JAN
2010
15
JAN
2010
13

Indy Euphoria Wrap-Up

Indy Euphoria is over, and while attendee turnout was disappointing, there was an abundance of good people, books, art and merchandise. As illustrator, painter and toy maker Jesse Hernandez put it, “I came with no expectations other than to draw and meet cool people.” The con was held in the Scottish Rites Center on J Street. I recently read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, which taught me that the Scottish Rites people are Masonic, so I was on the lookout for secret symbols. Sure enough, as I crossed the American River on Sunday I saw what appeared to be…

JAN
2010
09

Not Too Late for Indy Euphoria!

Sacramento is having it’s very own comics festival this weekend at the Scottish Rites Center (directions here). Called Indy Euphoria, the show features alternative comics, toys, zines and tons of other goodies, plus special guests like Tom Neely, Jeffrey Brown, Nate Powell, Attaboy, Skinner and more! Sunday hours are from 10-6 and the entrance fee is only $6! Be there!

JAN
2010
07

APE ’08 Halloween Costumes

I found this little gem whilst going through old paperwork today. Clave drew it at APE 2008 when Audrey and I dressed up as Mario and Princess Peach for Halloween but I don’t think I ever put it online, so here it is.

JAN
2010
07

She Said Yes!

I’m engaged! If the ring box looks strange, I purchased an environmentally-safe, cruelty-free ring from Green Karat, who shipped the ring in an attractive cardboard box filled with biodegradable moss.

JAN
2010
06

The New Doctor

I’ve been subbing at the art center Studio 700 lately and co-created the following comic with student and Doctor Who fan Maxwell Challender. The first page was created as a reverse jam comic, where we drew the last panel first and then worked backward. The comic went so well we started a second page, although in the normal order. It was a lot of fun to draw!

JAN
2010
06
JAN
2010
04

Matt Baggs

I created this portrait of my brother as his Christmas present for 2009. You can see his reaction in the photo below, although his excitement may be due more to the iTunes gift card than the portrait: If you’d like me to draw a caricature or portrait of you or someone you know, send an email to jesse@hardpressedink.com with three photos of the subject at different angles and a description of the style and format you’d prefer (size, color or black and white, cartoony or realistic, etc).  I charge $50 to $100 a drawing and will mail you the finished…

JAN
2010
04