Monday, October 30, 2006
Sorry for missing in action so much lately....I had quite a round of comic-con's to attend in the last two months. First it was Boston, then Portland, and just yesterday...Nashua NH. The show in Nashua was a super groovy time and sales of ZB products were very steady. There was a huge crowd, steady customers, some good friends, and lot's of new and interesting people to meet. The above sketch was started, but never finished, at yesterdays show.
As things slow down and we head into the winter doldrums, I am just going to have to breakdown and learn a bit more about this blogging stuff so I can post permanent links to the sites hosted by all the way cool creators I have met at these conventions.
Soon I will be posting the latest illo's for the Proffesor Stone series ( hang in there Ron ) and lot's of other cool stuff that has been perculating on the back burners of my drawing board. Trust me ....you guy's are gonna love it. Peace out.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Some of you out there may be wondering how the comic convention in Portland went. Well, wait no more...I am going to tell you. My Son and I left the house at 6am in total darkness, (yes we were still without power!) and we couldn't help but wonder if we had forgotten anything after spending an hour packing up my comics and gear by candle light!
We arrived early, ( unlike my editor Ron Fortier....sorry Ron, couldn't resist ha-ha ) and got a great table. Dave at www.primatepromotions.com was a gracious host as always. The foot trafic was just a little slow and sales were a little marginal, however I did meet a bunch of good friends, Megan Miller was there, as was independant comic artist Mike Jordan, and several other customers who remembered me from previous con's. Of course my editor Ron from Wildcat books was there right beside me and we discussed plans for future illustrations in the Professor Stone series. I also was introduced to Howard Hopkins a Maine based Author.
One memorable moment came when a little girl about aged nine was looking through my portfolio.
"You do all these? " She asked,
"Why, yes I did. " said I.
" You're not too bad.." she said " Have you ever thought about being an artist someday?"
I answered cooly: " Yes.... I've thought about it a little "
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Here folks is the newest submission to Mike rodens most excellent underground anthology CRAZY MEN COMIX. I have learned recently that Mike has had a bout in the hospital, and I hope you all will wish him well and check out his high quality comic goodness at :TBHCOMIX@aol.com Just ask for info on CRAZY MEN, and tell him Mitchell sent ya!
This no-goodnick I name CRAZY EDDIE, and as usual I include a little rhyme to introduce him which goes like this:
CHECK OUT CRAZY EDDIE,
HE STAYS OUT WAY PAST BEDDIE,
AND DRESSES AS IF HE WERE TEN!
HE FIST-FIGHTS TILL DAWN,
WHEN THE BEERS ARE ALL GONE,
THEN EACH EVENING HE DOES IT AGAIN!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Hey gang! check out the neato new logo I created for Ronnie Butler and his ongoing adventures as Zombie Boy! This new spify design will grace the covers of all future issues and is sure to spiff up the joint. Graphic artist extrodinaire, Anthony Schiavino , is going to scan this and enhance it and the rest of the banner to make a slicker look for the covers. Just thought you guys would get a kick out of the " raw' deal before it goes digital.
Hope to see you all soon at the comicons in Portland, ME and Nashua,NH I'll be the dude with the Zombie Boy tee shirt handing out free stickers. and hawking my doodles.....come on down and look me up!