9:15am: Doug Dabbs and I arrive at SCAD-Atlanta. I have a suitcase full of inking supplies, fruit, and snacks. We go up to the Sequential Art room on the 3rd floor.
10am: Cara McGee, Erin Gladstone, Julie Godwin and I set up workstations that will be our home for the next 24 hours. Why??
BECAUSE IT'S 24-HOUR COMICS DAY!!!!!!
Full of give-aways, door prizes (like a 1-terabyte external
hard drive), and juried prizes (some pretty freaking awesome ones, like CS5 a
nd a Wacom tablet), Generate is one of those events that I always make it to each year. They give us free food, we get a chance to hang out and socialize, and we are all working toward our individual goals (depending on which challenge we decide to take on).
I chose to do the 12-page sketchbook challenge. We had to pick a theme and create 12 finished, publishable pieces that followed that theme, as well as print up and assemble 12 copies before the deadline. I wanted to draw some mythological creatu
res, so I went with Sad Baby Monsters. I had a ton of fun researching and drawing all the cute babies, so I'm pretty sure there will be a Volume II.
Here are a few of the pieces that I did for Sad Baby Monsters:
A properly sad Chimera.
A thoroughly distraught Rancor.
And a woefully downtrodden Griffin.
Be sure to look for my sketchbooks, mini comics and more at future cons!