Friday, July 20, 2012

Comic-Con 2012, Part Two!

Montage of some of the sketchcards I did over the weekend!

I have been to many San Diego Comic-con's over the years, but since this was the first time I actually had a table there it felt pretty special (although I was really going through "baby withdrawal" since at 5 days it was the longest I had been away from my 20 month old daughter since she was born).  I met a lot of great people and I am thankful for everyone that stopped by and took a chance on my book or on some of my artwork, there are many great artists and booths at SDCC so it is a big deal when someone chooses to spend some of their time looking at you work!  I can't wait for next year and already put in for an Artist's Alley table again (I really hope to be in the same spot with Ron and Ryan again, but it is never an easy thing to get placed by people you request so I can only remain hopeful).  I may do a third post to go over some of the great things I bought or received while at Comic-con as well...such an inspiring place, I hope to see you there next year (or at APE con in SF later this year)!

A drawing I did of the Hulk getting angry attempting to text with his fat fingers, luckily an aspiring comedian named Becky took a liking to it and bought it from me :)

 One of my favorite commissions, yes the girl who asked for it had a dog named Thor (I drew this from a photo of him) who ran around the house with a foam Mjolnir and a cape)!

Caricatures of the costumes that these two con-goers made themselves!

A fun commission for two friends who love Freakazoid.

Caricatures of kids asked for by a nice Dad who missed them.  I forgot to take a photo of the color version.
Two great kids who went and grabbed me two foam spider-man hands for my daughter Olivia (below), so I let them choose some artwork for their trouble...Olivia went nuts when she saw them and makes her spider shooter sfx when she wears them!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Comic-Con 2012, Part One!

Commission for a cool kid who loved Nova, so much fun to do!

The San Diego Comic-con was terrific, and I had a great time selling for the first time in Artist's Alley!  I was lucky to sit next to two great artists in Ron Lim and Ryan Odagawa who were also great to hang out with.  And I was able to sell a ton of my first book collection of "Clumsy Love" which I hope will translate into more continued readers!  It was also great to do drawings for donations to the Cartoon Art Museum again with my brother Doug on Saturday night, I love that place!

My set-up at BB-20 in Artist's Alley.

With Sergio Aragones!  He said he would give me a blurb for the back of my next "Clumsy Love" book whenever that one is made...amazing!!

With my friend the great John Watkins-Chow!

 "Shaka Spiderman" commission

 Daredevil blank cover commission

Friday, July 06, 2012

The Complete Clumsy Love Volume 01: On Sale Now!

I am so excited that the first "Clumsy Love" book collection is finished, order yours today and tell your friends! Please? :)  The Complete Clumsy Love by Mike Gray Volume 01: 2009 to 2011 (144 pages 8.5 x 11, B&W with full col...or cover) with 450 strips and including 15 pages of early artwork (including unused gags, early character designs, etc) detailing the origin of the strip and revealing some of my working process.  Here are a few interior pages from the proof:

I am so glad to have it done for San Diego Comic Con next week!  I will be at BB-20 in Artist's Alley from July 11th to 15th, hope to see you there:

Fantastic Four Cover Recreation

More cover recreation art in my style for the San Diego Comic Con!  I am doing these on 8.5" x 14" comic book boards using ink pens (a Black Pigma Graphic 1, a Black Prismacolor Premier 08, a Kuretake Brush Pen, and Prismacolor Felt Pens for color).  I will be at BB-20 in Artist's Alley next week July 11 to 15, hope to see you there!:

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Avengers 01 Cover Recreation

 I started to do some more cover recreations to sell at the San Diego Comic Con at my Artist's Alley table #BB20 (July 11th to 15th 2012),  hopefully they will sell :)  I did this on 8.5" x 14" comic book blue line bristol paper with a prismacolor 08 premier pen, a micron Graphic pen size 1, a brush pen, and prismacolor color markers.  Hope to see you at the con!