I first met up with Aurora Rise at Denver Comic Con 2013, where I did a signing at their table and a sketch for their charity sketch book. I reached out to them to do the same when I returned to Denver Comic Con in 2014, and I’d been looking for an excuse to do a little more ever since. You see, Aurora Rise is this amazing example of how the comics & fan community can be a wonderful, supportive, thriving force for good, even in the face of ugliness and adversity. Since the tragic events of July 20, 2012, Aurora Rise has provided continuing support to those affected. They are a shining presence in the Colorado fan community, and now even have their own convention, which is where I’ll be this weekend – Rocky Mountain Con.
Rocky Mountain Con 2015 is where you can be one of the first to pick up this exclusive 11×17″ art print by me for just $10. All sales (and I mean 100%) will go straight to Aurora Rise to help fund their works. The print will be available at the Aurora Rise booth.
Additionally, I’ve donated the digital file of the art to Aurora Rise for them to do with as they wish – be it making more prints, posters, or whatever else they want. This print will not be available through my Etsy store or from me at any convention. You will only be able to get it through Aurora Rise.
Returning to Denver
I know Rocky Mountain Con isn’t as big as Denver Comic Con, but I’m really looking forward to it and hoping to get to see some Denver fans.
If you live in the Denver area and are on the fence about going, just know that there are some benefits to smaller conventions, including: shorter lines, easier access to guests, more face time with guests and creators, and a sense of community that you don’t always get at the mega-sized conventions. So I encourage you to give it a shot. Plus I’ll be there! And so will my pal, the puppet extraordinaire behind Transylvania Television and Vermin, Gordon Smuder. (Not to mention this other guy who’s sort of big in comics… you might have heard of him… I think his name is George Perez?)
Rocky Mountain Con 2015 Panels
Here are the panels I’m scheduled to be on this weekend at Rocky Mountain Con 2015. If I’m not at my table during the con, I’m probably on a panel!
11:00 am – Doctor Who: The Companions (panel room 2 with local cosplayer Erin Card)
4:00 pm – Visual Storytelling (panel room 1 with Chad Hardin)
11:00 am – Professional Comic Book Artist Q & A (Main Stage with Chad Hardin)
Rocky Mountain Con 2015 Sketch Rates & Prints
Yes, I will definitely be doing commission sketches at Rocky Mountain Con.
Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character
Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60 or $40 with a current student ID
If you would like to send me your sketch request ahead of time, putting you first on my list, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the subject, “ROCKY MOUNTAIN CON SKETCH REQUEST”.
I will also have all of my prints available for purchase. You can preview all of them in my Etsy store.