I sat in at Asheville’s Comic Envy for Free Comic Book
Day, offering free sketches. Loki was the first, but many, many more
I still have some sketches to finish for customers who have pull
lists at the store. I’ll add their work to their weekly comics when I go
back to the store this week. That let me do sketches for people coming
into the store for the first time. And there were a lot.
+ Teaching three boys how to draw Spidey: concentric rings, “surprise eyes,” and webs flowing in one direction.
+ Drawing characters for the first time: Daleks, Spider Jerusalem, cartoon Rogue, and more.
+ Seeing the variety of people who wanted the same character: Girls
asking for Batman, kids and adults asking for Deadpool, etc. The day
rightly destroyed stereotypes of who reads what.
+ The tremendous generosity of the people who asked for art. I had a
tip jar, and it was filled with money, and I am humbled. I split the
contents with my table partner, the high school senior who’s heading off
to SCAD in the fall.
+ Even the exhausted people were smiling.
You can see the sketches and who requested them here.