Thursday, September 22, 2016

Long Beach 2016 Con Sketches

I did several sketches while tabling at the Prism Comics Booth at this years Long Beach Comicbook Convention on September 17 and 18, 2016. Actually, I only did 3 at the con; one was a commission, so it’s gone with the purchaser. I’m posting the remaining two done to kill time. The remainders are leftover time-killers from previous conventions, previously unposed.

 "Black Panther and White Tiger". I was commissioned, at Long Beach Comic-Con, to do a sketch of a Hispanic Superhero. The only one that sprung immediately to mind was the White Tiger, who appeared in "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu" back in the 70's. The client pointed out that on of the current iterations of Spiderman is Hispanic. I wouldn't know, haven't been paying attention since before the first "Secret Wars".
Doing the commissioned sketch inspired me to do one for myself, in between dealing with my legion of fervid fans. Basically, the idea was to do a battle between a white silhouette figure (White Tiger) and a black silhouette figure (Black Panther) against a bifurcated stark black and white back ground. I messed up by putting in too much gray. Oh well, it's just a sketch. Hopefully I won't die before doing the finish version. (These days, one never can predict).

Since I was in a non-caucasian vein, I decided to try another such hero. Sunfire, from the Xmen comics of my youth, sprang to mind. I didn’t have time to finish it; s’okay. It need re-cropping, and I need to figure out how to do the  flame. Also, does the character trail flame, Human Torch style? Don’t remember, don’t feel like looking it up.

The next two drawings are remnants from conventions of yore, posted today for the first time. The first quotes Carmine Infantino’s cover to “Batman from the 30’s to the 70’s” replacing Batman and Robin with Teddy and Gene, characters from “Bob’s Burgers”, the animated TV series I’ve been doing storyboards on for the last 6 or 7 (it all blurs together) years.
The second is of Tina, another Bob’s Burgers cast member. This is a pose from her in “Enter the Tina” from Bob’s Burgers Comics # 13. 22 pages of wonderfulness laid out by moi.

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