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I'll be at Wonder Con tomorrow through Sunday at table AA171. I'll be debuting the Deluxe Print version of my comic Me2. Story and tons of extras in this version.

You can see a video walk through of it here:


and you can purchase it here at the joyful place that is my Art Land karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/

See you at the show!

-K
 Read through the IDW Thor artist edition. Blown away by how Walt Simonson was able to generate so many interesting panels/consistent/quality art and writing on a monthly book. I also noticed how comic art was a bit more abstract during this era. Cars were generic and backgrounds were left up to the readers imagination. The art drew the reader in by engaging them to complete the image in their mind. I have no doubt that this why so many of the stories from this era took on such powerful personal meaning to those who read them.

The more cinematic styling/ movie storyboard style of layouts of modern comics pushes the readers away from the visuals as if they are viewing the action from outside through a window. The constant repetition of same sized panels is an icon in itself. Causing the reader to give every piece of visual information the same weight from a story perspective. I believe it has a deadening effect on the story. Everything is at the same volume.

I would like to see more comics embrace the entire spectrum of storytelling. For this to work I believe creators need to open themselves up to a more personal approach to the art that involves more risk taking and perhaps more failure before success. The risk becomes a key that will
open a new and exciting door. 

-Karl
Check out my Lighting Session interview with the fine people at Legendary Comics. legendarycomics.tumblr.com/pos…

Putting my commission/sketch cover list together for Wonder Con and Amazing Las Vegas ComicCon. Also arranging pickups at Free Comic Book Day as well. Drop me a msg to secure your spot on the list. 

A new video of me digitally inking a piece. Octopus Ramen optional.

video: youtu.be/AlODO6-Ew1M

The biggest mistake I see in storytelling and branding is the lack of restraint. Sometimes less is more. The speed that you release information to the consumer of the content is your meta tool. All other techniques and ideas flow through it. Best to make the comings and goings of that information your primary concern. 

A video of me digitally drawing Beastman from MOTU: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymUtyA…
Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you have a happy and peaceful holiday. More art coming soon.
Check out two new videos I made of digital painting.

youtu.be/fCys3xKcr64

youtu.be/wTAPg-E1Klg
Streamed the new NIN. It falls somewhere in between Front 242 and New Order. Different in a good way.
As an artist what's more important, to be successful or great at what you do? 
Beam me up to Koffee and Komics May www.facebook.com/events/186107…
I'll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day by appearing at Phat Collectibles in Huntington Beach on May 4th. I'll be doing free sketches for kids and a few commissions and sketch covers.

Store: www.phatcollectibles.com/

FCBD: www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/…

See you there!

K
Hi All,
I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con this coming weekend at table K-15. Come by say hi. I'll be doing sketch covers, commissions, selling prints, comics and original art.

See you in Seattle.

-k
Catching up on all my sketch covers. If I owe you one, this week is the week!
I'll be at AACC amazingarizonacomiccon.com/ next weekend. Doing sketches, commissions and signing and sell my books. If you live in the Phoenix area come by and say hi!

-k
I've not been posting as much lately because I joined the team at Mattel toys as a Senior Designer. I'm finally settling in so I hope to be posting more sketches soon.

I recently started a sketch blog with two of my fellow artists. You can see it here: pencilpub.blogspot.com/


More art soon!
If you order a commission through my shopping site before Monday the Dec 17th I'll include a FREE signed copy of my Lost Treasures Art/Sketchbook. karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/