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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/
For those of you that draw comics/manga. Do you ever experiment with different sizes for your original art?

I've tried drawing at Manga size which is smaller than American size. It does speed me up but at the same time drawing larger really is easier and the finished product looks better.

I've also been experimenting with Manga Studio. I've done an entire page with it and I came to the conclusion that the tools can be a bit limiting and they generate a style that looks like me but through a filter which comes from the limitations of the tool and drawing with a Cintiq.

Thoughts?

-Karl
A must read for all artists. It's focus is on musicians and downloading music...but the idea of global corporations looking to build the road to your "free" content is staggering. thetrichordist.com/2012/06/18/…

It also addresses the various arguments in regards to the justification of stealing content.

This brings up a larger idea of how Social Networks create a forum to "share" work..essentially cutting out the cost of creating content and actually charging the content creator to showcase their work. Sound familiar?

-k
Turn Black Friday into Four Color Friday! Check out my site for all the holiday gifts you could ever want...seriously!
vist: karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/ Use the code "4colorfriday" to get 20% off.


Santa Karl
My latest coloring video..now with commentary by me!
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…
Hey look.  Me on Bleeding Cool. www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/1…
Thanks to everyone who came by my table this weekend at Long Beach Comic Con. I drew tons of sketch covers. I had a great time and I truly appreciate the kind words and the support you give my work. Next stop Amazing Arizona Comic Con?



_karl

LBCC Sketches by KomicKarl
I'll be at the Long Beach Comic Con this weekend at booth #1813

Come down say hi. I'll have original art, sketch covers and prints.

www.longbeachcomiccon.com/

See you there!

_k
I've finally got my new store up and running. You can check it out here: karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/

I have new versions of ECB up and I'll be adding more fun and cool stuff over the next week or so!

-Karl
I'm at the Las Vegas Comic Expo today and tomorrow at the Riviera Hotel. Swing by say hi. Prints, OG Art, Commissions, sketch covers the whole Enchilada!

Vegas Baby

K
Two new videos of me digitally painting and designing a character from Gekisen Warriors. If you've ever wondered what my process is like when creating work digitally this is a sneak peek into how I approach things.

Gekisen Warriors is a Transmedia gaming experience that combines comic books, CCG gaming and action figures.


Part 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr5c_g…

Part 2
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8A47f…

The Gekisen Warriors Blog
gekisenwarriors.blogspot.com/

All the best,
Karl