I have a bad habit of drawing on my legal pads instead of sketchbooks and up until recently it's been a big hassle because I seem to always draw awesome stuff on lined paper. Thankfully I realized if I stick a lamp under my glass desk, I own a giant lightbox to transfer these lovelies to clean paper. So I figured I'd share some of my recent sketches and doodles from my beloved legal pads: Aaaand the new sketch card of the day for The 365 Project:
Yeah that's right! The Dave Losso Awesomestore (click the link on the side bar to check it out!) is up and running. I'm gonna keep it regularly stocked with original paintings, books, prints, t-shirts, and sketch cards, including all of The 365 Project cards.
Speaking of which, here are the next two installments of The 365 Project and links to the store to purchase them.
One of my goals this year is to try to draw something new every day. So I decided to do an artist sketch card every day in 2011. So at the end of the year, I'll have 365 sketch cards. I might start a side-blog where I'll update with new cards. I'll also have these cards in a book at cons this year where I'll sell them for $2 each. I'm also willing to sell the cards online for $2 plus the price of a stamp. So here are the first 8 of the year:
I hope you all had an awesome holiday season and are settling into the new year comfortably. As for me, it's the usual business. Trying to get a million things done in the next couple months before con season explodes! Con season starts a bit early this year with a brand new show in February, Dan Con. Definitely looking forward to that. I'm still putting together my 2011 con schedule but it's already shaping up to be an amazing year.
This Saturday is the opening of the 33 1/3 art show at Cup Of Joe in Cedar Falls, IA. 33 1/3 artists each chose an album cover to reinterpret in their own style. I chose Plague Soundscapes by The Locust. The piece is paint marker on glass on the outside and then inside the frame is a spraypainted, busted up record and spraypainted fiber board. If you're in the area on Saturday you should definitely stop by and see the amazing pieces on display.
Plague Soundscapes Paint marker on glass, spraypaint on vinyl, spraypaint on fiber-board Approx. 12" x 12" (framed) $100 On display at Cup Of Joe starting 1/8/2011
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it out to Iowa this weekend so my signing at Limited Edition Comics will have to be rescheduled to early spring. I'm sorry to everyone who was looking forward to it and I promise I will be out there ASAP. An order of all of the issues of The Great Sandwich Detective will be shipping out there sometime next week!
Besides working on The GSD, I've put my writing hat back on and have been working on a new series called The Tenants. Joining me will be my Alex Ghost partner, Aaron Pittman. So far the pages he's been showing me are unbelievable. I'm very excited. Details are a bit under wraps for now but hopefully we'll have some good news about the series soon.
I suppose that's it for now. The GSD #0 Special Edition may be pushed back a week to February 2nd to accommodate the big Fantastic Four (er-Three) event happening on January 26th. I'll have the update on that shortly. And the series picks back up in Issue #6 which will be out March 16th, just in time for C2E2.
Dave Losso is a genius that lives in Chicago with his friends and a cat named Ted. He also loves food, fireworks and Huey Lewis & The News.
He's the creator of the comics The Great Sandwich Detective, Kill The Wonderhawks and How Stuff Happens and has also done illustration work for bands like The Number 12 Looks Like You, Man Man, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Cochise Soulstar and publications like Time Out Chicago.
If you'd like to give him a high five or hug or would just simply like him to draw some stuff for you, send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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