So I just got back from Heroes Con and am finally recovered from 4 nights of mayhem and madness. Im getting too old to be staying up drinking until 5 am. I had an amazing time as always. Many of my best buds were, a family reunion of sorts. It always re-energizes me to see them. They know who they are.
Just prior to the show, my 6 year old son, Laine, mentioned to me that he wanted to start his own original art sketchbook, something he could take around to artists at shows and get sketches......"like daddy does". Imagine my surprise and utter joy at the idea! Anyone who knows me knows my passion for original art. Ive already been aware of my sons interest and notable artistic ability but I wasnt sure if he got the concept of what it was I was doing in terms of collecting originals.
Seeing as how Laine has an obsession with Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, doing a Capt Jack themed sketchbook seemed like a no-brainer. Its also a fun idea, not your typical Batman/Wolverine, that so many of us get asked to do. Its something a lot of artists can really have fun with. So I got him a book and off to the show we went. I managed to help him get on about 5 sketch lists at the show but only one person was able to come through (the book was tied up most of the weekend with someone who wasnt able to get to it. It happens.) , Andrew Robinson
. Andrew absolutely knocked our socks off with what he did. I cant think of a better piece to start out his book with! And Andrew also happens to be one of my dearest friends. I really like the idea of starting out my sons books with contributions from some of my closest buddies. Anyway, the attached photo is Laine seconds after he saw his drawing. The look on his face says it all.
Thank you, Andrew, for making my sons day and my weekend. He'll always remember this as his first!