Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monterrey, Mexico (Nov. 14-16) VIP Limited Edition Print: Mary Jane Watson 11 x 17 Watercolor Original

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Cosplayers Visit Doug at Big Wow Art Booth

Visits from cosplayers make SDCC lots of fun!

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

SDCC: Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles - a specialty manufacturer of movie, film, television and proprietary collectible figures and statues - has a major presence at SDCC.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

SDCC: Stan Sakai

The oversized 160-page hardcover benefit book - The SAKAI Project:  Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo - was released on Preview Night, July 23, at SDCC.

Dark Horse published this tribute to Stan and his work and donated all of the proceeds to Stan and Sharon to assist with mounting medical bills.

In describing The SAKAI Project, writes, "The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate 30 years of Stan Sakai's beloved Samuri rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo.  The participating artists bring their own interpretations and their own styles to the subject, making this book a one-of-a-kind to have."

Original artwork donated for the Sakai benefit auction, organized by CAPS (the Comic Art Professional Society), was also featured in the benefit book.  Doug's artwork was reproduced on p. 83.

It's also been fun reading Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook 11, which Stan personalized for us.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

SDCC: Visit From Jenny Klein, Supernatural Writer/Gag Writer for Doug

Over the years, Doug and I have met so many interesting people at SDCC.  Jenny Klein is a favorite who was first a friend and then became one of Doug's gag writers. 
We always look forward to her Sunday afternoon visits at the Big Wow Art group.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Assassins Creed - Unity in Park Adjacent to Hilton Gaslamp

Wednesday morning, July 23rd:  from our room on the 8th floor at the Hilton Gaslamp, across the street from the convention center, Doug and I saw a lot of activity in the park across the sidewalk from the entrance to the hotel.

When we returned to the hotel later that afternoon, we learned that it was an off-site obstacle course promoting Assassin's Creed - Unity, a historical action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and the seventh major installment in the Assassin's Creed series.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Pencil Portrait Sketches

Doug's 10 x 14 and 11 x 17 pencil portrait sketches are always a popular momento of SDCC.
Kadie (from San Diego).

Savannah (from Dallas).


Meleen (from San Diego).

Diana (from Scottsdale, Arizona).

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)