Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Premiere Party!

Once again, Barnes & Noble hosted the Michigan Comics Collective to do sketches for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premiere Party!


After doing so few Batman requests on the Batman Anniversary Party I was really taken aback by how many Turtles requests there were. I would have bet money on all sorts of sketches of Rocket Raccoon or Potted Plant Groot, what with the week since Guardians of the Galaxy opened.

Be sure and check out the whole groups work through our new hashtag: #mccsketch



Michelangelo
Leonardo
Casey Jones with a Cricket Bat
Animated ‘84 Donatello
Baxter Stockman
Stink Bomb from Skylanders
Bebop and Rocksteady

Donatello

Harley Quinn


Doctor Doom
Now a look at some of the people who made this possible.


MikeValentineJoeLizzyBobbyAnthony 
Sketch ya’ later!

Marvel Day at Barnes & Noble!


Doctor Who Plushies I had mentioned on Geek Fallout

Much like the Batman Birthday last month, Barnes & Noble had a Marvel Day celebration that coincided with the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. So a group of us from the Michigan Comics Collective set up to do some more sketches for the customers.


Hulk for Xander

This drawing is suspiciously similar to one I did for my very first sketch day


Elsa and Olaf for Kenzie


Caroline with Venom


Crystal with The Hulk


Neena with Ms. Marvel


She-Hulk for Bethany


Lisa with Iron Man


Ashley with Captain America

Come back next weekend to see my sketches for Barnes & Noble’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Premiere Party! 
This is cool. I love that you share your art with the world like this. People love customized art, especially when they can meet the artist.

Thanks for the encouraging reply Kal. I can’t believe I’ve been forgetting to post these photos to Tumblr.

Doctor Who Day at Collector’s Corner


After two successful sketch day appearances, last month and last week, I was invited to come back to Collector’s Corner to do sketches for the customers on “Doctor Who Day”. At least this time more than half of the requests had to do with the actual theme. We’ll see how that holds true for “Marvel Day” at Barnes & Noble this weekend.


Heather with The Tenth Doctor


Heather shows off her cosplay!


Shawn with The Green Ranger


Jim with The War Doctor


Isaiah with Eleventh Doctor Accessories


Hayden with Mudkip, Samurott and Shiny Greninja


Jason with Sonic Ring and Sonic Screwdriver


Mike with Animated Series Mr. Freeze

Valentine with a Dalek


Andrew and Hiro with Thomas the Tank Engine

The Tenth Doctor and Amy Pond for Hayden

Gosei Red Marker Test


While taking these photos of The Doctor, my camera would ask “Did someone blink?” Haha. We all know The Doctor doesn’t blink.

 

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Harry Birthday Dad!

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! 

I have further cause to celebrate as July 4th is also my Dad’s birthday. Sure, it hasn’t been that long since the last time I made him a card, but this I’ve been sitting on this gag for a few years now figured it was high time to bring it out.

I don’t expect Dad, or many other people for that matter to get the reference despite the line’s frequent roles in Hollywood parodies. It comes from the 1971 film "Dirty Harry" were Clint Eastwood solidified the “cop on the edge who doesn’t play by the rules” subgenre, as seen here:




"Dirty Harry" happens to have been the first movie I watched after graduating from college. I listened to the audiobook of "Little Women" that same day. Good times.


Road Trip Romp

Last week’s post topic for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, “Road Trip”, got me thinking about possible illustrations to match that subject.

Here are some rough ideas I had about being stuck on the side of the road, taking a trip to the beach, or just people being in a car having fun together.


 



Since its summer I thought about pursuing this one about the beach, with two of the women in the party stripping out of dull gray clothes to reveal colorful swimsuits.



 



I did a few studies of people removing clothing, but I had trouble hitting upon a story I could tell with that. Maybe I’ll take a break from the beach and just go back to the general road trip concept because that still has a number of possibilities.

Does anyone have a cool road trip story to help serve as an inspirational springboard?
Road Trip Romp

Last week’s post topic for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, “Road Trip”, got me thinking about possible illustrations to match that subject.

Here are some rough ideas I had about being stuck on the side of the road, taking a trip to the beach, or just people being in a car having fun together.

 




Since its summer I thought about pursuing this one about the beach, with two of the women in the party immediately stripping out of dull gray clothes to reveal colorful swimsuits.



 



I did a few studies of people removing clothing, but I had trouble hitting upon a story I could tell with that. Maybe I’ll take a break from the beach and just go back to the general road trip concept because that still has a number of possibilities.

Does anyone have a cool road trip story to help serve as an inspirational springboard?

Princesses and Power Rangers


In preparation for Wednesday’s Sketch Day I did a few practice runs to make sure I could produce drawings in about ten minutes. I featured these sketches on my table so that people would see what kind of art I do as well as inspire their choices.


 The Fourth and Eleventh Doctor were
originally going to be a part of my Sci-Fi Father’s Day Card




Deadliest Predators: T-1000 and T-Rex! 

I tried to lure in the family demographic with these doodles of the Power Rangers or Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen” (effectively finishing a project that I’d started back in January)









Strangely enough it was Dave Andres sitting right next to me who kept getting the Disney Princess requests. Maybe because I was the closest to the entrance he got the spill over from my line. 


Princesses and Power Rangers


In preparation for Wednesday’s Sketch Day I did a few practice runs to make sure I could produce drawings in about ten minutes. I featured these sketches on my table so that people would see what kind of art I do as well as inspire their choices.


 The Fourth and Eleventh Doctor were
originally going to be a part of my Sci-Fi Father’s Day Card




Deadliest Predators: T-1000 and T-Rex! 

I tried to lure in the family demographic with these doodles of the Power Rangers or Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen” (effectively finishing a project that I’d started back in January)









Strangely enough it was Dave Andres sitting right next to me who kept getting the Disney Princess requests. Maybe because I was the closest to the entrance he got the spill over from my line.