C2E2 – Friday April 13, 2012

Here’s a few quick pics from the first day of C2E2

Convention attendees queued up for the 1:00pm opening.

George Perez

Jill Thompson

Tim Sale

Brent Schoonover

Artwork by Rags Morales

Brought my Flash and Ming model kits this year. Should’ve done so years ago as they were great eye candy. One convention goer stared at them momentarily – broke out with, “Flash, Ahhhh-Ahhhhhhhh! He’s the savior of the universe!” – then walked away.

My table in Artist Alley.

I also finally broke down and bought some Copic and Faber Castell markers for convention sketches. So far I’m liking the indian ink black of the Faber Castell over the Copic.

Testing out my markers.

And here’s the first commissioned sketch of the day. The big psychological breakthrough for me was doing it in marker instead of (safe erasable) pencil.

Commissioned sketchbook drawing.

All for now. More to follow tomorrow…

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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