PSA: We’re calling off this week’s meeting so everyone can go out and have all kinds of Halloween fun! Be safe out there and we’ll see you on November 7th!
Sketch Charlotte meeting tonight! Meeting at the Showmars on 7th Street across from Heroes. Meeting starts at 6:30.
Hope to see some new & familiar faces there tonight!
Initially for R, I drew Raven (from the Teen Titans), but misplaced it on my fireplace mantle. I’m glad that the character got some popularity from the Teen Titans cartoon, but having seen the “New 52″ Raven, I just have to face palm.
She was on such a good path and had some fans who really liked her, why such a strong redesign?
Oh yeah, DC hates girls.
Taken directly from the Hero Initiative web site.
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2013) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is celebrating the 96th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby on August 28 with a little help from The King’s family.
Hero has recruited over 40 artists to get up on the morning of August 28, 2013 to simply “Wake Up and Draw.” This event is a way for artists to celebrate the day by sending a “birthday card to Jack.” All drawings will be featured in a special gallery at ComicArtFans.com, and fans can follow the action through the day on Twitter searching hashtag:#WakeUpAndDraw. All drawings will be auctioned to benefit Hero Initiative at a later date!
Jillian Kirby, Jack’s granddaughter, has spearheaded the “Kirby4Heroes” campaign. Jillian has recruited a number of comic stores throughout the country to donate a percentage of their sales to Hero on this special day. Many retailers have decided to “celebrate” with their own ideas, including hosting a “birthday party” for Jack, auctioning off original artwork, as well as other activities; all proceeds will go to the Hero Initiative in the name of the Kirby4Heroes campaign. Activities will grow yearly as we approach Jack’s upcoming 100th birthday in 2017.
“I started the Kirby4Heroes campaign as a way to connect with my grandfather, who died the year before I was born,” said Jillian Kirby. “I’ve grown so much closer to him through my endeavors in this area. I have to admit I’m astounded by him as an artist, family member, and just as a kind human being. Raising funds for those in the comic book industry in need of financial and medical assistance is a cause my grandfather Jack would have championed. He never turned his back on a person in need.”
Fans can visit the official Kirby4Heroes campaign Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kirby4heroes and donate via the PayPal link at www.HeroInitiative.org. Please type in “Kirby4Heroes” in the special instructions box. A new video detailing the Kirby4Heroes campaign is also available for viewing.
Now for Sketch Charlotte:
Brandon Padgett has asked members if they want to participate (in a manner of speaking) by waking up on Wednesday morning and drawing, then posting those drawings here. If you can’t post here, then simply post it anywhere and send one of us a link, so we can post it here. My mornings are sometimes a little hectic, but I may just do a little sketch to prove that I can simply wake up and draw.
For 17 weeks now, I’ve been doing a thing over on a tumblr that I set up where I draw a woman from comic books or comic strips. It’s primarily a way to keep my drawing muscles trained and try out drawing with grey brushpens. Inspired by the various Alphabet projects (AlphaBeasts, Animal Alphabet, AlphaBooks, AlphaBots) I’ve titled the project “AlphaBabes.” I invite you to check it out, follow it, and if you’re so inclined, submit an AlphaBabe to the collection!
Hey sketch pals and other great Americans, there will be no Sketch Charlotte meeting this Thursday, July 4th because, dudes, it’s Thursday, July 4th!!! We got stuff to blow up….. for America!! Please drop in on us next week, July 11 for Estonian Independence Day during which we dance the hooptius and pet the ceremonial duck.