend at the MCM Memorabilia show. With The Two-Day Sketchathon now complete I get to relay my thoughts on the show.
Fun thing about this event is the variety of things i'm asked to draw. Chainsaw wielding Batman decapitating characters, Iron Men, Robots packing a punch, Chicks with whips, and assorted Star wars related sketches. Even if they are made of lego!
Big thanks to all those that came down to see me, chat and challenge my sketchability. (Is that a word?)
Also the organisers for providing the space and putting on such a great show!
Was great Nuff said, now look at some pics P:)