Submitted by kevinbolk on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 00:05
Sorry it's been a little while since my last update. Things have been very hectic in the land of Kevin. It's been hectic in a good way, mind you, but updates to the big page o' me have been slow in coming as a result.
First off, the Maryland Writer's Association conference I talked about during my last entry was a rousing success. I got to meet a lot of cool people, my talk went splendidly, and some really good connections were made. Huzzah!! If any of you folks are reading this now, let me say "Thank you" for a fun and welcoming experience. I'm certainly looking forward to next year's event.
In other awesome-sauce news, Interrobang Studios launched a spicy revamp of its website with a lot of nifty features and some brand new comics sites! Included is a brand new site for the "I'm My Own Mascot" comics I host here on kevinbolk.com. You can check it out in the comics section or through Interrobang Studios now, and it's got a searchable archive and some other goodies to boot. The comic also has it's own URL: http://www.mascotcomic.com . Don't forget to change your bookmarks!
As always, feel free to shoot me an email letting me know what you think or if you have more stuff you'd like to see here or on the interrobang site. It's great hearing from all of you.
Back to the drawing board for the Kevin!
Submitted by kevinbolk on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 16:29
I'm sure pretty much everyone reading this has read at least one Little Golden Book at some point during their childhood. I still have a warm fondness for the series and as I'm aspiring to get into children's book illustration, I find them an excellent source of inspiration as well.
So imagine my delight when I found out that the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore was running an exhibit featuring original art from some of the most popular Golden Books over the last 50+ years. Naturally, I paid a visit over the weekend. Poky Little Puppy, Doctor Dan, the Color Kittens; they were all here. I had a great time and came home feeling really fired-up creatively, which is good since I'm putting together and sending out portfolios this week.
The exhibit will be at the library until May 9th. So if you live in the MD/PA/DC area or plan to visit, you should totally check it out. More info can be found here: http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/series.aspx?folder=1666
Nothing much else to report. Preparing for the spring/summer con season and working on some new books and prints to sell. The warm weather always gets my energy up for art and cartooning.
Speaking of which, I should be getting back to work. New "I'm my own Mascot" cartoons should be back in about two weeks while I work on the convention stuff. Look forward to it!
Back to the ol' drawing board...!
Submitted by kevinbolk on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 16:23
I'm really happy to announce that one of my illustrations will be featured in the Darkstalkers Tribute Artbook coming soon from Udon Entertainment and Capcom. More info can be found at their website here.
I can't show off my illustration for the book just yet, as Udon wants to keep it under wraps until the books comes out. I'll be posting news of release dates and stuff as soon as it's available. In the meantime, you Darkstalkers fans can check out my other entries to the contest over in the Illustration Gallery.
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