Thursday, April 29, 2010

DeviantART Page

I finally got images loaded up on my deviantART page and am trying to figure out navigating the site and responding to messages etc, but I think it's great to get feedback and, of course, to see what other artist's are up to. It looks like a really great creative community.

I'm going to try to specialize in posting more non-published artwork up on the dA page.

Here's the link-


Uncanny X-Men #524 Preview

4 page preview up at -


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010 Signing Schedule

Here's the press release for the FCBD signings Rachel and I will be at.

Friday, April 23, 2010

RE-Sketching at a Convention

There was a question asked in the comments section about sketching at conventions and I thought I would answer it here for everyone to read about-

yann said...

Hi Terry , does it means people dont wait while your drawing their sketches .
Well , in France we do wait religiously in front of the artist until he has our sketch done .
Very cool sketches by the when are coming to France????

Ok so is how it works and I will use the past Chicago show as my example -

DAY 1 - So Friday, first day of the show runs from 1- 7PM. I get to my table at about 1:10 (I had to find it!) and there is a line of fans there already (which is very cool!). I set up my stuff, pull out my paper and start signing books and writing down names for my "Commission" sketch list (where I charge the individuals a price for a full sized rendered drawing). It takes about a half hour to get to everybody that has been standing there and I usually write down around 15-20 names and no one pays for their sketch until I'm done with it. Now for the next 5 1/2 of the show I'm signing books, selling artwork, talking with fans and pros, remembering how to socialize with multiple people at once (it's a skill and after 7+ months away from cons I'm a little rusty and end up with a banger of a headache by the end of the day) and when I have a second I begin my first "Commission" sketch. In addition to the "Commission" sketches I do "Free" sketches for almost anyone who asks and especially for those who bring me a hardcover book and I draw a free sketch regardless (as I figure anyone who has payed this much for a book must really like it and I thank them for their patronage with a sketch). These "Free" sketches are always done for the fan standing in front of me, like at an average French convention. Now, I don't leave my seat until 7 except to stand up and stretch. By 7PM, I've had enough time to rough in a figure and ink the head and part of the body of my 1st "Commission" (VOODOO).

DAY 2- Saturday I get up and decide I'd better get a few of the "Commissions" drawn before I head to the show as I will never get enough done this weekend otherwise. So after I eat breakfast, I finish the VOODOO from the previous day and I do 3 more "Commissions" ( EMMA1, MSMARVEL, EMMA2) before Rachel and I head out to see the Field Museum (before I need to be at the show). I get to the show around noon and and sign,sketch, etc until 2 where I have to go to the Marvel booth and sign from 2-3 which ends up being until 3:20 doing "Free" sketches. When I get to my table, the fan whose "Commission" I'm currently working on is leaving today so I really start cranking on it and manage to find a little time to finish it by 6PM. Once that is done, I start next "Commission", #6. And at this point, I've drawn about 100 of the "Free" sketches.

DAY 3-Sunday, I get 5.5 "Commissions" done before I head to the show at noon so I can relax and just sign and do "Free" sketches until I have to leave to catch my flight at 3PM. I do my final "Commission" as well, a head and shoulders shot on a Blank Cover.

So that is a fairly typical convention "Sketch" recap. It's a lot of work but I really enjoy drawing for people and it's great to meet and talk with the all fans and other pros!


PS- YANN - I will probably be doing something in France again, by next spring at the latest. I'm working on another exhibition for Galerie du 9ème art in Paris, so most likely there.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A couple more sketches from C2E2

Here's a couple more of the sketches from Chicago. I had to leave the show early Sunday so I really cranked on these Saturday and Sunday morning so everyone would be able to pick up their sketches before I had to take off ( and everyone picked up their sketches up early Sunday, so I could relax a bit!).

These were done on 11 x 14 Canson Pastel Paper with a)Light Blue and HB Pencil, b)Pitt and Copic Multiliners Pens, c) Copic Cool Grey Markers and finally, d)Prismacolor White, Sand and Henna Pencils.

I managed to get pics of 9 of the sketches and they are now up at


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

C2E2 - Chicago Sketches

I got about 10.5 sketches done in Chicago, not too bad for such a short show. The first 4 sketches were done on the paper/sketchbooks given to me by their owner and the remainder I did on my 11 x 14" Canson Pastel paper.

See the first 5 sketches at

now - more soon!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Another sneak peek

Back from Chicago


Had a great show and time in Chicago - good to see everyone!

I'll posting up some of the sketches for the con soon. Above is a preview!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010

Rachel and I will be doing two signings in the Portland area on May 1st 2010, FCBD!

Things From Another World, Beaverton: 1:00pm
Things From Another World, Portland: 4:00pm

See you there!


Uncanny X-Men #523 Original Art List

Be sure to click on the art above as it enlarges to a pretty good size!

Here's the list of original art from Uncanny X-Men 523-

Title Iss Pg Price $

Uncanny 523 1 $260.00
Uncanny 523 2 $170.00
Uncanny 523 3 $125.00
Uncanny 523 6 $270.00
Uncanny 523 7 $240.00
Uncanny 523 9 $390.00
Uncanny 523 10 $220.00
Uncanny 523 11 $190.00
Uncanny 523 12 $150.00
Uncanny 523 13 $120.00
Uncanny 523 14 $250.00
Uncanny 523 15 $440.00
Uncanny 523 16 $340.00
Uncanny 523 17 $425.00
Uncanny 523 18 $260.00
Uncanny 523 19 $220.00
Uncanny 523 21 $340.00

Scans of most of the pages are at and

If you are interested in a page, email

terry at terrydodsonart dot com

to check on availability/reserving page.


Uncanny X-Men #523 now out in stores

I will be drawing Uncanny X-Men 523-525, which will ship the first week of April, May and June. I'm posting up scans of the artwork at the Terry Dodson Yahoo Group and Home Page.