Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:47:46 GMT Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:24:00 GMT 60 I’d really rather be sailing… http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/id-really-rather-be-sailing…-1 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="638" original-width="462" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b7e3b3d6f96c47e5b0c6cd5d9125875c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 462px; height: 638px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here’s a doodle I did a while ago, probably while on hold with CCAC or CSC or ASWW or some other acronym of our health care system waiting to find someone to help me with my 84-year-old, diabetic mother with Alzheimer’s.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Caring for her has become my new full-time job.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I will post new art when I can get back to the old drawing board.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:50:16 GMT 5d07f2ce-83d8-41c9-8499-02ab4804b8e8 Sketches and stuff... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/sketches <p style="text-align: center;"> Geez... can't believe that it's been two weeks since I updated this blog.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I've been very busy working (okay... obsessing) on a very large commission (24" x 36")</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> for a client that wants me to keep it under wraps until it's ready for release.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> It's the same client for whom I had done two very large pieces last year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Now they want to delay releasing those until after they release this current one and it's all still under wraps.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Don't they know that I have a blog to feed?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ***</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I did manage to squeeze in two sketches for Ibzan.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> He has an X-Men sketchbook that's shaping up nicely.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I decided to draw Kitty Pryde looking as if she is materializing out of the page.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The pencil shading didn't scan well. I think the effect works well on the original...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="891" original-width="678" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_216f9619412f4826b58ef6e298a07f41.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 678px; height: 891px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and he has a Sandman sketchbook in which I decided to do Morpheus doffing his helmet to reveal...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...Neil Gaiman!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="891" original-width="678" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_8ab6140e2fbe46a2af65b70bcc18551b.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 678px; height: 891px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Also, John M. sent me a nice pic of his framed prints:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3dfe795b48f9482a8ac2221d45ef0053.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 519px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> He has both the original and updated versions of the Regency to contrast and compare.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Thanks John!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Okay... back to the old drawing board.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:53:37 GMT 3a3e64a1-403f-4fe8-ad1f-f29c273557a5 more dreams... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/more-dreams <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> "…our mission to spread McCay’s glory to a wider au­dience couldn’t end with an oversized art book. Now, to­gether with Fran­çoise Mouly and the team at TOON Books, themselves makers of transcendent children’s books and young adult comics, we are able to present this abridged collection: thirty-one carefully selected works out of the hundred and eighteen originally commissioned. Our hope is that this compact edi­tion, appropriate for bookshelves in every home, school, and library, will allow everyone the opportunity to own a piece of the dream."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> -from the introduction by Locust Moon’s Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, and Chris Stevens</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> front cover:</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="946" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_35fbfa9180a94cbdba7b3f88dcd5fdac.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 946px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> "...when the editors of Locust Moon showed me the re­splendent comics that contemporary artists were producing as an homage to McCay’s creation, I wanted to publish this book. Once you fall into Slumberland, it’s hard to leave it. But now, thanks to some of today’s foremost cartoonists, you and I can turn page after page and start dreaming all over again."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> -from the foreword by Françoise Mouly, Editorial Director of TOON Books as well as the Art Editor of The New Yorker.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> …and there is also a foreword in comics form by some Art Spiegelman guy.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> back cover featuring my contribution (I had to extend the border to fit the layout):</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="946" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_8289227ff5fb4fb98df28e819226bd8d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 946px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ***</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and speaking of dreams, here's a childhood dream of mine fulfilled:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="458" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_c34d79e9ff3b4cb0967c6546490c9b90.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 458px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Shel saw this 'Quadrocopter' buzzing around the Wizard World St. Louis show.</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> She correctly surmised that I MUST have one and it is quite possibly the COOLEST thing I've seen in a while...</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="368" original-width="615" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_194a5d8ebf3f4301a25c4ff155e02c78.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 615px; height: 368px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="193" original-width="615" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1dfeaeeb2fc54cda8649864959289368.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 615px; height: 193px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and it has a camera!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="388" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_0a3cf51700f64eeabdcd9304e5d0fa86.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 388px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...heee!!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:11:33 GMT f365844f-ca14-41e4-b2d3-c0cbdb63f990 Just West of the Mississippi... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/just-west-of-the-mississipi <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="3807" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_0952967b55964864ba771448ecb9e17e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 3807px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br> Thanks to everyone at Wizard World St. Louis for making it a great show!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> See you in Chicago!!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-chicago.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_05389240746a4f94b6757cad58f15ce2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:54:44 GMT 95acb9b4-c7cd-43be-b69a-175df7188aa7 Day of the Dead... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/day-of-the-dead <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="187" original-width="122" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_22a0cfc9c9d849d58da09ccaacee1a7e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 122px; height: 187px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <strong><em>The Walking Dead #1</em>&nbsp;Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis Exclusive Variant Cover by Gerhard</strong></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <strong>All 1-Day &amp; 3-Day General Admission attendees will receive a limited-edition, exclusive cover variant of&nbsp;<em>The Walking Dead</em> &nbsp;#1 by Gerhard! Artist will be on hand to sign (autograph fees may apply). Extremely limited quantities are available to fans only while supplies last!<br> <br> All VIP attendees will receive (2) limited-edition, exclusive cover variants of&nbsp;<em>The Walking Dead #1</em>! A Regular cover and Sketch Black &amp; White Cover by Gerhard! Artist will be on hand to sign (autograph fees may apply). Extremely limited quantities are available to VIP’s only while supplies last!</strong></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="597" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_4cf6b3374c1246c78c720e32eaa6ea25.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 597px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As part of the arrangement with Wizard World I signed 200 copies each of the colour and black &amp; white books.</p> <p> Plus, they supplied us with the same amount of books to sell at my table.