The Short Synopsis

Pop Culture Data Artist, Infographics, Network Design Art, Technical Writing...

Follow me on:

Facebook - Talk, images, and lots of puns. Best place to leave a detailed message.

Facebook Group - Posting new pages of my comics and other material related to golden age comics.

Instagram - Images and posts about progress on art projects. Many will be the in-progress ones when developing a project.

Tumblr - Interesting pages and panels selectively pulled from mostly newer comics.

Earth P.D. comics - My 1940s style comic done entirely digitally. Currently working on issue #3.

Twitter - Not my most active account but I follow some very interesting people.

Comic & Art Events

SteelCity Con

August 11-13 2017

Artist Alley

WV PopCon

August 26-27 2017

Possible Attendee

Camp Comicon

September 8-10 2017

Unknown

Greensburg Pop-Up Art Show

September 8 2017

Artist Alley

Youngstown Indie Creators

September 9 2017

Artist Alley

Nittany Con

September 23 2017

Unknown

Parkersburg Con

September 30 2017

Unknown

BlurrieCon 5

October 13-15 2017

Unknown

Akron Comicon

November 4-5 2017

Unknown

3 Rivers Con

May 20-21 2018

Artist Alley

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Wednesday
Aug162017

Poster Display For Cons

After Steel City Con last week, I've had to rethink how to display the posters at a small table. I'm meeting with a friend who had done set design for a local stage company. Best to check with people who have build things for unique situations.

I'm looking to get rid of the table. The posters took over all available space and make it difficult to show anything else on the table. Instead I'm looking at building three walls out of PVC piping and material. The posters, and many of items, will be hung from pipes and cloth. I'll probably look into putting grommets in various positions to string ropes for hanging things.

The other item I'm looking for is a poster holder like I've seen in stores like Spencer's Gifts. They hold a large amount of posters in a condensed space while still allowing people to flip through all the posters. With most of work going large this might be my best bet.

DJ said it would take time to come up with what works best. He was so very right.

Tuesday
Aug152017

Game Of Thrones Poster

Game of Thrones

Now begins the collection of the data for Game of Thrones. The plan is to have it completed for the December Steel City Con. That's a tight schedule but I think it's doable. I'd like to have it ready for the holiday season. It was the most requested future project from the portfolio so I thing it would be a good endeavour.

As always, time, cats, and petty annoyances will all come into play to determine if this project will meet its deadline.

UPDATE

I had been told that season 7 was the last and that would have allowed me to finish the chart by December 2017. Upon checking out the schedule, there will be a short season 8 next year. The bad thing is the poster will not be available until December 2018. The good news is I've gotten a really good headstart on the project.

Monday
Aug142017

SteelCity Con August 2017 is done

Just finished my three-day stint as an artist at SteelCity Con. It was both to tiring and uplifting at the same time. Most attendees were unsure of what data art is but they appreciated it nevertheless. I'd have to say this firsts show was successful enough to warrant a continuation. I am looking into further shows in the general area this late summer and fall which I may attend.

The other items I learned was from the response I got from my portfolio book. I brought it to gauge whether some of these pieces would be worth getting prints made. There were pieces in the portfolio which got more reactions than the pieces I had on display. You never know what people will be interested in.

Friday
Aug042017

SteelCity Con-August 2017

It's been a long road getting ready for my first con but it wasn't unexpected. So many little details that need to be taken care of in order to make it a good experience. But I feel it will be worth it. I have been in denial about my ability as an artist for many years. More of a fear that people won't like the work I do.

This will be the test (and hopefully not an ordeal) of fire. For better of worse I will let the people at the con make the judgement of whether my work is worth it.

Sunday
Dec112016

SteelCityCon-December 2016

ComicCon

Went to SteelCityCon on Saturday. After attending a few I'm getting to know some of the artist better. It's great to talk shop with people with the same interest as I have. Got some good advise on how to continue with the production of the book and actions I should take next.

But the best thing I heard was the mass of encouragement to get it printed when it's finished and continue on with the story. On artist said even though this subject matter was not something that interested him, he liked to style and said it reflected the era fairly well. I will probably work toward getting a booth at a future con (either by myself or splitting one with another artist.).

Shane also thought that some of my other work would do well in the Artist Alley. He particularly like the medieval version of Jabberwocky. I can see I will need to come up with some money in order to make prints of a few items. Again, another expense I don't have the money for but looks like will be a necessity to get into the game.

Working at home by myself can be a drudgery at times. With no conversation on artistic subjects, it occasionally feels like I'm barking up the wrong tree. Wandering around the floor at Artist's Alley gives me a renewed outlook on my art that I am heading in a good direction. Time will tell if it's actually one that will be financially benefitical.