Monday, August 29, 2011

Just arrived back from Fanexpo 2011, and what an experience it turned out to be this year!
Jen and I saw a lot of familiar faces, and met a whole bunch of new ones. We had the pleasure of being table mates with a fantastic and diverse group of people and definitely enjoyed their company.

Jen and I at our table in the Artist Alley.

"Seasonal Beauties" a 2012 pinup calender created and organized by Kyu-Bum Lee, featuring art by Kyu, myself, Adam Hines, Andrew Murray, Andrew Wilson, Angela Kim, Debbie Yu, Allison Neil, Wayne-Michael Lee, Leeann Dufour, Ben Thomas and Amanda Stocker, debuted this past weekend at Fanexpo! We will be selling the remaining copies online, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in a copy!

You can find photos of this beautiful Calender here, courtesy of the affable Ben Thomas.

The Table Mates!

Dino Caruso - is a fantastic comic writer with a love for crime noir comics. He has a story featured in the graphic novel "Acts of Violence" and is an all around great guy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy of Acts of Violence from him, and will definitely be picking up more of his work in the future.

Michael Nelson - is a toronto based fine art painter with an education from Sheridan's animation program. He is an extremely energetic and outgoing individual whose work captivated many of the convention attendees.

Familiar Faces!

Stephen Daymond - the creator of the webcomic, Specimen B-28, which is based off of his short film he created while he was at Sheridan. I absolutely loved his film, and the webcomic has done a great job of continuing and fleshing out the universe he has created.

Laurie B. - is an artist based out of Western Canada who creates adorable pinups featuring everyone's favourite pop culture characters. She is incredibly talented and an extraordinary person to meet.

Mike Boldt - is a Children's book Illustrator also based out of Western Canada. He is an extremely humble and down to earth artist with an amazing selection of work and the finest looking prints I've ever seen. Always great to see more of his work.

I also met Lubomir Arsov who is an insanely skilled artist. Mindblowing stuff. Literally, my mind was blown. Love his work!

Close friends and all around great guys, Andrew "Murrman" Murray, and Adam Hines, the Guys with pencils podcast creators were also in attendance, along with Jeff Thompson, Lisa Bell, Martin Sokol, Ben Thomas, Perry Osuna, and many more were also kicking around over the weekend.
It was GREAT seeing you all again! OH how I miss Toronto!

Here are some fun drawings I did during the convention this time!

I definitely have been trying to channel some Kirby lately, and the show I'm currently animating on is rubbing off on my artistic style big time. Sexily. Like hotcakes. Lovin it, like McDonalds.

1 comment:

Perry Linton Joseph Osuna said...

Hey Braden it was great to see and Jen again sorry it was so rushed I wished I had seen you earlier. The artwork looks super. Contact me when you a have a sec.