Daily Archives: May 6, 2009

Tyler James Sketch (2009)

Tyler James Sketch

Tyler James Sketch

I’m on Facebook – and as I was taking one of those ridiculous but addicting quizzes, like “Which “Facts of Life” Character Are You?”, I saw a small posting on the side that said “Boston Comic Con – Free Sketch!”  I clicked on the pic and this artist who was going to be at the con was giving an opportunity to get a free sketch if you just email him.  The first 20 people were going to get it – so I emailed him.  Heard nothing.  Oh well, I tried.  Then, Sunday Morning, before I left for the con I got a reply saying that there will be a free sketch there for me!  Woo Hoo!  Then I encountered a new problem… I had a checklist for comics I needed and different artists to check out – well my friend, Bill, lost the list.  That’s right, Bill!  I’m calling you out!

Do you mind coming out of the shadows, Hulk?

Do you mind coming out of the shadows, Hulk?

Anyways, I couldn’t remember the artist’s name exactly.  I couldn’t remember if his name was James or something else.  I asked around but – not knowing his actual name – no one could help me.  So, I emailed him when I got home and he sent me the sketch anyways.  What a class act!  That was so genuinely decent of him I feel the only way to repay him is to tell the whole story here, to you guys, check out his website here.  Commission him to do something.  Tell him Ratchet sent you!

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Mark W. Slater Commission (2009)

Hulk Smash alright!

Hulk Smash alright!

Talking to different artists can make you want some art from them.  That was the case here – I spent a while discussing art with Mark Slater and he was such a nice guy I decided to ask him to draw me up a Hulk.  It’s not too bad – and the color always makes things pop a little more.  I’ll admit it looks like Hulk is about to drop a deuce rather than smash – but hey – it’s still pretty cool.

His pants are so tight... it's making me nervous

His pants are so tight... it's making me nervous