Sunday, June 29, 2014

Diary Comics

Comics is an art form that anyone can be part of.  One of my favorite kind to make are "diary comics."  You can make them too!  Will you make a lot of money? Will you make the big time? Probably not. So why do I do it?  I can capture moments like this.  Things I've experienced and cherish and always want to remember.  I have it, and my son has it, and will have it forever. 

It is art that comes from your life, and you can share it if you want.  One of the comics greats said, "Drawing is a medium to communicate with the great family we have not met, the public, the world." (Moebius).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Comic Art Comes Alive!

My daughter and I are co-curating a show of original comic art in a gallery setting. We want to take the viewer "behind the scenes" of the comic book with a display of original comic art. In an act of extreme generosity, several collectors are sharing their original pages of Star Wars, Batman, and other comic books. Local comic creators will also share their work, as well as some kid comics! Our reception should be a blast! It will be more like a "mini-comic con" than a typical reception. We are going to totally nerd it up in an art gallery setting, with artists making sketches, selling comics and costumed heroes cavorting around. 

Reception: July 6:00, 2-4 pm. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sketch Dailies

I have been participating in a daily sketch challenge called Sketch Dailies.  Each day around noon they post the topic for the day -- usually a character from literature or pop culture.  Then artists from all over render the character in their own way.  I've taken it as a challenge to try to "Walesify" things I probably wouldn't otherwise darw -- and at the same time learn some things from the research I do into the characters.  Here are some of the things I've created in response to the various challenges. 


Iron Fist



Shipwreck (G.I.Joe)

Weekend Catch Up




Peter Parker

Weekend Catch Up