Saturday, July 26, 2014

Drawing Demo at Barnes and Noble

Had a fun time out at Barnes and Noble at Firewheel today. Had great group of kids (and a couple of parents) drawing DC Comics characters along with me. We drew Batman, Joker (with Harley Quinn) and then a girl asked if we could draw Clayface. Too cool. Thanks to everyone we came out and thanks to Barnes and Noble for inviting me.  Come see me next weekend at the Preston Royal Shopping Center location when i do it again.  This time for Marvel Comics.

I was really proud and happy that Jack sat through the whole thing and drew the entire time even though he's seen me draw hundreds of time.  He was so into his drawing he didn't even get up for a group photo as evidenced below.






Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Barnes & Noble Get Pop-Cultured


Barnes & Noble is putting on a three-week event celebrating pop culture

A couple of stores have invited me to come out and do some live drawing demonstrations for kids. Showing them how to drawing Superman, Batman, etc.

If you have kids (or know someone who does) who are into that kind of thing, I’ll be at these locations ...

Firewheel

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00 PM
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4718344

Dallas

Saturday August 02, 2014 2:00 PM
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4722035

Click here for more about the event in general.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Updated my Website

Please head over to calslayton.com and check out my new website.  This thing was waaaaay overdo but it's finally done. Updated my comic book resume, illustration samples, graphic design samples, sketch card samples, updated everything! So head on over, poke around, see what you can see. Tell a friend.


Sunday, June 01, 2014

Frisco STYLE Strips

Just realized that it's been a couple of YEARS since I posted some of these strips. So here are some "new" ones. All written by the staff of the magazine, drawn by me.



















Monday, May 19, 2014

Dallas Comic Con 2014

Had a great time at Dallas Comic Con this past weekend. With it's new owners and new venue (Dallas Convention Center), it had ups and downs.
The Good: The venue is nice and spacious. More guests, more vendors. The show was well organized at least from my vantage point. The best thing: Tons and tons of visitors.
The Bad: Slightly skinner table was a little annoying. The facilities were a downgrade. The seat on one of my chairs wasn't even connected. The nightmare stories I heard about the loading dock at the end of the weekend. I avoided that making making two loooong walks to my car toting my gear. Charging exhibitors for wi-fi. And at a crazy price. Very thankful I switched to unlimited data on my phone recently.
I was sad to hear from a few of my artist friends that they didn’t have a very good show. One told me that not only was it his worst DCC, but maybe his worst convention. I know he usually has a great DCC. I had the opposite experience. This was my second best DCC and my second best convention ever. DCC last year was the top for me. So I don’t know why there was that disparity. I also heard people were having trouble getting online and especially getting the Square app to work. Mine worked every time without fail.
So needless to say I feel blessed that it went the way it did for me. But it was a hard working 3 days for me, I truly feel like I earned a lot of that success by grinding out the artwork. Even when I had breaks between commissions, I drew two more sketch covers and sold them online while at the show. I was beat at the end, but it was worth it. I even signed up already for the October show and DCC in May of 2015.
Thanks to all the people who took the time to stop by table, even just to chat. It was great seeing all my artist friends and meeting one new one. Looking forward to the next one.






















Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Dallas Comic and Pop Expo

I attended the inaugural Dallas Comic and Pop Expo this past weekend.  For a first time show it wasn't too bad. It would've been better if the weather hadn't turned crappy on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!  Here is a look at some stuff I drew.