Monday, March 10, 2014

Smudge Photos and Twitter Sketches

The Smudge Expo was a lovely event! It had a great indie vibe and was very family friendly -two things that don't always go hand-in-hand. Northern VA comics and art aficionados should definitely plan to attend next year. Anna accompanied me this time and it made me wonder how I ever do these events without her. We met some wonderful people, sold a lot of books and even met some adorable Zita cosplayers. Here are a few more pictures from the event (all pictures are copyright and credited to Bruce Guthrie, who's website is here):

And now Twitter. It's not for everybody, I know, but I've been posting a lot of casual sketches and things there and, if you like that kind of thing, it might be worth a follow. Here's some of the recent stuff, including an aged-up Zita and a couple sketches of The Dying Gaul which is currently on display in the National Gallery:

You can follow me on twitter here.


Clare said...

They get to read Zita 3! :/
I can't wait!!!

Kat said...

Ben! I love these pics!!!! I haven't gotten my hands on a copy of Zita 3 yet--I can't WAIT to read it.

Kathy said...

Who is the girl with the fox tail supposed to be? I think she's cute.

Ben Hatke said...

Kathy, Yay! I'm glad you Zeroed in on the fox-tailed girl. That's Molly. She's a new character I'm working with.

She's very clever.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, all the sketches are really very cool and cute. I loved the very last one most with the text"after coffee". That sketch actually made me laugh loud. I would like to see more pictures like this.