Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mid-Ohio Sketches

Last weekend I attended the Mid-Ohio Con in Columbus, Ohio. It was my first time attending this show and I have to say, I'm sold. I usually enjoy these mid-sized shows the most. They're a little more intimate and relaxed. It's much easier for fans and pros alike to interact with one another. Of course, none of that kept me any less busy. I was doing sketches from open to close each day which was a lot of fun but wore me out.

One of the great things about this particular show was the location. It was downtown Columbus with several resturaunts in walking distance. Not that I would know--I spent the whole weekend in the hotel adjoining the convention center. The proximity of my room to the show fllor was heaven. Three floors down and across a large lobby and there I was. Never had it so good at a show.

Only thing I'll do different next year is to make sure I bring someone with me. It was a little difficult to man the table, talk to people, and do sketches all by my lonesome.

If anyone else reading this has sketches I did last weekend I'd love scans of them.

I like all the sketches I did at the show but I have to apologize to everyone else when I say that this Mouse Guard sketch was my favorite. It has me dying to watch The Secret of NIMH again--one of my chidhood favorites!


Anonymous said...


the sketches look great! i love my j. jonah jameson sketch, and that mouse guard piece is fantastic! here's hoping you'll make it back to mid-ohio next year!


Hart1000 said...

Great sketches Brian! Midnighter looks scary! :)


Anonymous said...

I am very pleased and honored that you were asked to do a Mouse Guard sketch. You did a beautiful job of depicting Midnight with the stolen axe!!!
Lovely inkwork and composition!

Anonymous said...

Damn those sketches are great!! Each one is better than the last!! Hope to get one myself someday


brian hurtt said...
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brian hurtt said...

Thanks for the kind words everybody.
Mid-Ohio was definitely the most comfortable I've been doing sketches. It helps that I brought my ink and brush with me. I'm much more at ease working with a brush than working with pens and markers. If you'd told me I'd feel that way 3 or 4 years ago I would never have believed it.

brian hurtt said...

I am very pleased and honored that you were asked to do a Mouse Guard sketch.

I have to admit that I have yet to read Mouse Guard but I definitely intend to do so now. I had picked it up and looked at it in the store several times but been on the fence about it. The only thing really holding me back was that I don't buy "floppies" anymore. Is there a trade coming? If not I'll go buy the individual issues.

j. said...

Absolutely gorgeous drawings, man! I actually really love the woman in the black tank top. Beautiful inks on her pants.

Wish I'd been at the con. I would have lined up for my very own original Hurtt sketch!