Archive for April, 2011
Where would the Hero Business be without a little self-promotion? This is for all you heroites coming out to Boston Comic-Con this weekend (April 30th and May 1st). Stop by the Artist Alley booth with this coupon, and get a free Hero Business shot glass with any purchase!
Hope to see you there!
Hey, heroites! In an effort to build some more content and discussion, I thought I’d start a new feature I’d like to call “Rough Mondays.” Because after the relaxing weekend, aren’t Mondays kinda rough?
Here, I’ll be sharing some preliminary rough sketches, characters designs and whatever “behind-the-scenes” goodies I can dig up.
First up: the preliminary sketch to the very first “Coffee Break.” After returning from a short hiatus, I wanted to do a piece where a character returned from vacation. I redrew Bravado several time, to get him looking haggard and off-kilter. I also wanted the whole staff to greet him, as a nice re-introduction to readers.
So, heroites, let me know if you’d like to see anything specific for “Rough Mondays.”
I hope to get a few pieces done to put up for sale at Boston Comic-Con. Here’s one I just finished: the “classic” New Mutants.
One of the things I love about these characters is how well they are designed (especially the original five). Their facial features, ethnic backgrounds, hair and heights are varied and unique… so they have a “look” to them. It’s so indelible, that when artists draw Roberto too tall or Sam’s ears too small… it just seems “wrong.” Bob McCloud REALLY put some great thought into designing them.
Just a reminder, The Hero Business will be making its Artist Alley debut at Boston Comic-Con, April 30th and May 1st. If you’re going, please stop by and say “hello.”
+ I’ll have some Hero Business art pieces, sketches, and some sneak peeks at some upcoming strips.
+ I’ll also be selling the first Hero Business Collection for $5, with a Boston Comic-Con limited edition slipsheet! (This extra insert features “rough draft” sketches of The Hero Business characters never seen online.)
+ PLUS, more Hero Business products for sale — like test tube plexiglass shots, the Hero Upgrade magnet kit and Hero Business mugs.
+ I’ll also be selling prints of my artwork, from my most popular non-HB work (as seen on DeviantArt)
+ PLUS, I’ll be doing commissions and sketches, too.
And remember, if you can’t make it to the show, you can still order the Boston Comic-Con limited edition collection online at Storenvy. Stop by and browse the Gift Shop.
Another commission for Boston Comic-Con: The tempestuous teen created from Wolverine’s DNA, X-23. I’m about caught up, so if anyone is heading to Boston and wants a commission, you can pre-order ’em for $20.