Category: Conventions

Christopher Jones at C2E2 2015

I’m headed to Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend! C2E2 is a con I’ve made a point to get to every year, partially just because it’s driveable for me—an 8-hour road trip but still driveable—which means I can actually bring short boxes of comics. So if anybody is looking for apparently-hard-to-find issues of The Batman Strikes!, you’re in luck! I also like C2E2 because it’s run by ReedPOP, who have always been good to me, and on top of that, seem to try to prioritize positive fan experiences and safety. (Seriously – just have a look at their anti-harassment policy.) I like that in a con.

I’ll be at Artist Alley table U10 for all three days of the convention. Here’s a handy map to help you find me!

 

Map to find Christopher Jones at Artist Alley U10 during C2E2 2015

 

2015 Con Exclusive Free Mini-Print

Those who have been following me for a while know that C2E2 is also where I unveil my new free mini-print for the year! These are convention exclusive 4″x6″ signed prints that can only be obtained by visiting me at a convention and showing me that you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. It’s a way that I can say thank you to my fans for sticking around. And they’re sort of starting to become collectible, apparently.

For this year, all three mini-prints are still free (choose one per visit) but next year I may start charging for previous years’ so get yours while you can! Anyway, without further adieu, here’s my 2015 free convention exclusive mini-print!

Wonder Woman Flying her invisible jet mini-print

 

New Prints Since Last Year 

I’ve got a few new 11″x17″ full color and 9.5″x11″ black-and-white prints for purchase since last year’s C2E2, too. I think you guys are going to like these. As usual, I’ll be offering all of my prints at a significant discount from my Etsy store prices.

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You can see the rest of my prints in my gallery.
 

C2E2 2015 At-the-Con Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U10, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

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Don’t Forget to EAT SOMETHING

Yes, there’s a lot going on at a big convention like C2E2, and yes, the food court can be kind of expensive if you’re attending the con on a budget. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. But it’s important to eat, so if you for whatever reason need a snack during the convention, stop by my table (U10) and ask for a granola or breakfast bar. I’ve once again bought a couple big boxes from Costco to share with fans who need it. Free. I do this at all the big conventions because taking care of yourself is important, guys.

 

One Last Thing…

So, I don’t know the specifics, but Hal tells me that you guys probably will not want to miss Gene Ha’s spotlight panel on Friday at 12:30pm. I understand he’s announcing some big new project that will probably appeal to fans of all-ages works like Young Justice. Plus, “Special edition preview comic for Panel Attendees only!”

 

Okay, time to collect Hal and Jenna and hit the road in my fancy new-to-me-and-actually-made-in-this-century Dodge Caravan. This is my friend Jenna’s first forray to C2E2. I’m looking forward to her reaction to the thing. Please stop by at the con and say hi! Looking forward to seeing all you wonderful Chicago people again!

C2E2 2015 Sketch Comissions

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All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request. Payment due when you pick up the completed sketch. My C2E2 sketch list does fill up fast, so the earlier you can get me your request, the better. I will be in Artist Alley all 3 days, easy to find at table U10.

 

C2E2 2015 Advance Sketch Rates 

I will be taking a limited number of advance sketch commissions at a reduced rate.

Full Figure: $60 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $40

If you would like to commission a sketch in advance for my reduced rate, please email your request to chris@christopherjonesart.com no later than Midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The earlier, the better to get on the list.

 

C2E2 2015 At-the-Con Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U10, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

 

Student Sketch Rate Sweepstakes

I know many of you are students who can’t afford my regular sketch rates but really, REALLY want one of my sketches. I hear you, so I am going to hold a sweepstakes for 5 students to purchase a custom convention sketch at a special student rate.

Full Figure: $40 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $20

Entries will be accepted until Midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Winners will be notified by email on Thursday morning. If you win, you must be present at C2E2 2015 and you must show me your student ID in order to get your sketch at the special student rate. Use the form below to enter the sweepstakes.

Student Sketches now closed for C2E2 2015.

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I’ll be appearing at ComicCard AND Anime Detour in MN this Weekend

I have a crazy busy weekend planned. During the days I’ll be making appearances at ComicCard and Anime Detour, and in the evenings I will be on stage at the Bryant Lake Bowl as a guest performer in Vilification Tennis. Whew! Here are all the details!

 

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Saturday March 28 I will be a Guest at ComicCard along with fellow comics creators Dave Wheeler, Frank Fosco, and Dave Strong.

 

 

ComicCard brings the best of comic books, sports cards, memorabilia and pop culture collectibles under one roof, and will also feature sports guests including former Vikings Tommy Kramer and Henry Thomas.

I will be selling comics, comic art and print as well as doing sketches. I’ll also have free mini-prints for my Facebook and Twitter followers! Admission is only $5 and kids get in free, so stop by and say hello!

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10:00am – 4:30pm  at the Bloomington Armory

3300 W. 98th St., Bloomington, MN [Directions]

 

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Of course Anime Detour is also this weekend and I didn’t want to miss out on seeing my fans there, so I’ll be there but on Friday and Sunday ONLY.

Look for me in the Featured Artists section on the second floor. I’ll be selling art prints, original art, custom sketches, comics, and I’ll have FREE mini-prints for my Facebook and Twitter followers.

And, since it is an anime convention, I will of course don my very beautiful flower crown. Because, as was established at Anime Detour last year, I AM A PRETTY PRINCESS.

(When in rome, right?)

 

Anime Detour

An annual three day anime convention Fri/Sat/Sun

Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, MN

 

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If that’s not enough opportunities to see me this weekend, I’ll also be a guest performer in Vilification Tennis at the Bryant Lake Bowl on Friday & Saturday at 10pm each night. It’s the annual Game Show installment of everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed Twin Cities comedy show. Tickets are $15 at door, $12 advance purchase or with Fringe button or with CONvergence badge.

