Friday, September 23, 2011

Detroit Fanfare!


Detroit Fanfare is finally amongst us! This Saturday and Sunday at Cobo hall in Detroit will be the place to be for all of your comic and pop culture needs and this event is turning very fast into being the Detroit area's premiere con scene. The founders of Fanfare, Dennis Barger, Gary Reed and Tony Miello have pulled out all the stops in making this a fun and exciting weekend. Besides there being over 200 artists, there will be a few media guests there, as well. Peter Weller of Robocop and Buckaroo Banzai fame, Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead and Burn Notice, Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead and Kelly Hu from X-Men 2 just to name a few.

Motor City Sketch will have a presence there, as well. We will have our artists at the MCS booth throughout the weekend doing sketches for charity and some of will be doing a panel on Sunday at 2:30 talking about sketch cards, including Jay Shimko, Bill Pulkovski, Jake Minor, Matt Minor, Kevin Minor, Jason Westlake and Jeremy Treece.

I was honored to be asked to do an exclusive official Fanfare print and what you see above is just that, minus the Fanfare logo. The print is of guest Steven Yeun. You can get that print at the main table when you come through the door or at my table, as well. Although, mine won't have the Fanfare logo. I will be at table 224 in Artists Alley.

So, come on down and say hello. I will also have other prints exclusive to Fanfare and it's content, sketch cards, books and original art.

Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm

You can get all the details at the Detroit Fanfare site by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FF 50th Gallery Opening Reception

Headspace Gallery inside of Green Brain Comics is hosting an exhibit featuring 26 artists re-imagining each page of # 1 of Fantastic Four, which was originally released 50 years ago in 1961. My contribution to this event is a redo of page #3 in my own cartoon style. I did pretty much a straight up version using the same panel layout as the original, but just doing the characters in my style. Some of the other artists include Ted Woods, Topher Crowder and Matt Feazal, to name a few.

Tonight's opening goes from 7-10pm and you can get all the pertinent information from Green Brain Comics:

13210 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI
313-592-9444

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Uniroyal Thanos

I did this drawing of the mighty Thanos materializing out of the Uniroyal Tire for a Detroit/pop art inspired sketchbook that will be available at Detroit Fanfare next weekend (Sept. 24+25) at Cobo Hall. This exact image may or may not be in the book, as I haven't heard which of the three images I submitted will be included, but I thought that I would show it here anyways. I will have more on Detroit Fanfare in my next post.