I had a great experience at Super Heroes for Hospice this past weekend in Jersey! This was a small event to raise money for the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, as well as a canned food drive for the needy of hurricane Sandy. A big part of the event was 1,000s of old comic issues to delve through (as seen in the picture above). Another part of the room had me and about 7 other artists selling our work and drawing sketches. Another big draw was the "Getting Into Comics" lecture series, featuring Paris Cullens, Joe Endres, Steve Zinoda, Christian Rubiano, and myself. I gave a super cool power point presentation about how to get started exhibiting and selling your comic art at conventions! YouTube clips coming soon!
I had many unusual and charming drawing requests this time!
One guy had a collection of envelopes that he had artists draw upon, and he gave me an ocean-themed stamped one to draw Aeryan surfing on! If you google "super heroes for hospice" in image search, you'll see other artistic envelopes in his collection.
The next commission was from a grandfather that wrote a story for his two grand daughters. He gave me a script to look at and said I could illustrate any scene in any way I wished. He wanted to see different artists visions of his story.
Another cool request was from a guy that wanted me to draw this Big Foot doll!
I felt that Big Foot would need to comb all that hair! The guy has a project going on where he has commissioned over 400 artists to draw their version of the Big Foot (or caveman doll as he calls it). Pretty cool!
Special thanks to my friend Christina for driving me all the way from Brooklyn to West Orange, NJ!