The presents you were looking for!

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Finally finished inking, slightly after Christmas I know, but just saw Rogue One and I couldn’t resist. If you like Star Wars even in the slightest, I definitely recommend seeing it in cinemas!

Sketch Weekly #30: Hitlerian

Hitlerian

Hitlerian – adj. Of or relating to or suggestive of Adolf Hitler or his Nazi Regime in Germany

Hitlerian – adj.

Of or relating to or suggestive of Adolf Hitler or his Nazi Regime in Germany

The Nazi references throughout Star Wars are unmissable, even more so in the latest installment.

I also don’t think I ever want to draw another storm trooper after that marathon. My favourite pen also ran out in the process!

This is the freighter you are looking for!

Millennium Falcon

All the favourites return!

Before I get started, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! (Australia being one of the first countries to bring it in!). Now back to the post-

I’m a MASSIVE Star Wars fan and I have been for as long as I can remember. Whilst I couldn’t make it to the midnight release, I definitely made sure to see it as soon as possible!

Without spoiling anything, I have to say it certainly lived up to the hype. I would be lying if I said didn’t tear up a little when the opening theme started playing and the Star Wars typography appeared.

To celebrate the great move and the franchise as a whole, here a is a little sketch of the famous smuggling ship: the Millennium Falcon.

Not all heroes have short waiting lines! (Supanova Update!)

The Wonderful Guests of Supanova 2015

Print of my original art signed by Peter Mayhew, Zach Callison & Olivia Olson

Some of you may remember that in a previous I talked about how excited I was to attend Supanova again this year and included a sketch of some of the guests I was most excited to meet.

>>For those who can’t remember that, you can conveniently click right here<<

Well, I’m back from that holiday, and geeze, it was worth the hype! Supanova was fantastic and I was ecstatic to meet Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca – Star Wars), Zach Callison (Steven – Steven Universe) and Olivia Olson (Marceline – Adventure Time).

And if you remember that sketch I posted, well, I had it printed on some nice, medium gloss paper before I left for my holiday and had each of these three guests sign it. All of them were great to talk to while they signed and I can’t deny that I got a bit red when both Zach and Olivia complemented the piece.

While the day was filled with waiting in a LOT of lines (and getting to the front of one particularly long line – just to be told the guest would be leaving for a break and that I would have to re-line up an hour later), the day was undoubtedly worth it!

Meeting this small selection of guests wasn’t the only stand out event of the day; also being able to walk down artist alley and talk to other artists was a fantastic experience (one that left me with a lot less money but a lot more original art too).

Supanova has definitely left another positive mark on me this year, and I’m already planning holidays around attending again!

Not all heroes wear capes!

Supanova 2015

Supanova 2015!

Very excited that it is finally Supanova time again this year!

For those who don’t know, Supanova is one of Australia’s largest touring pop culture conventions, which started way back in 2002. Held in almost all capital cities, Supanova hosts a great mix of local and international talent. The event makes sure to cover all types of fans; from film buffs, to comic collectors and everything in between!

From the line up this year, I am most excited to be meeting Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca – Star Wars), Zach Callison (Steven – Steven Universe) and Olivia Olson (Marceline – Adventure Time)!

Because I’ll be staying down in Brisbane for a bit of a holiday too, I probably won’t be posting next week, however, check out my twitter and instagram as I’ll still be updating those during my trip!

Comic Collecting: A Pass Time of the Past?

I’m a fan of many pop culture phenomena; Portal to Ponies, Star Wars to Spider-man. At times, most of these things were considered geeky, but as society progressed, more and more people became accustomed to, or better yet joined, these fandoms!

However, one pass time in particular has been consistently seen as “geeky”: comic collecting.

But is all that starting to change?

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