Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wizard World Chicago 2013 Post Mortem

Another con has come and gone, and I'm thankful to report it was another great show for Amateur Thumb War Comics. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table. Your support means the world to me. If you bought Franklin (and a TON of you did) please feel free and let me know what you thought. I'm always looking for feedback so I can improve my craft. Thanks again!

Here are some photos from the show.

The Table setup. This was taken Sunday morning. Just about the time I had finalized the layout ;)

Sketching away. These 2 photos were taken by friend Michael Maier. If you have a photo of me please email it my way. I would love to post it here.

And now for the sketches! If I did a sketch for you and it isn't posted that means the photo I took sucked. Feel free to email me a photo and I will post it here. Thanks to everyone who got a sketch from me!

Tales of a Checkered Man (by good friend and fellow Aw Yeah Comics contributor Denver Brubaker. Go read it NOW!) jam piece! Penelope!

My next show is the Cincinnati Comic Con, September 6-8. Hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pfft...Bahmin an Robi!

I think that's how a minion would say "Batman and Robin". Minion's from Despicable Me as the Dynamic Duo.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Batman Color Test

Super Coloring

Playing around with different ways to color my work. This technique is inspired by the DC Super Friends Golden Books.

Little Folks Superman

New Little Folks print! The Man of Steel himself, Superman! Soon to be available at Chicago Comic-Con.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Franklin Goes Digital!

Big news here at Amateur Thumb War Comics. The first two Franklin Comics are now available as digital comics! Yup. You can now enjoy Franklin's adventures on your iPad or other tablet devices. Each issue only costs 99 cents! What a deal! Click the links below to purchase. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Convention Updates

Here are a few convention updates as we creep into summer. June 21-23 you can see me at Mighty Con in St. Charles, IL. This is Mighty Con's first weekend show and I'm very excited to be a part of what will hopefully become an annual event. I'll have Franklin comics as well as the usual prints and sketches. I'll also have a new "Little Folks" print available.

Little Folks Batman is on 8.5x11 cardstock and will only cost you $3. What a deal!

On July 13 I'll be attending the Comic Book Mania! Convention at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin, IL. This is a FREE one day show full of great creators. Stop on down and say "Hi". I'll have preview pages of Franklin's Guide to Camping for you to look at :)

I hope to see you at the shows!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


I'll be in Minnesota attending SpringCon this weekend. I'll have tons of Franklin comics and Franklin prints as well as some paintings and drawings available. Stop by the table and pick up some all-ages monster goodness :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

C2E2 2013 Post Mortem

In a word...WOW! C2E2 was a blast! This was the most creatively fulfilling show I have ever done. Lots of nice folks stopped by the table and bought Franklin comics, sketches, prints, or paintings. Thank you to ALL for coming by and supporting little old me. It is truly appreciated :)

I have a few new projects that are coming up as a direct result of being at C2E2 and meeting some cool people. I won't spoil the surprises just yet, but I am stoked to be a part of these projects.

My next convention appearance will be SpringCon in Minnesota, May 18-19. I'll have Franklin comics, paintings, sketches, and some prints available. Possibly a new print. Something very fun and nostalgic.  Maybe even a few "11 Doctors" Doctor Who Prints.

Here are a few pics from the C2E2.
First a few of the "Little Folks" sketches I did at the show. Some of these were made before the show, and others were requests.


And now a few paintings.

Again, thank you for making this show a fantastic experience :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


With C2E2 just over a week away, I thought I should give you all a rundown  of my plans for the show. You can find me in Artist Alley at table L6B peddling my wares. Well, you can find me there when I'm not "stalking" Adam West and Burt Ward (Gah! I'm going to meet Batman and Robin!). here is the list of what I'll have available at my table.

-Franklin comics! The main attraction at my table. I'll have a new printing of Franklin Goes To School and the newest issue, It's A Very Franklin Winter Special. $4 each. Any comic purchase gets you a free quick Franklin sketch.

-Prints! I have 2 new prints for C2E2.

The Franklin and Friends Superman and Batman prints are both 17x5.5 and are printed on heavy duty cardstock. $3 each or both for $5.
I have a few Big Bang Theory prints left. $5 each while they last.
I'll also have 10-Doctor Who 3 packs available. These are the last of my "Eleven Doctors" prints with the 10th and 11th Doctor prints thrown in. All Prints are on 11x17 heavy duty cardstock. $10 per pack.
-Sketches! I'll have 2 different types of sketches available this year. Pre-made sketches will be available and I'll be taking request all weekend.

Little Folks sketches (as seen above) are $3. Any character you want. These usually take about 5-10 minutes to draw.
Full figure sketches (with a small amount of background) are $10. Any character you want.
All paintings are created using acrylic paints. 5x7 paintings are $15, or 2 for $25. Larger format paintings (ranging in size from 12x16 and 10x20) are $45.
So if you happen to be at C2E2 stop on by the table, say "hi" and buy some Franklin comics :)
Also! Make sure to stop by the Aw Yeah Comics booth and buy the first 2 issues of Aw Yeah Comics. I'm one of the many artists contributing some short stories to this series, and while my stories aren't in these first 2 issues you should totally support this awesome, all-ages series.
See you at C2E2 :)