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Omega Red by Sean Chen 2006
     This is how you do it.  Omega Red is shooting a tentacle at the viewer.  He looks angry and ready to mess with anyone who gets in his way.
     Sean Chen was in the same area as Buzz, and Bernard Chang.  He was very nice and super professional.
     This sketch was commissioned as well.  After I asked him to do Omega Red, he paused for a moment to think about what he looked like.
     He drew this from memory with no references.
It's a great drawing of a fierce OMEGA RED.
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Thanks Sean Chen!!!

 
 
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     This sketch was a commission sketch.  Bernard Chang did an awesome sketch of Deadpool for my buddy.  He pointed out Bernard and I asked if he could draw Colossus.  He said yes, but seemed unsure about it.  
     I walked away for a bit and came back about 45 minutes later, giving him time to do his thing.
      I returned, and it was done.  He handed it to me and I remember thinking it was okay.  He didn't seem as he loved it either.
     There is nothing bad about it and now I blame myself.  Colossus is hard to draw and doesn't have a lot of distinguishing features.  
     I love Colossus and I really like the sketch.  It just doesn't jump out like some of the others do.  I hate to be a downer but, it's how i feel.
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Thanks Bernard!

 
 
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     This is definitely one of the more threatening sketches in my book.  I think I was near a Marvel booth when I got this but, I can't remember.
     I talked to Jon Malin and he was a cool dude.  He did this sketch upon request straight out of his memory.  No reference.
     This is one of the only sketches that fills up the entire page.  I can't thank Jon enough for the kindness he expressed by drawing this awesome villain.
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Thanks Jon Malin!

 
 
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     I got this immediately after the Captain America sketch.  
     I think Don Ho is predominantly an inker.  At least, he was inking Marcus To at the time.
     Obviously, he has great talent with a  pencil as well as ... whatever artists ink comics with these days.
     Traditionally one would use a fine brush and india ink but, today there are many alternate methods.
     Don Ho, like the rest of the Top Cow/Aspen crew was super nice and super cool.
     I remember wanting to get more female sketches to balance out my sketchbook.
     Don Ho kindly drew this sketch of Rogue upon request.
     You can see the house style in her eyes and mouth.  Don't look too long, cause she can drain your powers here too!


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Thank you Don Ho!!!

 
 
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     Wizard World is coming to Los Angeles?  Sweet!  Too bad it would only last a few years.  It took place at the LA convention center near the Staples Center and ran from 2005 to 2008.  The 2009 Wizard World LA was postponed and later moved to Anaheim.  Are you kiddin' me?  
     Are those chumps going to call it the Los Angeles Wizard World of Anaheim?  I'm sick of them offering better deals to come to their nice, quiet beautiful town.
     L.A. wants its NFL and Wizard Cons back!  You hear me world?  (Crud, now I'm angry ...)
     I think the first day I took the 10 to get downtown.  Big traffic mistake.  By the time I finished my coffee and parked I was ready to get in there.  It's kind of quiet outside the large convention hall, but inside the lights are bright and people are bustling.
     I don't remember the events leading to it but, the next thing I know I am in the TOP COW/ASPEN area.   Top Cow and Aspen are comic publisher s and their artists were doing sketches.  (I think they were right next to each other.  Super foggy.)
     I remember seeing Michael Turner.  I never met him but, just watching him talk to people was interesting.  He seemed to have a glow.  People flocked to his kindness and his untimely death is one of modern comics saddest tales.
     All those guys were awesome.  The writers were talking and signing stuff.  I was hanging near the artists trying to get sketches.
     I don't remember much for some reason as it was early and I think all my senses were taking things in.  Marcus looked young and was very polite.  He kept his head down and diligently worked away at my Captain America request.
     The sketch turned out beautiful.  The pencils are tight.  The lines look delicate and graceful.  Cap looks quite noble.  I love it!
---Thanks Marcus!!!!