I had a great con this year.
I managed to snag a hotel room. Worked my butt oft. Bought stuff and saw tons of art. I even managed to hang out with some friends.
I already posted a book review for one of the books I bought, Serenity Rose – 10 Awkward Years by Aaron Alexovich. Now comes the rest of the stuff I acquired.
I purchased a collection of comics published by IDW. Edward Scissorhands drawn by Drew Rausch, written by Kate Leth. This new Edward Scissorhands series takes place many years after the movie. I blew through the 5 comic books available and feel like I will be purchasing them as they come out. They are pretty interesting.
On a visit the the neglected “6th floor” I got a gorgeous print of a lady playing a cello from Sasha Yoss. You can see her work at www.sashayoss.com. This is the only thing that might trump Serenity Rose for the coolest thing I got. I also snached up a Princess Mononoke print and “the Sires of Time” comic by J.M. Dragunas. His site is www.dragunasmonster.com. I have not read the comic just yet. The art is very detailed and it looks interesting.
The 6th floor also introduced me to Martha Hull and her work. I purchased her two books. “Death’s Daughter & the Basket of Kittens” and “Untimely Death Alphabet.” Both were very entertaining to look at, despite the morbid topics. Her work can be seen at www.marthahull.com.
The last things I acquired are not going to be used for their intended purposes. One is a writers guide to the history of fictitious creatures such witches, faeries and vampires. The other is a horror writers workbook, both by Ty Hulse. More items I have not looked at much. I plan on using the books for ideas.
My art has turned a bit dark lately, us artists go through phases. Dark and creepy things interested me this year. Last year not much was interesting ( I was broke anyway) and the year before that I got a bunch of cute stuff.
My illustration today is a self portrait based off a selfie. I really enjoyed having green hair. I am also going to be drawing more people in preparation for a painting/illustration that I will be starting shortly.
What will I draw tomorrow?