Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Remembering Stan Goldberg

I was sad to hear of the passing of comics legend Stan Goldberg on Sunday. I was honored to meet Stan about three years ago at a comic convention, where he drew some original Jughead and Betty artwork for me and shared some great stories about his early days with Marvel Comics (Timely and Atlas back in the day). Stan was highly entertaining and humorous as he reminisced about the original Marvel Bullpen, and he gave me some great advice on continuing in the comics and illustration fields. Below is the original post from my meeting with Stan, and there's a good tribute to him over at Comic Book

About a year ago, I posted my Influence Map, an idea I got from artist Cedric Hohnstadt. It shows the artists that have inspired and influenced me. Today, at the Cincinnati Comics Expo, I got to meet one of the greats from my map: Legendary Artist Stan Goldberg. Stan's influence on me came through his 41 years of work with Archie Comics. But he has worked with many others, including Timely Comics (Marvel before they were Marvel). I got a couple of drawings from Stan and enjoyed his stories as he drew, including some great advice to me as an artist. He was a pleasure to meet!
Left: Sketch of Jughead Jones.

Friday, May 9, 2014

River City Comic Expo, May 10, 2014

This weekend I'll be at the River City Comic Expo in Louisville, KY, with Vertically Challenged Artwork and Ramone Cologne books from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.. This is a unique event and one I hope to see imitated many times over for other similar causes.
Here's the Expo's description of the event: The River City Comic Expo is a comic show to benefit the charity Fund for the Eyes. Fund for the Eyes promotes the independence and self-advocacy of blind and visually impaired individuals living in Jefferson County in Louisville, KY.

I'll be introducing many new paintings for the first time at this event, and look forward to bringing some new character paintings and VC versions of some of your favorites. Visit me at Booth 19, and if you don't find what you're looking for in the wide variety of characters, you can make a request!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Next Stop: Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, March 14-16

I'll be sharing a booth with the good folks of CASA Superhero Run at the upcoming Lex Con. Visit me at Booth 1102 for Vertically Challenged Artwork paintings, and a look at the new Ramone Cologne book! Also, make plans to register for the CASA Superhero Run on September 20. It's a fantastic event for one of the best causes you can imagine.

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