May 08, 2006

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY RAWKS!

Ayo, kid - FCBD was TEH AWESOME! I met lots of new friends and fans, and my pals over at Captain Blue Hen do a great job running an event and making the artists feel like gold.

Doing free sketches for the kids is the best part of being able to use this 'ability' that I've worked on - seeing a kid's eyes light up as they watch your magic trick - taking a piece of blank paper and making something happen out of the blue makes it all worth it (See the figure above, who was going insane over the Scarecrow I drew for him).

The kids are definately what fuels me at things like this - it's such a polar opposite of drawing for some collector who just wants to see if you're worth making an ebay auction out of. You can see it in their eyes - they don't care about the magic, it's a commodity, and that sucks. Being at this comic shop last Saturday make me wish that the industry wasn't so bass ackwards.

In any event, more bloggy goodness can be found on my pal Mike Manley's blog and my newer pal and Mike's assistant Bonaia Rosado, who's doing her own thing. (She just had an issue of TMNT just drop, putting tones down over my pal Scott Cohn's art.)

7 comments:

Rich Faber said...

Nice report, J! Good to see you there! It was definitely a feel-good event, and it was awesome seeing so many kids there!

For anyone that wants to see pics of Jamar's hijinks from FCBD, as well as another INCREDIBLE(!) sketch by him, you can check out my own report. I just started my own blog, which Jamar was kind enough to say nice things about:

http://richfaber.blogspot.com/

Best,
Rich

Bonaia said...

i should just be your photographer. you've used a couple of my photos so far. atleast leave a comment for me... "here's some fire scarecrow!"

Jamar said...

LOL damn!

I knew I'd get pinched on this.

You don't know how much you rool! THANKS!

I gave you a shout out tho!

Javier Hernandez said...

Hi Jamar

Discovered your blog through Manley's blog....

I like your stuff, and I really dig the pic of that kid totally rockin' out with the Scarecrow drawing you did!!!

Loved the interview you did with Mike in the new DRAW! magazine. Really amazing artist, that guy.

Take care and see you around!

Javier

Jamar said...

Thanks, Javier!

And also thanks for connecting the dots. I enjoy 'talking shop' to my comic pals and heroes alike.

Hang around, maybe I'll post something once in a while!

mattbib said...

Thanks for the sketch of Dakota North, Jamar! It's hopefully the start of a collection of them. It was great talking to you on FCBD. Good luck!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/mattbib/dakotanorthsketch.jpg

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