Monday, September 1, 2014

Post: Aw Yeah Sketches for The Hero Initiative

This past Saturday, I was invited by Aw Yeah Comics to sketch for donations to the Hero Initiative.  I accompanied Randy Field, Ben Hunzeker, and Kurt Wood and we sketched from 11am - 2pm but we all stayed over a little extra because it was so much fun!

Here are some of the pieces I did that day all in the name of Jack "The King" Kirby:










Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Post: Wizard World Chicago Art Drop

This past Saturday, I attended Wizard World Chicago. I was not only there for the release of Wonder Care presents: The Kinder Guardians #1, but I wanted to do an art drop experiment for the show.
An art drop is where you go to random locations and hide a piece of art in a specific area and give clues on your social media feed (Instagram, Twitter, or both) so that people who follow you can find it.



Since I was only going to be at the convention for the one day I thought it'd be fun to leave a little something, something for the hundreds of attendees. It also gave me something to do at the show besides walking around and spending money. 

I had Miker with me and we got to the show around 10:30 am. We must have walked the entire show floor a dozen times. 

I tried to leave the drawings in places that would have a constant flow of people such as information booths, eateries, and rest areas




About lunch time, I hit a snag with the clue portion as I wasn't able to upload my photo clues to Instagram and Twitter. It was quite frustrating not being able to tell my followers where I've hidden my #carsBOREDsketches. There was no Wi-Fi and the cell service was terrible.

I stopped by Victor's table for our Wonder Care signing at 1pm. It went excellent and I hid an art drop in one of the issues which my cousins ended up finding.


photo credit: @eliza_bacani on Instagram

Being fed up with the terrible cell service. I decided not to worry about uploading the clues until I was able. Miker and I took a break for lunch and I shut my phone off. After recharging my battery...and my phone, I tried again. 

Success! The clues were able to upload and I was able to post the photos of where I placed the last four sketches. I also left one at our table.


Getting my second wind the next art drop was the most fun. For my Winter Soldier sketch, I found a cos-player donning the look of Winter Soldier / Bucky Barnes. The best part was he had one of those giant convention bags,which after a few attempts, I was able to drop the sketch into. It was really exciting!

Now, the very last art drop I did wasn't technically an art drop. Back at the Wonder Care signing Victor said I should give the Merle Dixon sketch to Michael Rooker...ya know for fun.

So I did. I dropped that sketch right into his hands. He was super cool about it and even busted my chops with a critique saying, "Why do I look bald, man?!" He said he dug the piece and we snapped this photo:


Hope you enjoyed this recap of my day of sharing. I know of at least 4 of the pieces that were claimed so if you found one, please let me know via @whenuwerelittle and #wwchicagoartdrop. I definitely had a lot of fun doing it. It was a nice warm up to September 2nd...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wizard World Chicago Wonder Care Signing & Art Drop


Now I don't actually have a table for Wizard World Chicago this weekend, but I will be attending Saturday, August 23rd! I will be walking the show floor and will be signing at Victor Dandridge's table, B31 for our new book, Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians around 1pm!



... and as a bonus, while I'm visiting with friends, I will be doing 10 Art Drops, randomly hiding art all over the convention floor. Hope you find one!





Post: TMNT Day

The TMNT Day at the Hollywood Palms went over pretty great. Kids and adults were sporting their TMNT gear and were really excited for the new movie. They had a ton of activities to take part in like ninja star throwing and face painting. I sold a few of everything: books, prints, and sketch cards. Some of the sketch cards I put up at my online store and the prints I will be taking with me for my fall shows. It was shell-tastic time. (yeah i went there)




ALS Ice Bucket Challege



Joe Foo's Desmond nominated Thump and LB for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I nominate Trevor Mueller and Gabrial Bautista's Albert The Alien, Tressina Bowling's Dracullama, and Joe Dunn's Joe Loves Crappy Movies.

I will be selling this art work for $150 and 100% of the proceeds will be going to http://www.alsa.org/, if interested, please email me at wheniwaslittle@gmail.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

TMNT Day August 9th @ Hollywoold Palms!

I will be at the Hollywood Palms cinema for their TMNT Day to celebrate the release of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie which is out this Friday.

The event will take place Saturday August 9th from 11am-4pm and there will be all kind of activities to partake in, even a free showing of the classic 1990 film!

I will have prints and books to sell as well as sketch cards of your favorite heroes in a half shell. Hope to see you down there. Cowabunga dudes!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Post: Comic Book Mania 2014



This past weekend I was at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, IL for Comic Book Mania. It was the fifth year of this show and the attendance just keeps on growing. A lot of great comic creators showed up including Art Baltazar, Serena Guerra, and Hilary Barta. They had face painting for kids and writer pal, Russell Lissau, and I did a panel for kids on Making Comics. It was a fun comic show and it's always a great time chatting with kids about comics. See you next year!