My goal was not to repeat any artists whatsoever. However, that was broken when I got this sketch. If you saw Page 2, you remember the nightmare that Dave mack left in my book.
Marvel Knights Daredevil was my favorite book at the time and it's what I hoped Dave would draw the previous year.
There was about 30 minutes until the day was over and I saw David Mack. Instead of just asking for a sketch, this time I had a plan.
"Hi Mr. Mack, any chance you can do a sketch for me of ... DAREDEVIL?"
He took my book and with a brush containing red ink created this mini-masterpiece. It's pretty cool. And, it was a sweet way to end my time at WIZARD WORLD LOS ANGELES 2006.
Avoiding the freeways, I took Venice Blvd all the to west L.A. from downtown.
Though tired, I was gleaming with excitement and could not wait to get home and look at all the wonderful things I was given by the coolest professionals of any industry.
Thanks David Mack!
The day was getting close to ending. I saw Pat Lee doing a sketch for a fan and decided to see if I could get one. Poor Pat lee looked tired. He was probably doing this all day for fans and here I come to add to the cramps in his wrist.
I am a huge fan of DREAMWAVE and all the WARLANDS books that came out. Man, I wish that series still existed.
I asked Pat to do a sketch of my main man from TRANSFORMERS, Optimus Prime.
He drew this with no references in about 3-5 minutes. Absolutley amazing!
Thank you Pat Lee!
Wow! This is amazing. I stare at this for long periods of time when I have the chance.
My friend George recognized and pointed out Phillip Tan. He wasn't in Artists Alley. No, he was chilling by himself at a random booth. His was using a drawing tablet and sketching in the computer.
I introduced myself and told him I was a big fan. He was super nice and did not refuse when I asked him to do a sketch for me.
He said sure and told me to come back later.
A lot of these guys will crank out a sketch in a few minutes. So, I waited impatiently around the corner for about 10 minutes and came back.
He was engrossed and said to give him more time. Really? What could he be doing that would take longer than 10 minutes?!
I walked around and every once in a while I would spy on him to see if he was done. It's been about a half hour now and he's still going. Hmmm.
After about 45 minutes I stopped by again and he was done. Smiling, he gave me my book and said "Thanks".
No, Thank you, man!
Whoa! When I looked at the sketch I could not believe it. Absolutely amazing.
Spawn, engrossed in shadow, clutching the edge of a skyscraper, peering down upon the city below. His cloak and chains dangle and lurk as debris falls due to the power of his grip on the ledge. Phillip really went out of his way for a punk fan whom he did not know. I have nothing but gratitude and respect for this fine artist.
Thanks Phillip! Thank you forever!
This is quite possibly the most annoying sketch in my book. When I turn the page and see it, I stare at it for a few seconds, shrug, and quickly see what is next.
Howard was sitting at a table by himself and I noticed he was doing sketches. I approached him and asked if he would contribute to my book. He said, "Sure". But, before I could let him know which MARVEL superhero I would like he said that he was only doing caricatures. Meh.
I think I tried to push the issue of drawing a hero to which he politely said, "Nope, I am only doing caricatures."
Aww, what the heck.
It didn't take him too long to draw this sketch of me. Part of me regrets it. Part of me loves that Howard Shum drew something for me.
Here's the problem. I DO NOT HAVE A BUBBLE MULLET!
After he promoted his website on the bottom I walked away hungering for a sketch of a superhero. I could not have this be the last sketch of the day!
(Kidding aside, I really do appreciate your time.)