Written on September 23, 2014
I went to SPX last week which is the best indie comic convention on the East Coast – super excited to have been accepted into the show and I was representing at Booth 13D. I showed off some new artwork that I’ve kept under wraps from prying eyes, along with some other goodies that I’ve been working on including work in progress pages of First Fight 5. In addition to showing artwork, I also made a very limited run of blank sketch book graphic novels of my Monsters of MMA series which was a big hit. Here’s a quick video of me doing a sketch cover which was a lot of fun. My only gripe is the Duracel Power Bank which I brought with me to charge up while at conventions but alas the piece of junk stopped working over only using it once. Sadly I did not get photos of everything I sketched while I was at SPX but I managed to capture a bunch of them below. All in all, it was a great show and I hope to be at SPX 2015 as well.
Leonardo Cyclops Mashup
Posted on September 23, 2014 at 6:41 AM
Written on July 31, 2014
Haven’t posted since I’ve been busy jumping between Meditate with Mei as well as the script and page layouts of First Fight 5. I also have a small side project that I’ll be showing at Small Press Expo in September – details to follow!
Also, be sure to hit me up on Twitter @bryangbrown
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Written on June 24, 2014
This weekend was certainly a busy one for my table mate, John Still, and I this weekend. This was without a doubt my most successful convention having first showed my artwork at the Wizard World Philly five years ago. We even got the chance to collaborate on a commission which was a portrait of someone as the Winter Soldier. It reminds me of a more current Frank Miller illustration
There were many highlights of the con for me and one in particular was a double Hulk commission that I did for two kids liked their piece so much they each went and got Lou Ferrigno to sign them both.
Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:45 PM
Written on June 17, 2014
Super excited for this weekend where I’ll be rocking it at Table E38 at Wizard World Philadelphia from June 19th – 22nd at the Convention Center. I’ll have some exclusive prints along with some t shirts as well and am looking forward to seeing many regular attendees there who I’ve seen there for the last five years. My exclusive print for the show can be seen on the Wizard World Facebook page:
This is actually an updated version of a previous piece I had made for a videogame art show and it was called Punched Out. Here’s some preliminary sketches I had done from a couple years back before I went ahead and made this final version.
One other thing to note that I had the opportunity to train with Anton Berzin,
who is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He competed recently in the 19th
season of the Ultimate Fighter. I met him at Balance HQ and he was kind
enough to not only pick up some comics but also to pose with a couple issues
Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM
Written on May 30, 2014
Wade’s Comic Madness ended up raising a total of $8,882.00 for Willa & Family – pretty freaking impressive!
Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM
Written on May 4, 2014
Posted on May 4, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Written on May 2, 2014
Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day as everyone knows and I am excited this year to be doing some good for a change. At Wade’s Comic Madness they will be raising funds for a great cause which involves one of their longtime patrons named Mike who’s adorable daughter Willa was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’ll be there in the afternoon from 2-6pm doing commissions and sketches and will be giving whatever funds I can raise to this cause and really hope to be able to help as much as possible. I’ll be sure to post some of the art later tomorrow but in the meantime you can check out more info on this event here.
If you don’t live in Bucks County but would like to contribute be sure to check out their fund raising page as well!
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Written on April 15, 2014
This last weekend was a great experience in Asbury Park and I had a great opportunity to make some new friends and interact with some great fans of comics as well. Sunday was especially busy for me and I was pretty much working away the entire weekend doing commissions which is always fun. The above photo is from a great article on the Asbury Con which you can read here.
Here’s a bunch of pics from the event and below I’ve posted some links to some of the other artists who were promoting their own stuff at the con.
To the left of my table was a super nice guy, artist and writer G.R. Lear who was exhibiting for the first time and premiering his comic Angel of the Swamp – check out his stuff at Unlimited Wonder Comics. In the photos you’ll also see the Dirty Diamonds booth which had a slew of new work to show off. Pat Dorian was also at Asbury Con showing his awesome stuff and will be at the Grande Comics Festival in Brooklyn NY. Box Brown was showing off his Andre the Giant graphic novel which I sadly did not get to check out but I am super psyched to pick up a copy of Whitman by Robert Sikoryak who also wrote Masterpiece Comics, published by Drawn & Quarterly.
The next signing I’ll be doing will be at Wade’s Comic Madness for Free Comic Book Day to help raise funds for one of it’s patrons, Mike Pacenski, who is going through a terrible situation, as his 6-month-old daughter Willa has been diagnosed with leukemia. I will be doing sketches that afternoon and all proceeds will go towards this worthy cause. More details to follow!
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Written on April 9, 2014
This weekend I’ll be exhibiting at the Asbury Park Comic Con which will be the third time I’ve been featured there. I’ll have copies of Monsters of MMA #3 as well (can’t wait) and will be doing commissions and signing stuff too. This was the convention that also inspired the true life events of The Blueberry Boy of Asbury Park comic that I wrote and collaborated on the art with Dre Grigoropol. Speaking of which, Dre will be there as well and has a brand new website check it out! I was also recently on the Synergy Podcast and had a great time with host John Still discussing mma, comics, Gwar, and tons of other stuff. It should be up tomorrow and I will post the link as soon as it’s available.
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Written on March 19, 2014
While Monsters of MMA #3 is off at the printers, I am currently basking in the joy of catching up on commissions. I’ll be sure to post some soon, but in the meantime here’s an interview I just did for the wonderful people at MMA OWL.
The interview, Jesse Scheckner, is a fan of comics and MMA and is a phenomenal journalist to boot! Check out their website and give them some Twitter love as well @JesseScheckner @MMAOWL
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 9:13 PM