It’s October, kiddies!
Which means it’s time me to once again attempt a Halloween-ish sketch-a-day. Maybe this month I’ll be shamed into doing it the whole way through. You’re all my friends—shame me!
First up is my favorite kick-off to October, Hocus Pocus. Late because internet problems. That’s an auspicious beginning.
Sending Truxie back to Louisiana! Only to steal her again soon…
Hah, y’all can still me anytime! I had a wonderful time!
Asheville Comic Expo was a blast!
The trip to get there was…er, well, hellish isn’t overstating it by too much. (And on the way back I got sandwiched between a large, angry-lookin’ dude and a pregnant lady who kept saying she was going to be sick, so THAT was fun), but the actual time up in Asheville was totally worth it! ALL OF THE AMAZING PEOPLE! flatbear and marchingjaybird were both so very kind and welcoming (there was a little Flash plushie on the pillow when I got there! Like a cuddly, nerdy mint!), and getting to put faces to names of tumblr folk like dr-kara and other-Mary and Nick (who’s tumblr names I suddenly can’t remember, because I’m a derp like that, but who drove two freaking hours to pick me up where I was stranded in Charlotte because they’re amazing).
ACE itself was a helluva lot of fun. A pretty good-sized show, especially for something in it’s third year. Lots of kids and some really neat costumes to be seen, and an impressive artist alley that threatened to eat my moneys.
Overall, a genuinely good time with some fantastic people. So very glad to be invited, and very much hope to go back next year! (sans airline adventures.)
Now back to recouping. Spending the better part of two days on planes/in airports is a great way to come down with something. Who knew?
Hey cats and kittens, guess who’s going to the Asheville Comic Expo!
I am super-excited, y’all. So many cool people! Flatbear and Mary, of course, Jeremy Whitley (gonna get more Princeless because I neeeeed it), Andy Runton, Jeremy Dale. Woot!
And a Con means COMMISSIONS.
Since Asheville is a one-day convention and I am ridiculously slow for an artist, and I’d much rather spend most of the Expo meeting new people and having fun nerd-talks than face-down over a drawing board (which I’d always rather at a con, so it takes me twice as long to draw anything), if you want a commission, your best bet is to Order One In Advance.
1 Character (Li’l Bit Style) Additional Characters
Black and White: $25 + $20/each
Color: $35 + $30/each
More examples of Li’l Bit con commissions.
Since I’m taking orders in advance, I’m also take commissions for regular style head-shots, busts, and full figures (like this)
Head Shot: $20 b/w $30 colorBust (waist/mid-torso: $35 b/w $45 color
Full Figure: $50 b/w
Commissions are on 9x12 bristol. If you’d like a comic with a sketch-cover, I have the following blank covers available (for about $5-$10 more depending on the cover):
Avengers, Batman: Li’l Gotham, Batman Superman, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harley Quinn, Iron Man, Justice League, The Punisher, Wonder Woman, Uncanny Avengers, X-men: Battle of the Atom, and Young Avengers,
If you’re interested or have any questions, go ahead and e-mail me at LauraTruxillo@gmail.com (you can also use Tumblr messages, but I’m likely to see the e-mail sooner), and you can pay and pick up your commission at the Asheville Comic Expo! Hope to see you there!
A #drinkydraw comic about crafting
What starts out as stupidity turns serious really quickly
This is my life. These are my friends.
Beach time! Goin’ to the beach with mah family for the weekend!
Hookay, so Heroes Con post. Only…what, nearly two weeks later? For once I did not get con crud (or the ultra-fun of Food Poisoning post WWNOLA), but I did sort of slam into a wall of exhaustion, dayjob work and family things. So, apologies to everyone I haven’t gotten in touch with yet—I’m getting there, I swear.
I’m not used to my new phone, so only a couple of commissions, but these two were definitely my favorite. I don’t draw Nightcrawler nearly enough, and any con where somebody gets me to draw Booster and Beetle is a good con.
ONCE AGAIN I missed the supposedly perfect Booster and Beetle guys that apparently wander everywhere but by my booth. But seeing such perfect Blue and Gold ladies more than made up for it. Aren’t they fantastic? Little Skeets and everything!
Had to snap a picture of the Rogues, because, well…Rogues. Even if it is nuCold. ;) Get a kick out of seeing anyone doing Trickster and Mirror Master.And y’all, that Miles. Look at him. LOOK AT HIM. Firstly, that is such a great Spidey pose. But secondly, y’all I wish it was a better photo. The effort he put into the little details of it, the printing coming out just right—it truly is a perfect Spider-man costume. Just…perfect.
Had such a great time. Heroes is always such a fantastic show with wonderful, friendly people. Kelly Sue DeConnick set up a walk Friday morning, and honestly, that’s a fantastic way to start the con. Whether she does it again or not next year, I’m making that my con tradition—meet nice people, walk around a lovely city, take pictures of the Disco Chicken… I got to meet flatbear and her beautiful wife marchingjaybird, who were both so very nice. (Also got Ted Kord drawings from flatbear and gregorydickens!) I’m reminded that Maris Wicks is an absolute treasure (not that you can forget—her art is just so perfectly smile-inducing every time). I don’t know if Joe Quinones always looks startled or if I always startle him, but either way, both of them were kind enough to help us out with Tape of Packing Salvation (and last-minute signing of Bloodspell—so freaking gorgeous). Finally picked up a copy of princelesscomic, and now I understand what all the fuss was about. Caught up with old college friends and folks I haven’t seen in years.
Oof. There were so many cool things and people that it all kinda blurred together. I was hoping that when I finally got around to writing the post, I’d have my brain together, but that hasn’t happened yet.
Sorry I’ve been scattered, y’all. It’s been a weird summer. Hopefully get back to posting art-things soon. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table and picked up something, or squeed over Avengers and Pacific Rim fandom with me, or just said hi. Y’all all made it a great con!
<em>Community</em> is one step closer to ”six seasons and a movie.” Today, Sony Pictures Television announced that the series, which NBC cancelled in May, will return this fall on Yahoo Screen for a sixth 13-episode season.
Today is my last day on staff at Wired.com, but I’m really, really glad that this is the note I’m going out on. <3
A 14-hour drive, but I made it to Charlotte, safe and mostly sane. I’m gonna go pass out now. See you cats at Heroes Con. Table 1913—come say hi!
The second print finished for this year’s Heroes Con, and a staunch reminder to myself that I hate coloring and am really bad at doing it quickly or simply.
Mostly, though, I just wanted an excuse to draw Spider-Woman in a twisty spider-pose, because if I were here, I would be in absurd twisty poses, like, 90% of the time, just to be weird. Mad love for Jess.
Stop by and see me—Table 1913!
(Yeah, it says 2026 on the site, but supposedly that’s going to change, so…yup.)