Unfortunately, after 8 years of doing the convention, I will no longer be setting up a table at Emerald City Comicon. My application for ECCC 2017 has been denied due to the high volume of applicants and I don't feel that I really have the energy to deal with waitlists and all of that chaos.
Furthermore, it is unlikely I will be applying to set up the table again anytime soon. I assumed that they would be giving some form of priority to people who have been doing it for so long. But if this is how they are running it now, I am not interested in doing it.
It's a little heartbreaking, I won't lie. I have a LOT of fun meeting fans of my work and of course making a little extra money on the side. But as with all good things, it must come to an end someday.
I want to thank EVERY person who ever stopped by my table and chatted with me. For me, the sales were always nice, of course, but meeting people who were invested in what it is that I create was always the primary reason that I did the convention. So I will greatly miss that part of it.
As you can imagine, this doesn't end anything at all. I'll still be making prints, I'll still be making books, and I have a lot of different ideas that I will be focusing on moving forward that I think a lot of folks are going to be very interested in.
Here's to the future! Cheers!
I've been getting a lot of sales lately for my "Potato with Butthole Lips" T-shirts and Prints from my Society6 store and I just wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Being that the artwork went sort of viral over the last year, it has caused a lot of websites to steal the artwork and put it on their own merchandise. While I can, *and do*, send cease and desist letters to these places whenever I come across them, it is impossible for me to find them all.
So the fact that you found my page and bought from me is something I greatly appreciated.
On a side note, a lot of people have written me and asked me for permission to print up the image and use it at protests. I greatly appreciate this! Under normal circumstances, I would ask that you ask my permission for any of my other artwork, but with the "Potato with Butthole Lips" image, you have my permission to use it in any way you want as long as it isn't for monetary gain.
Print it up, give it to your friends, use it at protests. Whatever you want! Thanks again for the support....
It's been a little while since I have updated the site and I apologize for that, but I have been very busy!
I'm excited to share that I now have a "mini book" of my black and white artwork that is available for purchase. It is 24 pages and 8x10. There's is some familiar pieces in there as well as some brand new artwork created specifically for the book! All for the price of a cheap bottle of wine! Can you beat that?
If you are interested, you can buy it from THIS LINK.
Thank you for checking back!
Here is an image of a Potato with Butthole Lips that I made.
It's obviously a little different than the main focus of my art portfolio as you can see, but there are a lot of new folks stopping by and I wanted to welcome them with the image that brought them here in the first place.
For starters, if you want more artwork similar to the one at the right, please feel free to visit my INSTAGRAM or my TUMBLR. There are also a couple of other fun little art projects that I have done that you can find on the sidebar if you want to dig around a bit.
To introduce myself, my name is Dusty. I make heavy metal artwork as a freelance artist and I also work in the video game industry as an artist for about 16 years now. I do a variety of different styles depending on my mood and this is one of them.
I actually don't really get too political with my art, usually, but this was a case where I felt I needed to express myself with my pencil a bit. Everything basically speaks for itself and I don't need to really elaborate further.
I VERY much appreciate that you enjoy the artwork and I hope you check out all of my other art as well!
Also, because a lot of people have sent me messages about it, I do have a SOCIETY6 page where you can buy a print or a shirt of this image.