What an incredible bunch of people! It was truly an honor to be on the same panel with them and to be able to speak with the audience about how to engage children in the arts. I spoke a bit about things how The Halloween Legion™ inspires me with its positive messages. My partner on The Halloween Legion, co-owner and writer Martin Powell unfortunately could not attend NYCC but he was there in Halloween spirit.
I was very grateful to be able to contribute and answer everyones questions. If I did miss you after the panel, please feel free to contact me here.
I was humbled by the moment and will never forget it. Here is a photo of us all on the panel.
Here we all are after the panel sharing a few heartfelt laughs.
The next day was my drawing workshop at the Kids Comic Con Family Room.
Alex Simmons and Mike Lopez created some really great events and it was an honor to be a part of their wonderful curriculum this year at NYCC.
My good friend, and fellow amazing artist!, Steve Price, helped me out during the drawing workshop and kindly took this cool pic of my session on the NYCC banner.
For my drawing workshop I showed how to draw your favorite Halloween characters using simple shapes like circles, squares, and rectangles. And just for fun, I created my own Witch's costume for The Halloween Legion occasion!
Here I am with Lauren Marchisotto at NYCC, who had a fantastic steampunk costume on! Thanks to Noel MacNealfor the awesome pic!
It was a great drawing session and some of the kids drew amazing illustrations of Autumn the Cat! If your reading this and you or your kids drew some of the characters please email me, I would love to post them to the Halloween Legion fan page on Facebook!
On Sunday, I had a signing session at the Dark Horse Comics Booth to sign THE HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel. Here a few pics of the signing. It was a lot of fun!
It was a really great event! So many wonderful kids, and adults who are kids at heart, approached me and talked about hoe they really loved the characters! I hope I was able to answer any and all questions everyone had about THE HALLOWEEN LEGION but if not please feel free to contact me or Martin Powell (co-owner and writer) here or on our blogs. We will be happy to answer your questions and continue Halloween through out the year!
I recently had the honor of designing the logo for the newest addition to the Edgar Rice Burroughs webcomic series, Tarzan Of The Apes!
It was a lot of fun to play around with textures and subtle jungle shapes. I created a variety of vector logos that could be used for comics and billboards and more!
Specifically below, is a clip of how the logo is being used for new Tarzan Of The Apes webcomic.
The newest Tarzan strip is written by Roy Thomas, Illustrated by Pablo Marcos, and colored (and I believe lettered) by Oscar Gonzales. It was a lot of fun to work on the logo with them and the Edgar Rice Burroughs family.
Please check out the awesome new strip on the Edgar Rice Burroughs site here!
It's only $1.99/month and when you subscribe you also get to view all the weekly strips including Carson of Venus and The Cave Girl!
So it's been a while since San Diego Comic Con has passed, so I am sorry for the lateness of my post, but it was (in Martin Powell's words) "the very best of times" at the San Diego Comic Con Edgar Rice Burroughs panel!Here is Martin Powell and myself on the panel talking about the THE CAVE GIRL™. The strip premiered that day, which was also the 100th anniversary of the original novel! It was a centennial celebration! Here a pic of all of us on the SDCC "Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Tarzan, Carson of Venus, and the next 100 Years of Adventure!" The panel members included myself, Martin Powell,Scott Tracy Griffin,Andy Briggs,Steven E Gordon,Jim Sullos, and special surprise guest Roy Thomas!
Afterwards, we all met at the ERB table with the Burroughs family to sign illustrations and take photos. The Burroughs ladies where amazing and so involved in continuing their great family legacy that they came in Cave Girl outfits!
It was an amazing time and I already can't wait to go next year!
Presenting ERB’s THE CAVE GIRL™ painting I created for San Diego Comic Con. In celebration of the all new comic strip’s premiere—and the novel’s centennial—lucky SDCC panel attendees can enter a drawing to win this original painting!
The original artwork will be signed by myself, and also autographed by Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Incorporated), Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration), Andy Briggs (Tarzan: The Savage Lands), Martin Powell (Carson of Venus), Steven E. Gordon at the conclusion of the presentation! See you there!