The Short Synopsis

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

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Facebook Artist Page - Show and tell about my current artwork

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.

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Steel City Con

April 13-15 2018

Artist Alley

3 Rivers Con

May 20-21 2018

Artist Alley

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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.

Wednesday
Aug172016

SteelCityCon

Took in the SteelCityCon last weekend and it was a breath of fresh air. My main aim was to talk to the various artist at the booths. Visiting the merchant booths and listening to the celebrity speakers was fun, but it was the artists which I needed to interact with the most.

Questions I had ranged from techniques for working with the Wacom tablet to getting a book printed. I got answers to all my questions, although one of the answers concerning the Wacom tablet was there is no good way to prevent those bezier handles from spiraling off in random directions.

I met up with Mike, an engineer whom I worked with at BCSI. Mike's secret identity is Steel Man. Mike has been going to cons for quite a few years and introduced me to many people he knew there including a few of the artists.

I will be getting in touch with a few of them in the days to come.