Art Show: I will have a bunch of original art available for view and purchase at Lunacon. I don't usually run "sales" on my originals, but these shows operate on an auction-system. So to encourage people I will have the starting bids slightly lower than my website pricing, with most work in basic frames. There will also be a selection of prints available for purchase (at regular price). This will be the largest showing of my original art in one place...I think ever, and will (hopefully) include 2 new paintings not currently on my website. One of them isn't even finished as I post this!
Hours: Friday, 7-9:30pm | Saturday: 10am-9pm | Sunday 9-11am and then 12:30pm-3pm
To-scale mockup of a part of my showing. This reflects 1/3 of the art I'm bringing.
Art Technique Workshop: 4:30-5:30pm, Westchester Ballroom A3: Bring a project you're working on, your sketchbook and dry media to work in (optional). I'll be happy to talk technique with you in a constructive manner to help you in your work, or as you work. I can suggest topics of study that might help you overcome hurdles, or new perspectives that can help push you further down your current road.
Art Show Reception: Friday, 10pm - ?, in the art show. Mingle, look at art, drink and eat things--not sure about that last part, but what art reception have you been to without things to gnosh on?
Saturday: A busy day at the show!
Painting at Lunacon: Grand Ballroom, South. 10am-12:55pm. I'll be painting in the art show in oils, giving a live demo of my work and methods. Come and watch, ask questions!
Agency/Small Shop, or Freelance?: 1-1:55pm, Poplar Room. From the program: "What approach works the best in getting projects and work? Should you form a coalition/small shop, join a big company, or stay freelance? How do you manage finances in each scenario? Pros/cons, joys and shite." I'll be joined by friend and fellow illustrator William O'Connor to have this discussion, moderated by Stuart Hellinger
Artist Guest of Honor Presentation: 2-2:55pm, Westchester Ballroom B. I celebrate my 20th year freelancing next month. Come and see an overview of my career, learn about what it took to maintain a career for two decades, and get a view of an artist's progress across the history of the modern interwebs, 3 major media changes, 4 countries and 3 states. Q&A welcome.
Autographing: 3-3:55pm, Westchester Assembly. Time to whip out my Sharpies, and sign whatever you care to have me sign. I have a pay-by-mail signing policy the rest of the year, but at these events feel free to bring as much as you want me to sign, for free.
The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover: 4-4:55pm, Westchester Ballroom A1. "Do book covers matter? Are they only done by formula now, and do the formulae actually increase sales? This panel is inspired by an article in The New Yorker magazine". This all-star panel includes the legendary publisher Tom Doherty (TOR Books), Matthew Kalamidas (Art Director, Science Fiction Book Club), Roy Mauritsen (art director, Padwolf Publishing), and artist Alan Beck
Sunday: I have no formal schedule this day (whew!), so you may see my wife and I floating around until it's time to tear down the art show. But feel free to say hi if you do.