Quick Update – Spokane ComiCon

Just a quick post to say I’m still alive, and if you want proof you can come say “Hi” at the Spokane ComiCon today, where I’ll be from 10-5. I’ll be sharing a table in Artist Alley with my lovely and talented wife Jennifer, selling her crafty wares and drawing for money.

Hopefully see you there!

(Oh, and more updates to follow, hopefully sooner rather than later…)

Catching Up

Well, it’s obviously been a while since I’ve posted here and just wanted to make a quick update with a few things:

• The Emerald City ComiCon is very soon (March 1-3) and my wife and I will be headed there for a mini-vacation. We haven’t been the last 2 years, and the last time we were there I was tabling in Artist Alley and barely saw the rest of the show. So this time we’re looking forward to just being free to be fans and see as much as possible, and also catch up with a lot of people we haven’t seen in a long time.

One of those people is my good friend Alex, who runs The Forge of Ice, a tabletop miniatures company I’ve done some work for; you can find them at tables O-13/14. While I’m not exhibiting this year, a lot of my friends from this area are – check out the list over on the Comicsmiths’ Guild site: CSG at ECCC!

• However I will be exhibiting at the Spokane ComiCon, which this year falls on June 1st (my birthday!). I’m splitting an Artist Alley table with my wife Jennifer, so I can show off my art and comic stuff and she can sell her crafty stuff. We’ve even got some ideas for collaborating on a project, but we’ll keep mum on the specifics ’til we’re a bit further along with that…

• Recently I did a guest strip for my buddy Matt Nelson’s webcomic Catbeard the Pirate, while he was taking a short break after finishing up a long storyline. Catbeard’s a great all-ages comic that’s a mix of comedy and adventure – it’s been going for nearly 2 years now, with one collected book out so far. You can see my contribution here: Catbeard Guest Strip!

• I’m starting to post more on my Tumblr blog, as it’s a good place to quickly throw up sketches and works-in-progress along side finished works and other things. I’d recommend following me there for more frequent updates for now: Peter on Tumblr

• I’m planning on sprucing up this site a bit relatively soon, as well as get a proper site set up for Jennifer, but I don’t know how quickly that will actually happen…

• And finally, for any local artist types, this coming Saturday (the 23rd) is the first Spokane Drink & Draw of 2013. It’ll be at the Saranac Public House downtown, from 6-10, and is an all-ages event. It’s being organized by Nathan O’Brien, who runs the Spokane ComiCon, and he’s hoping to make them a regular thing. You can RSVP for the event here: Drink & Draw Social Club February Spectacular!

Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet – I hope to have some more to share soon, and am looking forward to seeing people at upcoming events!

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and the very best in the coming New Year. Hopefully whatever you’re celebrating, you’re making the best of the holiday season and enjoying what time you get to spend with friends and loved ones.

Also, there obviously hasn’t been a new In Geekness up since the last post… holidays are a busy and crazy time, and I should’ve expected that to impact comic making. I am working on some things, but I think for now I’m just going to hold off on announcing anything, or promising any sort of regular update schedule, until I know for sure that I can deliver.

I’m not really one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but I am looking forward to 2013, and do have a lot of personal and creative goals I’d like to see myself achieve. I doubt I’ll update this again before the end of the month, so see you all next year!

American Woman & In Geekness

Here we have Marvel’s new Miss America, rocking her predecessor’s old-school spectacles. Being four-eyed myself, I always kinda liked the idea of superheroes who wore glasses – though they are few and far between.

Ms. Chavez was the subject of Project: Rooftop’s latest call for Fan-Art Friday submissions. I totally spaced and missed the deadline, but wanted to get this idea down on paper anyway.

There’s also another comic up over at the In Geekness page to check out. Took a bit of a break there during the holidays, but I want to get back to updating regularly again, with a new page each Sunday. So keep an eye out for that, as well as a couple of other comic-related things which should hopefully be popping up here relatively soon…

Halloween Sketching

Just wanted to give a heads up that I’ll be at Lightning Comics in Coeur d’Alene, ID this Saturday (the 27th). I’ll be there from 10:30 to around 2, drawing free sketches for kids as part of their Hallowe’en ComicFest activities.

This is a new event, sponsored by Diamond Comics, that’s a bit like Free Comic Book Day. They provide a variety of free mini-comics for shops to give out to kids in the spirit of trick-or-treating, as well as having costume contests and other things happening depending on the location.

I’ll be with a few of my Comicsmiths’ Guild friends – other local artists and comic creators – so swing by and say Hi if you get a chance. And if you’re not local, be sure to check your local shops for participating retailers: Comic Shop Locator

Savage Dragon Re-Imagine

This was my submission for the last Superhero Of The Month re-design feature, which ended up being the winning entry for the month.

Since Savage Dragon doesn’t really have a “costume”, this was more of a total re-imagine, with my concept being a westerner bonded with a eastern dragon god during the Meiji period of Japan. I came up with a few different story ideas for this, which may eventually get turned into an original concept at some point down the line…

Thanks to the crew at Superhero of the Month for featuring my design!

Hipster Daredevil & Other Things

This was something I did for last month’s redesign contest over at Superhero of the Month, and forgot to post here till just now. I was obviously going for something a bit more… lighthearted with the concept, so not surprisingly I didn’t place in the contest. But it was just for fun anyway, and my buddy Josh Montreuil ended up being the top winner with his sweet boxing-inspired design, so it all worked out.

The current month’s topic is the Savage Dragon, so it’s open to more interpretation instead of just being about costume design. I’ve got an idea I’m working on, which I posted over on my Tumblr. I’m starting to post more over there, at least sketches and unfinished work; so if you’re on Tumblr, be sure to drop by and see what else I’ve been scribbling: Peter Draws

Also, just a reminder that I’m continuing to update In Geekness and In Health weekly – new strips are posted on Sunday.

What’s Happening?

Guess it’s been a little while since the last update here… My wife and I have been busy with various stages of moving the last couple of months or so – we finally got out of the apartment we were in and are now in a house in a different neighborhood here in Spokane. It’s only a rental, but it’s a welcome change for where we’d been for the last 7 years (yikes!). We’re still adjusting (and unpacking), but things are slightly less chaotic now, and I’m finally trying to get back to work on various projects that had been in limbo.

First up – In Geekness and In Health, the pseudo-journal comic I had haphazardly started. It’s back, beginning today, with 3 new strips, and I’m planning on making it an (at least) once-a-week thing. For now I’ll be updating on Sundays, with (hopefully) the potential for more frequent strips later on.

I’ve also got another project in the works, which I’ve only just started on, but is taking up a lot of my brain-energy. Not going to say much at this point, since it’s still very much in its infancy and I’ve no idea when it’ll be ready to launch, but I thought I’d include a shot of a random WIP panel as a teaser. I’m planning it as a regularly updating webcomic with a continuing story – I’ll post more as things get a little further along.

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