Friday, July 30, 2010

Baltimore Comic-Con

I'm officially back from stage managing KCTC's Summerfest's production of RENT.  It's taken almost a week for me to recover from the intensity that is stage managing our in the middle of a giant field!  But everything turned out well in the end, and my allergies didn't kill me...yet...

Anywho!  As I may have mentioned before, I'll be attending Baltimore Comic-Con this next month (Aug. 27th-29th), and I'll be at my own booth in artist alley!!!!  
TAH DAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
YES that's right...ever since I started going to cons I've longed to be in the artist alley.  For those of you out there who don't know what I'm talking about, I'll try to sum it up for you: Artist Alley is the area, in the back, of any comic book convention where artists are set up at individual tables.  They have all there art of display, and you can buy prints, commissions, or just talk em up.  Most of the time it's a mixture of known and unknown artists.  If you're like me and you can't get enough  So, I'm flippin' out about being there.  I won't be by myself at my booth.  I'll have my dear friends from Orccacast there, sans Micheal (who will be preparing for DragonCon).  If you don't know, they are a podcast that consists of all things nerdy.  They will be recording a show there, so if you're attending you should swing by to say'll be on the air!  Check them out!
Hopefully the podcast that I'm a part of, Fangirl Confessional, will also be there...once again sans Kerry (going to DragonCon...sigh).  We are also a very nerdtastic podcast, but from the girls point of view.  You can check us out at  We'll also be on Stitcher Radio soon.
Check out Baltimore's site here:
I'll have more information hopefully my booth number. :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trading Card Madness...and a Clown

This past weekend  I had the pleasure of being one of the featured artists at A+ Comics for the comic book creators independence day.  This was the first time that I've had the chance to publicly display my art and try to sell prints and sketches.  I'll admit, I was wicked nervous having never done anything like this before...felt a little vulnerable sitting around people like Robert Kirkman and Mark Kidwell who are established creators.  I know what you're thinking, "Why was Tressa there, she doesn't have a comic book of her own?"  Well, the shop got wind that my friend Jason and I are creating a web comic and that's why I was there.  We haven't started posting the comic yet but I really think it's something that people will enjoy...don't worry I'll keep you updated on it.
Anywho, basically what I did was sell copies of some sketch cards that I came up with and I also did 5 dollar ink sketches for those who wanted a character of their own.  Here are the sketch cards that I had to begin with:
Cute, right?  The Buffy was my favorite, which I ended up give the original to a my new friend Kerry!  I loved how they all turned out, so expect more in the future!  If you want one of your own my commission prices are 15 for ink or a portrait style and 25 for color.  One that I did for Kerry's boyfriend, Micheal, was this little critter:
 It's Dexstarr!!!!!
The other brand spanking new thing I have to share is my latest pencil portrait...for those who don't care much for clowns, brace yourself....
For those who may not know this is from the opening scene of "The Dark Knight" where the Joker (seen here up above) successfully robs a bank.  Wouldn't you hand the money over if that came walking in?  The original is up for sale if anyone is interested, please let me know!
Last but not least I have become a part of a podcast!!! :)  My friend Jen, who you all know from Confessions of a Fan Girl has created a like minded podcast for what us chicks like to discuss.  It's Jen, Kerry and I and it's all things nerdy in the world!!!  Please check us out and become a follower...we are getting better and better each broadcast!!

Well, that's it for right now...I'm diving deeper and deeper into the show that I'm stage managing so these next few weeks are going to be crazy and fun at the same time!