SDCC was wonderful, guys. Seriously, really, really, really wonderful. I’m doing fewer cons in the future, but I am delighted and honoured and amazed at the people that I see frequently at these conventions – both the generous people who have been buying my art for years(and new ones too!) and the fellow artists that keep on churning out gorgeous work that keeps getting better every year.
I had a great time. It would take far too long to call out every single person that I now adore(and keep in mind, I’m not predisposed to liking people), but I have a brighter view of humanity and the art family that I seem to have accidentally found myself in.
These couple weeks after Comic-Con are sort of my art vacation weeks, where I pretty much only have one or two deadlines and obligations and getting through them isn’t too stressful(I love art. But it is stressful. I like a healthy level of stress, because after it comes accomplishment, and that’s nice. Still, you get what I mean).
I’m in a group show at Stranger Factory in November, which I am seriously so, so stoked about. It’s one of my favourite galleries/stores. I’ll be showing with Goblinfruit, MissMonster, Yosiell Lorenzo, FrankenFactory and Valency Genis. I’ve been sketching some critters that I want to build for the show and I honestly think that it’ll be some of my most awesome work yet. My research folders are full of images and words regarding Parisian and Roman catacombs(and other such tombs)…
So far, my general theme is shaping up to be bug like critters that live predominantly underground at burial sites. A few more Scaleybugs(a variant species called Catacomb Scaleybugs), new bugs called Collector Bugs(they collect specific trinkets and items in landfills, gravesites, etc…) and another new species called Desecrated Gravebeasts. They’re slug like, they may have a symbiotic relationship with fly larvae(okay, maggots) and they eat flowers left behind by mourners.
Here’s some Instagram pictures(I’m sawdustbear on instagram, if you’d like to follow me there):