What an amazing show! I was floored, that after two years, everyone came back out to see me again and support my dream. You are all amazing. It was fun catching up with everyone. I love your city so freaking much. The old downtown is so beautiful. I hung out at the coffee shop downtown just a few miles from the convention center and just fell in love with the vibe. The coffee was awesome too… oh, and that pastry with the egg and sausage… I wish I could eat there every morning!
I had the show in the bag months before I stepped foot in the convention center. I had pre-sold two pieces and received two commissions before the show began. I love it when this happens because it takes ALL the pressure off. I can relax, eat a good breakfast every morning and not have to worry about making that table back. The only issue I had to worry about was just making enough money to cover hotel and gas… and that was met halfway through the day.
Here are the two commission I created for Anthony Hernandez and Holly Anderson…
First up… Pikachu as Kurt Cobain, YES!!! You heard correctly…. How awesome is this? I began creating Pikachu mash-ups a few shows ago and now I have become the guy who does the crazy Pikachu mash-ups. I wish I did these mash-ups YEARS ago. I am going to create a ton of new ones for 2020.
Here is the second commission. This is Bardock from Dragonball Z.
This was so much fun. I love the current sketch covers from DC and Marvel. You can do a lot with your Copic markers. The independent companies have terrible covers that do not allow for blending. The Kurt Cobain cover was on a very bad cover but I managed to pull it off by simplifying the coloring… and sweating a lot. It was nerve-racking. The Dragonball Z cover was easy and allowed my to show off my coloring skills.
Here are the two pre-sales… again, thank you Anthony and Holly!
I knew these would sell fast. These covers are so cute!!!! I never do two sketch covers alike so this may be the only Pikachu Thanos I ever do. To draw him again would mean doing something very similar… and I stand by my “one of a kind” motto. If someone does want a commission, I will do another Pikachu Thanos, but the drawing will have to be drastically different.
This is the second Thanos mash-up I have sold this year. At Comicpalooza, I sold a Charmy mash-up with Thanos. I introduced the cover at that show and it sold the first day. I need to do a Rick Sanchez mash-up with Thanos…. Hmmmm….
I also sold a few original sketch cards. I did not write them down so I can only remember one… Oogie Boogie. I made mini pinted versions of this card and sold a bunch of these as well.
Man that came out so awesome!
I want to thank Bret Mitchell for an amazing show. He was running around like crazy taking care of things like any good promoter. I did not have time to chat with Joel Adams, but to be honest, he has more important fish to fry. I saw him briefly and told him hello, but he was busy… and I was in a rush to get to my panel appearance.
I ope to come back again next year. I have to wait and see how my schedule pans out. October is a busy month full of shows. Traditionally, I appear at Alamo City in San Antonio. This year, as with two years ago, I had already booked Tyler’s show when Alamo City announced their date, which on both occasions ended up being on the exact same day. If I do not make it next year, I may turn my rotation into an appearance every two years for Tyler.
One last time…. THANK YOU ALL. I had an amazing experience in your inviting and welcoming city. I hope to see you all again soon. God Bless you all.
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