Monday, May 27, 2013


Last weekend was Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, the convention organized by the creators of the celebrated Spectrum annuals. 

Last year SFAL was, for me, the best show I had ever been apart of. In terms of quality of exhibitors, collectors, and really the whole event, from the awards show to meeting everyone. It was hands down the best show I'd ever had. Going into year two I had terribly high expectations. I'm pleased to report that the Fenners, and everyone involved with making SFAL outdid themselves again.

As long as it's around, Spectrum will be my big show for the year. It's no exaggeration to say it's everything I love about conventions and none of the stuff I hate. No filler, no entertainment and media, just fantastic work and people who love it.

Here's a look at our time. Some of these are pictures Erin took, some of them are from other friends.

Me, Zach, and Justin.
Zach's going "COOORRRYYY" you can see his mouth do that.

My 2013 sketchbook, Lyrebird debuted at the show!
Available online early June.

Last day of the show oh my gosh

But, award.

Behold that triangular object.

See, one of the great things about getting everyone together for a show likes this is the award show. Saturday night, what amounts to the Oscars of Imaginative Realism takes place at the Midland Theater. 

This year I'm pleased to report that I was nominated in the Unpublished category and The Fish Master won gold.

The Fish Master

David Petersen and me. This is an award winning photograph.



Zach and me. A nice picture.


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Paul Bonner and Justin Gerard.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sketchbook 2013

At long last! I've got in hand my new 2013 sketchbook, Lyrebird.

The 54 page book, my longest and most densely packed collection of work to date, will debut at Spectrum Live this weekend.

Lyrebird will be available online in my shop in early June.

This represents my sixth yearly sketchbook and marks the I don't know number of personal projects I have taken on in my quest to better myself as an artist.