I've been working on a game show to present at comic conventions. After several months of development, I debuted it at the Awesome Con in Washington DC. I couldn't be happier with the results. I Loved it. The competing artists loved it. The parents loved it. But most importantly, the kids loved it! I will be doing it at most of the conventions that I'll be tabling at. So be on the look out to be a part of Doodle! Scribble! Draw! LIVE when I head to your town… One thing I did learn is to have someone take pictures next time. I took a few and here's a recap of the fun event.
There was a nice sized crowd on hand. By the second round it was standing room only!
Four fantastic artists were paired into two teams and were given team names by the kids in the crowd. Team Aliens was Dawn Griffin of Zfcomics.com and Steve Conley of bloopstree.com. They faced off against Team Flowers which was Bryan Turner of bturnerart.com and John Gallagher of skydogcomics.com.
The opening round was the crazy character challenge. The teams came up with characters based on ideas from the crowd. Them aliens gave us Spider doctor and a painter pig with a spider on his back.
Team Flowers did a pineapple guy on a tricycle and spaghetti and meatballs riding a unicycle with a tiger rabbit.
Next round was the "Mind's Eye" challenge. The crowd gave the artists three things to draw without looking at the paper. Luckily they had their kid coaches to help them!
For the Alphabet Art challenge, Team Flowers had volunteer artist Jack draw for them and he did fantastic!
Team Aliens' kid coach gave Steve ideas that began with each letter!
For the "Sounds Like Fun" challenge the artists teamed with kid cartoonist to illustrate "Ka-Thunk!" "Crash!" and "Boom!"
The "Shape Up" challenge had young artists draw an abstract shape or shapes. The pros quickly turned it into a scene!
Team Aliens made an amazing dragon from a crazy shape!
Team Flowers did a monster in a city scene from several shapes drawn by their young artist!
The Scribble Scramble was the final round where a parent and child teamed with the artists to draw as much stuff as they can in 3 minutes. The crowd supplied all the wacky ideas.
In the end, John and Bryan of Team Flowers were crowned the first ever Doodle! Scribble! Draw! Champions.