Phoenix Comicon 2012 Fancy Sketches

Once again Phoenix Comicon was a fantastic success. Next to Emerald City in Seattle, it is my second favorite US show. Thank you to everyone that came out and got a t-shirt, a book, a sketch or just said hi. The Phoenix Phancy Bastards (fancy withe a PH) also REALLY came through with the baked goods, caffeinated goods and beboozed goods. I was able to get David terribly drunk off of too many tiny bottles of Jack (which is a necessity since he’s at least twice as much fun when he’s hammered).

In addition to my comicing bros, I usually get to run around with the entire Wheaton family at Phoenix. This year was no exception, and shenanigans’o plenty (which is my Dropkick Murphys cover band) were had. Wil and I (along with Blind Ferret) debuted the prototype of the Wil Wheaton plushie we’ve been working on since ohhhhh… around the time of this comic dare.

The Wil Wheaton Plushie Plush Doll from HijiNKS ENSUE

It’s been almost a year in development, but we are all very proud of the final result. They’ll be going on preorder in a week or so and a good preorder means we get to make enough to NOT have to reorder before the holidays (reordering means months of time waiting for chinese shipping crates to arrive on boats). I hope you guys dig the plush and consider picking one up during the preorder. They’ll be $20 and you are fully encouraged to knit space sweaters and clown sweaters for them.

HEY! I started a Facebook group for Fancy Bastards to share ideas, get support and be a community of geeks and weirdos. Godspeed, You Fancy Bastards!

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  1. The Wheaton Dalek was absurd enough for me to giggle at it for a few minutes trying to figure out exactly what was going on.

  2. Oh please tell me the WW Plushie does actually speak! That would be the BEST THING EVER!
    (I'll probably preorder one anyway, but that would just be the glistening cherry on the awesomesauce on this creamtastic sundae of brilliance.)

  3. hahaha phil coulson's ghost, poor awesome bastard

    also, you mean to tell me that tony's mark 7 didn't have a shawarma hole?

  4. Brilliant sketches.
    Pretty much the only thing that drives me crazy at the PCC is security's OVERPOWERING love for "peace binding," where they inspect a weapon and put a little orange ring on it so everyone knows it's safe.
    Like, "Thanks guys, I feel so much better knowing that little dude's lightsaber isn't LOADED."
    I couldn't go this year, but I have no doubt that there were some bronies there who got their rainbows peace bound. Yanno, for SAFETY.

  5. Wil(l) be ordering Plushie Wil!
    Love the accurate costume: checked Van's and the @tinyrun twitter shirt! …and ever-present smirk!
    2 2 cute!

  6. Lucius: Where's my super-suit?
    Honey: What?!
    Honey: I, uh, put it away!
    [Helicopter crashes outside the window]
    Lucius: Where?!
    Honey: Why do you need to know?!
    [Lucius runs through the house apartment looking for his suit.]
    Lucius: I need it!
    Honey: Nuh-uh! Don't you think about runnin' off and doin' no derring-do! We've been plannin' this dinner for two months!
    Lucius: The public is in danger!
    Honey: My evening is in danger!
    Honey: "Greater good"?! I am your wife! I'm the greatest good you are ever gonna get!

  7. I would just like to say that Agent Coulson haunting Nick Fury over the blood on the trading cards was my idea. The original of that sketch now has a special place on my wall, right next to Jean Arrow's ( ) 13" sketch of the Doctor getting out of his TARDIS that she drew for me a few years ago.

    I love how bored, exasperated, & resigned Nick Fury looks, like this haunting has been going on for weeks now and he's already sick of it.

    Looking back, I suspect there were many "Avengers" sketches requested from all sorts of artists that weekend. But I suspect very few of them got Agent Coulson involved. I miss him already. 🙁 Here's hoping he comes back soon for a Black Widow prequel. 🙂

  8. There is a "Star Wars" joke in the panel with Samuel L. Jackson but I am having trouble coming up with one.

    • NICK FURY: "How the hell did you get here!?"
      COULSON: "Oh, I got some astralprojection tips from a guy named Qui-Gon. He looks a bit like Ra's Al-Ghul, actually."

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