Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More pictures from Orlando, NY and Pittsburgh

Sometimes at a con, I meet someone or talk to someone that I do a drawing for that just screams to me to take a picture not only of the sketch but of the person requesting the sketch... usually it's because it leads to a good story. First is Jenna who I met at Mega Con in Orlando. She was very cute and requested a Riddler sketch and hit it off with my friend Dave who was at the show with me. They were both flirting and I just thought it was funny that I brought these two together. Needless to say, Jenna came back the next day to pick up the sketch and Dave did not come back that day so I had to take a picture of her...
The next was at New York. I hate doing "stupid" drawings. And what I mean by that is the silly, character x drinking a beer or shooting a bird or whatever. I'll do them but I prefer to do just straight "character" drawings at cons. Now for a commission... that I do at home... that's a totally different story. I actually enjoy those and have one I'm working on right now... the Hulk vs Solomon Grundy playing Ping Pong. Anyway, this kid walks up and asks if I can draw Captain America. I said no problem... then he added... "sitting on a couch next to the Red Skull smoking a bong". At this point i said... well (shit) sure. Brian "Pants" Christman started picking on me any time someone would ask for a sketch. They would say... "Draw Catwoman" and he would add... "with a bong??". Ha, Ha freking Ha. Anyway the kids name was Austin and I had to get a picture of him and the sketch. By the way, the caption reads "Pass the $h!+, Bee Yoch".Finally, Pittsburgh. One night at the bar (a place that I feel like a fish out of water) I was hanging around the Comic Geek Speak guys (who were looking over the Karaoke song lists) and this lady asked me who I was. I said "Andrew" and she introduced herself as Melanie. She was a fan of the Geeks and was having a blast at the show. the next day, she come by my table and said "I didn't know you were THAT Andrew". At least I make an impression. Anyway, she asked for a sketch and said draw whatever I want so I did... Venus and Ricky 17 from Tales from the Cornerstone.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gonna go a little backwards here...

And talk a bit about Pittsburgh first and then NY later (since it's still fresh in my mind). First off, a big thanks to Rich and Jamie for saving me a place to crash, a table to draw at and just being a blast to hang with the whole weekend. I'm looking forward to the next con and meet up. Jamie also did a Tinkerbell drawing for my daughter. She loved it.

Next up was Dave Dwonch and Katie Cook. Katie was set up at the geeks table and she did a great Tinkerbell for my daughter and added to my son's Ben 10 Jam piece with Wild Mutt. Check her stuff out at her website. Next up was Dave Dwonch, and he was a blast. I talked to him at the show about making comics and after the show, in the bar, about... well, let's just say, we had a bl
ast people watching. Check out his website at Big Monster productions.

Here's just some of the pics and the drawings they did...

Katie Cook and her husband and Dave Dwonch, the Ben 10 Jam Piece and Tinkerbell by Jamie Fay and Katie Cook

Monday, April 28, 2008

and I survived Pittsburgh too

I just got back into Jacksonville. 19 hour drive from Florida to PA and 20 hours back but I think it was worth it. I have so much to post about here but I'm exhausted so I'm going to take a nap and post more soon including pictures, more sketches and stories. I met a lot of great people at both shows and can't wait to see what comes next. Stay tunes and check back.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I survived NY... again

Well, I made it back safe and sound and they didn't loose my luggage this time. Todd and I had a great time and I did a LOT of sketches. We had a blast at the Saturday Night Forum members gathering and I have pictures that I will post later. I have to get ready for a long drive to Pittsburgh in just two days. Gonna do it all over again... YEah!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

OOPS... look what you did now....

Sorry to confuse anyone but I had to take down and temporarily. I am in the process of re-doing the site from the ground up and I am re-directing the sites to my blog till I get it done. It may take a while so be patient. In the mean time I will be posting (more regularly) here with pics and more. Thanks again -Drew