C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) is coming March 22-24 and I will be "On the Beat" as always. Leading up to then, I am sharing some of my favorite creative folks from previous years.
Sara Richard is one of my favorite artists and one of the very first I started to really follow. Right from the start, I was drawn into her beautiful creations. I even commissioned Sara to draw her version of the "Johngy" character, which proudly hangs in my home.
At the risk of sounding like a fanboy (although I probably am), Sara is just cool. I follow her adventures on social media and have seen her clean graves stones, sing karaoke, ghost hunt and other fun stuff. Her passion for life matches her passion for her art.
Last year, Sara's art was featured in "The Ghost, The Owl," a book written by Franco. A ghost girl, an owl, a swamp and other spooky elements come together for a fun story with incredible illustrations by Sara. On the surface, it is a quick read aimed at kids, but it is so much more. I have gotten lost in the free-flowing drawings and spent a lot of time engrossed in the book.
"The Ghost, The Owl" is available on Amazon and I am sure Sara has them at her appearances. Also, go to SaraRichardArt.com for more info about Sara. Hopefully, Sara will be at C2E2, but you can check the guest list at C2E2.com.
Sara Richard and me in Chicago, IL-April 2017.