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Roll-a-Sketch drawings from Seattle!

I just got back from the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, and here are a few favorites of the many Roll-a-Sketch drawings I made for folks there!

Roll-a-Sketch, as longtime readers know, is something I do at conventions and other appearances: folks can roll some dice to select random words from a list, and then I have the task of combining those words into a creature!

It’s really fun for two reasons: (1) I never have to draw the same thing twice; and (2) the person commissioning the drawing has no say in what it becomes, and is sometimes even disappointed with the words that the dice choose for them — but nonetheless, they nearly always enjoy the result.

It’s a good life lesson in accepting matters out of one’s control, perhaps… as long as the person in whose control those matters are is me, and the matter’s stakes are limited to a creature drawing.

Click any image for a closer look!

CTHULHU + CAT + HELICOPTER + BB-8:

I like how it has a method of flight AND a backup method of flight

DEADPOOL + BABY + HELICOPTER + TRUCKER + MARIO + ELEPHANT:

my precious, terrible baby

BABY + ELEPHANT:

weren't we all, one way or another

You can see how even when the prompts are similar, I try not to do the same drawing! (Here’s another particularly grotesque example.)

DEAD + BIRD + DRAGON + LASAGNA:

a bit of a cheesy joke

CAT + ASTRONAUT + ALADDIN + BICYCLE:

down to his last life probably

LEGO + HIPSTER + CTHULHU + EGG:

this will probably be the last 'hipster' I draw in Roll-a-Sketch

Finally: are you ready for this one???

EGG + FLASH:

I'm not even a dad and I made this joke

I would like to remind everyone that I am a professional comedy writer.

I also gave out some Roll-a-Sketch themed “Patron of the Arts” Cast Cards to folks in Seattle! I’ll have these particular cards at all my conventions this year — and I’ll probably do one brief online Roll-a-Sketch offering later toward the summer as well, for folks who can’t make it out to a convention.

oldie but a goodie

My next show will be Maker Faire in San Mateo, May 20-22!

If you will be attending Maker Faire, or are nearby in general, perhaps drop me a line — unlike at a comic convention, I don’t really know anybody at Maker Faire or have any insight into the haps (despite attending the show for many years).

I would love to have breakfast or dinner or drinks with some cool folks while I’m in town! The social element is a big part of what makes these shows fun, and I’m overdue to figure that out at this one. (I’m also still nailing down lodging for that one, so I’m open to any local tips or suggestions.)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello at ECCC! It was lovely to see you all. And thanks especially to the gentleman and his kids who are fans as a family of Boom! And a Bear Comes Out (the party hit of the summer). There are few things better than hearing a very small child sing back to you the silly song that you wrote about a bear hiding in things and then coming out of them. Raffi, eat your heart out.

Last chance for Roll-a-Sketches! PLUS: Gen Con!

hooray!!

WE DID IT

Hooray! The Roll-a-Sketch coloring book Kickstarter ended today having funded at a staggering 379,900% of our goal amount. Thank you so much to everyone who pledged! Stand by for news & updates coming via Kickstarter on that project, starting next week.

If you missed the campaign proper, I’m gonna leave up the order link for original Roll-a-Sketches until next week, because why not!! So here’s your chance! (I also changed up the options a little.)

Here are a couple I’ve done for folks already:

BEAR IN HAT + PRINCESS + MAD MAX:

furryosa?

LEGO + DINOSAUR + SAMURAI:

rawr

PUPPET + ASTRONAUT + MAD MAX:

I had a hand in this, 'tis true

You could get one too! For one more week only!!

But first: This week is Gen Con! I’m at Booth 641!

Plus, I’ll be going to the Concert Against Humanity on Friday night, check out the sweet lineup!!

pretty sweet!!

Roll-a-Sketches from San Diego Comic-Con!

Here are a few of the Roll-a-Sketches I did at Comic-Con this year! (Click any image for bigger.)

Of course if you’d like to get a Roll-a-Sketch coloring book, postcard set, or watercolor painting, our Kickstarter is still going on presently!

We’re doing SO WELL. Thanks to your support, we’re over 140,000% funded with 10 days still to go!

I think the potato salad dude set the Kickstarter funding record at 550,000% of his goal amount, and heck, I’d be a liar if I said I wouldn’t love to beat that. Regardless, every backer is cherished and special to me.

Okay cool! Here’s some of the drawings from San Diego!

TERMINATOR + FANTASY + JABBA + DEVIL:

ho ho ho

BANE + WHEELBARROW + GIANT + CHEF:

you have my permission to eat

PRINCESS + JABBA:

i thought i recognized your foul stench when i was brought on board

GRANNY + TERMINATOR:

dun-dun dun da-dun

CASTAWAY + MAMMOTH:

awwwwww

GARFIELD + PRINCESS:

the principality of arbucklia

My next show is Gen Con in Indianapolis; see you there!

Announcing: Roll-a-Sketch KICKSTARTER!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con this week! Come see me at BOOTH 1229 for books and games and all the regular cool stuff!

I’ll also be doing Roll-a-Sketch (OF COURSE). BUT: if you can’t come to the show, here’s a new thing!

For the next three weeks, I’m doing Roll-a-Sketch COMMISSIONS — meaning, you can order a drawing for yourself via the mail! And you can do it RIGHT HERE:

Roll-a-Sketch COMMISSIONS at the Wondermark Goodsery

Or, for MORE EXCITEMENT in your life, I’m also doing a short, 21-day Kickstarter campaign, where you can get Roll-a-Sketch postcards, coloring books, original paintings, AS WELL AS customized commissions. Check out the video I made:

Roll-a-Sketch Coloring Book & Original Art on Kickstarter


I just got this cool email from one of my earliest Roll-a-Sketch boosters, Dr. Gatto. He’s populated his waiting room wall with drawings from the past several years’ worth of Comic-Cons. That, I must say, is SUPER COOL.

I…I’m sorry if your patients end up feeling weird while on your premises, Doc.

another brick in the wall

Both the commissions and the Kickstarter will be ending on JULY 27. Until then, see you in San Diego OR ON THE INTERNET!

Roll-a-Sketch TIMELAPSE VIDEO

Here’s a short time-lapse video of me drawing a Roll-a-Sketch creature! In this case: WIZARD + LIBRARIAN

In this video, I employ the following techniques:

• Dicery
• Sketching
• Inking
• Toning
• Ballooning
• Moving Quickly
• Singing In A Perfect Imitation Of Soundtrack Music
• Offending All Librarians And/Or Wizards
• Enforcing Library Fine Rules
• Casting Spells
• Making Videos
• Blogging About The Above

Wait that last part isn’t in the video