July 17, 2012

The Compost Pile

SDCC 2012: Saturday

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Duane Swierczynski at CBLDF

Duane Swierczynski signing at the CBLDF Booth

Friday was Epic. That leaves Saturday as a recovery day.

On Saturday, I think everyone was a bit worn out from the previous days, so it was much mellower. Still, plenty of good convention action going on.

CBLDF and Duane Swierczynski

I started out the day with a visit to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund table, where Duane Swierczynski was signing copies of Bloodshot, and Atom! Freeman was giving away copies of the Valiant Free Comic Book Day Book.

When Atom! is working, you know it. As soon as the line dwindled down, he started the yell again, “Free Comics! Get them signed by the writer of Bloodshot!” a minute later, Boom! There’s a line.

While I wasn’t able to make it back to the CBLDF booth, I know that Josh Dysart also made a signing appearance.

Support Valiant! Support the CBLDF!

New Sketchbook Art

A couple years ago, I finally started a sketch book. I didn’t want the same kind of book as everyone else though, full of heroic characters in heroic poses. I opted for something a little more interesting, and… strange.

Vader on Death Star by Eric Jones

Lil Vader on the Death Star by Eric Jones

I asked my buddy Dave Dwonch to start the book out, and he drew a Not Safe For Life drawing of Doctor Doom that is… well, just ask to see it when you see me at a convention.

I wanted to get a couple drawings in my book this year, and while in the Image booth, ran into the creators of Danger Club. Perfect. I am really enjoying Danger Club, and the art style is great.

I asked Eric Jones, the artist, to put an addition into my book, and told him that it was his choice. I like the Danger Club characters, but I gave him the liberty to draw whatever seemed interesting to him.

The Vader drawing at right is the result, it fits perfectly in my book, and fits, and expands, the theme I’m going for.

I dropped my sketch book off with another artist as well, though I’ll share that sketch in my Sunday wrap up.

Costumes and Crazies

Just a few of the costumes and such that I snapped throughout the day.

Captain America Girl

Cutest Costume Award

prometheus engineer

Gnarliest Costume Award

Dark Helmet

Dark Helmet!

sonic the hedgehog dancing

Sonic Dancing Alone

The Crew

We recorded our Friday/Saturday wrap up on a nice sunny grassy lawn outside of Hall H.

Saturday was definitely a much mellower day for all of us. We were all worn down, and ready for a much more mellow day and night.

The OTV Crew

The OTV Crew flashing our OTV gang signs, left to right: Jonesy, Sean, Elveen


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