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Would Have Had Gambit…

So I didn’t get to show my new art at Dev Con this past weekend. YES, I called it Dev Con. I think that law suit about using the abbreviated “con” and copyrighting it is ridiculous.  Anyway, I had finished Gambit but didn’t get to show him off. Now, I really like him as a character when I started reading X-Men (back in the 90’s!) He could charge objects with an energy blast. He always kept a deck of cards in his pocket because they were small, convenient, and plentiful for someone with that particular power – he has 52 charges! I also liked his French/ Cajun accent when he spoke to Rogue. I was soooo upset when the Bryan Singer movies hooked-up Rogue with Iceman! Everyone knows the eternal love struggle in the comics is between Rogue and Gambit. It’s classic forelorn love. Anyway, he was my favorite X-Man and from the requests at comic conventions, a lot of other people like him as well. So I had to draw him. I did have a slight issue with the black eyes. When my manager saw them she freaked out but I explained that Gambit has mutated eyes. That’s one subtle thing about him that can be unsettling. He really can’t hide that he’s a mutant. And his eyes are red which is an emotionally charged color in our society. This was a challenge but fun to draw and I hope you like it.

Gambit


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Thank You!

I’m back in Phoenix after a great weekend in my hometown for the Tucson Comicon. Thank you to everyone who bought a print! I’m honored and humbled that people like my style of chibi art. I had a lot of good suggestions for next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s nice to receive such a warm welcome. I’ll be posting video soon on my YouTube channel of some awesome costumes I saw.


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The Scarecrow

Last year at the Tucson Comicon I was asked to draw the DC character Scarecrow. I was unfamiliar with this character and did the best I could. This year, however, I won’t be caught off guard. I’ve done some research into this character and he is actually a pretty awesome villain. Of course, I had to draw him chibi-style for this year’s con. I hope you like him as much as I do. I even included his fear-inducing pheremones.

Scarecrow