Housekeeping Pt. 2

Two more drawings from HeroesCon 2010!
As an big 80’s G.I.Joe fan it was a blast to get the opportunity to take a crack at Zartan!
And as someone who has never seen a Godzilla flick (“Blasphemer!”–I know) I was really
happy with the way this Godzilla vs. Red Ronin turned out.

In Her Majesty’s Secret Service

This past weekend I attended Chicago’s inaugural C2E2 Comic Convention (change the name folks). The attendance seemed a little on the slight side but that would be my only criticism. The wide aisles, and floor layout were great and I’ll definitely give it another go next year.
Because I didn’t end up buying a table in artist’s alley I did not do any con sketches while at the show. The only exception I made where for two people who contacted me in advance and asked for commissions. Oddly enough, they both wanted drawings of characters from the QUEEN& COUNTRY series–one of Tara Chace and the other of a young Crocker. I was more than happy to oblige as they each hold a special place in my heart.
I’m particularly happy with how they turned out–hope you all like them as well!

Emerald City Con Sketches

I was very happy, and a little surprised, that someone commissioned me to do a drawing of a character from a book that hasn’t even come out yet. Very encouraging! This is Becky from the upcoming THE SIXTH GUN!
As always, Emerald City Comic Con was a great show. It’s one of those rare shows nowadays that seems to be about all about the comics. The staff is great and the fans are fantastic! This was my third year and I plan to return again next year! It’s kind of like a Northeastern HeroesCon (maybe my favorite show).

Pre-Order Con Sketches!

It’s less than two weeks until my first official convention of the season! On March 13th and 14th I’ll be in Seattle attending the Emerald City ComiCon! In preparation for the show I am taking pre-orders on con sketches. If you were planning on getting a sketch from me in Seattle it wouldn’t hurt to get on the list early to be guaranteed a sketch. Individual character commissions (such as the ones you see above and below) are $50. If interested, contact me at: brihurtt@hotmail.com

Also, take note, in the column to the right you’ll see an entire list of the shows I will be attending this year. If any of you are planning on attending these shows please make a point to seek me out and say hi!

Boy and Arrow

Here’s a con sketch from the Windy City show I did a few weeks back. It’s Ronin from the New Avengers and I have to admit I was unfamiliar with this character until this sketch (it’s been a few years since I read any Avengers). But I was won over by the guy having a bow and arrow–‘cuz archers are cool characters to draw. Cool but hard. Anyway, I think he turned out pretty good.
I hope update pretty soon but I’m currently in Portland visiting Oni Press and friends. I have some new commission posts coming up in the near future.
Stay tuned!

More Heroes…and Villains!

Here are three more images from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC!
Thing VS Terrax (I used the classic Byrne run as my reference), Hawksmoor (from Stormwatch/Authority), and Zorro! I gotta believe you can’t go wrong asking an artist to do a drawing of Zorro. All were a lot of fun to do.

If anyone out there has any drawings I did at the show and
you haven’t sent them to me I’d love to get a scan or a photo and post it here!


More from Heroes

Two more from the Heroes pre-order list.
I was really pumped when I got the Snake Plissken commission because it gave me an excuse to sit down and rewatch Escape From New York. Y’know, for research. I mean, it had been almost 6 months since I last watched it. Apparently I’m not the only Snake fan–this sketch sat in the protfolio through most of the show and almost everyone who came by commented on that. I’m definitely going to have to do more drawings of Snake.
And, of course, the image below is of the iconic, bad-girl, British super spy: Tara Chace. A character I always love returning to.

(my internet connection seems to be working fine so,
fingers crossed, I’ll get some more posts up real soon!)