Terrible Sketches From HeroesCon 2013!

If you’ve been reading the ISB for a while, then you already know that Chad and I have a gimmick when we hit conventions: We do terrible sketches for a dollar each. We advertise them as being terrible, we make it clear we’re not artists, we even show them examples of work we’ve done in the past, and yet, people keep asking for them — which is great, because they’re a lot of fun. So, since we’re all back now, here are the Terrible Sketches I did at HeroesCon this year!

Michael wanted Batroc (and because I try to do them without reference, I got the color of his cowl wrong. I think I nailed the high points, though):


Rachel wanted Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen:


Aubrey asked for anything from Arrested Development:


I unfortunately didn’t write down the name of the person who asked for Patrick McGoohan from The Prisoner:


Will wanted Jim Cornette Yelling At A Woman At Dairy Queen (this one might require some explanation):



Luke wanted Ghost Rider:


Greg wanted Dr. Strange:


Finally, someone paid five bucks for the original roster of Batman and the Outsiders! (note: I forgot what I was doing so the Metamorpho actually says ERS!):


Thanks for asking, folks! Hope you enjoy the awful!

HeroesCon 2013!

Aw dip! It is time once again for HeroesCon, the greatest comic book convention in the whole wide world (and, more specifically, in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Convention Center). As usual, Chad and I will be there, but this year’s a little special for us. For one thing, we’ve been upgraded to Indie Island at Table 1027, and for another, it’s right after we’ve launched Subatomic Party Girls, so it’s a pretty cool show for us.

We’ll be there all three days, either hanging at the table or walking around, and as a special bonus, Erica Henderson, artist of SPG, is right around the corner at table 1026. Plus, our favorite letterer Josh Krach will be in the house.

I’ll have copies of the Dracula the Unconquered: Special Edition CDs, issues of The Atomic Elbow with my story about Great American Bash ’92, and, for the first time ever, copies of the Super Street Fighter anthology that has my Dudley/Balrog story in it. Plus, as usual, Chad and I will be doing the worst sketches of the con for a mere $1 each, and we might just have a few new SPG items just for good measure.

It’s going to be an awesome show, so if you’re anywhere in the Southeast or if you have a plane ticket burning a hole in your pocket, come and check it out! I hope I see you there!