Saturday, April 17, 2004

Sketchbook - James Francis

Another sketch from the Emerald City Comicon this year. James was sitting next to Jay Faerber, who was putting the finishing touches on an ashcan for their project Dodge's Bullets. I picked up the ashcan, and after reading it I ordered the book from my retailer. It came in on Wednesday, and I'll be putting up my rapid review sometime in the next couple of days. In the meantime, here's a sketch of my favorite character from the artist of Webster Dodge.

by James Francis
29 February 2004
(permission to post given 29 February 2004 in person)
Dodge's Bullets

As a reminder: Almost every sketch in my sketchbook was non-commissioned and done on the floor of a con. These are not the best works of the artists. These are only representative of what the artist can do under pressure in a loud, crowded, and often stressed-out environment. Most of them were done as quickly as possible, to prevent huge lines from forming. Don't judge any of these artists negatively by the artwork you see, instead be as impressed as I am by what they accomplished in far-from-ideal conditions.

To see all the sketches I have permission to post so far, check out my Sketchbook Page. If you have any contact information for any of the other artists I'm trying to contact, please e-mail me. Click for a random Aquaman sketch.

The Saturday Sketch ™ is brought to you by the letters "A", "Q" and the number "27", and also courtesy the fine artists who pour their lives into producing wonderful comic books, then come to conventions only to get asked by geeky fangirls for a sketch of Aquaman. Support an artist, buy a comic book.