Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MegaCon Advance Sketch List is Open

Big Barda © DC Comics
Anyone know why I have Barda on the header? :)

MegaCon in Orlando, Florida is coming up fast. The dates are March 21, 22, & 23. I will be sharing a table with the one and only Joe Pekar, we will be at table BLUE 7.

MegaCon is my first convention of 2014 and it is time to open up the advance sketch list. I will actually work on this list leading up to the convention. Especially the more complicated pieces. 

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This is a lot to read so email me if you have any questions. Please use the subject line "MegaCon Sketch List". Actually use that subject line please. I have a smart mailbox that separates emails with that subject line in order for me to stay organized. Thanks!

Email: gene_gonzales@mac.com or gene@genegonzales.com


Inked sketches: single figure, on 11" x 17" Bristol Board: $50.00

I will only be doing Acrylic pieces at home to bring with me. I don't plan on doing any at the show.

Acrylic/Watercolor: single figure on 11" x 17" (approximate size): 150.00

UPDATE:  I've had a few request for my sketch cover prices:

One character inks: $75

One character color: $100

Two character color: $150

Email me if you have a different request.

Payment: There will be three options for payment:

PayPal: You may pay in advance for your request using PayPal. Please contact me first with your request before you send money.

Credit Card at the Con: I will be accepting major credit cards at the convention. I can use PayPal or Square to accept credit cards. Fast and secure.

Cash: You can pay for the art when you pick it up.

If you were to ask what I prefer, Paypal would be my first preference for payment. It makes it easier to keep track of everything and it helps prioritize the work.

This advance list is only for those attending MegaCon 2014 in person. I do request that if you are on my list and are not going to make it, please let me know. And if possible, please pick up your artwork as soon as you can when you arrive at the convention. Or pay for your spot on the list, whichever applies.

I may ask for reference if I don't know the character or if I can't find it on the web at the show.
You can email me links to references before the show.

An advantage to getting on the list early gives me some time to think about your request(s), bounce ideas around in my head, maybe doodle ideas in my sketchbook, and possibly show up at the con with your finished piece. There is a finite amount of requests I can take. I do not know what that number is because I don't know the requests. So sign up early and often. :)

I am really looking forward to this show. There are so many of you that I only get to see at MegaCon so it really is like hanging out with friends.

If you have any questions about the sketch list, please ask. And even if you are not getting something but will be at the show, please drop by and say "hi".

Other Convention Stuff

I will have other original art at the show, some you have seen here on this blog. I will also be bring prints to the show. There will be three sizes to choose from 8.5" x 11", 11" x 17" and 13" x 19".

I have also found a stash of some of my previous sketchbooks. I will have those at the show as well.

This was a lot of information to cover. If anything is confusing to you, let me know and I will do my best to clarify. And please excuse any typos. :)

Here we go!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Legion of Super-Heroes Cadet 01 - CCS #15

Legion Cadets © DC Comics

Bonus Conventionless Convention Sketch for today: This is the first of four Legion of Super-Heroes cadets that I will be posting. The funny thing is there are so many cadets and while they may have had screen time, some never got names.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2021

Rogue - CCS #14

Rogue © Marvel Entertainment

I was given the choice of several characters to depict as a school girl. Of course my mind went "sexy" school girl and Rogue was the stand out of the group of choices. I mean, she was at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters right? Right? :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2020

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marijn Bek (L.E.G.I.O.N.) - CCS #13

Marijn Bek © DC Comics

This is the last of the three Conventionless Convention Sketches I will be posting today. And this one features another L.E.G.I.O.N. member, Marijn Bek. She didn't have any powers (except for the time she was able to control the Emerald Eye of Akron) but contributed to the group in a scientist role.

3rd of 3 post for February 20th.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2019

Lar Gand (Mon-El) L.E.G.I.O.N. - CCS #12

Lar Gand (Mon-El) © DC Comics

My second Conventionless Convention Sketch post for today features Lar Gand, aka Mon-El, from his days with L.E.G.I.O.N. Anyone that knows me or has followed this blog knows I am a big Legion of Super-Heroes fan, and Mon-El is up there as one of my favorite Legionnaires. This is the first time I have drawn him in this uniform.

2nd of 3 posts for February 20th

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2018

Batgirl - Stephanie Brown - CCS #11

Batgirl © DC Comics

Today there will be a series of Conventionless Convention Sketches! Collect all three! First up, Stephanie Brown as Batgirl. I like drawing this version of Batgirl a lot. Always fun!

1/3 Post for February 20th.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2017

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kitty Pryde - CCS #10

Kitty Pryde © Marvel Entertainment

I almost always draw Kitty smiling. Don't know why, just do. :)

Could be a big post tomorrow. Or three different ones. Coming up is Lar Gand (L.E.G.I.O.N.), Stephanie Brown as Batgirl and Marjin Bek (L.E.G.I.O.N.).

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2016

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Flash (New 52) - CCS #9

The Flash © DC Comics

This is the first time I have drawn The New 52 version of the Flash. Had to go with the running on water bit! :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2015

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Invincible - CCS #8

Invincible © Kirkman & Walker

I only buy the INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTIONS when they come out but I list it as one of the very, very few super hero books that I read and enjoy. And the costume so iconic. Great stuff.

Ink on 11"x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hellcat - CCS #7

Hellcat © Marvel Entertainment

I would not like to be on the business end of those claws.

Ink on 11"x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2013

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dark Phoenix - CCS #6

Dark Phoenix © Marvel Entertainment

Dark Phoenix finishing a little "snack".

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

This is Post #2012

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emma Frost (Phoenix Five) - CCS #5

Emma Frost © Marvel Entertainment

Emma in all her Phoenix glory!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2011

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lyrissa Mallor (L.E.G.I.O.N.) - CCS #4

Lyrissa Mallor © DC Comics

Another Legion of Super-Heroes related piece. Lyrissa was a member of the 20th century team of L.E.G.I.O.N.. A series and maybe a set of characters long gone from the DCU.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2010