Sunday night I will hopefully be resting comfortably at home, and (hopefully) not in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital.

Christopher Jones MarsCon 2015 Schedule

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I will be hanging out and doing some panels at MarsCon this weekend in Bloomington, MN. Here’s my schedule for the weekend:

Artist Reception — Friday 09:00 pm (1st Floor, Riverside)

Join us for the 10th year of this great tradition! All artists and fans of the Art Show are invited to join us for a lovely, relaxed evening with Robert Odegard and all the resident local artists who contribute to our Art Show. There will be no formal tour, just a chance to preview the art, drink, and eat crackers with cheese. Find out what inspires and drives our artists while surrounded by their own art in our gallery-like setting.

So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist? — Friday 10:00 pm III (Eagle’s Nest/Re(a)d Mars) 

re you an artist? Do you love comic books, graphic novels and manga? Come hear some tips for breaking into the comics industry!
With: Christopher Jones

The Rise of Women Superheroes — Saturday 01:00 pm (Room 419/Krushenko’s)

Let’s talk about some awesome female superheroes who have become breakout sensations in recent years! Why do we love them so much, and how can we get more?
With: Christopher Jones, mod.; Lyda Morehouse, Cynthia Booth, Catherine Lundoff, Chandra Reyer

“I’d Know That Aura Anywhere:” The Lives of Barry Allen — Saturday 02:00 pm (Room 419/Krushenko’s)

In 1956 police scientist Barry Allen became the second character to don the mantle of The Flash, launching the Silver Age of Comics. After many years of wonderful stories by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Barry fell into the hands of writers who, not understanding him, ruined him, leading to a mercy killing while saving the multiverse in 1985. But Barry’s fans stuck by him,and he returned in a 1990-1991 TV series, a comics reboot, and a wonderful new TV series. We’ll talk about Barry’s history for about 25 minutes, then open up for a discussion of TV’s new The Flash.
With: Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Christopher Jones

Tales from Behind the Table: What it’s like to Exhibit at Comic Cons — Saturday 06:00 pm II (Cardinal Perch/Free Mars)

Come hear about the nitty gritty of exhibiting at comic cons. We’ll talk about some of our unusual experiences with convention attendees, conventions, what’s worked well for us, and what hasn’t. Here there be anecdotes!
With: Christopher Jones, Hal Bichel, Trevor Olson, Chandra Reyer

Parallel Man — Saturday 10:00 pm (III Eagle’s Nes/Re(a)d Mars) 

Learn about the creation of Parallel Man, a locally-produced action/adventure sci-fi comic book, tablet game & animation! Parallel Earths, oppressive governments, and Carl Sagan.
With: Christopher Jones

 

I’ll also have some prints in the MarsCon Art Show, including my new Bat Wolf print:

 

Bat Wolf Art Print 
And my new Wonder Woman ’77, and my Batman ’66 prints:

 

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And, since it’s happening close to the con, I’m also hoping to stop in to see some friends perform at Die Laughing 2: Laugh Harder. We’ll see if I manage that. I donated some art to their silent auction either way, so hopefully they know I support them even if I can’t make it to the actual event.

Okay, time to run a bunch of errands before going to the con. Hey, it wouldn’t be a convention if you didn’t do at least a few things at the last minute, right?

New Print, Schedule, Ribbons, and Young Justice at Gallifrey One 2015

FINALLY got all my prints and ribbons and stuff in order and packed for Gallifrey One. Including my NEW PRINT, “Bat Wolf”. (Why? Because Batman and Doctor Who are awesome and because I can.) I first started going to Gallifrey just attending as a fan, and while I’m now a guest and will be “working” the convention from my table in the Dealers Room, for me its still one of the most enjoyable conventions I do all year. Time to seriously get my “Doctor Who Geek” on!

Bat Wolf Art Print

I’ll also have all my other Doctor Who prints, which you can preview in my etsy store. Find me in the Dealers Room to pick up some art and also to get a ribbon for your badge :)

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11×17” color prints are my usual convention prices, $20 each or 3 for $50 – quite a discount from etsy!

If I’m not at my table, I’ll probably be at one of my panels:

  • Breaking Into Comics – Friday, February 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Program C
  • Superhero Supercrush – Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm,Program D
  • Kaffeeklatsch (Christopher Jones/Greg Weisman) – Saturday, February 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Board Room
  • Women of Young Justice – Saturday, February 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm,Program D

I’ll have some non-Doctor Who art as well, if anybody was interested in original sketches or superhero/Young Justice prints.

So some of you know Greg Weisman and I have been doing Young Justice stuff at the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention in LA because they keep letting us. (Also we like Doctor Who.) This year we would like to present…

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WOMEN OF YOUNG JUSTICE

Saturday, Feb 14, 6:00pm in Program Room D

Featuring…

  • Stephanie Lemelin - Voice of Artemis
  • Kelly Hu – Voice of Cheshire
  • Vanessa Marshall – Voice of Black Canary
  • Masasa Moyo – Voice of Bumblebee
  • Lolita Ritmanis – Composer
  • Greg Weisman – Writer/Producer
  • Christopher Jones – Comic Book Artist

The panel is open only to Gallifrey One members. Greg and I and anybody else who wants to will stick around for about an hour in the same room for a Young Justice meet-up, if anybody wants to grab an autograph or photo or just hang out and talk YJ for a bit.

YES, we will record the panel. (Here’s the video from last year’s Young Justice panel at Gallifrey One.)

I’m always happy talking to fans at every convention I attend, but ESPECIALLY at Gallifrey One I’m there as a fan too, so please come up and say hello if you see me around the con!