Blog Update, the blueprint 2

end of 2016 recap


first off, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! hope everyone had a happy holidays and a safe start to 2017. sorry we haven’t updated this page in a few months. as usual, the end of the year we get really swept up in the holidays. we make up for all the time we’re away at conventions and we spend as much time as we can with family during the holidays. and that’s on top of just regular work on freelance projects as well as personal. so just a quick recap of what we weren’t able to post after we got back from New York Comic Con.

we spent the rest of october and into november preparing for CTN Expo, the animation convention out in Burbank, CA. it’s a really big trip for us since we’re coming all the way from Maryland so we make sure we bring our A-game when we go. we each made new sketchbooks to show and sell at our table. we even got to meet and chat with animation legend Leo D. Sullivan.

IDSTUDIOS and Leo D Sullivan

we also made a little mini preview of our kickstarter book “The Blueprint 2” to show studios and pitch ideas. and just in time for it, we got our 1 advance copy of the actual book before going to the show, so we brought that for folks to flip thru. we had a lot of great and positive feedback so we’re excited to bring it with us to conventions this year. here’s a little flip-thru of the advance copy.

afterwards, the holidays were in full effect. we were working on projects but spent a lot of time with family. however, we did manage to get our stickers back for our kickstarter backers! the rest of them we will be bringing to comic conventions to sell at our tables! we also placed our orders for the pins that are part of the kickstarter as well. those are being made as we speak and hopefully in our hands before the month is out.

we also teamed up with an awesome comic shop in Ashburn, VA called Comic Logic VA to do one of their Drink & Draw events. Jerry & Flash taught the group how to draw Superman and Poison Ivy. Peng drew an exclusive pinup for the shop featuring those characters plus one of the shop owners as baby Groot.

Comic Logic VA Exclusive Print by Penelope Gaylord

other than that, we’ve been busy drawing and we’re looking forward to bringing more IDSTUDIOS art into more people’s hands! and it starts with these BLUEPRINT 2 books!!!

“The Blueprint 2” advance copy


Blog Update

we’re going to CTNX

Find us in HALL B - TABLES T211 & T217
Find us in HALL B – TABLES T211 & T217

this year has been a lot of firsts for IDSTUDIOS, all in very good ways. we’re closing out the convention season with one more FIRST – we are going to have tables at CTN Animation Expo this year for the first time ever! the expo is from Nov. 20-22, 2015 in Burbank, CA. we’ll be surrounded my some of the greatest talents working in the animation industry today and we couldn’t be more excited if we tried. as some of you already know, we’re not just about comics anymore and we’ve worked really hard to touch a lot of different creative projects. this is a huge step in that direction and we hope to take it even further. Bryan “Flash” Turner is already working with Marvel on an animated series and Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord has worked on storyboards for Ultimate Spider-Man. now we want more!

NEW ARTBOOK - "Just My Thoughts" by Jerry "TheFranchize" Gaylord
NEW ARTBOOK – Just My Thoughts by Jerry “TheFranchize” Gaylord
NEW ARTBOOK - "Daydreams Book 2" by Penelope "Peng-Peng" Gaylord
NEW ARTBOOK – Daydreams Book 2 by Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord

we will each have brand new prints for the show as well as brand new mini artbooks! TheFranchize will have a new 24-pg black & white mini book that features his doodles and sketches called “Just My Thoughts.” Peng-Peng will have a new 24-pg full color “Daydreams Book 2” with all new art of her recent work. look for these books next year at comic cons as well.

as we close the convention season, we hope to be involved with more things next year. thank you to everyone that has watched us grow from a group of guys & gal who like drawing stuff to professional full-time artists. we have only achieved these goals because of your continued support of us as a group as well as each individual artists. we’ll try to keep it interesting for you guys!