Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TCAF and Spider-man

Well, its 3 days later, and I'm pretty much recovered from the madness that was TCAF this year. It was a great show, and much busier than other shows. I got to meet some truly exceptional comic creators and chat with fans, and I have to say, as much as I like super-hero stuff, indie comics are where the real energy is at. Highlights included meeting for the first time Joe Ollman (whose work has been an inspiration to me for years), Matt Kindt (who created the wonderful graphic novel "Super Spy") and Maurice Vellekoop (who needs no introduction). All of them were charming and gracious and a pleasure to finally meet.

I picked up a lot of great mini-comics and zines from people, but I didn't get to leave my table and wander around as much as I'd hoped. The crowds this year were just so big that there wasn't much free time to check out all the cool stuff on display. Thanks to everyone who came by my table to chat or buy a print - its always a joy to talk to comic fans, especially at TCAF.

Even though I wasn't sketching at this show (I never sketch at TCAF), I did bring by a bunch of original art and sketches for sale including this Spider-man drawing which was snapped up pretty quickly. I had a bunch of other never-before-seen sketches at the show, but sadly, no scans of them.

13 comments:

Jon McNally said...

Glad to hear you had a good time at TCAF, sir. As you say, indie energy is infectious. Also, I dare say that's among the best drawings of Spider-Man I've ever seen. Kudos to your and your talents.

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

I'm not a fan of superheroes but your drawing makes me love Spidey!

Jason Chalker said...

Nice Spidey Mike! Glad you had a good show.

Tim Baron said...

Beautiful, I love the way you let the red of his suit (rather than black ink lines) give visual closure to the figure.

Brad said...

Consider making some prints of that spidey, it is RAD! i'd buy one

Dan C said...

That there is one great Spider-Man drawing, Mike. Fantastic job.

jason quinones said...

awesome spider-man bro!!!!

Kevin Boyd said...

That Spider-Man is awesome! I'm glad I bought it! Thanks Michael, Kev

Arkonbey said...

Like Tim, I love the red defining the suit, but my favorite part is his left eye blending into the white space.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. Spider-man is a childhood favourite of mine -- I love those old Ditko/Lee stories to death!

Kevin: glad it found a good home, buddy. BTW, did you buy it or did you send someone around to pick it up? I honestly didn't know it was for you!

Kevin Boyd said...

Hey Michael, I bought it directly from you on the first day. I love it!

mick statham said...

What I wouldn't give to have you draw a Spidey book.

Chris Battle said...

Wow... that is the most perfectly classic 100% iconic Spider-Man I've seen in quite a while. Bravo.