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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!

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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.

So Much Stuff

It’s been quite a while since I made a post on here so this one will be full of content. Last month I moved up to Toronto, first time living in a big city, so that has been an adjustment. I’ll be starting a new animation job next week which I am very grateful to be a part of. So let’s get to the art.

I made this punk dude right before the move. I like him a lot, he’s a rebel. After that is the Duck Crossing piece, I was briefly thinking of doing a zine about animals in everyday people situations, then it felt really cliche, then I felt really cliche, then I laid down for a bit and forgot about the whole thing. After that there is a piece that is just a sketch of some characters, I like aliens, robots, and monsters so I tend to do stuff like that. Then Hellboy, because I finally started reading Hellboy, I can’t believe it took me this long, I really like the art style. And the final sketch is of a monster dropping ice cream, because reasons…

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I posted the linework as well as the completed version of the Metroid piece I did because I was very happy with the linework. Then Twitch plays Pokemon happened and I got weirdly into that, despite never actually participating in typing commands, so I did the Helix fossil, I’m also doing a dome fossil and I think I might do some mini prints for Toronto Comicon. Finally there is a sketchy expression sheet for the redesign of Space Boy, when I worked on chapter 1 of Space Boy I had no actual model sheets so the characters often changes size and volume. I will be remedying that problem for future chapters.

If you haven’t read Space Boy yet you can check it out online at www.comics-that-exist.com or you can purchase a physical copy on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JamesMarontateArt or a digital copy on Gumroad https://gum.co/NcMHR. Also Kris and myself will have a booth in Artist Alley at Toronto Comicon this weekend (March 7-9). Our booth will be located here at A157.

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Hopefully if you’re in the area you will swing by and say hey. I apologize again for the walls of text hopefully the wall of drawings makes up for it.

Toronto Comicon!

Hi Everybody!

This Sunday (Dec 15th) I will be at the Toronto Comicon hanging out at booth A46, if you’re in the area you should absolutely swing by and check out the cool stuff I’ll have.

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I’ll have some cool prints for sale as well as copies of Super Space Boy Adventures Book 1 (My new comic wooo!) and copies of my Inktober zine. (I also still have a few copies of the Space Boy Deluxe edition for any of you die-hards out there).