Monday, April 30, 2007

MicroCon '07

MicroCon was fun. Had pretty good crowds all day, chatted with friends, etc. Here are a few photos - all taken by Jessica Hickman (which is why she isn't in any of 'em).

Best way to spot a comic convention: look for the guys holding Captain America shields.


My pal Paul Taylor and his wife (in the blue shirt) holding their baby boy. It was awesome seeing them again. :)


My pals Mike May and Sam Hiti. Mike and I shared a table. Sam sat on the other side of the convention. They give him his own solitary Nation of Sam. He's cooler than us and smells like power. You can see the power in his gaze.. Mike, on the hand, smells of sweet innocence and desire.


Random shot of part of the show..


Someone had me draw a Lenore picture. (I didn't really take any pics of my sketches this time.. I didn't feel like having the camera out.) Alex Ness is sitting in the background there. For those who don't know, Alex writes for PopThought and is a fellow contributor to Sasquatch. He also likes to send me disturbing emails.


Our pals Kristin (Kristin, what the hell's your last name?) and Darla Ecklund, who sat next to Jess:


Our Table o' Love:


Thanks to everyone who stopped by and bought some stuff! :)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Punisher

This was a pencil sketch I'd done for someone last year - He had me add inks and finish it up. Colored with Prismacolor markers.



I'm headin' out to MicroCon in about eight hours... Better get some sleep.. @.@

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Red Sonja & DC Update

She-devil with a sword!!



And I thought I'd point out that Rittenhouse and DC have finally posted some info and sneak peeks of the upcoming DC set that I'm working on... Here's the linkage: http://www.scifihobby.com/products/displaysetdetails.cfm?SetID=160

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

If you're in or around Minnesota, be sure to swing by MicroCon on Sunday -- I'll be selling sketchbooks and prints and doin' my thang. :)

Friday, April 27, 2007

One-Day Buffy Auction

One-Day Buffy Auction

Thursday, April 26, 2007

SW 30th Sneak Peek II

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

OMG, I saw Bigfoot!!

Just wanted to remind everyone that SASQUATCH is now in stores! It's over 250 pages, features a ton of awesome comic short stories (one of 'em's by me) -- and if you don't wanna drive out a comic shop to pick it up, you can also order it from vipercomics.com/shop :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

SW 30th First Look

Topps gave me the green light to show off a few of my 30th Anniversary sketch cards.. Normally artists like to show off their top coolest cards right away, but I thought I'd show some variety instead.. I'm trying to have as much fun as I can with these and fully embracing my super-cartoony side. So, yeah.. Hope you like this sneak peek. I would give you a link to more set info, but Topps.com still doesn't have anything up.. *shrug* I believe this set ships in June, and you'll be able to find it at hobby stores, comic shops, etc.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Vader & Gimli cards

I'm selling these two aftermarket cards -- I don't have the patience to deal with eBay right now, so I'm just posting 'em here and hoping they go. If you're interested in one of 'em, send me an email - grantgould-at-hotmail.com - and make an offer. Please only email me about this if you're serious about buying. Thanks, folks.

Friday, April 20, 2007

2007 Sketchbook

My 2007 Convention Sketchbooks are back from the printer and they're pretty dang spiffy! Head on over to GrantGould.com/sketchbook for all the info. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Minnesota MicroCon!

Sunday, April 29th is the MN MicroCon show -- a one-day convention that always has a bunch of local creators, comics, toys, all sorts of good stuff. It's always a great little show, and a nice way to kick off convention season (for me, at least). I'll be sellin' sketchbooks and prints, and I'll probably be doing some quick sketches, too. Should be fun. :)

Monday, April 16, 2007

SW 30th on StarWars.com

StarWars.com just posted an announcement about the 30th Anniversary card set that I'm working on and gave a few details, including a full artist list. Here's the link.



