I was sketching outside for the most part. (Later on, I had to condense my drawings plastered all over the window.) It got super cold in the evening and I had to borrow a coat :P
My friend Ellen Stedfeld sketched in the small studio space the store had in the front window area. The owners said they'll have "resident artists" on a rotating basis every day in the store! My next day will be TOMORROW, Tuesday May 7th, ALL DAY! Come for a sketch, check out the new store, chat, and/or hang out. I'm excited about this new work space!
Here are the proud owners of the store: Michael Novo (left) and Jon Gorga (right). What's extra cool is that hey, they're my age and owning a freakin' store. You can do anything in life you put your mind to! Of special note: this store space is shared by Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, that's been there like forever. To save on rent (cuz hey, it's in the Village) that bookstore rented out 1/3 of their space. Life in New York: finding creative ways to make things work!
Can you tell that Sonic & Knuckles are my favorite? (And they always have been!)
So be sure to stop by Carmine St. Comics on Tuesdays to check out my work! See you tomorrow! 34 Carmine St. by the West 4th station.
Oh yes, and I did the Bronx Heroes Comic Con this past weekend. Didn't go so well for me and other artists, but more on that later. To be honest, I did better at this one event at Carmine Street Comics (and I wasn't even there the whole day!).