</p> <p> That's a lot of zombies.</p> <p> Every once in a while someone would bring a comic to the table that had this little grey aardvark on the cover.</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"> Two more days to go!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:50:40 GMT c944d7fd-2b2f-4b5e-89bc-2698fa7c5976 Motor City Con 2015: http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/motor-city-con-2015-1 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="3024" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b93ac0b544fe4c3ea667506943bb3c32.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 3024px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> Next weekend: St. Louis</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="316" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2b83460e71dc444b9aeb7aa7196a8381.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 316px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 01:28:12 GMT efd79df2-b200-4b33-8779-59c662e7c0d6 Revving up for Motor City... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/revving-up-for-motor-city <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Click below to go to their site:</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5f48e006481848588d60e00ca5d89514.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> ***</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Wrapping up a few loose ends before the show...</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Jeff' S's cat:</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="766" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f6884b8a1fae4719b09dd69ea4c92870.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 766px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ...and under the "Ultra Cool" category:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was asked to do the exclusive variant cover for the Wizard World St. Louis edition of The Walking Dead...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="1063" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b6aa156c03a9453d9667d4ef003518cd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 1063px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (any Cerebus fans recognize the sunset?)</p> <p> ...and there will be a black &amp; white variant edition as well...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="1063" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1a2d45d9668b4ebe925a055ed08c8bc5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 1063px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> These will be available at the Wizard World St. Louis show, also coming up soon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="316" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a3b1d8b4b76b4bb8b061c57f19a43a49.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 316px; height: 141px;"></a> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 13:17:15 GMT 5078ad6f-11d8-47bb-8564-a84a19177918 this and that... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/this-and-that <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Joe sent me a photo of his office walls complete with his prints of the Regency and Eschner on the left. Thanks Joe!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="307" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1f4421e7b7514a0794d176a4ea74da19.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 307px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a zoom out of a drawing I did for David L as a gift for his brother's ordination:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="600" original-width="398" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e48e40b3ee46432f9b6045dbe73ce7e8.gif" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 398px; height: 600px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I work very close to the page and have to constantly lean back</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> to see if all those little lines actually look like something from a distance.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ***</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Our next show is coming up soon</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (click on logo to go to their site):</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7bee358a081743b9bc490e10719ec8a7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I better brush up on my 'Gerebus' sketches.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 May 2015 23:06:13 GMT f3299f33-40f6-4965-a5f8-49d5512ff8c6 Back from Calgary... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/best-show-ever <p style="text-align: center;"> We're back from an awesomely amazing trip to Calgary Alberta and the Excellent Expo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Unfortunately, all we got to see of Calgary was from the drive to and from the airport, the hotel window and the walk to and from the Expo (it was a half hour shuttle ride or a 15 minute walk).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Fortunately there was a very tall, noticeable landmark right across from the hotel making navigation very easy.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="450" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_33b34042aa8b4abfb472bcbfed20c343.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 450px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There were 102,000 attendees through the door over the four days and we got to sit at our table and watch the show go by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_df46c494900547aaa4c531cff5fab1da.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Meeting, greeting and handing over commissions with Dean and Mark; always feels good getting those delivered safe and sound. It was a real pleasure finally getting to see Dean in person, we've been emailing for quite a while and he is the one who initiated contact with the show. Many thanks to Dean! ...and there we are at my table.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a8ae351202dc48ce92517e76590e3445.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was on a panel, 'Paint and Canvas vs Tablet and Stylus' with Bobby, Vic, Scott, Chris and moderated by Keith. It was a hoot. There may or may not be a podcast somewhere. Later, I'm catching up on my sketching back in the room.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_454b6b3acd6243b09daa673cd25e2984.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I forgot to get a picture of my one and only superhero sketch; I did a Thor pencil sketch as a Kirby tribute.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are the sketches I did for Ruben:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_339555bef6b54e248eec78e9065e865e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Our neighbours, that helped make this such a great show: Bob Layton, Dexter Vines and Tom Cook.&nbsp; Also, me and Greg, one of the many legions of staff and volunteers that made this The Most Awesomazingest Show Ever.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> A special thanks to Blaine Tufts for having us at the show and to his wife, Marina, who organized the art auction and raised a record amount for the Make A Wish Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_22e2ad2fecee4f599e5d8a1581ff36dd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's the ice sphere that I had in my after-show shot of single malt...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and on the flight home, while Shel napped, I amused myself with...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_01d2311fd197499f85656ba0cc4a8d51.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...drawing a barf-bag hand puppet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:39 GMT 7b3b916b-b80d-4f9a-951d-cf04709d0299 Calgary, here we come... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/calgary-here-we-come <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Heading out to Calgary today.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (click logo to go to their site)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.calgaryexpo.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="227" original-width="564" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5e19235d4c23427b8f05cd8ca01409e3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 564px; height: 227px;" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We are at table X07 in what looks to a massive room.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="356" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2a1ac6d55524410fa66a1c80db7b4334.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 356px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here is my piece that's in their 'Adventures In Time' themed Artbook:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="660" original-width="504" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7ef8d8887d7f4b42817885d02c1538a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 504px; height: 660px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and here's how the inking turned out on Benedict's piece:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="539" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2f6a42de4e2a4517984e70990ed0f248.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 539px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and a closer look...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="542" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f21bcfc603284a9495f52aed04d3270e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 542px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Okay! We are outta here.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope to see some of you at the show!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:51:40 GMT c9554ea9-fb0d-4bf1-b1d3-98617bf9c837