This one was a long time coming. My first convention of 2020 will also be my first visit to my hometown since 2012. Everything I’ve done with Carter Comics since I began exhibiting at conventions in 2010 started on the island of Oahu where I was born and raised from 1980-2005. In 1988 at eight years old, I wrote and illustrated my first ten comics I stapled from construction paper, and I’ve never looked back.
All nostalgia aside, I will have my Damn Tourists trade and new fifth issue for sale, as well as some original comic artwork. I hope to see alot of my friends from early school days as well as family there, whether we meet again at the con or not.
This has quickly become my favorite summer show…….even if it happens at the end of summer. Great, local crowds who are looking for independent creators / artists, whether they’re selling books, handbags, or just doing some live painting. SInce the completion of Damn Tourists #5 is being delayed until July, I’m now planning to debut this book at the show. STAY TUNED!
UPDATE: Officially confirmed as an artist vendor for my third appearance at this fantastic event.
Back at the Fanbase this Sunday to celebrate 100 episodes of this fantastic podcast that I have been honored to be a guest on many times since 2015. There will be some interviews with former guests and hosts at the party, so any type of recording done will be uploaded here a few days after the celebration.
I had just received an invite on this podcast yesterday. Run by my good friends at Fanbase Press (who also do their Monday Fanbase Weekly show), I will be involved in a roundtable audio discussion on the final X-Men film under the FOX banner: Dark Phoenix, which opens Friday, June 7th!
I will be making my 7th appearance on this show, run by good creative friends Barbra and Bryant Dillon on Saturday the 15th, with the recording being uploaded online the following Monday. As the show title suggests, we will be taking a deep-dive into the film Dark Phoenix, talking the good and the bad.
JUST CONFIRMED: My third go-around as an artist vendor for the Free Comic Book weekend celebration, I will once again be joined by several other talented creative folk doing free sketches for customers and have my newest book: The new Cosmic Force Prequel “Just Imagine” on hand to sell.
UPDATE: Artist Alley assignments and floor map have been released. I will be at table D-01, which will be at the front end of a row that faces one of the hall entrances (I paid an extra $75 for this placement). Translation: hopefully some great traffic flow!
Looking forward to my first out of state convention appearance flying my convention setup across the country.
Just announced! I will be making appearance number 6 on this fun comics-based audio podcast Hosted by fellow artist alley friends Barbra Dillon, Bryant Dillon, Drew Siragusa, and Clarissa Thorne. The podcast will be taped Sunday the 24th, and will be available for your listening pleasure the next day on the 25th at fanbasepress.com. More info regarding the talking points of the show will be released as the date gets closer, but since Wondercon begins on the following Friday (March 31), best believe I will be promoting the show (as will the hosts, since they will be exhibiting there too).
Got an email offer to exhibit at this two-year-old local show, which I was offered last year, but couldn’t commit to it due to being booked for another show on the same day. It appears similar to the Comic Book Invasion event in Commerce due to the location being in a library (Anaheim Public Library to be exact), free admission and free vendor tables. As always, I’ll release more information once I’m confirmed as a vendor there.
UPDATE: Hours before getting my Artist Alley confirmation for Pasadena Comic and Toy Show, I was approved for what will be the first of three new shows I will be exhibiting at next year. Looking forward to my work’s debut at this event, which has been known as the opposite of the grandaddy of all comic conventions: San Diego Comic Con International.
This is the first of two 2019 shows that I have booked! I should have some new items such as Cosmic Force trading cards, and Damn Tourists postcard magnets.
So, yeah, I thought I was done with shows for the year in October, but I got a great offer from a friend who is putting together a Christmas Art Fair in Downtown LA. For this show, I will have only my Mongoose Monday illustration game books (including a special Hawaiian 12 Days of Christmas book collection), along with some Cosmic Force trading cards, Damn Tourists Postcard Magnets, and some Mongoose Monday: Guess the Christmas Song colored sketches. Since this show will be happening on the last weekend before Christmas, come on down to pick up some last-minute shopping of original art and books.
I wasn't sure if this one was happening again, and I also wasn't sure if I was going to sign up for it again as turnout and sales weren't the best for me (though the staff and organizer were both very nice). However, since the draw of the show the last two years I tabled there were the workshops and panels rather than the exhibit hall, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for one of the two. Hey, why not? Since I'm doing an art demonstration at my table for the Glendale Artwalk, and I'm doing Emcee duties at SFV Comic Con the next day.
As always, stay tuned for more details!
Got an invite recently for another small local show I did last year. While the “Artwalk” term is included in the name, it’s more of a festival set in a designated area (specifically Barnes Park, a community park in the Monterey Park area), as opposed to a block party feel in the middle of a public street like the Reseda and Glendale Artwalks that I’ll be doing. Back onto this show: Expect not just great art and books from me and many other artists, but also plants (it is a Geranium festival as well), a few rides, and a dog costume contest.
And to think that a few weeks ago, I was afraid that this show wouldn't be coming back since I hadn't heard any follow-up on the event since the last show in September 2017. Well the final word is the artwalk is DEFINITELY happening again this year. Since anything can happen between now and the end of September, I'll keep all of you posted about this show.
I'll be back at this great local show for a second time this year with my new "Just Imagine" Cosmic Force prequel, trying out some commissioned sketches, and playing emcee for the show's hourly raffle.
UPDATE: As of a few minutes ago, I have been officially confirmed as a vendor for their second-annual Artwalk. In addition to having a vendor table with my artwork and books, I will also be hosting a 30-minute demonstration on creating a Figure-Of-Speech Illustration featuring my character: Mr. F.O.S. Mongoose!
UPDATE: I have been confirmed as a CAPS representative artist who will be at our group table Saturday and Sunday at this show. This convention is of course, all about Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, the plan is for me to be joining other artists from the Comic Arts Professional Society at a booth doing power ranger sketches and having my books for sale.
Just announced! I haven't done this show since 2014, which also was my first out of state convention. This time though, I won't be solo in Artist Alley as usual. I recently joined the Hawaii Comic Book Alliance, and will be one of many alliance members stationed at their exhibitor booth at the event. Other details such as what art and/or book we'll be selling have yet to be discussed, so stay tuned as always for more information.
A last minute booking at an in-studio radio station at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. As part of the Stauros Entertainment and UBN company umbrella, the show is hosted by a good friend of mine named Tyrone Tann, who also does on-site interviews at conventions and awards shows. As it has been four years since my last appearance on his show (I was first interviewed by him in July 2014, and later worked with him and actor/puppeteer Justin Galluccio on a comic adaptation of their live action youtube series "Blooob"), I'll be discussing my upbringing, art influences, what my comic titles are about, upcoming conventions I'll be doing, as well as answering questions from the three co-hosts.
Another new show that had a great first year in 2017, this convention takes place at the Ontario Convention Center, expanding from one day last year to two days this year.
BREAKING NEWS: I have just been confirmed as a panelist for my first convention panel appearance ever. The information is below:
Creating Comics on a Shoestring Budget - Sunday, May 20th - 12 pm to 1 pm - Room 106