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!
Got a lil’ behind on posting the topic drawings, so without an actual meeting tonight I thought I’d post some art!
These were from the 08/23 and 8/30 meetings. The basic topic for the 08/23 was the Boondocks cartoon. There were a few who didn’t hear the topic, so not all of these are on topic.
No one wanted to tackle a specific topic at the 08/30 meeting, so we went freestyle and did what ever we wanted…hope you enjoy!
(l-r) top: Liam 08/23; Brandon 08/23; Collette 08/23 – middle: Henry 08/23; Joseph 08/23; Stan 08/30 – bottom: Brandon 08/30; Henry 08/30; Liam 08/30
Don’t worry, we’ll be back at Showmars next week (09/13). Put down your pencil and go outside & play! The fresh air will do you some good!
It’s a big week here at Sketch Charlotte! During Thursday Night’s meeting (at the SHOMARS on 7th across from Heroes) we’ll have a guest presentation on Intellectual Property Law from the Country Law Shack (click here for more info).
On Saturday, we’ll be taking part in the first COMMON GROUND music & arts festival in Plaza Midwood! Our buddies at Heroes are graciously sponsoring our booth (thanks guys!), so be sure to stop by both booths on Saturday and check us out! We’ll have mini comics, sketchbooks, prints and several artists will be sketching live throughout the whole event…be sure to get your very own custom sketch from any one of our talented artists!
COMMON GROUND festival – Saturday, August 25th – Noon – 11:00 pm (FREE admission)
There will be vendors all along Thomas Avenue between Commonwealth and Central Ave. With a stage for live music at the Commonwealth end!
Hope to see you at both events!
We’ve been doing a weekly topic drawing at Sketch Charlotte meetings over the last few months (hopefully you’ve seen them posted here or on our facebook page, maybe even twitter). So when this week’s topic rolled around we felt it appropriate to pay respect to the late, great Joe Kubert. A veritable Titan of the comics industry, Kubert’s passing can be felt from industry professionals and fans alike. And as Seth Peagler wrote for the Heroesonline Blog, Kubert’s legacy looms large in the world of comics. Seth, one of the talented writers we’re proud to have as a member, said it better than I could…
If there’s a single thing about Joe Kubert’s art that will continue to persevere throughout comics history, it must be his versatility. While he’ll probably always be most regarded for his war comics like Sgt. Rock and Enemy Ace, it’s hard to deny his presence in adventure comics (like Tor and Tarzan) and super hero comics as well.
While many recognize Kubert’s role in defining the Silver Age Hawkman, it’s worth noting that Joe consistently pushed the boundaries of the medium. Though the character has never been as popular as any of aforementioned ones, Kubert’s Ragman was and still is a relevant figure in the DC Universe. Drawing from his own experiences, Joe created a character that shared many similarities with his own life and upbringing. There were elements of Jewish mysticism and mythology, but also the idea that a hero could emerge from the humblest of origins.
Joe later went on to create Yossel, showing that he was also more than capable of exploring autobiographical comics. Comics creators and fans the world over are all thinking about Joe Kubert and his family this week. Let’s all take time to celebrate the man, his versatility and the indelible legacy he has left on our industry.
From left to right (top to bottom):
1st row: Stan Ford, Brandon Padgett, Herc Petmezas
2nd row: Herc Petmezas x 3!
3rd row: Joseph Mitchell, Jr and Matt Starnes
Here are the drawings from last night’s return to Showmars (LOVE those orange tables!) The topic was Alien Plants…
Left to right, top to bottom:
Brandon Padgett, Joseph Mitchell Jr, Jonathan Rosenbaum
Liam, Rico Renzi, Sharon