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Archive for September, 2007

Update to yesterday’s post

by on Sep.13, 2007, under General

Two things…

1.) Apparently it’s not quite time for a break just yet. I’ll be doing a store appearance/signing on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at Bad Apple Comics in Leesburg, FL. I’ll be there from 4pm til 7pm. doing sketches, showing off some new stuff, selling books or just sitting around reading comics. depends how busy it is I guess ;) . Also one of the guys from the show ‘Who wants to be a Superhero’ will be there. ‘Parthanon’ is his name. I’ve never seent he show, but he’s probably never seen my books, so we’re even ;) . Actually it should be a lot of fun, so stop by the store. The Lake Square Mall. Located at 10401 US HWY 441 Unit 404, Leesburg, FL 34788. Or check out their Myspace page:
Bad Apple Comics

2.) after a brief ‘discussion’ with my wife…apparently I’m *not* in the market for an intern. cute or otherwise. :o uch:

-Joe

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Time for a break

by on Sep.12, 2007, under General

Thanks to everyone that stopped by in Baltimore, it was a great show again (last year being my first time there). Did a lot of sketches, people picked up a lot of the books…even though there were a ton of famous comic guests and artist alley guys and gals. I’m always flattered that a lot of folks make time to find me :) . Met a lot of great new people too.

Now that Baltimore’s over though, no more shows for a bit. Still haven’t made up my mind on Wizard World Texas or maybe the Big Apple c0n in NY. But I’ve had enough flying for a bit and dealing with all the headaches that come from traveling. :) (Like all the planning that’s needed before a show, from the flights and hotels to the show registration…too much to keep track of for my brain. One of these days I’ll have to get an intern to take care of that stuff. So feel free to tell your friends to start sending in resumes… and pictures if they’re cute!).

I’m also thinking about completely changing around the galleries and website one of these days. some of the pieces on there are really old :) it’s been almost 4 years now. So hopefully that’ll be coming along soon. That’s up to Maggie (the booth babe from a couple years ago, remember?) if she wants to help ;) *hint hint*

ok, back to painting…

-Joe

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Baltimore Dragons

by on Sep.06, 2007, under General

Got back from DragonCon earlier this week, but was too worn out to write up a nice report about the show. Suffice to say, it was an amazing show! Thanks to everyone that stopped by my table. And thanks to everyone that showed up for the Pinup Art panel. That was a lot of fun…even if my public speaking skills weren’t up to snuff :) . Hopefully everyone enjoyed what Scott Rorie and I had to say. The crowd at this show was perfect…everyone seemed interested in talking about art or painting. I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome to the show :) . Also picked up a couple books…one was The Art of Tara McPherson (great book design), Sidekicks (Image comics, by Paul Jenkins and Chris Moreno…funny as hell with great art), and Sketchi (artbook by Charles Allen Harris). I think I got some other stuff too, but these were sitting right here infront of me :) .

I was also amazed at all the cool costumes. As someone that can’t put together anything (once it leaves the 2d world, it becomes a disaster in my hands), I was impressed by a lot of the work people put into their costumes. lots of great reference for me too ;) . Looking forward to next already. The only downside…being seated directly under the air conditioning vent. my teeth were chattering by the end of each day.

Getting ready to head out once again, this time to the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend. Last year was my first time there, and it was one of my favorite shows of last year. I’ll be at table 52 in Artist’s Alley, so hopefully it shoudn’t be too hard to find me to say Hi. :) Hope to see some of you there!

-Joe

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