I had the opportunity of exhibiting alongside my talented friend and classmate, Miko for a second year in the event’s popular Artist’s Alley. Our experience as first-time exhibitors at Fan Expo 2010 ultimately prepared us for the presentation and trends we capitalized on in the following year. We also had the benefit of being surrounded by some major talent in Sheridan Illustration. I want to express my utmost thanks to those of you who visited our booth and offered your help and kind sentiments. I missed you all throughout the course of the summer and in the case of some, Fan Expo represented a pleasant reunion.
Now for a few updates before I dive into the riveting four-day Fan Expo weekend:
The Hobbit, Chapter One: An Unexpected Party
A 75 % work in progress, completed in gray-scale just in time for printing. I have since endeavoured to add colour and breaks of light between the oak leaves, despite the fact that the scene itself occurs at night.
The Hobbit, Chapter 6: Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire
Our polished booth, located at A7 in the Artist’s Alley.
Miko’s brilliant arrangement for his Tolkien-themed merchandise. I am more than pleased that his initial design for Dwarven Mead coasters became a reality.
Miko, thank you for another expo enriched by your creativity, good humour and hard work.
The view from our booth, overseeing the entire Artist's Alley.
Marvel’s Thor descends from Asgard to greet Fearless Fred and his Big Sexy Comics team of illustrators and writers:
Carnage gets camera-ready:
Nostalgia at best. The father from one of my favourite childhood television shows, Reboot.
Custom-built, imported Samurai armour from Japan.
Dobby the House Elf follows a Harry Potter fan into the photo-op for Tom Felton.
Posing for a photo-op with Fearless Fred from The Edge and Teletoon fame.
He’s grotesque, unsightly, and he’s all mine. Weta’s impeccably detailed Catapult Troll maquette from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy films.
A pre-thesis gift that I feel compelled to share with everyone :). Peanuts is my philosophy go-to.