Went to the Charlotte Minicon today. It’s probably the 4th year in a row we’ve gone. This year is the first we didnt get anything for ourselves. I did find an ewok and rdd2 for Milo and got him a Huey Lewey and Dewey comic book.
The con had a lot more comic dealers this year than in years past. The few toy dealers did have a good selection but we didn’t find anything we had to have this year.
Its always a good show and lots of fun either way. It was the 40th year for the Minicon and here’s hoping there will be many many more.
If your going to host a con in January, and it’s not going to be in the comfort of a hotel, and it’s only going to be one day long, then you better be darn good. And luckily for those of us within a day drive of Charlotte, NC there is Heroes Minicon! Now in it’s 40th year the show packed into the Grady Cole center in Charlotte is older by five years than it’s much bigger summer brother Heroescon but packs a whole lot of awesome into a much tinier space. Where Heroescon is the go to destination for comic artists, Heroes mini feels more like a traditional show with equal space given for comic creators, comic dealers, toy and collectible hunters and one or two Anime sellers as well. The only drawback to this show is that it’s crowded. At times the floor is almost un passable but with lots of time to shop and not much ground to cover you still have time to see everything.
If your near Charlotte make a day trip of it. We usually hit a Dim-Sum place in the morning, go comic shopping at the con, and then have a nice dinner in the big city before coming home. Pretty much a perfect cold January day.
What: Heroes Minicon 40
Where Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC
When: Saturday January 28th, 2017.
first painting in quite some time, Tv Creature will be available at Lexington Comic con in Kentucky this weekend. It’s the only show I’m doing this year as I get some things in order so hope to see you in the bluegrass state. Had a great time last year and really enjoyed the show.
Super excited to announce we will be returning to Lexington, Ky for the second time this year. This time it will be on June 1st for Ephemera Fest a celebration of zines, comics and printed d.i.y. things. It’s been a while since I displayed my zines so I’m pretty excited about the chance to do so even if I’ve become more known for my creature paintings. Super stoked to being going back to Lexington again this year.
See you there!
Will be heading to Atlanta the weekend of April 19th-21st, 2013 to cover
Jordancon for con-news.com. It’s also this years Deepsouthcon so it seems the perfect opportunity to see the show.
So the East Carolina football schedule came out today and there is a home game versus Tulsa on November 9th. Being a season ticket holder this means I will not be in artist alley at Nc Comiccon scheduled for Nov 9th-10th this year. But I will attend the show in Durham, NC at least on Sunday to buy some art and load up on some great comics. See you there!
Love love love the Christmas season edition of the Big Crafty. Happy to say we will be vending there again this year. Usually end up spending any money I make there on the other artists. Hope to see you there Asheville. Sunday December 2nd, Asheville, NC. The Big Crafty Website.
I will be returning as Guest to Guilford college in Greensboro, NC next Feb 8th-10th, 2013 for Wth Con Its a great little show that I’m happy to be a part of.
And we have decided to return to Heroescon so look for us in the small press/artist alley there next June 7th-9th, 2013 in Charlotte.
That being said unless something too good to pass up happens, I’m slowing my convention appearance schedule in 2013. I’m aiming to only do one show per month. So if you have a show and want my creature paintings to make an appearance, now is the time to contact me. Again, if it’s an awesome show, I’ll break the plan, but it is a plan that I need to try and stick to next year. The past two years I’ve been to between 17 and 20 shows a year. Just dropping that number by 5 or 7 shows will be good for my well being.
Next January I will return to Illogicon in Cary, NC as a panelist. Still debating setting up artwork at the show, but my January show is booked. Had a great time at the convention last year and can’t wait to go again.
We will be in artist alley spot AA 34 this weekend at Heroescon. Below are some creatures debuting there.
Also I have a story in Schlocksuckers #1 Release date June 22 (buy it at Heroes at the Jellykoe table which is artist alley spot AA29.)
Contributers are: Kelly de Ligt, J. Spencer Shull, Shawn Scott Smith, Matt Deterior, and M.G. Christopher
About: Schlocksuckers is a mix of underground sci-fi, bizarro, literary experimentalism, and illustration.
I’m excited to be a part of the collection, buy it from them, I’ll be happy to sign it for you.