Betty Brash (as Susie Q) at The Way Station Artist’s Lounge

On Saturday afternoon, I went to the “Artist’s Lounge” (a monthly drink-and-draw hosted by The Way Station in Brooklyn) where burlesque performer Betty Brash modeled for us costumed as Susie Q (apparently a teenaged ghost from the eponymous Disney Channel movie).

Betty Brash as “Susie Q” – pencil, ink and wash

Dear Diary – pencil, pen, marker on toned tan paper

Dr. Sketchy’s “Bizarre”

Here are a few sketches from Dr. Sketchy’s this past weekend. This month’s “Bizarre” theme was a tribute to the “Sweet Gwendoline” fetish comics of artist John Willie. As you can probably guess from these drawings, I was seated “behind” the models (meaning they spent most of the session facing away from me)! I’ll have to remember to show up earlier next time so I can get a better seat.

Lulu Black – ink and wash

Lulu Black – ink and wash

“Black Canary” and “Mardi Gras” Sketch Nights

On Tuesday night, I went to Anyone Comics in Crown Heights (Brooklyn) to draw Cassie, a cosplayer who modeled for us as the DC Arroverse superhero Black Canary. On Thursday, it was a “Mardi Gras” themed Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators with burlesque performer Apathy Angel.

Cassie (Black Canary) – markers, ink, red pencil on toned tan paper.

Apathy Angel (Mardi Gras) – markers, pen and pencil on toned tan paper.

Apathy Angel (Mardi Gras) – markers, pen and pencil on toned tan paper.

 

Update: FanFaire 2018 (February 24-25)

UPDATE: I will be exhibiting BOTH DAYS of FanFaire 2018 held the weekend of February 24-25.

FanFaire is a “pop culture art festival” hosted by the High School of Art & Design (245 East 56th Street, NYC) on February 24-25 from 10am-6pm each day. Look for me in “Creator’s Drive” at the table registered to Allan Dorison.

I will be selling my comics, sketches and original production art as well as taking commissions for Cosplayer Portraits and Character Sketches.

“Boxing” Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

A few of my favorite sketches from “Boxing” Sketch Night at The Society of Illustrators. The models (introduced to us as Sarah The Slammer and Greer The Greater) brought great energy and actual experience with boxing and kick-boxing to their poses.

“The Slammer” – Pencil

“The Greater” – Markers, pencil on toned tan paper

Undefeated – Ink with wash


Origami Comics at FanFaire 2018 (February 24)

I’ve been invited to share table space with a friend exhibiting at FanFaire 2018, a 2-day festival to be held February 24-25 at the High School of Art & Design (245 East 56th Street, NYC). FanFaire is run by the Art & Design High School PTA as a fundraiser and as a celebration of creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion.

Details are still being ironed out (it’s possible I may only be able to participate on Saturday-24th) – stay tuned for more info.

“Vintage Broads” Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

Because of my reduced convention schedule, I’ve been neglecting this website but am now going to try posting new content more regularly. Instead of focusing solely on my comics and convention appearances, I’ve decided to start sharing more artwork.

Last night, I attended Sketch Night at the Society of Illustrators. The theme was “Vintage Broads” and these were my two favorite sketches of the night: the first is of burlesque performer Gretchen Wylder; the other is of drag performer Scarlet Envy.

Gretchen Wylder. Marker and pencil on toned tan paper.

Scarlet Envy. Marker and pencil.

Pandora’s Box

This is a drawing I did to fill an extra page in my new minicomic “Origins of Origami Comics: Volume 1 – Pandora’s Box” (which, as the title implies, provides some background into the thinking, research and preparation that went into the creation of my first origami comic, “Pandora’s Box”).

It’s been almost ten years since I created “Pandora’s Box” and I thought this mini provided a good opportunity to revisit the subject and see how much my drawing style has changed.
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