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Post Super Summer ComiCon update

Hey Everybody!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to sit down and do a blog update so there’s going to be a lot of stuff in this one. Last weekend Kris and I were at the Super Summer ComiCon in Windsor and it was a great time! Thanks again to everyone who came out to check out our stuff and chat, we will be doing a few more cons very soon so we will start talking about those soon.

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So a lot of the dailies lately have been Dragon Ball themed because I was re-watching the series in preparation of Dragon Ball Super. Also there is a Ninten drawing because of the announcement and release of Earthbound Beginnings.

Also since I’ve been going into ComiCon season I wanted to start doing some original pieces (one of a kind rather than prints) so I went out and bought some 140lb watercolour paper and started doing these.

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I’m not too sure if people will be into them but I’m going to be doing a bunch between now and Fan Expo so if you have any ideas about characters you might want to see let me know.

As I mentioned earlier we had a great time at the Super Summer ComiCon in Windsor and we can’t wait for the next one!

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The album suggestion for this week is one of my all time favourites, Say Anything – Is a Real Boy.

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Also if you haven’t been keeping up with the podcast you’ve been missing out on so much dumb goodness.

www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast (There will be a new episode up tonight as well as one on Sunday)

So hopefully everybody has a good week and we’ll meet back here next week for some good drawing adventure stuff.

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Gotta Catch Um All (Finale)

Hey Everybody!

Sorry for no post last Saturday, Kris and I were at Toronto Comicon. Thanks to everybody who swung by our booth and checked out our stuff. We had a great time and met a ton of cool people, but more on that later.

As you all know I’ve been slowly working through the original 151 Pokemon as daily doodles, and have finally come to the end. I want to say thanks to everyone who stuck around for the whole process and supported the pieces. So here it goes…

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Hope you enjoyed those!

Now for Comicon goodness.

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Above is a picture of our booth, look at how fancy it is. We had a great time meeting new and exciting folk and we will be at Fan Expo Toronto this summer (more information to come in the future) as well as some other cons.

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I did a bunch of Yoshi prints, because Yoshi is rad.

One thing I always like to do at conventions is check out the other artists work in artist alley, so when I get a chance to get away from the table I go out into the wilds and buy stuff.

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Lots of cool zines and comics this year as well as some postcards and an original sketch of Hellboy that is super cool. I also came across some really cool resin sculptures, which I will be painting up sometime in the future.

The convention was great but when I got home I immediately got sick, which I suppose is part of being around a ton of people. But the next day I received a cool package in the mail from one of my favourite artists Jake Parker.

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The two books are “Inktober” and his newest art book “Drawings II”. Both are amazing books that you should definitely check out.

Also last week I wrapped up on the show I`ve been working on for the last year, Daniel Tiger`s Neighborhood. It was a great experience and gave me the opportunity to learn and work with a lot of super amazing people. I start my next project next week but just wanted to take a second to let you know what I`ve been up to.

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Thanks for everybody who stuck it through this long winded post. See you all next week!

Gotta Sketch Um All Part 6 (And Comicon News)

Hey Everybody,

As I’ve mentioned briefly in previous posts Kris and I will be at Toronto Comicon this weekend (March 20-22) in Artist Alley booth A157.

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Look at this handy map in case you’re having trouble navigating through the sea of people.

And then there is Pokemon daily doodles, slowly but surely reaching the end.

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It will probably take another couple weeks before I get them done and then the dailies will switch to different subject matter.

Hope to see everybody at Comicon! There will be at least one more post about that before then showing some of the new prints we’ll have available.

I may have been mistaken

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I like this animation a lot, it reminds me of my friend Kris’ occasional style. You can check out some of Kris’ stuff at http://krisauger.blogspot.ca/ .Kris and myself will have a booth at Fanexpo this year.

Also today Nintendo released a trailer for Sonic Lost Worlds, and despite my initial reaction to a slew of new characters, it actually looks pretty good. The level design reminds me of Mario Galaxy, which is cool. I am also a huge fan of the softness of the textures, rather than the occasional shiny Sonic. You can check out the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-sIkDWfccU