NYCC Through Google Glass – Getting A Rocket Raccoon Sketch From Andy Lanning

The following is part of a series of videos by Marq Romero of his NYCC experience using Google Glass.

photo-71My original plan using Google Glass at NYCC was to have an artist wearing Glass while drawing a sketch for me so I could get a video of their perspective. Unfortunately most of the artists I decided I wanted a sketch from (that I could afford or whose commission list was open) wore eyeglasses. Google Glass isn't currently made for people with prescription lenses so if anyone with glasses wanted to use my beta version, they would have to put it over their glasses  which would definitely feel awkward and uncomfortable.

I had a Guardians of the Galaxy blank variant I wanted to get a sketch on, and who better than one of the creators of the modern Guardians team, writer and inker Andy Lanning. If you read my previous "NYCC Through Google Glass" post you'd notice my obsession for Rocket Raccoon, so it's only fitting that I get a sketch of him as well. Lanning was a super nice guy. He was very enthusiastic and had great things to say about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie having read the script and visited the movie set twice. When I asked him if there was anything he could tell me about the movie he said that the movie definitely pays homage to the source material in many ways and thus fans of the series will be rewarded with a few easter eggs. I'm hoping to see Knowhere, the floating Celestial head that serves as the Guardian's base, or even Cosmo, the telepathic Russian space dog. Since Lanning could not wear my Glass, I just recorded the process from my view.  The battery life on Glass is pretty horrible where if you're constantly taking video and pictures it could die in 1-2 hours. Fortunately, I had just enough juice as the device died a few moments after we took a photo together with the finished sketch and both of our Rocket Raccoon plushes.

Enjoy the video! (Cameo by Spidey artist Todd Nauck who I did want a sketch from as well, but he was no longer taking any requests that day.)


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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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