The sun is frying my brain, preventing me from pursuing the all-out art-fest that this Summer was meant to be. All I've been able to do is fan art, and not particularly good fan art, at that (just a lot of badly proportioned Venture Bros. characters and Tony Stark). But recently, Jillian Tamaki held a contest to win some copies of Skim on her blog, and I gave it a shot. I ended up with a piece that I actually liked and won some cool stuff, so I can ignore the fact this is still fan art. Check out the other winners and entries.
I've also been invited to participate in the "Let Them Eat Pancakes!" art show at Überbot, which is a really awesome pop culture/vinyl toys store in Florida. My friends and I used to go there to pick up Y: The Last Man and then have sushi down the street. Well, I have two weeks to create a piece of Hellboy-themed art for the show. With almost all my art supplies many, many states away, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Time to improvise. Somewhat Related Fun Fact: I got to talk to Mike Mignola for a little while in September, and he was such a nice guy. He humored my crazy fan talk and even did a Hellboy drawing for me. Yeah, that sketch is also states away, so I don't have it nearby for inspiration. Sigh.
In other news, I bought my first Mac. It's a MacBook Pro, and it's super shiny and runs Photoshop, like, extra fast. But that doesn't necessarily mean you should hold your breath for more frequent blog updates. A new computer doesn't change my laziness.