Finished another sketchcover this weekend. This time I drew a Spider-Gwen for my friend Donnie from Comics and Collectibles and the Memphis Comic Expo (AKA “DONNIE-CON”).
I used Copic markers, Micron pens, and a white Prismacolor pencil. Those have become my favorites for doing sketchcovers. Once I finished it I sprayed it with Krylon matte finish clear to protect it.
I love drawing on sketchcovers. I’ve got some of mine on sale at Comic Cellar in Memphis, and I’ll have some with me for sale at the Delta Fan Fest and the Memphis Comic Expo. You can pick blanks up online or at your local comic shop or convention.
Speaking of sketchcovers and local comic shops, I’ll be part of the Jack Kirby birthday celebration at Comics and Collectibles on Saturday, August 27th from 11-4. The shop will have Dean Zachary, Anthony Max, and myself on hand doing sketchcovers. They will also have a 20% OFF EVERYTHING SALE – except “new comics” and previously discounted merchandise. I know I’ll be saving up!
We will be there to raise money for the Hero Initiative and the store will match all donations made that day. Jack is known as “The King” and has created a lot of the DC and Marvel universes, and that weekend would have been his 99th birthday.
Hope you can make it out to join us!
Comics and Collectibles
4730 Poplar #2
Memphis, TN 38117
Jack Kirby (1917-1994)
Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) is widely recognized as one of the most influential and prolific artists in comics. He co-created such enduring characters as Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, The New Gods, and hundreds of others stretching back to the earliest days of the medium.
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit more than 50 creators and their families with over $950,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.