Today's daily sketch was a Twitter suggestion. Pinocchio is one of the best stories ever. It's so dark and twisted when you really get down to it. I'll have to revisit the character and try to capture a bit more of that sinister side of the world.
Just got home from back to back weekend Cons, C2E2 and Boston Comiccon. Seriously, if comics are dying, no one is telling the people at these cons. These are two cons heavy on comics and light on the celeb draw. Boston was basically wall to wall comic artists and it was amazing to see. The fans have been out in full force and they seem hungry to art and new comics. I loved every minute of these shows and am lucky to have such a supportive network of comic readers and art lovers on my side. A big thank you to each of you.
The last few cons have also had some of the coolest sketch and commission request with more end more outside the box ideas being tossed around. So fun. I even had a young girl dressed as one of my OZ characters, General Jinjur from Marvelous Land of Oz. So flattering.
Between the recent Kickstarter successes of great projects and the incredible turn out at these shows, I'm seeing that comics aren't dead or dying, they're evolving. The idea of ACCESS is changing things a great deal. There are fewer barriers between the people making things and the people who want to buy those things. It's exciting times.
Next stop for me is Germany and Charlotte in June. See you there!
My great friend Jake Parker has a Kickstarter going for his collection of short stories called THE ANTLER BOY AND OTHER STORIES. It was funded in the first day and still has plenty of time for you all lend your support and back this project.
Kickstarter has been a great way for readers to go directly to the creators and help them create the books we all love. Make sure you take some time to seek out some projects on Kickstarter and keep the creation of books, games, movies, etc. going in a new and exciting way.