C2E2 2015

A few of the sights this year at C2E2 in Chicago.

Line queuing up to enter Friday.

Line queuing up to enter Friday.

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Me looking all serious at my table in Artist Alley.

Me looking all serious at my table in Artist Alley.


Didn’t get much time to leave my table, but touched base with a couple people….

Tom and Anna Richmond

Tom Richmond and his wife, Anna.


Wanted to touch base with Brendan Fletcher,
but I hit him at a time when his table was crazy busy.

He was kind enough to give Sally Forth a shout out on Twitter
when we featured Hillary dressed up as his version of Batgirl.


Ashleigh Popplewell took time out her hectic schedule to visit my booth.

We had tables next to each other back in 2012, where she gave gave some great pointers – like using the iPad for quick and easy reference.

Ashleigh back in 2012.

Ashleigh back in 2012.


And this year I got to sit next to one of my favorite artists, Lee Weeks!

Wolverine

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Fantastic to just shoot the sh*t during free moments here and there – great guy!


An added bonus this year was being able to meet up with fellow Kubert School alum Jessica Lynn.

She’s currently promoting her new Kickstarter project Fangirl.
Written by Tom Stillwell – color art by Zac Atkinson.

Zac Atkinson and Jessica Lynn.

Zac Atkinson and Jessica Lynn.

My preview copy  of Fangirl - signed by the artist!

My preview copy of Fangirl – signed by the artist!

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One of my favorite things to do at comic cons is see original art – here are just a couple from dealer Albert Moy.

Spiderman

Williamson


Could fill several blogs with the cosplay there. Here was a personal favorite…

Twins from the Shining.

Twins from the Shining.


Their was a fun list of celebrities there, but as mentioned
I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands for circulating.

Time permitting I would have stopped by to see Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell.
I’m sure with how busy her schedule was she feels the same regret about not being able to stop by to see me.

Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter

Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter


Last but not least, the great thing about C2E2 is finding out about new artists.
Here’s Batman artist, Joaquin Orta. He was kind enough to stop by my table where we traded tips of the trade.

Joaquin Orta

Joaquin Orta

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All for now – deadlines looming.

A special  thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by my table.
Here’s looking forward to C2E2 2016!

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3 for 5 Facebook Challenge: Day 5

3 pieces of art for 5 days challenge: Day 5.

With C2E2 just around the corner, ending with some convention sketches.

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1.Dragon_Lady

03.CortoMaltese

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All for now – See you at C2E2!

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3 for 5 Facebook Challenge: Day 4

3 pieces of art for 5 days challenge: Day 4.

Drawings I was commissioned to do back in 2006 for book called Dragonblood,
created by Shannon Eric Denton and written by Christopher E Long.

Digital version came out fall of 2010.

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1.Dragon

2.Dragon

3.Dragon


Tune in tomorrow for three more…

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3 for 5 Facebook Challenge: Day 3

3 pieces of art for 5 days challenge: Day 3.

Drawings I did back in 2004 for a for a mystery novel. The writer who commissioned it sent it to publishers but unfortunately no bites.

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Novel.02

Novel.03


Tune in tomorrow for three more…

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3 for 5 Facebook Challenge: Day 2

Posting 3 pieces of art for 5 days on Facebook. Here’s day two.

This is work I did shortly after graduation from the Joe Kubert School for Personality Comics. Did James Bond, John Lennon, Bo Jackson and Paula Abdul as well – kept me busy…

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1992.Jordan

1992.Star.Trek

1992.Star.Trek.Picard


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3 for 5 Facebook Challenge: Day 1

Posting 3 pieces of art for 5 days on Facebook – challenged by Thomas Gianni and Claudio Ghirardo awhile back. Challenging Jerry Craft and Mark McMurray in return.

I’m starting with some art from my Joe Kubert School days.
Three different mediums – pastel, watercolor and an oil painting from 1989.

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Werewolf.small

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Jim Keefe – C2E2 2015

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- Floor plan for C2E2's 2015 Artist Alley -

– Floor plan for C2E2’s 2015 Artist Alley –

– Hope to see you there! –

 

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