BLC San Diego Comic Jam on the Auction Block[Originally posted by Howard Tayler] So we were sitting at the booth, and somebody (I forget who) suggested that we do a joint piece. Taylor whipped up a Monica-holding-Arther sketch, and then used that as a reference to pencil Monica on a piece of backing-board. Kellet then pencilled Arthur, and handed the sheet to Willis, who pencilled Mike. Guigar put in Doctor Haynus and Scruffy. Straub added Vanderbeam and Vore, again in pencil, and I threw Schlock down in the background. Willis then added the Head Alien, Kellet put Flaco on his head, and since Troop wasnâ€™t around, Willis sketched Ralph over there on the far right.
Then we passed it back around for inking. One at a time, foreground to background, we inked what weâ€™d pencilled (until Troop showed up and inked what Willis had pencilled, and then added the cat). I finished up by tightening a couple of lines on Mike, Vanderbeam, and Vore, and then erasing all the pencils. All told I think the piece took about four hours, what with all the passing back-and-forth.
And now it can be yours. The Blank Label Comics 2006 San Diego Comic-Jam auction
is up, featuring this priceless piece, pencilled, inked, and signed by seven of the nine BLC cartoonists. This is truly a one-of-a-kind item, because we donâ€™t get together all that often.