#Inktober

Cameron’s Log, Stardate: October 3, 2017.

It’s the third day of October, which also means it’s the third day of inktober.  I know what you’re thinking: but Cameron, what’s inktober?  Isn’t it just a hashtag?  No, no it isn’t.  It is one variation of several hashtags but that’s beside the point.

The history of inktober is really quite simple and we have an artist by the name of Jake Parker to thank for it.  He created the term as a way of honing his own artistic skills and ended up creating a movement for established and aspiring artists to draw every day and share their art with a constantly expanding audience (you can check out his site and read more about it here).

While Parker created a theme for each day, the only rule is to draw something in ink every day, no matter what medium you use.  There are themes for each day but the great part about it is the artist can decide to work within those confines or establish their own themes.  Last year was my first attempt at having something new every day but I wasn’t quite able to make it.  This year, however, is different.  Now that I’m out of school, my schedule has somewhat opened up and I’m going to attempt 31 new drawings by the end of the month.  Rather than have a different daily theme, I’m going to have weekly themes and will post the full week’s worth of drawings by the following Sunday.

My schedule is as follows:

Week 1: X-Men – I’ve been on an X-Men kick lately and plan to have a full series of 80’s and 90’s era mutants by this weekend.

Week 2: My Little Pony – If you know me, this one should come as no surprise, and I’ve already gotten a couple of requests for MLP mash-ups.  These will also be good practice for my upcoming appearance at CanterlotKC.

Week 3: Horror – This one just seems appropriate for Halloween.  I’m currently planning on something from “Supernatural” and “The Walking Dead” but am certainly open to other ideas for characters or ideas from film and tv.  I started last year with a piece inspired by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and would happily consider a companion piece.

Week 4: TBD – Hey it’s early!  And I don’t want to necessarily limit myself so I’m keeping my options open.

If you have suggestions for themes or ideas within those themes, you can always hit me up in the comments or let me know via social media.  And to my fellow artists, I encourage you to participate as well.  It’s not just a motivational tool to draw every day, it’s a great way to share your art and participate in a community with others doing the same thing.  So pick up a pen and start drawing!

 

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Con Schedule & Updated Price List

Hey everyone!  Summer is officially over (sad panda) but con season is still in full-swing.  I’ve updated the show schedule and price list, both of which should remain accurate for the remainder of the year.  Next show is the now-annual Batman Day at Elite Comics this Saturday!  I’ve got several new prints to unveil, and several Batman-themed sketch covers which are perfect if you want to commission a unique piece.

As always, if you’re not able to attend any of the cons but would like to commission something you can always hit me up on the Twitters @cameronkieffer or email me directly at cameron.kieffer@gmail.com.

Upcoming Show Schedule

NEW SHOW! Batman/Harley Quinn Day: September 23; Elite Comics; Overland Park, KS

Ad Astra Toy & Arts Fair: September 30, 11am-6pm; Lawrence, KS

 Freestate Comicon: October 21; Lawrence, KS

Canterlot KC: October 27 – 29; Overland Park, KS

 Air Capital ComicCon: November 11 – 12; Wichita, KS

Prices*

9 x 12 commission: Black & white – $15; Color – $25

Sketch card/Bookmark: B&W or color – $5

Sketch cover: B&W – $20; Color – $30

Prints: 8 x 10 – $5; 4 x 6 – $1

Card sets: $8 – TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

Sticker sets: $8

“Geek Theory” comic – $4 – PRICE REDUCED

*May vary based on size and complexity

 

2017 Con Schedule and Prices (Updated 8/19/17)

Summer’s nearing its end and it’s been very quiet in these parts.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, I’ve needed to devote time to family and other personal areas, and as such I haven’t been able to properly maintain my site or my comic and even had to cancel my one and only con of the summer.   However, with fall looming every closer and the con season about to resume, it’s time for me to get back on the horse.  Below is my revised con schedule, including what’s past and what’s coming up.  If you’re not able to attend any of the cons but would like to commission something you can always hit me up on the Twitters @cameronkieffer or email me directly at cameron.kieffer@gmail.com.

Previous Shows

 Little Apple Comic Expo: March 18, 10am – 6pm; Manhattan, KS

 KC Fan Con: April 1, 10am – 5pm; Lawrence, KS

Planet Comicon: April 21 – 24; Overland Park, KS

Free Comic Book Day: Elite Comics; Overland Park, KS

Cancelled: Salina Comic Con: June 17-18, 10am – 6pm; Salina, KS

Upcoming Show Schedule

TopCon Geek Expo: September 9 – 10; Topeka, KS

NEW SHOW! Batman/Harley Quinn Day; Elite Comics; Overland Park, KS

Ad Astra Toy & Arts Fair: September 30, 11am-6pm; Lawrence, KS

 Freestate Comicon: October 21; Lawrence, KS

Canterlot KC: October 27 – 29; Overland Park, KS

 Air Capital ComicCon: November 11 – 12; Wichita, KS

Prices*

9 x 12 commission: Black & white – $15; Color – $25

Sketch card/Bookmark: B&W or color – $5

Sketch cover: B&W – $20; Color – $30

Prints: 8 x 10 – $5; 4 x 6 – $1

Card sets: $8 – TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

Sticker sets: $8

“Geek Theory” comic – $4 – PRICE REDUCED

*May vary based on size and complexity

 

New stuff for Planet Comicon!

Only one more day til the biggest con of the year! Well, after SDCC, C2E2, Wondercon, and some of those others BUT it is my biggest show of the year and I’m excited to unveil my new items available for the very first time!

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Guardians of the Galaxy custom trading card set (price TBD)

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Guardians of the Galaxy sticker set (price TBD)

All these and more will be available for sale at my booth #1745. Quantities are limited so be sure to find by early. I also still have spots open for commissions all weekend.

Hope to see you there!

Throwback Thursday: Hellboy

This week’s TBT is everyone’s favorite grouchy, red-skinned, gunslinging paranormal investigator/monster puncher Hellboy!  It’s only a couple years old and one of my first attempts at a full-scale drawing colored in Copics.  The streakiness is a little off-putting but I’m still fairly pleased with that fire.  Might be time to pull out this gem and clean it up in time for Planet Comicon next week, where Hellboy himself, Mr. Ron Perlman will be in attendance!

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Throwback Thursday: Hulk

In honor of the Hulk’s “incredible” new look in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer, this week’s TBT is Hulk in his gladiator armor from the uber-popular “Planet Hulk” storyline, from which Thor’s new flick seems to be borrowing in certain respects.

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This sketch was done completely in pencil back in 2007. You can check out the trailer here to see how they compare.

Throwback Thursday: Daryl

Welcome back! This week’s throwback is yet another early sketch cover, this time  depicting everyone’s favorite crossbow-wielding, walker-killing, sleeve-loathing redneck Daryl Dixon! This was just the first of many Walking Dead sketch covers I’ve done and the shading is…rough to say the least but it still has a special place in my heart.

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Throwback Thursday: The Rocketeer

Hello all and welcome to another installment of Throwback Thursday or as I call it “Recycle Old Drawings Day”!  This week I’ve posting the original pencil sketch of the Rocketeer I did years ago before transforming it into one of my first (and, to date, most popular) prints.

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Original sketch above’ finished version below.

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