Wednesday, March 21, 2012
ECCC 2012 Sketches & Panel info + Eagle Awards
Emerald City Comic Convention - Seattle March 29-April 1
I'm so excited to be invited back to this beautiful city and show. A lot of people have asked me about my sketch availability and rates, so here's how I plan to handle that (subject to change if needed).
Location: I'm in Artist Alley, table H-02 (see diagram below), near my buddies Matt Wagner & Tim Sale.
Panels: I'm on 2 panels Saturday and hope you'll attend.
UPDATE! I also will be signing some exclusive Black Beetle cards on Sunday morning at the Dark Horse booth (702) between 11:00 and 11:30. Please come by to grab one!
Dynamite Entertainment 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
A lively run down of the highlights of 2012 for Dynamite Entertainment. Come chat with Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt and, schedules permitting, the following guests: Darick Robertson, Aaron Campbell, Francesco Francavilla, Brandon Jerwa, Mark Rahner, and Eric Trautmann
Dark Horse Comics: Powered By Creators
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Just over twenty-five years ago, Dark Horse stepped into the comics-publishing arena with a different agenda. While the publisher has gained much notoriety for its popular licensed titles, like Buffy and Star Wars, one mission remains the same: to give comics top creators a venue for showcasing their work and retaining their ownership of it. Join Dark Horse's public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a cast of premier talent, for news on all of Dark Horse's 2012 publishing launches and new Dark Horse Presents stories. Guests include Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre), Steve Lieber (Alabaster), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Adam Warren (Empowered), Paul Tobin (Falling Skies), and Brian Wood (The Massive), and a few surprise drop-ins!
Signings: I will sign books and prints (and thank you for supporting me by buying my stuff)! If you have a lot of books and there's a long line, I may ask you to let me do it in batches just to be considerate to others. This year, I'm going to borrow a great idea from Tim and set up signing times so I can better manage my allotted sketching time. It seems to work well for Tim and his fans, so let's see if it'll help me stay on track. So, the first and last hour of each day, I will sign your books. I'll also sign the last 15 minutes of each hour (unless I'm at a panel).
PLEASE NOTE: the above times apply to signatures only - for STOP&CHAT and handshakes, pls feel free to stop anytime, as long I am at the table ;)
Convention Sketches: Yes, I will be doing sketches at the show. I can't do any sketching prior to the show due to deadlines.
The sketches will be 9x12 Bristol, single-figure, some background, done with pencils, inks and probably washes.
My prices are: Head/Bust - $60; Full-Figure $200.
I try to do 8-10 of these per day. It's done first-come, first-serve, so just come see me early to get on the list. I will do a new list every day. I take cash or credit card (assuming this new iPad gizmo works).
Below is a sample of a 9x12 full figure, fully inked sketch.
Prints & Books: I'm flying so I won't have a large variety of prints with me. I'll definitely have some Black Beetle, Poe, Lovecraft, and USRA prints. I'll also have a limited quantity of my sketchbooks (Chiaroscuro Vol.1 & Schermoscuro Vol.1). If there's something specific you want, I will gladly pre-sell these to you and you can pick them up at the show and save some shipping. Just email me for details and availability.
EAGLE AWARDS 2012
I have been nominated for an Eagle Awards in the new Artists category: I would really really appreciate if you guys can go there and vote for me and help me spread the word. You can click on the image below or on this link and cast your vote.
Voting closes on April 2nd.
Thank you so much for your help and support :)
Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla