Tuesday, July 19, 2005

...is it over yet?


... is it over yet?
Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
(entry: Carlos)

...man, this Con. seemed LOOOOOOOONG!!! ...fun as always, but since they have officially added Wednesday to it's duration, it just seems never ending (specially under those fluorescent lights).

All in all though, a great show. As always, got to meet all kinds of cool people, and say 'Hi' to old friends as well. Didn't do too much walking, but I did see some pretty damn cool toys near "artist alley", and also got a couple of art books I'd been looking for (I never did find the 'die-cast' AKIRA bike though).

I remember my first couple of years at the show, I would buy sooooo much crap!!! ...now, half of the things I got are in boxes somewhere because I don't have the shelf space for it anymore, so I am forced to buy only "choice" stuff now. (^_^)

What really made this show special though was the fact that a bunch of our friends from Italy came down to visit (some for the first time), so it was really nice being able to hang out with 'em after the show and down a few brewskies at the Hyatt bar with them.

I was also very happy to see that people were really digging the "PH4 sketchbook". I am always weary of "when will the sketchbook 'fad' be over?" but in some way, a fan pointed out to me that that would be like getting tired of 'art books,' and I would have to agree. Would any of you say 'No' to a new Adam Hughes sketchbook? Or a Mignola one? If anything, the challenge is now up to us, the artist, to make sure that the sketchbooks we offer are worth putting out there.

...and now that the show is over and the 'Con shell-shock' gone, time to get back to the drawing table,

...oh yeah, and this here was my 'finished' piece for the "PH4" image (^_^)

peace,

Carlitos.

10 comments:

Kateness said...

Wow, that turned out awesome!

Did the book end up being sqaure then, like an album?

MISSLEMAN said...

I'm glad I got one, and it would be hard to not love.

Sam Out-

Codex Studios said...

nice work carlos.

-mavinga

meek? said...

Hotness! Can't wait to have one/some/all o' you 4 to be around the Bay Area for me to buy this awesome sketchbook!

Peace...

Amir said...

so man, a question about this sketchbook thing...
are you selling the originals, or a print?

Chuckeedee said...

... nah, the sketchbook is still an 8.5 by 11 sheet folded in half (like most sketchbooks), but the REALLY nice thing about it was the paper stock we used (it feels like thick, magazine paper, with a really thick cover stock, and the actual printing is really high quality).

... and I gotta give credit where credit is due, Scott Iwahashi was a HUGE help when I was doing these things, he 'reigned' me in in some aspects, and gave me new ideas in other, so major 'props' to IWA'. That guy is too damn good when it comes to color. :)

Dentedbucket said...

I felt bad getting the sketchbook from you only because of the unique stickers for each. Rich brought me one of his(Thanks Rich!). I'm still supporting you guys either way.

It was great chatting with you again C, and seeing you and Cammo at the Hyatt.

Warren

Chuckeedee said...

heheh ... don't feel bad man, the only reason we decided to do four 'variant' covers was to somehow individualize each other's sketchbooks a little bit, the interiors are still the same, and to me that's what's really important. It'd be cool to do something else to 'individualize' them more, but then things start becoming more costly to produce.

glad you liked it though :)

Carlos

Dentedbucket said...

Yeah man it's sweet. Of course I getted treated here with glimpes of some of sketches, but like your Wolverine. Man. When Ale said you were a Jim clone, he was right(in a good way).

I'll talk to you more offline, but I'm going to try to make the LV signing on Sat. I owe you a beer since I was pretty smashed at the Hyatt when I saw you.

Warren

kampilanWil said...

I was also very happy to see that people were really digging the "PH4 sketchbook". I am always weary of "when will the sketchbook 'fad' be over?" but in some way, a fan pointed out to me that that would be like getting tired of 'art books,' and I would have to agree.
Yeah, duh, I couldn't agree more. What is a comic book convention without the cool sketchbooks on hand anyway? Especially at SDCC of all places! I do know that not every artists are able to produce thier own due to costs and/or copyrights and contract agreements though. Kinda sucks 'bout that...

-Wil E.