I have become quite attached to twitter. I’ve met loads of cool type people and connected with many great creators. It’s an odd thing as I am not the most social animal around. An awesome artist and good twitter type friend, @owl_song, and I started doing a #FridayDrinkAndDraw on twitter last week and continued last night. To great success even, a few people got involved. 4 or 5, but amazing artists like Kalle Malloy and German Shible , Michael T. West and Mr. Burnt Lobster.
Some of us went with a theme to draw Ghost Rider. I’m sure most of you have heard by now about the amazingly petty and shitty lawsuit Marvel comics filed against the creator of the character Ghost Rider, Gary Freidrich. Because he was drawing a character he came up with at conventions, a judge graciously awarded Marvel Comics (who I might point out are about to make probable millions on a new Ghost Rider film while Gary is financially strapped) $17000 in the lawsuit. It’s just ridiculous.
Steve Niles (of 30 days of night and the bands Gray Matter and 3 fame) started a fundraiser for Gary Freidrich. . I did A Ghost Rider drawing with intent to donate any money made from it to the fund Steve Niles started, but I still have it. I did donate a small amount on my own, but I would like to donate money made from this. Plus, I was amazed when I woke up on the couch at 3 or 4 in the morning (it is called #FridayDrinkAndDraw after all) and looked at the drawing and was like ” Damn, that’s actually pretty sweet”.
Well, I think it’s a nice drawing considering the circumstances… I am going to post this in my ETSY SHOP for 40 bucks. If it sells, I will donate all of the money to Gary Freidrich via Steve Niles. Something to consider maybe???