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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

THIS WEEKEND: Vancouver! PLUS: Maker Faire Roll-a-Sketches!

VANCOUVER, BC (because comics)

THIS WEEKEND I’ll be in Vancouver, BC for the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival!

Held at the Roundhouse on Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), admission is COMPLETELY FREE and so I expect to see ALL of you there.

Besides holding down the ol’ table, I’ll also be participating in these events:

INSPECTOR PANCAKES AND HIS TERRIBLE FRIENDS
Sunday, May 24th 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Hosted by Karla Pacheco
Featuring Kory Bing, Emily Horne, Jeph Jacques, David Malki !

To celebrate the world premiere of Inspector Pancakes Helps The President of France Solve The White Orchid Murders, creator Karla Pacheco, along with her terrible, terrible co-conspirators, planned to hold a panel. But her panel plans will have to wait, because it looks like one of her panellists … is a murderer! Armed with her wits, a group of ornery comics creators, and a team of adorable crack dog detectives, Karla Pacheco is on the case! But will you help her investigation, or hinder it?

QUICK ON THE DRAW 3: THE QUICKENING
Sunday, May 24th 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Hosted by The Fictionals
Featuring Ian Boothby, Jeff Ellis, David Malki !, JJ McCullough, Alina Pete

Join The Fictionals Comedy Co., Cloudscape Comics, and double-threats Ian Boothby and David Malki ! for a packed hour of comics & comedy in Quick on the Draw 3: The Quickening! This event combines the best of both worlds: improvisers perform for your amusement while artists draw their shenanigans. Featuring improv games, live drawing, and—most importantly—prizes! Audience participation is suggested, and fun is mandatory.


I had a great time at Maker Faire last week! PROBABLY the highlight was getting a 19th-century tintype portrait taken by the fine folks at Sonoma Tintype.

Tintype photography etches an image onto a metal plate. I had thought about getting a cool shot for a vintage-feeling author photo, or something.

INSTEAD what ENDED UP HAPPENING was a portrait of the 19th century’s most notorious pickax-murdering train robber:

i'm your huckleberry

SO GREAT. Everyone should get a tintype photo done, it’ll outlast any of your other worldly possessions.

Oh hey here’s some Roll-a-Sketches too!! I did a bunch, of course, but here’s an incomplete selection of my favorites from the weekend (click the images for bigger):

ROYALTY + WONDER WOMAN + GENIE + SKATES:

God save the queen

CAMPING + BODYBUILDER:

gotta work out those issues

TREE + HUNGRY + CHEERLEADER + BANANA:

defense defense

ROYALTY + UNICORN:

I say good neigh to you sir

BLIMP + RABBIT:

slowly. silently. persistently.

And of course ZOMBIE + MUSICAL + BANANA + WIZARD:

doo dee dee da dee doo doo

Thanks to the many fine folks who said hello and got to take home a Roll-a-Sketch!! See the rest of you in Vancouver!

lovely each and all

Roll-a-Sketches from Seattle! + Convention Schedule

Here are some Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did the other weekend in Seattle! Roll-a-Sketches, of course, are drawings whose subjects are randomly chosen by the throwing of dice — or, as the ancient Romans used to call them, “Bones-a-Etches.”

Thanks to those of you who came and said hello at the booth, either to grab a book, or a sketch, or maybe pick up your Wondermark jigsaw puzzle! It was nice to see you all.

Click any image for an arguably too-close look at any image!

ASTRONAUT + SAMURAI + LAWN MOWER + TRUCKER:

one small step for dad

TOUCAN + DINOSAUR:

high high higher than higher than high

LADYBUG + SKUNK:

-spits on the ground- WHAT YOU LOOKIN AT

SAMURAI + TEA:

i had a hat like that once

ASTRONAUT + DRAGON + LAWN MOWER + CARNY:

i'll take a dozen!

BARBARIAN + SKUNK:

smells like VICTORY

My current convention schedule for the rest of this year, so far, is:

MAY 15-17 : Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo : I’ll be in the Bazaar as usual!

MAY 23-24 : Vancouver Comic Arts Festival : Looking forward to a triumphant return to BC

JULY 8-12 : San Diego Comic-Con or whatever

JULY 30-AUG 2 : Gen Con Indy : I might try to host a playtest of a game this time around!

AUG 19-23 : World Science Fiction Convention / Sasquan, Spokane, WA : I missed last year, but I’m coming back, and I’m bringing Dave Kellett with me!

That’s it for the spring and summer. Maybe one or two more in the fall. Hope to see you at one of them!!

Daily Roll-a-Sketch drawings continue at rollasketch.com! Oh yeah and we got coloring books too!