I debuted a plethora of new things, starting with an entirely new setup! It took a lengthy amount of time to get it just right – but in the end I thought it turned out beautifully. My brand new “Katia’s Domestic Bliss” banner with my handy dandy Ivan skeleton (Fun fact: he is the fella in the ground underneath Katia, complete with a handmade bowtie by yours truly).
The newest installment of the “Phobia” collection, “Bdellophobia“, made its first appearance as well. I’m fairly certain she has taken “Mathilda’s Domestic Bliss'” crown as ruler of the raised eyebrows & terrified glances given by passers-by. So congratulations to Bdellophobia, she made me proud. Those cringing looks couldn’t bring a larger smile to my face.
I introduced the first lady of my “Fashion Valors” collection:
Ashlee Williams complete with the Necronomicon, and a mounted deer head with a serious case of the giggles. The Valors collection will feature all the “heroic” characters from my favorite horror films & videogames. I’m so happy with how she came out & I can’t wait to show you which Valor is next!
My “Snow White & the Seven Plastic Surgeons” comic also came to fruition for Phoenix Comicon. It’s a tale I have had tucked away for a handful of years & I thought this would be the perfect time to bring it to life. “Snow White & the Seven Plastic Surgeons” is one of my earliest pieces from when I began to dive into sequential art. The satirical nature of beauty in society is one that resonates a lot with me & with a great many others it seems. The comic also contains two additional stories of mine, including the misadventures of a goat go-go dancer & a space ninja venturing off to a planet made of candy.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be a part of Bianca Thompson’s Dead Divas/Unstoppable Cards sketch card set! I thought making some mini prints of a few of the cards I made from the set would fit nicely at PCC. Although all the characters were so fun to recreate, Lady of the Death was one of my favorite to illustrate.
The best thing about enormous show like this that are filled to the brim with 77k+ people, is being able to share my art with so many people. Their reactions, praise, critiques & stories of what they see when looking at my art, make all the long, yet enjoyable hours I put into creating meaningful pieces so worth bringing them to the public. I spent so many years keeping my art to myself, and its wonderful having people that love my work as much as I love bringing all of them to life.
Next stop will be Amazing Las Vegas Comicon, June 20th-22nd! See you soon, creeps!