Every year at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA. the convention puts together an art book called “Monsters & Dames“. Contained within its pages is a collection of illustrations by the attending artists. The only qualifications are that the drawing contain a monster, and a dame. They can be one in the same, there can be multiple of each, whatever you like as long as it has those two things. Each year there are only 1000 individually numbered copies printed. As such they are highly collectible. It costs $20 and all proceeds go to the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Getting a piece into its prestigious pages will find any artist in talented company. It guarantees that your art will be seen by a great number of people, and usually draws a great number of attendees of the con to your table for an autograph, and who knows…some commission work. Last year, one of my heroes, Adam Hughes did the cover, while a number of other heroes graced its pages including my older brother Ben Dewey, and a great deal of other artists from the ever-so-awesome Periscope Studio. This year the competition to get in seems stiffer than EVER.
My concept for this piece was simple. RPG party. Nothing complex, nothing heavy…just an unmitigated conglomeration of badassery. Simple.
Thanks once again to the lovely Marie-Claude Bourbonnais for the specific reference for the dame. She is a fast-rising star in both the cosplay and glamour modeling circuits so keep an eye out 🙂 I plan to make prints available for purchase once I am able to do so (After the piece is either published in the art book, or rejected :/). If you’re attending ECC in March, be sure to stop by the Unibrow comics booth where I will be seated selling prints and taking commissions 🙂 Also…if I am lucky enough to be selected for the art book, I will be signing my page 😉