Tuesday, October 07, 2008

SPX 2008: Sketchbook

Some impressions from the Small Press Expo.

I have to say, all of the babies seemed just as happy as the adults to be there. No crying, projectile vomiting, etc.

These sketches were drawn freehand in a small sketchbook, with some spot greys added from a watercolor paint set.

Below: 4 scenes that I witnessed. Re: Female cartoonist: I think I saw Joost Swarte chatting her up late Sunday afternoon.

Below: people just don't realize that their backpacks are BIG!

Below: five more scenes from SPX. Note: the people in the masks were part of a group and I can't recall who they were. They had a table and published comics. My apologies in advance. They were all very nice except that they would not share their beer.

More SPX posts here at the Mike Lynch Cartoons blog:

SPX 2008: Airport Sketches

SPX 2008 Photos

SPX Video Walk Through


raydioviz said...

hey these SPX toons are great! Really had me laughing. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

May I have permission to post your cartoon showing my Rabbit Army over on the Plastic Farm site. Obviously I would link back to this site...



Mike Lynch said...

Thanks for your kind words, Alan.

Rafer, thanks for writing. Of course you can post the cartoon with a link to me.

Daryll Collins said...


Love these sketches!

John R. Platt said...

Love 'em! The airport sketches were great, too!

Man, I have GOT to get back to SPX one of these years...

hypnobee said...

Love these. You could do a few more and put them all together as a mini and sell them at the next SPX!

Mike Rhode said...

I second hypnobee's suggestion! Make the mini!

Bully said...

Fantastic comics, Mike! I was at SPX and sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you. Maybe next year!

Stephen Phillips said...

I like the toon, but as the guy in the superhero outfit, I must say the coat is actually part of the costume. I had to take it off when it got hot, but then could put it back on when the AC kicked in. That's the DeadBeat, Jeremy Massie's character, and he sold a lot of books that day.