In case you're wondering who those two images on the banner are by -- the cartoony one on the left is by my pal Katie Cook, who'll most likely be sharing a table with me at Wizard World Chicago this year -- and the Obi-Wan on the right is by pal (I have so many pals!) Cat Staggs, who I'm looking forward to drinkin' and partyin' with at Celebration IV. And I must point out that my talented girlfriend Jessica Hickman is also on the list of artists, which is cool -- this is her first Star Wars gig, so I'm happy for her. Look at all that girl power! O.O

Friday, April 13, 2007

Misc. Update

DeviantART posted a cool gallery showing "Red Riding Hood" art -- my pic's one of the featured ones, so I thought I'd post a link. :)

This morning was my weekend. I treated myself to a movie (Pathfinder - which i liked!) and now it's back to the normal grind.. Plowing through the DC cards, Star Wars cards, and this corporate kids' booklet I'm designing for a Canadian company.. and trying to get commissions out the door..

I really wanna get a small b&w con sketchbook done in time for Micro-Con too, so I'll probably have to spend a few hours on that.. I'll probably create some of my first-ever Harry Potter sketches for it.. ooOOOoooo...

One last thing to mention: GentleGiantCollectors.com is keeping a nice gallery of all the Star Wars Celebration IV art prints that have been previewed so far on the starwars.com website -- You can find it over here. Lots of really amazing work there.... On one hand, it's very intimidating, because mine's a really different style from the majority of them.. there are only a couple cartoony styles in the group, and mine's one of 'em. But variety's the spice of life. I like my cartooniness. :) (.. is that a word?) Hopefully there'll be some cartoony-lovin' collectors at CIV.

Okay, enough blogging. Time to get back to work.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Creepshow

An 11x14 commissioned piece (colored in Photoshop) based on the stories in Creepshow -- LOVED working on this one. :) Thanks, Matt!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

NBC Heroes Gallery

NBC set up a "Heroes" fan art page -- figured I'd send 'em my Claire drawing, and hey, they slapped it up there. :) Anyway, just wanted to point that out. I've had a couple people contact me saying they found my site because of the gallery, so that's cool. Here's the link: NBC.com/Heroes/auction/fan_gallery.shtml

GRINDHOUSE

I apologize to those of you whose commissions I should've been working on tonight. I got hit hard by the fan art bug and couldn't shake it off. I had to take a few hours to make.... my very own fake PLANET TERROR comic cover.



What can I say... I needed a quick dose of spontaneity. It's a form of re-self-energizing.

Have a fun Easter, everyone! I'll be spending the day hunched over the drawing board.. No rest for the self-employed... heh :)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Celebration IV Print

StarWars.com has previewed my C4 art print, along with several others. The one they have up there isn't my final version -- I emailed 'em, so hopefully by the time you're reading this they've updated the site with the right one. :) Anyway, here it is:

Monday, April 02, 2007

Chicago Art Forum

I wanna help my pal and fellow Lord of the Rings and Star Wars artist Cynthia Cummens spread the word about this:

ChicagoArtistsForum.blogspot.com
Artists in the Chicago area, come out to Blick Art Materials on the second Saturday of the month for the Chicago Area Artist Forum. Location: Blick Art Materials in Wheaton -- Open to all professional and emerging artists -- Next meeting: April 13, 2007 6:30, pm til 9pm

Click the link for more details! :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

APRIL RULES

THIS WEEK ONLY I'm taking orders for single-character marker commissions and charging only $50 a pop. More info over at grantgould.com/aprilrules
EDIT: Time's now up. Thanks to everyone who ordered one! :)

1st Look - DC Cards

Some collectors have been posting photos from a recent non-sport card show in Philly. Apparently the folks behind the upcoming DC set were showing samples to the public, including a few of mine - Bizarro, Supes, and Wonder Woman! And these are actual scans of the first three cards I drew for the set (I haven't physically mailed them the three cards yet). So, yeah, I thought that was kinda cool -- an official first peek at some of my DC sketch cards. :)