Have you seen Steve Wolfhard’s Cat Rackham? No? You should! Go to his SITE and pick up Cat Rackham Loses It. Super funny! Head over to his personal SITE and see his life in comic form. I have never met someone as self-depricating as Mr. Wolfhard…and I’ve known me for years!
Stumbled on a fun site called Fiverr. I have spent hours, if not days perusing what people are willing to do for $5. There is a fellow that will beatbox a song for you. There is a gal that will write whatever you want on her forehead and then send you the picture. And don’t get me started on the guy who will teach you how to breath fire.
While perusing the Graphics section I found a couple folks that had pretty cool styles. This one is by a fellow named James Kim who is a storyboard artist over at Fox. Check him out. Throw half a sawbuck his way.
Geo Brawn IV (@Geo_Brawn) shot me with a silver bullet…but first he did this drawing of Wolfman Jon!
Wandering through Artist Alley at San Diego Comic Con can be a bit of a slog at times. Don’t get me wrong, it is my absolute favorite part of the con but when you are looking for an artist to sketch something other than Captain America or Batman it can get a little awkward. I hear a lot of “No”s when I ask artists if they would be willing to do a portrait of me. I also get a lot of strange looks. It makes it that much easier when an artist posts a sign saying that they will not only do a portrait…but one of you AS something. I saw such a sign on Geo Brawn IV’s table stating that he would make me into a monster or zombie. I am a huge fan of the Invisible Man but I came to my senses and figured my beard would be a great start on being a wolfman. So here I am! My daughter does not like this one. Not one bit.
Check out Mr. the IV’s webpage at: Brawn Graphics
I was not admitted to Hogwarts. I am pretty certain it was an oversight but even though I continued to petition for enrollment throughout high school I never heard back. My bloodline leads back to Salazar Slytherin so I know that when push came to shove and they put that sorting hat on my head I would have been placed in Slytherin. This lovely interpretation of that fateful day was done by the lovely Jenyffer Maria and if you are lucky enough to get into her exclusive commissions, you can enjoy a similar victory. Now to tend to my mug of butter beer.
Kevin Woody (@letunaman) is a wonderfully funny and talented artist. And he did this amazing painting of me! I met him at a convention and bought his great comic, Between Mars. I walked away from that convention thinking of nothing else but needing to add him to my collection. He has a style all his own and his sense of humour is bar-none. I have never met a man that loves sandwiches quite as much as him. I offered him a plate full of sandwiches in exchange for a sketch but he requested money instead….and now I am the proud owner of this wonderful painting. I can tell looking at his interpretation of me that he thinks I have a screw loose. Maybe more than one. This is probably the best interpreation of me as a serial killer that I have ever seen.
Check out his website at: Between Mars. Check out his shop and request a painting of your own. He does a great job drawing presidents and other famous beardos.
Creator of ZombieBomb (@terminalpress), Adam Miller, answered the question: What would I look like as a Zombie? Answer, just as dang sexy as I do as a normie. (<—- I just coined that phrase for non-zombie). Imagine all the undead gals that would be clawing at clothes trying to get a peek at what was in my head. Instead of getting always getting asked “What are you thinking” they might be able to just look and say, “I see what you’re thinking”. A man can dream, can’t he?
Check out ZombieBomb and other stuff at http://www.terminalpress.com
The amazingly talented Katie Cook ( @katiecandraw ) did this ridiculously small and totally awesome picture of Jon! I’ve been waiting since last year’s SDCC to ask her to do a portrait of me and, I’ll be honest, it was well worth the wait. In under 60 seconds she knocked this wee-watercolor out and it ended up in my grubby little hands. It is hard to tell from the scan but the painting itself is at most 2 inches in height and it is just plain marvelous. The little heart most certainly represents my love for my wife who bought this for me. Or maybe my love of burritos.
Check out her webpage, Katie Can Draw and pick up a Gronk book or something.
I recently made a purchase at the newly opened West-Ate Store. Having followed the work of Mr. Louie Chin for quite a while I was completely stoked to see that he had books available. And with each book he includes these snazzy homemade stickers (the one that looks like a strawberry is definitely my favorite) and a sketch. I requested a sketch of me and lo and behold look at the fabulousness that came to my door! To be fair, I am not as muscular as he made me out to be in the “AAAARGH” drawing but what I lack in muscle I make up for in bodyhair. So I guess it all evens out. THANKS Mr. Chin!
There are so many cool people on Tumblr so many different styles and just so much damn talent. Through a friend of a friend of a follower of the uncle of my third cousin (twice removed) I found the wonderfully talented Samantha Mudge. I have a lot of appreciation for people that can paint; I struggle to keep stray crayon lines from littering up my issues of Hilights so I can’t even imagine doing anything with a brush. This incredible painting showed up on my doorstep last week and I can’t say I’ve ever looked more dashing. It seems that, much like my wife, Ms. Mudge wanted to see me in a suit. A wonderful addition to the ever growing Wall of Jon! Make sure to head over to The Other Side of the Universe and take a peek!
The good folks at DC Conspiracy recently started handing out Magic Bullet #2, free semi-annually published comic newspaper focused on presenting the work of independent and underground cartoonists. They took to the Kickstarter to get the funding together and I couldn’t help but give them a hand…and in turn I got this wonderful inked drawing by the wonderful Dale Rawlings. We’ve all had the Angel/Devil moment…its good to know I won’t have to worry about that ever again.