So, yeah, I thought I was done with shows for the year in October, but I got a great offer from a friend who is putting together a Christmas Art Fair in Downtown LA. For this show, I will have only my Mongoose Monday illustration game books (including a special Hawaiian 12 Days of Christmas book collection), along with some Cosmic Force trading cards, Damn Tourists Postcard Magnets, and some Mongoose Monday: Guess the Christmas Song colored sketches. Since this show will be happening on the last weekend before Christmas, come on down to pick up some last-minute shopping of original art and books.
This is the first of two 2019 shows that I have booked! I should have some new items such as Cosmic Force trading cards, and possibly issue 5 of “Damn Tourists.”
UPDATE: Hours before getting my Artist Alley confirmation for Pasadena Comic and Toy Show, I was approved for what will be the first of three new shows I will be exhibiting at next year. Looking forward to my work’s debut at this event, which has been known as the opposite of the grandaddy of all comic conventions: San Diego Comic Con International.
I was just confirmed for this show Friday afternoon, which I was generally shocked by. Since I heard how big and exclusive this convention had become (on the level of Emerald City Comic Con and Phoenix Fan Fusion, both of which are in high demand for vendors, leading to some creators being wait-listed) I applied just to get my name in their system. I never thought that I’d get in, and was eyeing the smaller Colorado Springs Comic Con, who has yet to release vendor applications by the way. I got in, of course, and now I’m just waiting for the invoice so I can pay for my table. Beyond excited for this show!
UPDATE: I paid my table invoice for this show on November 16th, so I’m all set to exhibit here (save for booking my flight and figuring out possible UPS shipping for my convention luggage).
I wasn't sure if this one was happening again, and I also wasn't sure if I was going to sign up for it again as turnout and sales weren't the best for me (though the staff and organizer were both very nice). However, since the draw of the show the last two years I tabled there were the workshops and panels rather than the exhibit hall, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for one of the two. Hey, why not? Since I'm doing an art demonstration at my table for the Glendale Artwalk, and I'm doing Emcee duties at SFV Comic Con the next day.
As always, stay tuned for more details!
Got an invite recently for another small local show I did last year. While the “Artwalk” term is included in the name, it’s more of a festival set in a designated area (specifically Barnes Park, a community park in the Monterey Park area), as opposed to a block party feel in the middle of a public street like the Reseda and Glendale Artwalks that I’ll be doing. Back onto this show: Expect not just great art and books from me and many other artists, but also plants (it is a Geranium festival as well), a few rides, and a dog costume contest.
And to think that a few weeks ago, I was afraid that this show wouldn't be coming back since I hadn't heard any follow-up on the event since the last show in September 2017. Well the final word is the artwalk is DEFINITELY happening again this year. Since anything can happen between now and the end of September, I'll keep all of you posted about this show.
I'll be back at this great local show for a second time this year with my new "Just Imagine" Cosmic Force prequel, trying out some commissioned sketches, and playing emcee for the show's hourly raffle.
UPDATE: As of a few minutes ago, I have been officially confirmed as a vendor for their second-annual Artwalk. In addition to having a vendor table with my artwork and books, I will also be hosting a 30-minute demonstration on creating a Figure-Of-Speech Illustration featuring my character: Mr. F.O.S. Mongoose!
UPDATE: I have been confirmed as a CAPS representative artist who will be at our group table Saturday and Sunday at this show. This convention is of course, all about Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, the plan is for me to be joining other artists from the Comic Arts Professional Society at a booth doing power ranger sketches and having my books for sale.
Just announced! I haven't done this show since 2014, which also was my first out of state convention. This time though, I won't be solo in Artist Alley as usual. I recently joined the Hawaii Comic Book Alliance, and will be one of many alliance members stationed at their exhibitor booth at the event. Other details such as what art and/or book we'll be selling have yet to be discussed, so stay tuned as always for more information.
A last minute booking at an in-studio radio station at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. As part of the Stauros Entertainment and UBN company umbrella, the show is hosted by a good friend of mine named Tyrone Tann, who also does on-site interviews at conventions and awards shows. As it has been four years since my last appearance on his show (I was first interviewed by him in July 2014, and later worked with him and actor/puppeteer Justin Galluccio on a comic adaptation of their live action youtube series "Blooob"), I'll be discussing my upbringing, art influences, what my comic titles are about, upcoming conventions I'll be doing, as well as answering questions from the three co-hosts.
Another new show that had a great first year in 2017, this convention takes place at the Ontario Convention Center, expanding from one day last year to two days this year.
BREAKING NEWS: I have just been confirmed as a panelist for my first convention panel appearance ever. The information is below:
Creating Comics on a Shoestring Budget - Sunday, May 20th - 12 pm to 1 pm - Room 106
One of the biggest attendee turnouts for a new Los Angeles comic convention ever happened at the first year of this show. Taking place once again at the El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles, I was there as a customer and saw first hand the happy insanity of this event. Suffice to say, I couldn't wait until their next show so I could experience all the craziness behind the table.
Yep! Just snagged another spot for Free Comic Book Weekend! So, before I set up shop at the Culver City Comic Bug for the second year in the row on Sunday May 6th, I'll be draping my familiar orange tablecloth with many other talented creators for the first time at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica. A short walk from Santa Monica Pier, and an even shorter walk from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line light rail station.
Ah yes, the big one. This three-day comic, cartoon, and movie extravaganza boasts a fantastic artist alley for print and commission artists, and a small press area for independent comic creators and publishers. Located at the Anaheim Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from Disneyland and the Anaheim Gardenwalk restaurant strip mall.
My first show of the year will be here at the Pasadena Convention Center, located a block south off Pasadena's main drag of Colorado Blvd. This is one of those great little local shows where the retailers and artists are easily accessible for attendees. There are also multiple transportation options for this convention, with the Metro Gold Line Del Mar light rail station three blocks away from the building, as well as being able to use rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber, or parking your private vehicle for just $12 in the adjacent convention center parking lot.
Their final show for the year, I will be on hand as a veteran artist vendor since first doing this event back in March 2014. I'll have my Mongoose Mondays Christmas Carol books back in stock along with those Damn Tourists and the Cosmic Force.
It's the annual comic convention that wraps itself around the Halloween weekend! Last year's show (the first under the new name, formerly Comikaze) was a great big ball of energy, with record-setting crowds and an expanded convention hall. Let's see what this year has to offer.
I just submitted an application and table payment for what will be my third artwalk this year, which is happening at Barnes Park in Monterey Park. This event will also take place two hours after the Comic Book Invasion show in nearby City of Commerce, which ends at 3 pm. Here's to pulling double-duty!
Created and promoted by Kimzar Kollectables comic shop owner Raz Simonian, (local store in Santa Clarita of course), this fall edition of this new small antelope valley convention (his first show was held in March) will take place once again at the College of the Canyons Gymnasium.
Held once again at Granada Pavilion, I will be making a third and final appearance for the year at this show to debut my Mongoose Mondays Band Name Illustration book, and my first Cosmic Force character prequel: "The Man with a Short Fuse."
UPDATE: I have just been confirmed as an artist alley vendor for this show (table payment has already been processed). Looking forward to exhibiting at this con for the first time, as I only attended on a Sunday during its inaugural year in 2016. I should have both my new Mongoose Mondays Band Name Illustration and Cosmic Force character prequel books ready for this show.