On Saturday, Tod and I hopped into 1314‘s car and headed down to Docking Bay 93, a comic book store which always has artists draw free sketches for kids on Free Comic Book Day. The writer & artist for Kat-Nap was also there, though Greg was lucky enough not to have to sit through me talking about dog farts for half an hour.
Last year I mostly drew favorite animals; this year I asked kids what their superpower would be, and drew them using it mostly for evil. (Well, at least to avoid homework.) I didn’t get photos of all the sketches I did, but here are a few of the highlights:
And Spiderman, who I really don’t know much about, because honestly, I think he’s one of the worst superheroes. If I wanted to read about a pretty boy who’s constantly sad because he doesn’t get what he wants, I’d read sappy shoujo romances backward, and at least if I was reading in Japanese I wouldn’t understand the heavy-handed dialogue. However, I do understand his appeal, since his powers are really bad-ass. And at least Spiderman’s powers have limits. Superman is just a walking, talking, flying cheat code with bad fifties hair.
Yet another theme was My Little Pony! Here is a roller derby pony:
Last but not least, an unflattering caricature of the proprietor of the shop, Dan, as a My Little Pony. (He is much better looking as a human. If you don’t believe me, go buy some comics from him.)
My friend Hats joined us after a time, and she drew this beguiling tall ship with pinball flippers on the gunports. Haha!
Those are pretty much all HIGHS, right? Where are the LOWS, you ask?
Well, that happened after I went home, and my dogs stole an entire bag of sugar from the counter and split it between them. At first it just seemed to make them hyper and thirsty, which is normal, but then they decided to leave me several presents over the course of the night, waking me up every time so I could go mop it up. Because I like you, I won’t show you the photos of Hanzo’s vomity magnum opus, which included kibble, carrot, grass, and bonus!cat turds, because apparently the sugar wasn’t the only thing he got into. EEEEEWW!
It was probably cosmic retribution for drawing Dan as a fuzzy, potbellied brony.