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Greetings one and all,
Another weekend well spent at the Geek Media Expo (GMX). As it turns out this was a pretty special event for me this time around. Where last year I mainly just walked around showing my artwork and talking to other artists/vendors/fellow geeks, this year I was surprised to find myself sitting at my own table in the dealer room.
A huge thanks to my buddy (and con-proxy) Chris and his buddy Marcus who let me take over the empty space after the previous vendor sold out of their stock and decided to pack up and leave. Sadly I don’t have any pictures of the table, but no one’s missing much as I had to make an impromptu sign to help out with presentation. I wasn’t expecting to be sitting in the middle of the con, I was just looking for a place to sit down and get some artwork done so needless to say I was happy with the outcome.
Lots of great feed back from visitors, sold a few prints, ran out of business cards. On top of that I made a great deal of headway on the Top Cow talent hunt project, so wins all around. No sneak peaks on that just yet as I want to get a bit further before revealing anything else now that a lot of people have gotten a taste. As always I snapped shots randomly as I traversed the hallways, though not nearly as many as some people take. I only grab shots of the stuff that really impresses me, I don’t want to be one of those people who sees the entire show through a camera lens.
Pictures - GMX Vol. 5
Pictures From GMX Vol. 5
By far my favorite out of the cos-players was the Lady Avengers in the 40’s style get-ups, both classy and classic at the same time. The picture of me and The Dude in the Millennium Falcon was a no-brainer, a perfect kludge of geek culture.
So, now sadly it’s back to reality and the hum-drum of the work week. Going to pull as many hours after work as I can on the Top Cow project, I got a lot done over the weekend but not as much as I wanted so I’ve got to really put peddle to the metal. More to come, Stay Tooned!
Greetings freaks, geeks, and Internet-izens!
I’m on a fast track back to the board now that I’ve gotten somewhat settled in to my temporary surroundings, however I have yet to figure out the broadcasting situation. All of my gear is currently set up in a ‘use-only-when-necessary’ kind of setup and not very long-term user friendly (unless I wanted to draw standing up without a surface). There’s also the complete systems rebuild that I’m about to do as well which will slow things down a bit on that front, but it has to be done.
Onto what I will be working on…
I recently had a retweet by Rob Liefeld come across my feed from Ryan L. Schrodt who is looking for artists to illustrate stories that he has piling up. We’ve made initial contact and I’m waiting to hear back from him in regards to what script he wants me to work on. While I wait to hear back from Ryan, I’ve decided to toss my hat in the ring for Top Cow’s 2013 talent hunt.
I passed this up when they did the talent hunt last year and figured this year I’m not going to let it pass me by. I’m sure the competition is going to be stiff given that this publisher employs the likes of Marc Silvestri (artist and CEO) , Matt Hawkins (writer/artist/COO) and publishes highly popular titles like The Darkness and Witchblade, but I’m going to throw everything I have at it regardless. Never going to get anywhere with my talents if I don’t put them out there.
I’m actually rather excited regarding these two opportunities and getting back to doing some focused work that actually has some sort of direction intended. That’s about all the update I have at the moment. I plan to get started on the talent hunt sample script this week if at all possible so I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress.