Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Humble THANK YOU for #SteadyYeti fan art and support!

A few weeks ago several life crises crashed down on me. I don't like to advertise my problems or seek attention for them but I had to miss an Evan Yeti update which I have only done one other time in six years of working on Evan. I had left a message in the comments of the last page and on Twitter explaining there was a family crisis and i would update the next page as soon as possible. 

While trying to make sense of my life I got a notification from twitter with fan art from Jim Haas with the message "I don't know your family situation but I hope it improves" and the hashtag #SteadyYeti. The fan art and message hit at just the right time when I needed support badly. As soon as I saw it I actually cried. To think that someone who doesn't even know me or my situation took time out of their day and offered their talents simply because they believed it was the right thing to do. It was perfect.

And the submissions to #SteadyYeti kept coming. Each with encouraging messages and amazing art. These are the most successful cartoons I have ever experienced. By which I mean someone put pencil to paper and changed my mindset and mood entirely. I wasn't sure how I could go on creating Evan Yeti since I didn't feel like the same person as when I started and it was hard to find any joy in anything. But these #SteadyYeti submissions showed me the power of cartoons and made me feel I had a responsibility to continue to contribute to an awesome webcomic community that supported me.

I have done a few fan art things here and there and always recognized them as being a nice thing to do. I never realized until now the powerful impact fan art support can have in someones life.

THANK YOU to these amazing artists, supporters and friends

 A hypnotizingly awesome Evan by Rich Lauzon Creator of the webcomic Space Pest Removal 

 Pappa Yeti attack! by Ben Starzec creator of the webcomic Dogs Ducks and Aliens

 Enthusiastic Evan! by Jon Esparza creator of the webcomic Bubble Fox

 Gotta love this Evan by Jim Haas creator of the webcomic Nate the Robot

 A truly Steady Yeti! by Kim Belding creator of the webcomic Picpak Dog 

 Evan in his rock armor teams up with Mr. Blob by Chris Gobbet creator of Root Beer Party

A confident Evan Yeti by Dan Butcher creator and artist for VANGUARD webcomic

 Another awesome submission by  Chris Gobbet of Root Beer Party. Didn't get to use this placeholder this time but if there's ever another need for it I'll gladly put it to use!

 This Evan is ready to take care of business by Warren Franz creator of the webcomic Off Season

This Evan is ready to spring into action! by David Davis creator of the webcomic Cosmic Dash

I was notified by Travis Blair of The Zarf to check for the #SteadyYeti stuff and I'm sure he played a role in organizing it. Thanks Travis.

 There are many others who offered words of encouragement. Unfortunately I've taken so long to get this post together it's hard to trace down all the messages and tweets and Facebook posts that were offered. Please know that every word of encouragement was both needed and appreciated. 

Thanks again everyone,

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Comics Submitted from Groveport Ohio

At our Evan Yeti art exhibit in Groveport Ohio we had a drop box where anyone could submit their comics to be published here on the Evan Yeti Community Blog. After collecting and viewing the submissions I have to say I am honored that the talented young artists that submitted used the opportunity to show us their silliness, sadness, and honesty through the power of comics. But enough of my run-on sentences. Check them out for yourself!

This un-named comic shows us not to judge a book by it's cover. You might find a monster!

 An action packed comic with very detailed characters from Gavin.

 As someone who's parents divorced when I was a kid I can relate to this. All I can say is it gets better over time. Keep writing and drawing honest comics like this, and you'll always find an audience that can relate with you.

 Chander Brining introduces us to his heroes  Ritty and J.J.! We're on the edge of our seats Chandler! What happens next?

 "The Setting Sun" by Charlie age 5. One of the only comics submitted in color. This could also be a great animation. Have you ever tried making animated flip-books Charlie?

 Hey, they don't all have to be happy. Many of us have had at least one Christmas where we felt like this.

 Episode 4 of Super Coon! by Moe Mat (I hope I'm getting the name right.) I'd love to see more episodes of Super Coon saving his animal pals!

 Even the Groveport Town Hall staff had some fun sharing comics with us! Thanks for the snowball dog Deb! 

 All things in moderation. Including devouring your victims! Montana Martin draws a snake who knows not to indulge.

 A dark and emotional comic submitted by Paige. I hope you'll continue making comics and sharing your  unique storytelling and art with the world!

 The talented artist Toni B. fills a page with his charming characters. Looking forward to seeing more of their adventures!

 A full color, full page submission by Logan. This looks like it could be the cover to a cool comic of a very interesting character!

This was actually a two-part comic. Unfortunately the second half was too profane to post here. Just know that even Santa has his limits... 

Although Tim the Gerbil is awesome, I'm still glad Evan Yeti won ;) Thanks Brody! We'll also post this in the Fan Art section. Would love to se more Tim the Gerbil and his amazing robot suit! 

Hope I got all your names right. If there is any information I need to change or add just drop me an email at evanyeti@yahoo.com. Thanks again for participating and sharing your talented, silly, sometimes personal stores and artwork. I hope you'll all continue to express yourselves and share the stories with the world that only you can tell.

We'll be posting our installation pics of Evan Yeti at the Columbus Metropolitan Library soon. We will also have our comic submission box there to bring you more stories from Ohio's future comic artists!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

We're back from the holidays and ready to do this whole 2014 thang! We'll be un-installing the Evan Yeti show from the Groveport Town Hall soon. At the show we had a drop box where anyone could submit a comic of their own to be published here on the blog! I can't wait to see what people contributed and post it here so you can see their awesomeness too. 

Thanks to all Groveport Town Hall staff for your support with the show. And a huge thanks to all you Grovepot-i-cans(?) who came to the show and joined the Evan Yeti family.

While we're sad to take the show away from our Groveport audience, We're happy to announce that the show will be moving to the Columbus Metropolitan Library! 

So that's two things to look forward to on the Blog soon: comics submitted by Groveport-i-cans, and pics of the Columbus Library install!

Until then have a gander at our family Christmas card (always involving our pets). 

Talk to ya' soon.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Evan Yeti Art Exhibit

It's finally here! The Evan Yeti Art Exhibit is installed and will be up until Dec. 31st. If you live close enough to Groveport Ohio to check it out please do!

Here are some pics of some of the work on display for my out of town friends and fellow artists.

 Here are some making of pics.

Huge thanks to my family and friends who made this show possible. Especially Mike Norman (who can build anything), Bob Peters who provided TONS of materials, workspace, and elbow grease. Thanks as always to my wife and partner in crime Sarah.

Thanks to Linda Haley Community Affairs Director for asking me to do the show and all of your help and support. Thanks to all the Groveport Town Hall staff!

If you're interested in historic buildings you should check out the Groveport Town Hall!