FROM THE SKETCHBOOK: unfinished comic from Anthrocon about a real thing that really happened to technicolorpie and I while out getting breakfast. It was one of the weirdest things that happened that weekend.
A couple of take-home commissions from AC. The left one is from a really obscure eighties cartoon, the right two are original characters.
These all came out great, but I’m especially proud of the bug one. I can’t remember ever getting commissioned to do a bug person before!
I AM OPEN FOR BADGE COMMISSIONS, BTW. Check this post out!
i’m the asshole on the right, with the beautiful Ian Jay on the left, who also supplied the Goku Hair(tm).
come get some cool custom badges, zines, graphic novels, stickers, porn cds, tote bags, votive candles, Official Rruffurr Merch, etc etc etc!! we’re havin a goddamn party up in here.
i probably won’t be online much since it’s crunch time, so see you guys at Anthrocon!!
WHAT HE SAID!! I’ll be there, he’ll be there, WE’LL BE THERE hawking the freshest alternative anthro merch this side of anywhere!
That’s TABLE L-05, in case you didn’t make a note of it earlier. Here’s a handy visual guide:
Big ticket items will include the print version of EPIPHANY, the TRUMPETSHARK COMIXXX 2013 art CD, RRUFFURR issue 2, RRUFF TRADE and much much more! Plus merchandise, commissions, and a whole lot of other fun and games. (Not actual games. I thought about building one of those big spinning carnival wheels, but we just didn’t have any time. Next year???) If you’re heading to Pittsburgh next weekend, drop by the Ian Jay Super Comics table, OR REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR PATHETIC LIFE.
ATTENTION ANTHROCON 2013 GOERS: Let’s face it: the economy is so far in the toilet right now it’s caught in its metaphorical U-bend, and modern con-goers can’t always AFFORD too much (having already shelled out for travel fees, fast food and a tiny strip of floor in a very crowded hotel room). IAN JAY COMMISSION WORKS HAS LISTENED, and is cutting a couple of less-popular badge styles from its catalog to make way for TRICOLOR BADGES, a new, affordable yet still striking option.
Each badge features a character of the buyer’s choice carefully inked and toned in VIVID WATERCOLOR, along with the character’s name in REALLY EASY-TO-READ LETTERING. They come laminated and clipped for only $20, enough to splurge on some cool art and still have enough left over for partying later!
Visit Table L-05 at AC for these, as well as for more cool badges, books, merchandise, and fun stuff from RRUFFURR, Trumpetshark Comics, and (as ever) Ian Jay Super Comics. More info to come, stay tuned!
Some badge commission homework I had left over from AC, documented here for posterity, EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT USUALLY DOCUMENT BADGES. I prefer to let them float out of my hands and into the ether after finishing them, like a message in a bottle or a plastic 45-rpm record tied to a balloon. It feels more poetic somehow.
From left to right (links go to FA pages because I don’t know if these people use Tumblr or not): Ezra Starscale, Dungeon Master, and three cyborg jackal characters thought up by Gypsywitch and commissioned by Sneakyferret. (They have real costumes for said characters, too, which look pretty cool.)
If YOU want a badge like this, drop me an ask, or an e-mail. Hi-C’s (the black and white ones) are $25, while Gildeds (the gold ones) are $30. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE AN ANIMAL PERSON CHARACTER TO GET ONE. I’VE DRAWN BADGES WITH REGULAR PEOPLE AND ROBOTS AND STUFF TOO. IT’S COOL. I can whip these out pretty fast, so consider my commission list open until further notice.
My poster for the summer conventions this year— Anthrocon, Heroescon and Otakon. LOOK FOR THIS POSTER, AS I WILL BE SITTING IN FRONT OF IT AND TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS.
Okay, six example badges finished. I might do more later, but for now, six should work fine. I’m calling their style “Gilded”, and HERE IS THE OFFICIAL AD FOR THEM.
ALSO: it’s a bummer that scanning these doesn’t allow you to see the coolest part of these badges: the subtly reflective gold ink wash that serves as a backdrop for these characters. It’s a really unique effect that I hope customers will dig. AT THE VERY LEAST, you can check the cool inkwork and the variety of different species, outfits and expressions I can draw ON DEMAND. No cookie-cutter badges here!
IF YOU WANT ONE OF THESE FOR ANTHROCON, or if you just want one for shits ‘n’ giggles, drop me a line or an ask and we can sort something out. (Which hey, by the way: What are your opinions on the price point? Too low? Too high? These are kind of a pain in the ass to make, actually, so maybe not too high, but too low?) I do animal people, I do monster people, I do robot people… hell, I even do people people. Whatever your tastes, I will do my very best to make your jaw drop.
Reblogging to preserve in my art blog, like a bug trapped in amber.
Drew this in Florida as a flyer for a double-feature of Bitter Lake and Billion Dollar Movie I was considering showing at AC this year. THEY’RE DOING A BIG-SCREEN DIRECTOR-Q&A-AUGMENTED OFFICIAL SCREENING OF BITTER LAKE, THOUGH, and that seems like a better option for a large crowd of people, so never mind. Enjoy this inexplicably weird drawing, though!