In the Dark Pin-Up.
Hellboy Commission! Hellboy in Hell #5 comes out today go buy it.
Archer and Armstrong #16 Variant Cover. Issue 16 comes out this week, here is my variant cover for it.
Princess Leia Commission.
Interested in buying some original X-Files artwork? Just uploaded the entirety of issue 05 to my online store! http://walsh-art.com !
Just launched an art store with a big sale! Details at http://walsh-art.com/ . Original art for X-Files, ZERO, Comeback, Harbinger + more!
X-Files #8. Did some traditional grey washes on some pages from this issue. Quite happy with how they turned out, I’ll probably incorporate this technique in to my work again down the road. As always Jordie did a great job colouring
Heisenberg MODOK. Yep. Quick alteration on a sketch, it’s a pretty crude face but you get it.
Hawkeye commission NYCC 2013. A little preview of things to come. Excuse the crappy phone resolution.
Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Kickstarter Incentive!
You’ve got 55 hours left to go get your copy of the amazing reprint of the 1940’s Canadian comic. Get your butt over to KICKSTARTER and make it happen! There will be a coloured version of this art as a print for one of the incentives. NELVANA 4 EVA
If you missed the first issue of ZERO we have a second printing out today with some beautiful new design work from the one and only Tom Muller!
The 2nd printing of the sold-out first issue of ZERO#1 is out this week, sporting a brand new cover design. Rather than just slapping a “second printing” tag on it and/or changing the colour, I resurrected my original cover design for the issue and reworked it for this edition — largely because I didn’t want that design to end up on the cutting floor, but also because, as a fan, I don’t like buying a second printing that looks like its been put together as an afterthought. This is your 4th variant cover if you will.
Find the issue at all good comic stores or buy it in digital format from the Image Comics site (which doesn’t include this cover design).
NYCC - COMMISSIONS AND ETIQUETTE
-NYCC -Yes I am attending NYCC. You can find me at booth Q13 hanging out, drawing commissions and giving high fives.
- SIGNINGS - I’ll be signing at the Image Comics booth at these scheduled times - Thursday (6-7PM), Friday (11-12PM), Saturday (1-2PM)
- COMMISSIONS - I’ll be doing commissioned sketches for 60$ (per figure) on a first come first serve basis. If you would like something from me come and find me right away and we can work out a pick-up time to your liking.
note: This is the last convention that I will be doing $60 sketches. I’ll be raising prices next year so get them while you can.
- COMISSION ETIQUETTE -X-Files: Season 10 has brought a lot of new readers into the comic book/convention world and I’ve been asked a few times about etiquette and the process for getting commissions, so here is a blanket answer…
-Most artists have there own paper and tools, some people bring there own sketchbooks to have a series of commissions all done in the book (which is completely awesome) but be sure that the sketchbook you buy has a nice thick stock of paper that can take ink. Drawing on crappy paper in a cheap sketchbook is a huge pain and can really be a detriment to the drawing.
- Your artist is going to take a little while to do the commission and maybe have some people queued in front of you for their drawing so expect at least a few hours of wait for your commission.
- I take commission payment up front as I’ve seen people not show up to pick up the sketch. Have your money ready when you approach the artist to request a commission and be aware of their rates. There is a huge variance in price range. ALSO prices are usually based per figure. Most artists have separate prices for a head-sketch or full figure.
- Bring some character reference. Artists know a lot of superhero costumes but are not an encyclopedia of Marvel/DC. If you have a specific costume or character in mind print out something or bring an old comic so the artist knows exactly what you want.
- GENERAL CON ETIQUETTE
-Be aware of your surroundings! Things get crazy at conventions and at NYCC especially there is going to be A LOT of people. Being patient, considerate and polite really makes things easier on everyone.
-Artists Alley: Don’t throw your bags on an artists table. If you are lined up to see an artist try to avoid blocking off the other artists that are situated beside them. Like I said, be aware and space conscious.
-Take care of personal hygiene and smell good, these are long and sometimes sweaty days so packing some deodorant might be a good idea.
- Food is usually pretty expensive so it might be a good idea to pack a lunch.
- Don’t count on your cell phones. I always find my cell loses reception at conventions so make plans ahead of time and have scheduled meeting places and times with your friends.
- Cosplayers - again be aware of your surrounding, if you have a giant foam sword or hammer be careful of the people around you. I have been smacked in the head accidentally by giant foam swords or feathered wings more times than I can count.
-Try to take pictures in more convenient places than right in the middle of a lane or in front of a booth. If you can pull the cosplayer aside for a second it makes navigating the con a lot easier for everyone else.
Tips from other creators …
Pat Loika: CONVENTION SURVIVAL GUIDE! (Says everything and more about attending a con and what you need to know. Forget what you just read and listen to this.)
Declan Shalvey: On Portfolio reviews… LINK
Justin Jordan: If we interact online, you should tell me who you are when you come up if we’ve never met before.
…OK I’ve already taken way too long out of my work day to write this, hopefully it helps somebody, somewhere, at some time.
I’ve been dying to talk about this. All I can say right now is that I’m doing a Marvel book with Ales Kot, my beloved collaborator on ZERO. If you are attending NYCC check out the panel for the official announcement!