Free Comic Book Day & Hickory Con

It’s been a busy, but fun few weeks.

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I had a fantastic time at Free Comic Book Day.  As has been the case for the past several years, I was a guest at my local shop – Richard’s Comics and Collectables. Richard and his staff always do a fantastic job of putting on a fun, family-friendly event. It was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new folks as well. Some good friends from my college days even stopped by with their little ones. I drew a ton of free sketches (in a non-alphabetical way) that included a wide variety of characters like Frankenstein, Batman, Iron Man, Mordecai and Rigby from REGULAR SHOW, Spider-Man, Captain America, Deadpool, Bane, Scarecrow, Catwoman, Adventure Time, Wreck-It Ralph, Wonder Woman, Red Hood, Jack Skellington, and even a few from my old comic series GLOOMY ROOMIES.

An example of the quick, free, non-alphabetical sketches I did all day. Rigby from REGULAR SHOW.

An example of the quick, free, non-alphabetical sketches I did all day. Rigby from REGULAR SHOW.

I sold tons of  prints, shirts, and even a few originals.

This Marceline ink/watercolor Alpha-Sketch found a happy home at FCBD.

This Marceline ink/watercolor Alpha-Sketch found a happy home at FCBD.

Deadpool ink/watercolor Alpha-Sketch and its new owner.

Deadpool ink/watercolor Alpha-Sketch and its new owner.

The next weekend brought us another fun installment of Hickory Con. There I met a cartoonist new to me – Johnny Townsend. He does great, full-color sketch cards at a very reasonable price. We did an art trade where I picked up a swell Rigby as Rocket Raccoon as well as commissioning a Mouse Guard piece for my wife.

A couple of Johnny Townsend sketch cards I picked up.

A couple of Johnny Townsend sketch cards I picked up.

I did a fun Spider-Man commission (which I didn’t get a good photo of) for my pal and comics-dealer-extraordinaire – Dave Hinson of Dave’s Comics in Fort Mill – in exchange for a primo book I’d been after. I also finally found the only issue I was missing from the complete run of one of my favorite Vertigo comics – FLINCH. It was good to see Duane Ballenger back at the show as well. I’m looking forward to reading his new mini-comic. The always-entertaining Brockton McKinney and Bo Fader from Lost Story Studios were also there giving the zombie-treatment to pop culture like no one else.

Thanks to Time Tunnel Comics and Timmy-Mac’s Comics and Games for having me out to Hickory Con. It’s always a pleasure.

Next convention: Monstercon.

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