Dollar Bin HeroesCon 2009 Jam posted has posted the jam piece I contributed to. Read the article here:

And see the piece here:

Look along the top edge of the piece to see my Spidey contribution.

Don’t forget to check out their home page for links to their HeroesCon 2009 Videos!

Back from HeroesCon 2009!

HeroesCon was a big success this year!  My wife and I had a lot of fun hanging out with our good friend Micah Harris and his entourage, Mike Howell and his son Jordan.  Also in attendence:

  • Cartoonist  and colorist supreme, Nate Lovett
  • Sequential artist extraordinaire, Jeremy Dale,  and his wife, Kelly Dale, who slings a mean inking brush!
  • The multi-talented and always funny Dash Martin (it was a pleasure meeting his girlfriend Jane!)
  • Artist and good friend Chris Barnes (who drew me a great sketch of MOGARR, and kept me in stitches all weekend with his crazy sense of humor)

I kept busy doing sketches at my table throughout the weekend, but I did manage to find a moment to drop by the table of my bud Paul Maybury to talk a little with him about brush inking. I had the pleasure to see a couple of the con sketches Paul was working on too–cool stuff!

I also got to meet B.P.R.D. comic artist, Guy Davis, whose work I’ve been a fan of for many years.  Guy was super nice!  I wanted to meet Guy at last year’s HeroesCon, but I was swamped with sketches at my own table all weekend and missed out on catching him at his to get some sketches. Guy was kind enough to draw a few sketches for me before the start of the Convention, so I stopped by to pick those up, drop off a copy of MYTHOS for him, and I picked up copies of his while I had the chance. Guy did nice drawings  of the Shadow and Hellboy for me, and  a sweet sketch of the Marquis for my good friend Olli Hihnala (aka Korintic on DeviantArt). For those of you who are fans of Davis’ art, enjoy this scan of those sketches.

I got to meet several of the artists from Penciljack at HEROESCON this year. Bat Hill dropped by to pick up his Rocketeer drawing, and was a super nice guy to talk with!  Bat  is a talented artist in his own right, and will be a big name in the comic industry some day– no doubt about it!   PJ’er “Humblerthanyou” stopped by and got a sketch of the Martian Shapesmith (from INVINCIBLE), and I got to again see several other PJ’ers  that I’ve had the pleasure meeting in the past!

Got to meet some nice guys from who were working on a charity piece. They taped me as I contributed a sketch and told me that they were taping all the HeroesCon panels; those vids will be up on their site in a couple of weeks. Check them out and tell them Loston sent you!

I can’t say thank you enough to every one who came by to pick up a print, book, or sketch. I was a little suprised and very touched at how well the SUPER FRIENDS books did. A father and son came by the table and the dad told me SUPER FRIENDS: FLYING HIGH was the first book his son ever read–that made my day!  THANK YOU ALL!

Finally, I can’t end this post without thanking Shelton Drum and his crew at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for all their hard work. HeroesCon is a labor of love; these folks are the best!

That’s it for my HeroesCon wrap-up. Now it’s back to work!

HeroesCon 2009/MYTHOS has arrived!

Once again, I’m honored to be a featured guest at HEROESCON, June 19 – 21, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. I hope you’ll stop by my table and say hi! I don’t have an assigned table number yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll be sure to post it!

My convention prep work is almost complete–I’m pleased to announce that my MYTHOS sketchbooks have just arrived from KA-BLAM, and they’ve done another wonderful job! They also did a spectacular job on my new color “Circe” print (colors by Olli Hihnala). The prints and the MYTHOS sketchbook will be on sale at my table, and I’ll also be doing sketches throughout the weekend. Come by and check them out!

By the way, it’s not too late to pre-order MYTHOS and get your free sketch! The deadline for pre-orders is June 15; see my earlier post below for all the details.

HeroesCon is one of my favorite cons because of its family-friendly atmosphere. Sheldon Drum and company always pull out all the stops, delivering the best comic book show in the South. And since it’s Father’s Day weekend, it’s a great place for father/child outings. Bring the kids and have a wonderful time!

Look for this awesome display at HeroesCon 2009!

Look for this awesome display at HeroesCon 2009!