Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hello Seattle...

Well this is my overdue wrap up of the Emerald City Comic Con 2010...
Green Lantern, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

Dark Phoenix, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

Captain America, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

Venom, Blue pencil on Marvel sketch cover, 2010.

Lois Lane, Ink wash on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

Batman, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

Supergirl, Copic markers on bristol, 9x12", 2010.

What an amazing show! One of the best I've had the pleasure to experience so far. I couldn't believe how big this show was... there were so many people at this thing. When I did get up from the table to walk the floor, it was so freaking busy, such a good sign to see that. I think the artist out numbered the actual venders selling comics. My friend Adam came out with me so I wouldn't be going at it alone, big thank you to him for doing that, even though it wasn't that hard convincing him to go. Also, my friends Chris Uminga and Matt Fletcher had their tables right next to ours this time around too, so we all got to hang out a lot over the weekend. They have recently started doing some sick looking digital pieces in their art, so please check out their sites. I got to meet lots of wonderful people at the show and outside of it too. (one very special person in particular, which I hope to get to see again someday). Thanks again to those whose stopped by to say hello. You made the trip even more enjoyable. Chris was kind enough to introduce me to the very talented Christina Strain (my all time favorite colorist). Even though I turned all fan boy on her and couldn't hardly say a word without looking like an idiot. (cough*... loser). We even got to go to the Chesterfest, which I was totally nervous to be at, but still pretty fun. Seeing all the professionals in one room away from the con was pretty exciting.

We stayed an extra day after the con was over to actually walk around and explore Seattle. I kind of broke the bank doing it, but it was so worth it. I never really get to look around at the places we usually go to for cons because we always leave as soon as it's over. We did the tourist thing and walked up toward the Space Needle and took tons of pictures. Next time I go out that way I'm defiantly going out to see some of the surrounding areas away from the city. It was such a beautiful place and all the people there were so nice. I could really see myself living there at some point in my life. So... thank you Seattle for being such a wonderful place and I will be back next year for another Emerald City Con.

I know I've been absent from posting on the blog the last couple of months (due to some f-ed up stuff in my personal life), but I'm getting over it now and ready to get back to work on my art. No more feeling mopey and shit, got to wake the f up and get back to what makes me happy and that being, drawing comics.


Anonymous said...

Nice work! I just have to ask how do you get your markers to look so soft and smooth? Lots of awesome art on this blog, keep it up. :)

Billy said...

Thank you for the kind words. I would say the smoothness comes from the combination of the type of paper I use and the obsessive amount of color I lay down with the markers.