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Find Vanquish Studio in the 1000 Aisle!

It’s hard to believe but Vanquish Studio will be making a 6th appearance at the Phoenix Comic Fest. Yup, we’ve been showing our art since 2013. Along the way we have shown next to some awesome people like Odd Truth . And met some other VERY talented artists. This Memorial Day weekend is the weekend of total geek-dom…and I love it!!!Vanquish ad1


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Setting Up the Studio

In 2009, I had a studio photography business. Needless to say, I find taking pictures of trees, rocks, and mountains much easier. People have such opinions about themselves and how they should look. TRUST THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!! Its our job to make everyone look good. Anyway, that business sputtered and failed (I can admit that). But I learned a lot of life lessons and it has helped shape who I am today. Well I still have the equipment. I use the back drop stands at the cons to display my art. Things like that can always be used. I finally figured out a use for my lighting stuff. Actually, my cat broke one of my bulbs ($30). Bummer. But hey, that forces me to be more creative with my lighting.


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Check Out the New Art

So this year Vanquish Studio is trying something new – 11 x 17 prints. Almost everyone at the comic book conventions sells in this size except us. So I have made 4 new works with characters interacting with each other (another first). Generally, I just draw pin-up art but this time I tried to tell a story with the characters. Check it out!


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Flatting is a Lengthy Process…BUT WORTH IT!

So I decided to introduce 4 new works this year at Phoenix Comicon. They will be in a new format – 11 x 17. This is the first year that we are introducing this new size. I personally think that people will like it cause art needs to be a bit bigger that 8 x 10 to hang on walls. I’ve been selling the standard 8.5 x 11 since 2012!!! I still have a ton and my Nightcrawler is still available!

But let’s face it, we need to expand…get new merchandise…explore new options. Anyway, I just finished flatting 3 out of my 4 which is exciting. I’m learning how to use screen capture software so expect new videos with, including flatting.


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Phoenix Comic Fest (Con) is This Month!

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Vanquish Studio will be making yet another appearance at this year’s Phoenix Comic Fest. Find us in aisle 1000 in Artist Alley at booth 1012! Below is a sketch idea for Joker and Harley Quinn. I reworked it until I was happy with the finished product. Just showing how and idea starts. It’s very basic and goes through many incarnations before the final product. Although I did like this one from the start.

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