Yesterday was Free Comic Book Day. Did you go? You did? Good!
Brian Bastian, his brother Dan Voltz and I were guests at Jimmy Jams yesterday. It was a lot of fun. I’ve never been to Winona before and I really had a nice time. I did a lot of drawings and met some really nice people.
It’s been a while since my last signing and I learned a little about my art style since then. Well, maybe not learn anything, but rather embrace my strengths and stop drawing in a style I am not comfortable with. At the last event, kids would ask for drawings of Optimus Prime, or Disney Princesses or Iron Man and I would do my best to draw a somewhat realistic version of them. The drawings didn’t look good. I decided that I am a cartoonist and realism doesn’t work for me (on a lot of levels). I struggle with drawing realistically. I always have. I’m drawn (ha ha) to more stylistic cartoonists. So, I decided I’d stick to what I do best and draw a lot simpler and play to my strengths a bit. Doing that was the right choice, the drawings were better and I had a lot more fun.
Here’s some of what I did:
It was a fun day and it went by too quickly.
Coming up in two weeks, MSP Comic Con.
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