Saturday, May 2, 2009

At the Artsfest

I had a good time at the Artsfest today. I talked to a lot of really nice people and sold a lot of comics. Across the aisle from me was my good friend Paul Bozzo, a really great artist. I spent my down time trying to sketch him.

Judging from these photos below that my wife took, it was my son Nathan that had the most fun!

3 comments:

Paul Bozzo said...

YeeHaw! I feel so cool now that you've cartonized me! That was a fun show. Thanks for filling my head with lots of new ideas. I will soon start using most of them. (Maybe even all of them!)

ArtPfunk said...

Hi there! I bought two of your comics at the Artsfest. Thanks for signing them, and it was nice to meet you!

I really liked reading them and finished them both in one night. I especially loved the Mystic Yak, I hope we see more of him!

I thought it was interesting how you wrote about using challenges for coming up with ideas. That is how I make a great deal of my own art. I create and collect Artist trading cards (cards that are 2.5x2.5 inches, like a baseball card) and trade them with folks all over the world. I see you're an art teacher as well, it might be an interesting concept to introduce to your students (unless you know about them already of course..) I have an Art teacher buddy in FLA who does this with his students and they 'trade' with other classrooms around the world.

But anyhow, I join themed 'swaps' and I find these swaps are great sources of ideas, and if I really like an ATC, I can use that idea for a larger work.

Thanks for a great read with great art; it's a challenge to mate art and words and your results are very enjoyable.

Andrew Wales said...

ArtPfunk,

Thanks for the kind words about my comic. IThere will definitely be more Mystic Yak.

Coincidentally, I was just looking at art card materials online and was thinking ti would be fun to try. It is actually a very good idea for something to do with students. IThanks for the suggestion. I look forward to learning more about it. I bet they will love trading with friends.

I looked at the artwork on your site and it looks really neat. I like all the different themes.