Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Well, the 2013 NC Comic Con has come and gone. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our table to chat and to those of you who purchased our comics and artwork. We had a great time visiting the city of Durham for the first time ever. We were amazed at the number of people that attended the show. Can't wait until the next time we visit North Carolina.
Rachel and I ate the most amazing Chicken and Waffles after Saturday's show. I decided to take a picture of the happy wife enjoying her meal, when I suddenly realized that right behind her were Geoff Darrow and Frank Cho sitting at the bar.
We had a little laugh about being so close to artistic greatness. I talked with Geoff at the show earlier in the day, but I got the impression he was in a bit of a grumpy mood, so I decided not to accost him at the bar. By the way, the chicken and waffles were the best meal ever.
We were set up next to artist Doug Cowan! I've loved his artwork for a while without knowing who he was. He was really fun to talk to and he kindly traded a print of Wicket for a drawing of a Gijoe Laser Viper.
He inspired me to do my own ewok drawing.
We also set up next to author Pab Sungenis, who kept himself busy during the con by drawing "The World's Crapiest Drawings". He kept me and Rachel entertained throughout the entire weekend.
Friday, November 8, 2013
At 5:30 this afternoon, Pretty Weird Art hits the road to travel to NC Comic Con. We're super excited to get the opportunity to participate in this year's show. Can't wait to meet Geoff Darrow in person (fanboy squeal) and introduce NC citizens to our artwork.
November 9 - 10th
Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701
Pretty Weird Art will be attending NC Comicon in style this year. We'll have issues of Death Elf and Woose and Skull Gun Bunny for sale as well as a ton of original artwork and sketches.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Rachel and I got a chance to talk to Belvin Olasov from the USC Daily Gamecock while we were participating at last week's Cola Con. I'm glad Belvin used Rachel's quote about the Con. A lot of the artist's were disappointed about low turnout over the weekend, but Rachel pointed out that we all might have had some unrealistic expectations about a very young event. After talking with some local comic shop owners today, I think there's a general idea of how to get more crowds at next year's Cola Con. Here's to hoping that Cola Con 2014 is a smashing success. For our part in Cola Con 2013, Pretty Weird Art had a blast. We plan on participating again next year.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
We had a great time at Cola Con! A big thank you to everyone who bought comics, prints, and original artwork from us. The con was small, but we met a lot of awesome people. Our table mate Sam Spina took this photo of our table for us...We bought one of his books and read it this afternoon. Fun Stuff. More pics of artwork from the con to come.
Check out our Pretty Weird Art Page to see some sketches from the Con: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretty-Weird-Art/120074491366900
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I’ve always been fascinated by God’s dealing with Cain. Cain was the first murderer. He killed his own brother out of jealousy and resentment. I’ve heard many a preacher talk about Cain’s murderous act, but very few have ever talked about God’s reaction to it.
God audibly asks Cain what he has done with his brother. Cain lies. God exposes his lie and forces Cain to acknowledge that he killed Abel. Cain then expresses a fear that when people learn of his crime, they will hunt him down and kill him. God’s reaction to Cain is not one of immediate judgment. He doesn’t eradicate him for his brother’s murder. Instead, he places a mark on Cain’s forehead and declares that if anyone harms him, they will incur God’s wrath.
I’ve always seen God’s response to Cain as an act of grace. God’s holiness demanded judgment for Cain’s wrongdoing, but God’s love and graciousness postponed that judgment until a later date. It even caused God to take steps to preserve Cain’s life.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I'm working on a tentative con schedule for 2014. Here's the list of events we're thinking about attending.
April - Awesome Con, Washington DC
May - X-Con, Myrtle Beach, SC
May - Atlanta Comic Con, GA
June - Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC
Sep - Wizard Con Richmond, VA
Sep - Wizard Con Nashville, TN
Oct - Cola Con, SC
Nov - NC Comic Con, Raleigh, NC
We're also considering some larger cons, depending on if we can afford the travel costs.
February - Wizard World, New Orleans
March - Wizard World Louisville, KY
April - C2E2
July - Supercon, Miami, Florida