OK the title alone will probably get me on every FBI watchlist available (as if my internet searches haven’t done that already), but I’m getting ready, for in a month I’ll be at the HeroesCon in Charlotte. Every year two things happen there– they have an auction of original art to help off-set the cost of the show, and Shelton Drum (organizer and owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find) never remembers my name. I figure if I start pulling in a little money at the auction, maybe… just maybe, he’ll start to recognize me and call me “Shane? Sam? Shamus? Sean? (God no!)” — well it would be a start.

Below is the pencil work for the image I’m putting in the auction this year, to kickstart that recognition from Shelton. The piece is larger than I normally work, at 11 x 17; and those of you who know me will vouch that I usually draw my pages, sketches, commissions, and other auction images at 8.5 x 11. If you’re in the Charlotte area the first weekend of June, come by the show and bid on it.

I’ll post the inks and gray washes for this image as completed… that is if I don’t end up doing them the night before I leave for the show! ;¬P

Remember, Shelton knowing me is half the battle!

Pencils for the HeroesCon auction!

Real American Hero #165

April 18, 2011

Out soon- take a gander!

Didn't do this cover, but starting with 167 you'll be getting an eye full!

Aw, and just when it was getting good. Hope you check it out when it hits the stands. Until then— 🙂

Hey gang, I made the national news! For once it doesn’t involve the word  “ponzi”! Wait, or was that “Fonzie”? Either way- check out CNN!

As you may have read here a few weeks ago, I’m participating in a fund raising event for  John “The Cran” Randall. Mr. Randall had to close his comic shop, Land of Cran Comics, after being diagnosed with lymphoma. To help pay his mounting medical expenses family, friends, and patrons organized a benefit auction. That auction starts today Friday, March 25th. Remember though, they are also auctioning off artwork by…

  • Robert Atkins (GI Joe)
  • Darryl Banks (Green Lantern)
  • Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Skyward, Absolute Zeros)
  • Todd Dezago (Tellos, Perhapanauts, Super Hero Squad)
  • Tom Feister (GI Joe Origins, Ex Machina)
  • Gene Gonzales (Pin-Up Artist)
  • Scott James (Mutants and Masterminds)
  • Comfort Love and Adam Withers (Mutants and Masterminds, the Uniques)
  • Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Wild Guard and Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Joe Pekar (Pin-Up artist)
  • Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, X-Men First Class)
  • Neil Gaiman (Stardust, American Gods, Anansi, Sandman, Black Orchid)

Additionally Dark Horse, IDW, DC Comics have donated items, and there are even some movie props.

You can still read more about what’s going on, and being done for John, at the blog Cran Man. I hope you all will check out the items available, and remember that your purchase goes to help out a guy who has served, and is loved by, his community. The auction they organized in his honor attests to that.

CLICK HERE to jump to the ebay auction for my image.

If you forgot, here’s what it looks like…

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My thanks to everyone who bids, and passes this post along those who might.