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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Akron Comicon

Akron Comicon was this weekend and it is always a delightful show. If you have not been, I recommend you try it out next year as it is moving to a new bigger location.

This year's show marked a special milestone for me. After 23 years my Iron Man sketchbook is complete!

Going into the show I needed a hero and an armor to complete it. The hero came from the Fraim brothers (who plan on making Akron a regular show) in the way of Namor.
Great piece and so glad they were able to do it.

The last armor I was able to get by someone who had worked on the original run of Iron Man, the very nice Arvell Jones.
He was very impressed with my book and gave me a great mark 2 sketch. 

The very last page in the book I actually had Darryl Banks do at Cincy Comic Expo. What better way to end the book than with Jarvis cleaning up the whole mess!

On a side note, I also picked up this Iron Man from the Fraim brothers at the show(not in my book)
Thanks to all who gave advise and encouragement. Also a special thanks to Shane who has had joint custody of my book and without who this probably would have taken 23 more years!

January starts portfolio season!!