Posts Tagged ‘blog: drawings’.

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

This week I’m at Gen Con in Indianapolis! I’ll be with the Blind Ferret crew at booth 1537.

The booth will probably look something like this — this is last year’s setup:

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

It’s pretty colorful.

Here are a few of the Roll-a-Sketch drawings I made for folks at San Diego Comic-Con last week! Click any drawing for a closer look.

ROBOT + POLICE + STAR TREK:

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

POLICE + ALF + GORILLA:

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

NINJA TURTLE + WARIO + FLASH + BIBLICAL:

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

HALLOWEEN + X-MEN + PIXAR + ROYALTY:

Roll-a-Sketches from SDCC! & This week: GEN CON

The word balloon in this last one reads: “I’m the best there is at what I do, and what I do is rule the land of pumpkins with an iron fist! That’s got claws sticking out of it!!”


Also, a brief housekeeping note. I apologize for the somewhat sporadic comics of late. We’ve been dealing with a very sick kitty who’s required a lot of care over the last few weeks. Sadly, we said goodbye to our buddy over the weekend.


All proceeds from sales of Feral Cat jigsaw puzzles go to the Charlie’s-vet-bills fund. As well as everything else I sell, I suppose.

(Feral Cat herself is fine; she has graciously donated her likeness to this cause close to her heart.)

11 portraits of me from Alaska

I am back from the Alaska Robotics Mini-Con & Comics Camp in Juneau, Alaska!

(I wrote about camp previously here and here).

It was a great time. But here is one very specific thing that was fun! Celebrated likeness-capturer Scott Campbell had the idea for a group of artists to break into groups and draw portraits of each other.

Here is Scott hard at work on some of them (with bonus Raina Telgemeier):

11 portraits of me from Alaska

And here are a bunch of Scott’s portraits, next to a bunch of other people’s portraits of him:

11 portraits of me from Alaska

I didn’t have the presence of mind to take pictures of all the ones I drew. But here are the ones people drew of me! I love seeing all the different styles and perspectives. Click any image for a closer look.

CREDITS:

1. Kerstin LaCross @Kerstinlacross
2. Mike Grover @mikegrovercomics
3. Colin Anderson
4. Tony Cliff @TangoCharlie
5. Scott Campbell @scottlava
6. Averyl Veliz @averylveliz
7. Chris Yates @superyates
8. Hollis Kitchin @hollis_kitchin
9. Payton Francis
10. Megan Baehr @nonesuchmegan
11. Haley Boros @hihaleyboros

11 portraits of me from Alaska

11 portraits of me from Alaska

11 portraits of me from Alaska

…For reference, I actually look like this:

11 portraits of me from Alaska

(Kate Beaton, April 2008)

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

THIS WEEK, Friday March 29th–Sunday the 31st, I will be at WonderCon in Anaheim!

I’ll be at booth #1704, right near the entrance, with my buddy Sam Logan, who will be happy to draw your pet for you, or anything else.

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

As for me? I’ll draw you a Roll-a-Sketch!

Here are a few of the ones I drew in Seattle the other weekend (click any image for a closer look)…

X-MEN + DRAGON:

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

UNICORN + CONSTRUCTION + FRANKENSTEIN + CYCLOPS:

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

LION + KNIGHT + YODA + SITH LORD:

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

BAT + TERMINATOR + YODA + PEANUTS:

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

And of course, RACCOON + CONVICT + SUPERMAN + GRADUATE:

ECCC Roll-a-Sketches! + THIS WEEK: WonderCon!

If you’ll be at WonderCon, I’ll make one for you, too! What a deal!!

I’ll be offering Roll-a-Sketches online, too, later this year — probably in May or June. Probably!

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

Here are a few of the Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did for folks at Gen Con earlier this summer! (Click the images for a closer look.)

TERMINATOR + BAT:

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES + OWL:

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

RACCOON + MAID:

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

UNICORN + GRADUATE + PAINTER + SITH LORD:

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

I’m pretty fond of this last one, I gotta tell you. But lest we think there’s only one way to do a unicorn artist:

UNICORN + PAINTER + NERD + PEANUTS:

Roll-a-Sketches from Gen Con!

I have it on good authority that this is the original version, and Rockwell just cribbed from it from the past somehow.

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City ’18!

Here are a handful of the Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did for folks Seattle the other week!

Later this spring I will probably do a round of Roll-a-Sketches by mail, for folks who can’t make it out to a convention. I did it once before that way, and it was a ton of fun but also a lot of work!

If and when I do announce it, it’ll be for a limited window and I’ll tell the folks on my Patreon about it first.

I took out the commercial ads on this site, by the way (except for Project Wonderful ads, which don’t inject all kinds of weird tracker code into the website). Just had one too many complaints about something annoying auto-playing, or popping up on mobile, or generally making the site run slow.

Ads for years have been a bit of a necessary evil, but the money they provide is no longer worth having that garbage on my site, considering that their scripts get more invasive all the time. So I threw ’em out.

To replace the income the ads used to provide, I’m trying out site sponsorships through Patreon! There are two types of sponsorship opportunities now available as Patreon tiers. I’ll share the promotional messages of site sponsors here on the blog! Doing it on Patreon “keeps it in the family,” I think; it’ll be giving Wondermark readers with promotional needs the chance to reach other Wondermark readers, who by definition are tasteful, intelligent, and lest we forget, my mother. We’ll try it for just a bit and see if it’s a viable thing to continue doing.

In general, though, the commercially-served ads are gone for good, hooray!

SKETCH TIME! (Click the images for a closer look.) We’ll start with BATMAN VILLAIN + CHEERLEADER:

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

WIZARD + UNICORN + DALEK + LUGGAGE:

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

FANCY + ANGEL:

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

FAST FOOD MASCOT + EAGLE + MARKER + CELEBRITY:

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

DOUGHNUT + MASTERPIECE (my friend who works at the Getty Villa approved of this when I texted it to her):

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

And of course, DILBERT + FIREFIGHTER:

Roll-a-Sketches from Emerald City '18!

If you missed them, I’ve done some “deep dive” posts on Patreon writing at absurd length all about my favorite Roll-a-Sketches! Those posts are here.

And I just posted another Wondermark Archive Dive post for patrons only, that (and its free-to-read predecessors) are here! The new one is titled “Five Wondermarks That Could Improve The World.”