I would like to also give a huge thanks to Inbeon and Inbeon Con, as they have been super supportive in my projects! Inbeon Con is a Comic and art Convention that is run by artists, an amazing and supportive event with a great team that runs it! I highly suggest if your in the NY Metro or Long Island region you attend! It was the fist Comic Book Convention I tabled at and that was soe time ago! it also sparked my creative side and allowed me to newtwork with artists i wouldn’t have met otherwise! for more info check out their site at www.inbeoncon.com and if you do decide to buy tickets to the event, heres a discount code for you for additional savings! The codeword is: Keys
Discount Code: Keys
Hope to see you at the event!
Have I mentioned I will be at Abilities Expo(Metro) for the Cosplay Contest hosted by CosAbilities? Both Nancy and myself will be guest judges for the event! More info can be found here:
Have you seen this Video that both Namaro Designs/Nancy and myself were a part of? This was alot of fun and such an awe inspiring event! I was truly honored to be a part of this event and I hope you will take the time to give the video of the event a gander!
Seeing as how this Saturday is “‘Cripping’ The Comic Con” at Syracuse University, Information about this event can be found at www.crippingthecon.com I felt it would be great for me to show the first key ever sketched in the “Key Book” this was done a little over a year ago at last years “‘Cripping’ The Comic Con” By an amazing artist by the name of Giles. The key can be found below:
This week I am also showcasing a key sketched by the amazing sculptor Paul Harding and my attempt to bring it to life.
I am also going to showcase a key drawn by the incredible Joe Hill. He was one of the inspirations for this project. As his and Gabriel Rodriguez’ comic series “Locke and Key” by IDW Publishing is by far one of the best, well written and diverse comics in history and really helped me push myself through some hard times. Expect to see more posts about “Locke and Key” in the future!
Finally I am showcasing a cosplay done by Nancy Amaro and myself based on the Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ comic series “Locke and Key”
In this Cosplay we are the Character “The Weepy” and “Fear Itself” named after the emotions of depression and fear respectively. We both use these costumes to bring awareness to Mental Health and bring NeuroDiversity with us to Comic Conventions.
As a side note I must Mention that the initial Idea for the “Key Book” was inspired based on an idea that Nancy showed me back when she was living in Texas and we were only online pen pals and had not met in person yet. Expect a post and perhaps a podcast exploring how we met, the inspiration and history behind the “Key Book” and much more.
The photo credit for this incredible shot goes to Jason Laboy of Jason Laboy Photography.
Hey everyone! I’m gunna do my best to update the site at least once a week with the key book sketches, perhaps more! On another note, I will be at Syracuse University for their 5th Annual “‘Cripping’ The Comic Con” on April 22nd 2017 where I will be presenting on the Cosplay and Disabilities panel alongside David Schlaich(Light Against Cancer) and Nancy Amaro(Namaro Designs) more info can be found at www.Crippingthecon.com
Can you guess which of these keys were drawn by Cosplayers? Can you Spot Amy Reeders Key?
Till’ Next time! #UnlockCreativity
For those who listened to my Podcast, Thank You! i Do plan on releasing more Episodes eventually. I have lots of awesome content planned and lined up! As for the podcast, here is a quick side note. I truly want to make my podcast as interactive as possible, as well as accessible, so expect an update with captions on it for the hearing impaired! Now on to some more awesome content, and if you like my site and my posts, please leave a comment or share the site via social media! Anyway, here’s some more keys from random People and artists alike!
For those who don’t know March is Podcast Month and Pod-casters Worldwide have been using the hashtag #TryPod to encourage both listeners and those around them to #TryPod or to try a podcast. for those who don’t know a podcast is basically an online radio show. it could be something as simple as a couple of interviews, it could be a video, it could be an adaptation of a book or comic, it could be like a book on tape, they vary. regardless i decided to challenge myself to create a podcast by the end of March. And I did it(Just barely) but I definitely did it, And I’m going to encourage you to listen to it, and i apologize for the poor audio quality as it was recorded in multiple locations and its something I’ve never done before. to compensate however, i am gonna do my best to make it interactive by adding the related sketches to the podcast in this post along with the podcast!
So, on April 1st 2016 i had an idea for a social experiment, this experiment involved a sketchbook, keys, so many people, both artist and average Joe. During this social experiment that is still ongoing, i asked random people to doodle a key to inspire others, I carry a Key book with me everywhere and ask anyone and everyone! it has been to Comic book Conventions, Legislative Events, at my job, when i go out for a cup of coffee or to the movies even! This is sample of what to expect in time as I plan to post the sketches here! Also take note of some of these keys as some of the creators participated in interviews with me, in which i will be posting as a podcast in the near future! I hope that these Keys will help you #UnlockCreativity