Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Karaoke Blue Posters at Chicago Comic Con 2013

Hey.

Just because I won't be at Chicago Comic Con this year doesn't mean that I won't be selling work! Please support my new upcoming comic, "Karaoke Blue", and buy a copy of each of these character posters featuring Mai (with black hair) and Emi (blond)!

Posters can be found at the Rotten Apple Comics booth all weekend, as well as many of my other prints/work. 

Karaoke Blue debuts later this month.

And... see you at Otakon : )


~Ash 




Saturday, August 3, 2013

Evangelion Girls - Mari, Rei, & Asuka sketch

Eva's Rei wearing Mari's glasses... Asuka is not impressed haha... (if you know anything about the series/movies, you'll understand that Mari is the 'genki' type (energetic), Rei is basically a blank slate, and Asuka is standoffish)...

I initially intended to add more details to the colors, but ultimately left it with flats... Flats are still charming, right?

Mari: "Ne, ne?!" (Basically asking for confirmation on Rei's kawaii-ness / cuteness while wearing her glasses)

Asuka: "Baka" (Fool, idiot)

~Ash 



 





Gerenuk & Ethiopian 2


Gerenuk & Ethiopian




After Earth - Kitai



Pocket Con 2013

Last month, the 2nd annual Pocket Con convention was held at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago. I sold my work there as well as spoke on an anime panel along with other artists. There was music and dancing, and a special performance by rising hip-hop group, Terra 5. 

Gene Ha and Larry Stroman were in attendance, as well as "Dreadlocks" creator, Andre Batts, and "Malcolm 10"'s Turtel Onli. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Black Age of Comics movement, Onli was surprised with a cake featuring his work.

All around, it was a very fun and inspiring day. Definitely looking forward to next year! Follow Pocket Con on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketCon

Pocket Con is a single-day comics convention for Chicago teens. It focuses on work by artists of color and other underrepresented groups. 





The beginning : )



Larry Stroman, Gene Ha, Elgin (Pocket Con coordinator)


(left) Gaiter & Steven Jay Scotty of Rotten Apple Comic
(right) A young boy shows off his art skills : )


(left) Me with the great Larry Stroman
(right) Scotty & I



 
(left) Tony Williamson, director of the upcoming documentary, "Carbonerdious",
and his family stopped through : )
(right) Paparazzi caught Larry and I chatting haha...


 

Jiba Anderson sharing his thoughts during the anime panel discussion.

Terra 5 at the anime panel.


(2 pics directly above) Turtel Onli, Ytasha Womack, Stanford Carpenter,
and Andre Batts talk about their work and more during a panel.

Terra 5 performs ^_^

Cake celebrating 20 years of the Black Age of Comics movement,
featuring Turtel Onli's work.

(left) Tera 5, (right) Ytasha and I : )

(left) Having fun with Andre Batts & LaMorris & his wife
(right) Wesley Sun