On Saturday I made my way into San Francisco for the 2009 Alternative Press Expo. Last year was a blast and I made sure I went this year, with a better idea of what to expect and what to look for. This year was more zombies, more squids/octopi and more derivative art but on a happier note the weekend reminded me of a few artists that I liked the first time I went. One of these artists is J.R. Williams, animator, illustrator, comic artist you name it. J.R. has done work for Weirdo and Heavy Metal Magazine and more.
J.R. had a good amount of prints and originals for sale at the Expo. If your like me and grew up on pulp comics, classic monsters and pined over ads for scary Halloween masks then you will dig J.R. Williams. I was able to pick up a Vampira print, would have liked the original but it was gone already. Most of his originals are ink and acrylics on paper and most are around $40.
Here is some that fit with the Halloween mood, the three shown are still available.
Check out more here: JR Williams @ Comic Art Collective