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Thursday
Feb122009

One Long ComicCon Weekend


   
   The New York ComicCon was this past weekend and I decided to go and make an adventure out of it. I figured it would be a good chance to reconnect with old friends, make some new connections, maybe finally get something interesting to post on the blog, and hopefully drum up some work. It was a 3 day show and the fam and I stayed with the in-laws in NJ for an easy commute for me into the city each day. I didn't get a table this year as I wanted to stay mobile and really try to see everything that was going on. The show was busier than last year and from what I hear actually sold out and the attendance was better than expected.  
  Early hours Friday was for Professionals and was a good time to catch up and say hi to friends and artists I haven't seen in a while. I even met a few people I've worked with in the past that I only knew through emails and phone conversations. Saturday was mega swamped with people and the isles were like one big long mosh pit. I left early as it was just too busy to really get anything accomplished or have anything other than just a "how are you doing" conversation. Publishers were just too busy to look at your stuff and artists were buried under fans and commissions. Sunday morning was wonderful though, the crowds were minimal, you could easily walk through the isles and talking with publishers was much easier and were able to spend some time with you. I had lunch with some good friends I went to the Kubert school with that I haven't seen in a while. I hooked up with Keith Champagne, Charlie (from Indie Spinner Rack) and some good friends he new through his podcast for a nice italian dinner after the show on Sunday. 
   I had taken a disposable camera I had laying around and thought it was perfect for the show as I didn't want to risk losing or damaging my digital. That was a mistake. Of all the shots I took that I was planning on posting here and actually make this interesting, only 2 dark and grainy pics came out. Bummer... that'll teach me. (I even lifted the pic above from someone else online). 
   It was a long 3 days and pretty tiring, but it was nice to get out of the house. Now, a day or to after, it feels good to get back to normal... and back to the drawing board. 

Later
WM
 

Tuesday
Jan062009

MOVING RIGHT ALONG.



 Well, New Years came and went pretty

fast. It's always been a time for reflection and remembrance, good things to come, blah blah blah and all that stuff. The way I see it, it's really just a point on the calender that most people use as a time to finally let hope for a better future sink in and flush the toilet of the past years crap. I try to do that at the end of every month. Other than a few bumps my year wasn't that bad, but it's still nice to have that little extra feeling that this year will even be better. 
  Things do look pretty good for this year and I can't wait to dive right in. I've been working pretty hard at getting back into comics after taking some time off from it (way too much time, my mistake) and the work has been paying off. I'm currently doing some pencils and inks on a comic for Beau Smith that will probably coming out this year, I've just finished up some Inking work on the Phantom book for Egmont, and I've got another comic job I'm working on to get off the ground. It's just feels so good to get back to story telling again and working on board larger than 2.5" x 3.5". 
  "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" For all my Trading card fans, although I have been trying to cut back on Sketch card work (with all the new releases of older sketch sets I've worked on it doesn't seem that way) it looks like I'll still be working on at least one set or maybe 2 here and there which will probably be comic related.  There is still a Star Trek set yet to be released with sketches I did for it. Maybe this year. 
 You know who you are - Thanks to all for the emails and kind words throughout the year. I've got better things planned and can't wait to show you. 

Heres to finding enough time to get everything done.
Later
WM


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Warren Martineck    
 
 

Wednesday
Jul302008

Busy Busy Busy. COMICS


Ok, not too bad, it's only been 8 days since the last post. If I can keep it at least one a week, I'll be happy.


 ~COMIC WORK; what's happening in the studio.~

I'm currently working with Mike Lilly on a Graphic Novel for Simon & Shuster, "Before They Were Famous; Albert Einstein". I'm lending my Inking skills over Mike's great looking pencils on a decent amount of pages as Graphic Novels, as you know, have a high page count. You can read more about it in this Newsarama Interview with Mike. 

Also on the comic front, I've hooked up with Bruce Sakow on a small comic endeavour. Bruce, no stranger to comics, wrote for books like G.I. Joe, Wolverine, and Conan and has also written a bunch of screenplays including "Friday the Thirteenth: The Final Chapter". We're currently adapting one of his screenplays into Graphic Novel form and some of the preliminary work has already been done. You can check out some of the Prelim pages for "The Seer" here

Later
WM

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