Monday, July 7, 2008

Pot Luck

I've been stirring too many pots lately, with the scholarship fund, work, some personal obligations and breaking ground on a new patio (oh, my poor aching hands) so I've let the rest of my Heroes summary fall to the wayside. I've got a ton of pictures to share and will probably do so soon before interest wanes. If it hasn't already. But I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't give a big thank you to all the folks who pitched in and helped at the booth so Suze and I could have a little fun or fulfill some other obligations. So thanks to Andrew Neal of Chapel Hill Comics, K. C. Carlson and Suzanne's wonderful friend Sandra (who lives in Charlotte) for minding the store. Thank you also to Jeff Parker, Richard Case, Mark Waid, Cully Hamner, Rich Faber, Randy Green and Scott Sava for taking the time to sign at the booth and helping us raise awareness of the scholarship fund. Thank you to Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau and Nick Cardy for taking us under their wings. Thanks to Shelton Drum for letting us sit in Artists Alley with our friends instead of the booth he'd set aside for us at the entrance to the con. Thanks to Mark "Uncle Boom" Waid for dinner Sunday night. Thanks to all the great artists and publishers who donated artwork and other items to the fund. And thanks to everybody who donated and stopped by to offer their support.

I've got a few things to share. It's late so I'll be quick.

1. The Pulse's Jennifer Contino did an interview with me about the Mike Wieringo Scholarship Fund. Hopefully, I don't come off sounding like a moron. You can read it here.

2. My very first ever convention sketch was for our friend Eric Newsom. He runs the Question fan site I hope he doesn't mind if I share this with you as he plans to put it up on his site at some point. He was nice enough to send me a scan of the sketch. (Eric, if you want me to, I'll take this down.) I'm not sure why he wanted a sketch from li'l ol' me, but I'm glad he did. Check out Eric's site. It's incredibly well-designed and if you aren't already a Question fan, you will be after a few minutes at

3. Good taste must run in the family. Eric's dad Warren requested my second convention sketch and then was kind enough to allow me to do finish it after the con. Warren did give me permission to post it. This is Warren's City of Heroes character Heroid. Hopefully, I did him justice. I was smart enough to finish the drawing before I started digging into that hardened cement they call dirt in Virginia.

Okay, that's it for now. Once my poor mits have healed up, maybe I'll have some new drawings to post soon. Like Christian, I've been playing around with some new grayscale Copic markers I bought.



Warren said...

I can't tell you how much I love my drawing. It's awesome! I feel like I cheated you on the price though. When you come next year, you'll have to ask for more $$ for your work.


Heywood Jablomie said...

very cool all around. i know how you feel with the hands too! i'll check out the interview a little later when i'm not working.

i think the pics look awesome! great job on them.

Adam Hutch said...

Great Sketches! I like the Question one a lot. There's a Justice League Unlimited vibe to it.

Parker said...

Them Newsom boys got good taste, and those are great sketches. I'm going to guess you charged next to nothing.

Oh DC, replacing perfectly good Ditko with Lady Question...

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt,
Those sketches are awesome.

Went over to the Pulse to check out the interview.
I think it came out great. It's so cool that Heroes' Shelton let you guys set up where you did.

Hope your hands get to feeling better.


todd said...

hey, matt!

love the sketches! (tho' i HAD seen them before as i looked over your shoulder...) that question is marvelous! and jeff is right--stupid dc...!

also, the interview was perfect. you were excellent, covering the info that was necessary to get out there and upbeat and positive at the same time. with, of course, all due respect...

for all those who don't get over there, warren himself did a great pin-up of our ectoplasmic perhapanaut, molly, over on the perhapanauts blog! make sure ya check it out! excellent job, warren!


Rich Faber said...


Terrific work on the con "sketches!" you really need to draw more. I love seeing what you come up with!

It was really great seeing you, Suzanne, Christian, and everyone else. I was happy to do what I could to help the you guys with the scholarship. Anything else, just ask! I'm really looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore too!

Talk to you soon.


Brian said...

Great interview and looking forward to seeing you guys in Baltimore.