“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Sunday, October 25, 2009

THE BRIDE AND THE SHADOWCAT_commission



[*EDIT: The owner of the original 'Shadowcat' commission was kind enough to send me a high resolution scan which now allows me to upload and showcase a better quality image. Thanks, Colin!]

Today is the last day of my convention-ing. My compatriots and I head back home from the Boston Comic Con (BTW, the convention itself is a quaint show, but its size, venue, expected attendance are a great way for me to wind down from 4 weeks worth of hand shaking and commission drawing...whew!) and I swear it couldn't come any sooner. I'm tired, I've got a slight case of bronchitis, I'm on a steady diet of NyQuil, DayQuil, and Mucinex and I haven't run consistently for weeks now. I feel gross.

That's not me complaining, that's just how things turned out.

On the upside? Well, there isn't enough time in my early morning to tell you ALL of the cool things I've done this month. Also because forming a list of cohesive thoughts isn't difficult - it's an impossibility. Thank you, Robitussin DM! But I have been absolutely blessed with so many things this past month! I've met creators, I've read new books I never would've been exposed to, and MOST IMPORTANTLY - I met a a million and a dozen fans. And I don't care if I am sick - if it means I get to shake the hands and thank each and everyone who has shown me their support over this giant accident tha I call a career, it's well worth it. Thank you SO much to all of you who dropped by, said 'Hello!', 'I loved your work since the Verotik days, man!' I'll take all of that because it means the world to me.

We even got invited to go to an early Halloween party last night! What fun! And just as a pre-emptive strike/note; if there are those of you who happen to see some crazy person dressed in a full-on Scooby Doo costume who seems to resemble me, that's not me. I swear. You don't have proof. And even if you did, I'll deny it outright. Hehe.

Last, I want to give Jason Schachter my thanks. I've never seen a guy bust his hump in setting up my and Stephane Roux table, pimp our work, coordinate hotel rooms, play part-time manager, promoter, taxi service and personal assistant and not ONCE complain about it. Well...okay. Once. But everyone's allowed a moment to gripe, yeah? So this one's to Jay. Stop your griping.

Okay, that's all for now. I'm coughing up phlegm and I'm sure you wanted to read about that. Enjoy your Sunday everyone. I can't wait to get back home. Until then enjoy this Bride of Frankenstein and Kitty Pride image. Bad point and shoot cam and less than desirable lighting conditions make for awesome upload images!

5 comments:

Colin said...

Eric, please accept my most gracious thanks for coming up this weekend and for all the kind words you've offered the Boston Comic Con. It was great hanging with you and watching you work (especially powering through your bronchitis). It's taken me a long-ass time between when I first became aware of your work to getting a commission but having you add to my Kitty Pryde sketchbook was an eventuality that finally came to fruition.

Thank you, and I hope to see you again soon.

Michael Pfeffer said...

That's an amazing pair of dead breasts Dr Frankenstein found for his monster's bride.

They have to be fake.

j_ay said...

Hopefully upon returning home you'll return to full health.
Killer illustrations, as always!

Ertito Montana said...

bRILLIANT!

James said...

Eric...I was the fat guy lookin at your' drawings Sunday and commenting on what I thought were your' various influences...I hope you didn't take this the wrong way...I think your' stuff is brilliant...I own everything you have in print that I could find since the Veritok days...you're one of my fave artist...just wanted to clear that up...really enjoying the sketchbook...looking forward to new work from you