Topic: Comic Cons
At this year's San Diego Comic Con International there was a series of 'How-To' programs in Room 18 in lieu of a different series that was retired!
The Art Auction was the series that was retired at the Con. It was replaced by this 'How-To' series of programs which were presented by many of the same artists that would create works before your eyes at the Art Auction.
There were actually artists AND writers presenting in this series this year. Besides Jason there were other top notch creators at this series, including Adam Huges, Arthur Sudyam, and Charles Vess among others!
I would have taken in more of these programs, but the room itself is tucked at the end of the Mezzanine Floor on the second level. Beside the long lines for other programs, this room is tough to get to unless you are looking for additional food options... Plus knowing that the room's seating arrangements were extremely limited, I would have to get there early for seating.
However I did want to definitely see what I could of this program by Jason. That's because Jason was recently nominated for two Harvey Awards! One as 'Best Artist' and the other nomination for 'Best Graphic Album'!
The room was a little on the small side, but it was an intimate enough of a setting that you felt right at home watching Jason sketch away and get caught up in his enthusiasm...
For those of you that are interested in how artists work, this was a good example of how one does it. I would recommend you taking in at least one of these more insightful programs if you are attending the SDCC in 2010!
Jason also had a table in Artists Alley, of which I may blog more of later. In the meantime you can check out more of his work at: http://www.jasonkruse.com
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