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Thank you, Calgary!

I took a few photos, but not many. I was so busy! The pics will be posted ASAP and if any of you got a commission from me, whether a pony or otherwise, if you could scan it and send it to me that would be aweeesome!

πŸ˜€ See you in two years. Can’t make it next year due to other obligations, sadly!

My Uncanny X-Ponies – Mutants are Magic

This is a crossover piece that I will have available as a print at Calgary Comic Expo. I had far more fun with this than I should have. I was originally going to do a Star Wars crossover, but I felt like doing Xmen instead.

*edit on the 17th of July* I have X-Ponies prints available! $5 each plus shipping. See this post for the details.

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Mini Magnets and (Hopefully) stickers

I made those cute little mini magnets last year, and they were a hit. I will have them and all this other con stuff from Toronto at Calgary this year. I decided to make more little Illustrator illustrations for Calgary, so I’m not just bringing last year’s leftovers! Here they are (Plus the best sellers from last year, I might make a couple of more sets of turtles, but what I have is what I’ll have)

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Assuming Canada Post either doesn’t go on strike, or the strike doesn’t last long, I will also have stickers available. My glossy sticker paper is in the mail. D’oh!

I’m also going to have a new print – My Uncanny Ponies. I just need to finish it up, it’ll be done shortly before the con, as well as some pre-drawn sketch cards.

Calgary Comic Expo sneak peek!

This is the super super rough version of my submission to the artbook this year. I’m working on getting it done for the deadline and it is coming along just fine!

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Expect more art to come. Sorry for the drought, I cannot wait until classes are done so I can do more sketches. I’ve been digging through my old sketchbooks and, man, I used to sketch a lot, so I’m going to channel that again in May for a sketch a day thing to get the creative juices going.

Calgary Comic Expo

First, have a Pangolin in a Dinner Jacket beanie to start your day! What a dapper fellow.

I will be there, will you?

I’ll have more details as I get them, like a table number and all, but I don’t think I’m in artist alley this time around. For those of you wondering, yes I will be doing the ‘How to Draw Star Wars’ stuff again and I’m looking forward to catching up with all you Calgary folks again. I’m sad to have missed Emerald City Comicon.

I will be offering commissions to be picked up at the con, such as bust sketches, sketch cards, cuties and beanies, look for an announcement in April or May for that. I need to get through the rest of the semester first.

Convention leftovers and books for Sale!

magnetsAllllllrighty!

I am done with the convention, and I have leftovers for sale.

For anything flat + the magnets, combined shipping is $3.00 US/Canada, $5 International

For the charms I need to get some shipping quotes – but it’ll be inexpensive if you don’t live in Canada.

First off, Sketch books:

2010 Sketch Book – $10 including a sketch!

2008 Sketch book (Limited quantities) – $5 Including a sketch

Other stuff:

How Harold Got His Wings – $10 (Includes a sketch)

Bookmarks (All laminated) – $1 each

Postcards – $1 each

Mini Magnets – $3 each, two for $5,Β  Four or more are $2 each.

Sculpey Charms – $5 each.

Sketch cards – Moonkin ($20) and Neville ($10) are the only ones available.

Fatty Magnet original art – $15 for all four.

If you are seeing this from a feed and the gallery doesn’t show, please visit the original blog post to see photos.

Post con wrap up

Had a decent show! While I didn’t sell as much as I would have liked to, I saw a ton of old friends and made a bunch more new ones. That is worth its weight in gold.

One new friend I made was the amazing Garrett Hanna who, while being an amazing artist, is also a fantastically nice guy. We shared a table, I traded him a drawing of Wartortle for a print of Batman. And I didn’t notice as I was clearing out, but I left my markers behind at the show. Garrett emailed me and let me know he had them, and he is going to mail them to me.

Holy crap. What a standup guy. That was a few hundred dollars worth of markers I almost lost.

So yes, go look at his art because he’s a great artist and a nice dude who totally saved my bacon.

Will have more post con wrapup after I get everything done. I also need to sleep πŸ™

I ams uper sad about my markers because it means there really won’t be many colour cards for my Clone Wars set that will be in packs. Sorry, guys! But that happens D:

Pre con teaser post! Artwork!

As I have to finish a whack of my Clone Wars cards prior to going to the con, here is a teaser of art so I don’t forget to post it.

How Harold Got His Wings

This is the cover for the book! For the final piece I plan on spending about a month doing watercolour studies for painting the Northern Lights. Or I might do the entire book as my first fully digitally painted product. The book at the con has a colour cover, B&W innards.

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2010 Convention Sketchbook

Full of a bunch of never seen before arts and a few old favourites.

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Aaaand, finally:

Mini Magnets. These little tiny round disks have been painstakingly cut out by hand and are assembled behind a glass bead thing. I’m selling ’em for $3 or 2 for $5 because they are quite the labour intensive little things. I will have a larger version of the illustrator icons in my digital art gallery post con.

mini-magnetsI hope to see you guys there!

Fan Expo details!

Hey guys and gals! I’ll be at the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 27th to 29th.

My location is table P6A – in the ring of guests around the Artist Alley. I’m adjacent to the food court, so I’ll be craving pizza all day.

I will have something for everyone’s pricerange, including

  • ‘How Harold Got His Wings’ – childrens book, $10
  • 2010 Sketchbook – colour cover! $10 with sketch, $7 without
  • Leftover 2008 sketchbooks for $5 including a sketch
  • Magnets, postcards and bookmarks ranging from $1-$3
  • The remaining ewok and dragon charms at $5 apiece
  • Prints ranging from $1-$5
  • Original art ranging from $10-$500
  • Convention sketches (Include sketch cards, crayon scribbles, sketch drawings and con badges) from $2.50 – $50*
  • Kids under 12 get a free quick sketch!**
  • Free signed Star Wars Galaxy 4 base card with every purchase.

I *will!* be helping the 501st with their Star wars Kids hour on Sunday at noon. I’ll teach you how to draw! It’ll be awesome πŸ˜€

* First come, first serve. I will have a list if things get overwhelming

** Limit one per kid, pieces will be personalized as ‘For *name*’ so they don’t end up as ‘For mysterious Ebay bidder’ πŸ˜€

Jaxxon Mighty Muggs Strikes Back!

I was honoured to be asked to participate in the ‘Empire Muggs Back’ charity fundraiser for Lucasfilm.

This Jaxxon Mighty Mugg will be for sale at San Diego Comiccon at the Lucasfilm booth, and all proceeds will go towards the Make A Wish foundation.

For those of you who don’t know, Jaxxon is a 6 foot tall jack rabbit scoundrel from the Marvel Star Wars comic books, so I felt it would just be awesome to turn him into a Mugg.

The lines are a little wobbly, acrylic isn’t my forte, but I had a lot of fun with him πŸ™‚ I learned a lot of things that will help me with my TK project helmet, for sure.

Jaxxon Mighty Muggs Final

Mighty Muggs Back

Behind the break is how I did it!

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