So, WonderCon for 2014 has finally come to a close. Got back to the grind yesterday after a long, tiring, but good convention. It was good to see and hear all the great ideas and tips for things, great to hear some of my favorite creators talk about things and to learn more about some new folks. Got to say hi to some of the fine folks at Aspen Comics (Frank, David, Vince, Peter) and snagged some prints (including a limited edition print of the cover to Bubblegun #2 by the ever excellent J. Scott Campbell). Got to meet katiecandraw. Stopped by and talked a bit to scottblairart and uncannymegan and snagged a sketch of Elsa from Frozen. Picked up more art from briannacherrygarcia (My Little Gargoyles!) And got to hear some excellent thoughts from industry veteran Marv Wolfman on writing and then from a who’s who in the colorist world (including some of my favorite colorists: Alex Sinclair, Nei Ruffino and Edgar Delgado) about coloring. Overall, it was a great weekend. I don’t think I did as much networking as I did last year, but that is what it is. I suck at networking anyhow. Something to work on.
Hopefully I can get things moving forward in the world of artstuffs too. I did do something last night that I hadn’t done for quite a while. I sat down and actually did some sketching. I noodled around with some ideas on a re-imaging of the part of Beyond Neverwonder that I’ve already posted to the site. And miraculously, the stuff looked pretty decent. It happens some times. I just hope I can keep myself going. It’s soooooo easy to be lazy, especially after tiring days at your “day job.”
At some point, I’d love to find someone that is looking for a colorist too so that I can get my hands dirty on some sequential stuff. I’ve got lots of cover-ish type stuff and pin up-ish things, but having an actual story to do again (The last time I did sequential coloring was Elfquest in 2001… 13 years ago!), that would be excellent! I know little to no one will be looking here, but if anyone that happens to read this here knows about anyone that’s looking for a colorist that would like my style (you can see what I can do on comicolorist.com), I’m open to any suggestions. I even work really cheap! (My other artistic friends tell me that I put the “free” in freelance.) Just a thought there too. Yeah.