Thursday, October 22, 2015

Inktober 2015: Paranormal Explorations, Batch One

I've been participating in this year's Inktober pretty well so far--only missed a few days and caught up right away! I decided to theme my illustrations for Inktober under the paranormal and supernatural. I am personally very intrigued and drawn to this subject matter so I knew it would be enticing for me to draw something new from within those realms each day. Also, there's Halloween! Who doesn't love creepy stuff in October? I also decided to standardize my sizes for ease of creation and sale. I'm working on 4.5x6 in. bristol board. Each Inktober drawing is available for sale for $25, including shipping! If you'd like to keep an eye on my Inktober originals for sale, follow my Facebook event.

Now, without further ado, let the creepiness begin...

black-eyed children

Victorian-era ghost


ghosts in a graveyard... classic Halloween iconography!

shadow people

animal psi



deva, or nature spirit

sleep paralysis

bloody mary


graveyard mystery

faceless woman ghost

pumpkins and a black cat... another classic Halloween iconography!

If you'd like to check out the rest of the month's Inktober drawings, you can also follow my Facebook fan page or stalk me on Instagram @datbootietho

I'll post the rest of the Inktober drawings in November. Enjoy the rest of October whether you're participating in Inktober, basking in the autumn season (of which I am very jealous of you since I'm in the constant sun of LA), or preparing your costume for upcoming parties and trick-or-treating!

Friday, October 9, 2015

APE 2015

Allentine on the right and myself on the left

Alternative Press Expo was a lot of fun this year, even with the change of venue and my need to commute to the Bay Area after moving to LA. Although there was definitely less attendees than last year when the convention took place in San Francisco, people still came out to San Jose. The table setups were nicer and the venue was cooler (Literally. Last year it got so hot inside!). However, the crowd wasn't as strong as previous years.

dat table tho...

I shared a booth with my friends who I tabled with last year, Allentine and Andy! I had a great time with them at APE and celebrating afterwards. I met a lot of cool people but wish I had more time to visit more artists who were tabling. Every time I made to dash away more people came to the booth, which is what you want at a convention, but I also would have liked to check the event out more.

my setup

I sold quite a few copies of my comic War Days which made me really excited. Thanks everyone who purchased a copy! You can now read War Days on my website. Also popular was our collaborative zine, Paws 'N Popcorn! We decided on a theme of TV shows and movies, making the characters into animals. You can still snag a copy of our zine and my comic on my Etsy shop! I would like to share with you now my contribution to Paws 'N Popcorn.

The IT Crowd

The X-Files

I had a lot of fun at APE this year and will definitely be returning next year with my next issue of War Days. Hopefully the attendance will bounce back from the change of venue. Thanks everyone who came out!