Posted on May 3, 2014 by Aaron McConnell
It’s that time of year! Comic creators crawl out from under their rocks to promote comic book literacy at comic shops, bookstores, and libraries! I make a grand event out of the day by shaving most of the fuzz off my face. Tomorrow I can be found at the West Linn Public Library. That’s 1595 Burns Street, West Linn, OR 97068 from 12-5pm. I will have a few freebies and might do some sketching, but when I say sketching I don’t really intend to draw something like this:
I think Steve Ditko might be having a laugh this weekend as Spiderman 2 opens in theaters and all the kids rush to Free Comic Day hoping to get a quick sketch of Spiderman from a hunched over comic illustrator. I don’t think Ditko had the word “quick” in mind when he designed that web pattern on Spidey’s uniform. I hope the kid’s aren’t too disappointed when they get sketches from me that look more like this: There is a possibility they could have a mind altering experience with the likes of this: If things really get out of hand, West Linn Security may be dragging me out of the library once they’ve discovered I’m handing out drawings like this: But, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Personally, I look forward to leaving the house and hope to make the most of it. Free Comics at the library! That’s a guarantee, because even if they run out of the free floppies, you can still check something out with your library card! Win Win!
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Posted on April 22, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
I’m going to test the limits of my blog this week (but hopefully not the patience of my blog readers:p) in preparation for the upcoming Stumptown Comics Fest April 27-28, Sat-Sunday. I spent a good part of yesterday rifling through old drawings to put together a little collaborative sketch comic with my son. Layout is taking longer than I expected and I’m pruning out some stuff, but leftovers may as well end up here. This is a random page from a 2012 sketchbook. I think the pen was doing the thinking…
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Posted on April 11, 2013 by Aaron McConnell
…and I nearly forgot. I’ve been wrapped up in a lot of scribbling lately, and eventually the results will show up here (and in print!), but for now I offer a random sketchbook page. Head studies. Some of these were drawn from photos (can you spot a celebrity or two?) and others were drawn from comic panels by Hugo Pratt, and still others appeared from the mind’s eye. My studio practice compressed in a page.
“But where’s the life drawing?!” you ask. Alright, it’s embarrassing, but here’s a self portrait drawn on the Odopod sketch site:
Now I feel naked.
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Posted on August 31, 2012 by Aaron McConnell
Starting today, Friday August 31, I am attending PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington to assist the Fire Opal Media folks promote 13th Age and the expansion book 13 True Ways currently kickstarting. What is PAX Prime? Your Answer.
I’ve brought 40 prints with me for sale at the Gamma Ray Games booth. There are ten 11″ x 14″ prints each of the 4 images I’ve shown here, and Lee Moyer and I will be available to sign them from 2-4pm on Friday and Saturday.
And there’s a rumor that I’ll be Icon Sketching as time allows. We’ll see how it goes. I hope to see you there!
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