No surprise that TCAF was super fun again. I sold lots of prints, drew lots of awesome spirit animals, and met lots of great people. As a free library show, it really has a great vibe. By the end of the show, I’ve done so much talking (and yelling over music and crowds at the afterparties) that my voice is a nice, deep, sonorous tone. I should yell more often so I can get a job doing the voice over in truck commercials.
I spent an hour at the Owl table sketching mermaids and monsters for kids and parents.
Then I did a talk on sound effects, BAM!
I was lucky enough to have my friend and Frank Pickle author Eric Wight join me for the presentation. We challenged audience members to give us sound effects to illustrate. My toughest one was Fooshkumi, which I decided was the sound you hear when you summon a genie.
This weekend is the Toronto Comics Art Festival, the free indy comics party/convention at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St).
Sat, May 11, 9am-5pm/ Sunday May 12, 11am-5pm
I’ll be there sketching, selling prints and comics and even doing a couple talks. On Saturday 1:30-2:15 I’ll be in the Novella Room, explaining Sound Effects with Eric Wight. I’m apparently doing a talk on the professional development Friday too, but I’m still waiting to hear on a time. I’ll also be at the OwlKids table signing from 12:30-1:00 on Saturday. Otherwise you can find me on the main floor. Here’s a sample of some of the images I’ll have as prints.
A mashup of Doctor Who (fourth doctor) and Scooby Doo. It just seems too perfect. The TARDIS is a real Mystery Machine!
And another Doctor Who mashup. Dalek/R2D2, Cyberman/C3Po
A series of pieces from Game of Thrones. The crows Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, and Commander Jeor Moremont.
Bronn, Shae and Tyrion Lannister
Ser Jorah Moremont, Ser Barristan Selmy, Daenerys Targaryen
And Tetra and Link from Zelda: Windwaker