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I was at the Long Beach Comics Expo this past weekend. It was put on by the same folks in charge of October's highly successful Long Beach Comic-Con in LB, California. I had a great time. It was a much smaller and relaxed event, so I got to talk a bunch with my table neighbor, Mike Mignola, and walked the dealers' hall.

During down times at the table, I will usually do quick 3-5 minute sketches. I did about a dozen this time, and sold a few of them. Here are the ones that did not sell. These were done with a Uni-Ball Micro tip pen on 6x9" 2-ply 500 series Strathmore bristol. I really like the looseness of the lines when I work this way. Click on the image for a better look.















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catystorm From: catystorm Date: February 23rd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're all adorable, but I love the last one! Modern!Usagi is so cute!
dustykat From: dustykat Date: February 23rd, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the one in the rain, I had outside work to do and it's raining now!
jasontheartist From: jasontheartist Date: February 23rd, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
FANTASTIC sketches! How much do you ask for one?
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 23rd, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are great uncle Stan.

-Logan (Kelvin's son).
usagiguy From: usagiguy Date: February 24th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Logan,
Say hello to your family for me. We had wanted to see your grandmother when Sharon and I were in Hawaii during Thanksgiving, but we were there for just a few days and ran out of time.

I'm glad you're reading my blog.
eadesmust From: eadesmust Date: February 23rd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely outstanding sketches! If these ones didn't sell, how good must the ones that did sell have been!
plattcave From: plattcave Date: February 23rd, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are all wonderful. I love the joy on Usagi's face as he greets the dragonfly on his finger.
inkandpixelclub From: inkandpixelclub Date: February 23rd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're all really great, though seeing Usagi in modern garb weirds me out a bit.
e_danae From: e_danae Date: February 23rd, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marvelous! zombie!Usagi makes me laugh!

And why do I think that Hellboy and Usagi would make a great team?
jen_aside From: jen_aside Date: February 24th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The nose suggests it's Jotaro possessed, hmm...


(still nice!)
moresobaplease From: moresobaplease Date: February 23rd, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
All very nice sketches, but the last three are probably my favorites. The rain sketch has some wonderful details!

I'm glad to hear you had such a good time. :)
psykitty From: psykitty Date: February 24th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Modern Usagi is pretty great, and makes me remember the crossover episodes of the original TMNT toon.
cynlee From: cynlee Date: February 24th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Dibs on Leonardo!!!

HOW much??
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 24th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Those are great! I actually like the first two a lot. I didn't realize that was Mike Mignola next to you. I saw the hellboy art in the corner of my eye but I didn't make the connection. Sheesh. Peace, maka
bencosta From: bencosta Date: February 24th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Evil Jotaro! They're all great.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 24th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

These look GREAT Stan! And glad to hear you were able to meet my brother. Also, your pin-up came the other day and it's absolutely INCREDIBLE! Thank you SO much Stan. I sent you a thank-you in the mail that should arrive shortly.

Again, awesome stuff as always!
Chris
usagiguy From: usagiguy Date: February 24th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Hi Chris,
It was great to meet Shane. He gave me the new issue of Reed Gunther. I invited him to a CAPS (Comics Arts Professional Society) meeting, so I hope to see him again soon.
tariq_kamal From: tariq_kamal Date: December 15th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
My wife (hanishoney) squealed "SO CUTE! :D" at the sight of Modern!Usagi, and wondered what Usagi would look like, dressed in a business suit like a Respectable Businessman.

If I ever go to a con with you in it I believe I will fork out the cash for something like that. If only to hear my wife squeal like a schoolgirl. :D
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