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This coming weekend, I’ll be appearing at the VA Comiccon, in Richmond. It’s a one day show (Sunday, Aug 31), so don’t miss it! I’ll be hanging out with all the gang, and hopefully getting my Mekong on! If you’re from Richmond, that needs no explanation! See you there!

If not, then look for me the following weekend at Baltimore Con, bothering Jeremy “Skyward” Dale and his lovely wife Kelly, and the famous Jose Luis Garcia Lopez; the most huggable looking comic artist alive.

 

The Super Bpwl is over, winter is getting on our nerves, and the Russians can’t get an Olympics worth a poop put together, so why not hit a comic show instead?! I’ll be at the Clarion Hotel (3207 N Blvd) in Richmond on Sunday for the VA Con! The legendary Herb Trimpe (THE original GI Joe artist/co-creator of Wolverine!) and I will be doing sketches, signing books, and annoying people all day.

Come on down and check it out!

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Fire ONE! Fire TWO!

July 3, 2012

That’s right, this weekend I’ll be appearing at TWO comic shows!

First up, the Southern Maryland Comic-Con on Saturday (July 7, 2012) from 10am-5pm at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD, admission is a meager $10, with kids under 10 getting in free! It’s a crazy place with indoor ice skating (stay cool my friends), rock climbing, and all sorts of other activities to fill the day. There’s something perfect for everyone in the family to tag along for!

Other guests include the brilliant Steve Conley, Timelord J.K.Woodward, ninja Matt Slay, “Revival” creator Tim Seeley, stunning and funny Carolyn Belefski, pyramid coach Bill McKay, secret agent Louis Small Jr. and the great Greg LaRocque! We’ll all be signing, and doing sketches, so drop buy, have fun, bring the kids, and cool off!

Remember, if you can’t make it to Waldorf, I’ll also be running over to Richmond, VA on Sunday (July 8, 2012) for the VA Comic Con, at the Crown Plaza West hotel, and admission is completely FREE!

If you miss them at the Maryland show, comic madman Rick Ketcham, will be there with his Tsunami Studio pals Jason Walker, and John “Waki” Wycough. There’s also going to be a slew of artists around for sketches like Tim Dzon, and creators like Sandshark Dan Nokes. Oh, Matt Slay and Bill McKay will be there too, but those guys have gotten enough shout outs today! Bwah-ha-ha!

I hope to see everyone from the area that can make it! They’re great shows, and practically just a coffee date with comics! If you get to a comic shop this week, look for my SDCC G.I.Joe:RAH cover, it ought to upset quite a few Texas fans! (Hey the wife is OU alumni, she made this sort of stuff part of our wedding vows!)

 

OK gang, here are my images for the Marla Bea Benefit Auction for 2011. Remember, this is the last year for the auction for a while, as Jason is putting it on hold in 2012. If you can, please bid, often, and generously. It’s a great cause, and one we should all support.

As I promised, here are the wash versions of my sketches. To bid, and see more, check out the Marla Bea Benefit site.

Lady Jaye—

Lady Jaye final art

… And the group shot of Scarlet, Lady Jay, and Cover Girl!

Fashionistas! The lot of 'em!

Again, please bid for a great cause!

UPDATE: VA COMIC CON! 

I didn’t know it before, but there’s even MORE reason for Joe fans to make the trek to the VA Comic Con. Not only will Herb Trimpe be there, but the legendary Larry Hama will be attending as well! As far as I know we’ll all be sitting together and the three of us will be doing a panel on the Hamaverse of Joe! I don’t know of any other time the three of us will be together again, so stack those books, and (as they used to say on the Price is Right) “come on down”!

 

For anyone in the Richmond area over the Halloween weekend,  I’ll be appearing at the Virginia Comic Con, Oct. 29-30. The legendary Herb Trimpe will also be there, so I hope some of you Joe fans will drop by. Check out their website for a list of other creators and events!

Meanwhile, I’m also attempting to wrap my head around the thing that is Manga Studio. I’ve been frustrated by it in the past, but every now and then I get the courage to try and figure it out. I’ll admit, it was a post by the great Stuart Immonen that prompted this time out. Due to past experiences with Manga Studio, I decided to take baby steps this time, and just play with the basics. So for now, here’s a little sketch based on the beautiful Lindze of Cosplay fame.

Lastly, don’t forget, the Marla Bea Benefit auction starts in a little over a week, so drop by the site and see what’s available. This year Jason’s young daughter is putting up images for auction as well. I hope those of you who can, will pitch in, and bid on something; again it’s a great cause.