Planet ComiCon 2016!

THAT’S RIGHT! You heard it here first (maybe).

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Never say never when you put your name on a mailing list for the largest comic book convention in your city. After totally writing off Planet ComiCon since their waiting list HAD to be gigantic, what with George Takei, Jim Butcher and STAN LEE attending. Still, I went ahead and hoped, then promptly forgot.

Got an email this morning while I was on the computer saying they had a handful of spots suddenly available! Oh, you bet I jumped on that bandwagon as fast as humanly possible!

So, not-so-long story short, Simply Kitts Illustrations will be attending Planet at the end-ish of May! I’ll be splitting a book with my amazing artist friend over at Moon-Shuttle Studios (No, really, you want to click that link– her work is WONDERFUL) and will let you know where to find us soon as we know it!

Can you believe how exciting this year is turning out to be? I sure can’t 😀

Super Bear!

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Super Bear!! Who’d have guessed?

Been working on more and more merchandise for the upcoming conventionS (That’s right, PLURAL!) trying to keep my head as we go. So much to do and I suddenly have so very little time! Ahh!

It’s very exciting, though, doing all of this for the first time. The “partner” piece to this will be up next once it’s complete, while I continue progress on a few more sets of stickers and, most importantly, my Gnome Coloring Book.

P.S. I would just like to point out that while Superbear’s fussy expression was not entirely intended, it is my favorite. The end!

Greeting Card Cluster

I still do greeting cards! Are you surprised? Of coarse not– They’re too much fun.

Both of the Valentine’s Day cards up here are my absolute favorite. You can actually purchase a variety of fun stuff with these characters on it over on my RedBubble PageI’ll admit, I have a walrus t-shirt… He’s just so cute, how could I resist?!

The “party animals” birthday card was another fun exercise using limited colors. From what I was told, the gal it was commissioned for absolutely adored it, which was wonderful to hear. I’ve reworked a version of the card for my own purposes that removed the “beautiful” text from the card to make it a little more user friendly.

Last card that needs explaining is my favorite neon yellow crocodile. If you ever miss someone and you know they think you’re kind of annoying from time to time? That’s the one you should send. 🙂

I’ll have more cards up for you in the near future, including the super fun Easter card I created this year. It was interactive, AND had stickers– how could you go wrong with that?

Easy answer: You can’t!

KWK Comic App Work

Hello! Some more catching up today! These stills are a few examples of the work I did for the KWK! Comic app available for Android, iPhone and who knows what else. It’s a great project I was approached for a little over a year ago where you can create your own fun little comics using provided imagery, purchasing kits like mine for more diversity, and using your own photographs! It’s a neat little idea and the kids love it, so if you’ve got any of those, you should take a peek.

It was a very different job, and I have to admit that it was a lot of fun!  I would be open to doing more app work in the future. 🙂

There Is Always Time To Play Poster

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Such fun! This was a piece I did for my brother as both a birthday and Christmas gift, I believe. Mind you, his birthday is in JULY. Obviously, it took forever to try and get finished, but the end product was worth the wait. All the text is hand drawn around the playtime-ready Dalmatian at the center.

Have to admit, the hardest and funnest projects I take on are those for family and friends. With all those inside jokes and stories from 20+ years of being together, it’s difficult to pick out the ones that would make sense thrown together in a single image. I eventually managed to combine a little splash of myself along with plenty of him into a piece that was very well received.

Even if it is very yellow.

Halloween Challenge Continued and Halted.

Well… October ended. Not sure when the end of the month got here, but I know it happened and, sadly, with the rush of work and whatever else happened in October, I failed to finish the illustration challenge I took up. That being said, I made it pretty far and enjoyed the challenge more than anticipated. Perhaps next year the entire challenge will get finished, hmm?

So, to end the fun little series, here are the last three days I did– unfinished as they may be. Enjoy Batwings, Insect, and Cauldron!

In other news, I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their Halloween!

Halloween Challenge!!!! cont. again

Phew! Been a busy week, can you tell? Anyway, throwing the next few up from the art challenge I’ve been enjoying this month! Here you have Days 13 thru 15. The next set is, sadly, unfinished, but for the sake of catching up after a week of heavy overtime in the real world, they’ll be posted up shortly for you to see.

Remember, if you want to follow these little spot illustrations daily, hop on over to the Simply Kitts Tumblr and +Follow!

A few additional note… I adore my spirits in high spirits, as well as dark parties for albino rats, but this set finally stumped me on the theme “orange”. I’d already done pumpkins, and I didn’t want to draw fruit. As I sat, pondering, I realized that I really wanted orange to be awesome because it’s my current favorite color (you know artists, always finding new favorites!) I looked down at my orange sweater and realized that I would be the best option for Orange. So, viola. You got a weird little self portrait that not only showcases Simply Kitts Illustrations– But Red Rabbit Comics, too 😀 The end!

Halloween Challenge!! cont.

Today I bring you four more days of the Halloween Challenge I accepted for the month of October. There’s been some very interesting and very fun imagery to come out of this series… Day 5 was just too hard to resist.

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Enjoy Days 05 thru 08!

INKlings Have Returned!!

As I said they would! I think Sunday is a mighty fine time to upload a week’s work of critters, don’t you? And this weeks’ selection is pretty amusing.

Sadly, with Christmas (oh, no, I said it!!) only two months away, I’m diving into a season of work I won’t be able to post until after the holidays. That being said, there’s a handful of other, not gift works in progress I’ll be continuing as well as I keep going with this stride I’ve struck recently. It’s good to be getting back into the flow of making art! Who’d have thunk?

I’ve also decided to maybe start showcasing, once a month or so, artist friends of mine for you to investigate and follow as well. I’m gifted with a plethora of talented friends and acquaintances, so please give them a look through in the coming months!