September 14, 2015
And Granite State Comic Con 2015 passes into the history books. Great weekend, some wonderful new contacts forged, some old friendships revivified. Tackled some challenging commissions and sold more than a few copies of THE MONITOR'S GUILD, Book 1. Much praise to the folks at Double Midnight Comics and their legions of volunteer "redshirts" for once again pulling this off!
A collection of mementoes...
While it was of course a delight meeting screen icons like Billy Dee Williams and Noah Hathaway, as an artist one of my more significant moments came when legendary illustrator Paul Ryan took the time to briefly drop by my table and look over my work. In particular he had praise for my inking technique. While something this innocuous may not seem like much to anyone outside of the business, to me it meant the world. Helped to round out an enjoyable weekend and bring (for me, anyway) a happy and satisfying end to con season!
August 31, 2015
My other "home" convention (yes, I actually have two) is only 2 weeks away! Looking forward to seeing Billy Dee Williams, Nick Bradshaw, Dawn Wells, Noah Hathaway, the 501st Legion, and YOU at Granite State Comic Con 2015, September 12-13 in Manchester, New Hampshire! Some all-new prints will be on view at my table, as well as copies of The Monitor's Guild, Book One. See you there!
August 13, 2015
EXCELSIOR! Yes, it pretty much goes without saying that Boston Comic Con 2015 was eight zillion kinds of wonderful. And with barely any time to catch our collective breath, Granite State Comic Con 2015 is now just a month away! See you all in Manchester on September 12-13!
July 10, 2015
Well, today not only marks a birthday with a "5" on the end, but more importantly it marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of this website! I'm a little stunned when I look back and see how much has happened in that time-frame, both for me personally and also professionally. Later this fall I'll also be marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of my career as a professional illustrator --lots more to come on that subject!
Special thanks to my hosts at Satori Digital Marketing for putting up with me this past decade. I owe so many more thanks to so many more people who've helped me to this point --I'd list them all here, but that would cause your browser to crash, so I'll instead just point you to the Acknowledgements Page of The Monitor's Guild, Book One. If you find your name on that page, then you did have a hand in getting this artist to this milestone, whether you knew it or not!
Have a wonderful summer and I'll see you all in a little less than a month at Boston Comic Con!
July 4, 2015
"...and for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." Take a moment to re-read this singularly amazing document and reflect upon what it truly means. And why not pick up a copy of The Monitor's Guild, Book One this summer to celebrate the spirit (and the still-unfulfilled promise) of the Revolution?
May 3, 2015
What an amazing day! Great fans, great costuming, and all-around awesomeness at Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH! An incredible number of copies of the FCBD Edition of Book II of The Monitor's Guild went out the door in the hands of some truly wonderful fans and customers. Always a delight working with the Double Midnight folks and looking forward to future collaborations.
April 1, 2015
In precisely one month I will see you at DOUBLE MIDNIGHT COMICS in Manchester, NH to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2015!
I'll be giving away some free swag, doing sketch cards, and unveiling some long-awaited news about the next publication from petervintonjr.com!
Special guests include Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Katie Cook (My Little Pony) and Joe Quinones, and many more of my amazing artist colleagues! The fun starts at 10am (though the earlier you come, you’ll get your chance at door prizes)! Don't forget to RSVP the event on Facebook! Looking forward to seeing you there on the morning of Saturday, May 2!
March 12, 2015
Openly weeping this day in this, the Year of the Spinning Mouse. Farewell Sir Terry. I cannot thank you enough; none of us can.
February 26, 2015
I had an absolutely delightful time lecturing at the Bradford (VT) Public Library this past Wednesday evening. We deconstructed some mythological themes, invented some entirely new superheroes, and discussed the graphic novel as both literature and as art form. Great group of folks! Artists: do make a point of donating some of your time (and your talents) to your local public library.
December 8, 2014
Stuck for holiday ideas for that comic-book geek in your life? Three eminently wonderful retailers spring to mind:
All of the above establishments and their awesome employees not only stock the best darned selection of genre titles and geeky/nostalgic collectibles (ranging from the wildly popular to the waaaay-too-obscure), but I'm proud to be able to say that they're also all carrying The Monitor's Guild, Book 1 on their shelves. So for that liberty-loving, government-distrusting patriot in your life (c'mon, every family's got at least one), order a copy from Amazon for the holidays!
And thank you one and all for ALL your support this past year! It's been heavy with a lot of great milestones, and 2015 looks to be every bit as spectacular!