INDIE ISLAND AHOY! This is one of two t-shirts that will be available exclusively at HeroesCon in two weeks (!). The other one is by the inestimable Jim Rugg. They’ll be printed on-site on your choice of a limited number of colors, although for my money I think the lighter the better on mine, and the darker the better on Jim’s. If you’ve never been to HeroesCon before, it’s pretty great—an old school mainstream comics show, which HAS: lots of comics dealers, lots of cheapo old comics, lots of famous drawers, and a famously robust original art crowd—it’s often described as a “sketchbook show” because there are so many artists as guests and so many people buying sketches. It also HAS “Indie Island”, a special area devoted to independent comics right at the center of the show. If you know me much, you might know that I worked for HeroesCon for most of my adult life before I foolishly quit to pursue a lucrative career in illustration. But before I did, I started Indie Island back in 2005, so it was very flattering to be asked to do a t-shirt design for them this year.
What HeroesCon LACKS is: a bunch of TV celebrities selling autographs; loud video game booths; movie crap; etc. HeroesCon is pretty great, and best of all it’s right here in the city I live in, so close I can take the city bus if I so choose. More as the show approaches, but GET EXCITED for now about this sweet t-shirt!