Tuesday, April 04, 2006

emerald city comic con sketches




so this was my first time having a table at a comic con...it was fun. It was really slow, but fun. I got to meet Patrick Morgan, Alberto Ruiz, and Stephen Silver...three of the greats. I also shook the hand of hotty Gigi Edgley, who also got a copy of the sketchbook...but from bart. She's a little too skinny for my tastes...don't get me wrong, she's hot, but..eh....I'll take Huddle over her anyday...which is prolly good...seeing as she's my wife and all...giggle.

The above crappiness is random sketches from the con....I don't think my style of art (poorly designed animation characters, but with great nipples) is a big fit at the Emerald City Comic Con. A couple of people asked me to draw Wolverine and Dr. Doom...I didn't grow up reading comics, I grew up watching Tex Avery cartoons, Felix the Cat, and Popeye cartoons...so it was a good thing that they had really crappy reference drawings. They didn't even buy a sketchbook, and it was only THREE BUCKS!!! sheesh. Then there was that one guy who wanted me to draw someone eating pie. weird...he even asked Mr. Shane White to draw himself eating pie...his reply? "I don't like pie"...giggle...thanks to shane white who gave my stomach and cheek muscles a work out...that kid is hi-larious. and he also gave me some carrots and a pea pod. which was nice. He's nice. And thanks to Bartski for being there with me...he's a helluva guy...a good drinkin' buddy and great friend...sniff...I promised myslef I wouldn't cry....there. I'm done. anyhoo...thanks for reading this...talk atchu later.

ps. don't forget to check out Karin and Ed's blogs to check out the photos of the event. nice.

10 comments:

nothing said...

awesome style man!

Gronk said...

Poop on the rocks.. I'll be hating myself for missing that show for weeks now. :(

Not that you'd admit you know me, of course. But that's okay, can't expect miracles.

ps. I'll buy two of your sketchbooks if you draw me a pic of Jason Robertson eating pie.

The Monkeyking said...

Rockin' stuff!

z0mbi said...

Cool. Glad you had fun! Nice Hellboys.

geenpool said...

thanks guys...i'm blushing.

Gronk-of course i would admit that i know you...i just wouldn't admit to that one night when we were really drunk and we played twister without the mat and spinny thing....giggle. Robertson eating pie? he wishes..wait, you mean the fruit kind...oh...uh..okay.

Alina Chau said...

awesome drawings!! Cool variety of characters!!

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot said...

Damn...i love the marker effect. Great hell boy sketch. Yummy stuff. Thanks for sharing a booth with me geenpool. Youre one talented dude, good to have you as a bro.

Dave said...

Hi Gene,

I'm one of the Vanarts guys. The cool one ;) It was great meeting you and thank you so much for the sketchbook! It's awesome. Maybe I'll spot you at a Cartoonapalooza - I'll have a beer waiting for ya.

~Dave

Gronk said...

Jason does love his pie on the fruity side, tis true..

Just saw yer book from a little birdy here, freaking awesome. Love the kinda Hewlett looking punk girl. Yer Hellboys above rock hard as well. Safe to say, your freak is definately ON. :)

Good luck keepin it once the wee little Blakefield arives on the scene though... >:) MWAHAHAHAHAHA! Parental revenge at last!

Bill Drastal Blog Mode!! said...

Awesome stuff stuff, love your Hellboy.