Hoo Ha! It's that time ladies and gentlemen!
Table F5 in with the other artists in the exhibitor's area. I'll be sharing a table with Javier Guzman so keep yer eyes peeled for us! Not only that, but much of the Chicago gang is returning! Check out this collection of talent that'll be yuckin' it up and selling their goods:
To top it off, I'm super excited to be teaming up with my good friend Dave Pryor on a new artbook this year! It's titled "Inner Workings" and we've tried to offer something a bit more unique in the way of sketchbooks. The left sided pages show sketches and doodles and a bit of text from each of us talking about the development that lead up to the "final image" which is printed on the right. I really like seeing/reading about the mental process behind every artist's work and this was our chance to present a little of that here.
Printing is wrapping up as I type this. I've upped the quality from my book last year and now we're looking at 96 full color pages at 6"x9" with a hardcover. The proof looked fantastic so needless to say I'm excited.
I am a little nervous at how people might take to it though. Are people really interested in development and ideas? Especially when so many doodles are very VERY rough? Will people even want to read what we have to say? There's not a lot of superheroes or sexy girls in here. I just hope people can enjoy it. I'm really looking forward to talking to people and getting their reaction.
So I posed the question last year, and I'll do it again this year:
What do you think is a fair price for something like this? I'd be interested to hear from anyone else out there.
Check out the cover and the first few pages featuring some He-Man favs:
I really really owe it to the the whole gang for being as dedicated as we are. It makes a lot of the stress and planning melt away when ya gots the posse at your back. Like one big semi-functional family!