Rich had originally contacted me about doing a sketch at the Big Wow Comic Fest last month but it turned out that he couldn't attend. So we agreed to wait until I got back to do something for him. He was quite persistent in requesting a Red Sophia and Cerebus sketch although I repeatedly tried to warn him that it was Dave who drew the characters, not me.
This turned out to be more than just a "sketch" and it's a good thing we waited 'til I got back.
And if we're going to go this far, we might as well colour it too, right?
I seem to have this recurring dream... first I started pencilling at the wrong size and had to start over; then I drew it again when I inked it; then I did a computer colouring; then I added an extended border to it so that it would fit into the Nemo book; and now,finally, I've hand-coloured the original ink drawing:
...I think I can now put this one to bed (nyuck, nyuck, nyuck...)
Anwar contacted me about colouring a piece of Cerebus art that he'd acquired. He lives in Germany and rather than mailing me the physical art, he had it scanned and sent me the file which I then had printed out on watercolour paper.
And then I hand-coloured the print:
This could usher in a whole new way of doing things:
Send me a high res scan of your favourite art, I'll send you back a hand coloured print.
Anyone interested can contact me at:
and we can discuss details.
I have been invited to the Baltimore Comic Con...
...looking forward to meeting anyone and everyone who can make it to the show.
(Only 94 days to go!)
A selfie taken in Charles' convertible; starting another sketch; finishing up at a Motel 6 in Rowland Heights; lunch with Julie & Mike (two of the nicest people you're ever likely to meet---and I'm Canadian so I know from nice) to hand off the sketchbook...
...heading back north up Interstate 5; we put over 1,000 miles on the car; took a little detour (with a stop at La Selva Beach) to cover the section of CA-1 that we missed on the way down (note to self: don't go through Half Moon Bay on the Memorial Day Monday); our faithful mascots: San & Fran; sittin' in the departure lounge at SFO as the sun sets on an amazing trip.
"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends
but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers
that the mind can never break off from the journey."