Friday, April 25, 2008

Post Convention Hangover

I had honestly intended to update the blog (complete with pictures and everything) while on the road to Toronto and New York over the past two weeks, but I just never found the time. We had a great time at both shows and everything went off without a hitch (if you don't count the delay leaving NY Sunday night to keep the skies clear for the Pope).

I won't be giving a blow by blow account of our trip, but I do want to thank everyone who came by my table at both shows - and I want to especially thank the following people - Spencer Beck, Jay Williams, Aman Gupta, Tiziano De Santis, Ty Buttars, Kevin Boyd, and of course Matt Mezick for the awesome backstage tour of Phantom of the Opera.

Here's a few of the sketches that were done at one show or the other.

(click images to enlarge)


thedanofsteel said...

Wow Steve those are amazing - again inspiring stuff - it's nice to see your spin on a DC character too :D

Glad you had a good time on the convention circuit - hopefully Marvel sends you south of the Equator some time!


Tiziano said...

Steve & Michelle,

On behalf of all of us at Hobbystar Marketing.
Thank you so much for being a part of our convention.
It was a pleasure having you as our guest.

On a personal note.
I have met many creators in my life time as a comic book collector and comic’s event coordinator.
And I can honestly say that I will never forget the time spent with you two.
Steve and Michelle thank you for all the laughs and for being so wonderful and full of life.


Matt said...

Hi Steve, I'm the extremely happy owner of the Black Cat piece and I just want to thank you again for the wonderful art. It was great to meet you at NYCC.

- matt

raphael said...

Hey Steve! I'm very glad that you had a good time in Toronto and New York!

It was amazing to finally meet you. Thanks for the Fallen Son, and thanks for doing such an outstanding sketch for my girlfriend! She absolutely loves it.

And thanks for signing so many comics for me! It was a true pleasure meeting you.

Jason Truong said...

Thanks for coming to Toronto, and Thanks for the amazing Ultimate WWII Captain America sketch (first sketch of the Toronto ComiCON). I sent you an email with a non-watermarked scan of it.

It was really nice meeting you, as you were the main person I wanted to see at the con (to the point where I camped out at your table once I got in).

Also, Thanks to Hobbystar Marketing (Tiz, Kevin, Aman, and all), for bringing you up for the fans!

Ty Buttars said...

Steve & Michelle,

I think Tiz said it all and (and pretty well too), but I have to second that the highlight of the con was just sitting around afterwards, talking and laughing with the both of you. Thanks again for taking the time to visit Toronto and I'm glad you were both able to have a great time.

My apologies once again to Michelle for the bottle opener :-)

Urban Barbarian said...

Damn those are beauties!!!

Dylan said...

Amazing stuff, look like finished artwork Steve not sketches!

Pat Loika said...

I love my Cap sketch. Thanks so much for taking the time to do it for me.

alan said...

Wow, you give good con-sketch!

JohnPopa said...

Typically gorgeous sketches, Steve -- especially The Joker and Black Cat! Those should be posters or pin-ups!

Steve Epting said...

Dan- Thanks. Actually, Marvel doesn't send us anywhere, it's up to the convention organizers to invite us, or I guess for us to invite ourselves.

Tiz - Michelle and I feel the same way. We had a GREAT time in Toronto, especially hanging out with all of you. Thanks again for the hospitality and friendship.

Matt - Glad you like the Black Cat, and thanks for coming by at NYCC

Raph - It was a pleasure finally meeting you and your girlfriend (whose name escapes me - sorry!) in Toronto. You guys were great.

Jason - Thanks for the scan, and thanks for coming to the show. Happy I could do a sketch for you.

Ty - Ditto what I said to Tiz, and no worries on the bottle opener. Oh, and thanks again for Michelle's special gift:)

Dan (Urban Barbarian), Dylan, Pat, Alan, and John - Thanks - and anyone who hasn't checked out Dan and Dylan's blogs needs to do so right now.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

S.H.I.E.L.D boy said...
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S.H.I.E.L.D boy said...

beautifull Black Cat!!!

I really would like to see Steve drawing a Spider Man book.

(after Captain America #100. of course!)

Jake Campbell said...

Mr. Epting,

When I first picked up the Captain America arc with your artwork in it I knew I was seeing a much needed facelift on the Captain America book. I thank you for all your hard work.

I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on an idea. I have a huge passion for comics and the Bible and I really want to see an entire illustrated Bible made, without any content cut out. I know they have some published, but they are not the entire Bible, nor do they seem to have a comic book feel. At times they even seem sterile and emotionless. I know it would be a huge project and I think it would need several different illustrator to get complete. Also, when many illustrators tackle a job they are less likely to just slap it together. Rather, they enjoy it and take their time. Also, I think it would need to be published by a high rate company, like Marvel. The reasoning is because it would recieve a wider audience and people would read it who haven't read the Bible. Plus, there are numerous details that many other publishers may find offensive. I thinking it could be a possibility. Let me know what you think, like if it's possible.

Thank you for all of your quality work!