C2E2 2014 Sketch Retweet Contest Rules and info

When retweeting one of my sketches during one of my convention sketch retweet contests…
JUST click the RETWEET “square arrow” button!
I’ve found some people use the older method of quote retweets or RT retweets. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find each of those individual retweets.
So from here on out, any other or older method, like quote retweets or RT retweets, will NOT be included in the running for the sketch prize.
ONLY “retweet button” clicks are eligible for the sketch prize.

The contest runs from the first day of the convention weekend to the day after the convention. Any rewteets of any sketches after the winner has been announced are not valid for the sketch prize.

I’ve been doing my Sketch Retweet Contest on my Twitter feed during my convention appearances for two years now. It’s my way of bringing a bit of the convention to you. The response to these “contests” has been great! And growing! Each batch of convention sketches gets more and more retweets. Some of you discovered my work through one of my contests.
I appreciate the support from new and long-time fans alike. Thank you for faithfully retweeting my sketches to your Twitter followers during each of my conventions. I hope y’all are having as much fun as I do during the convention weekend.

Over the past few conventions and the growing number of sketch retweets, I’m finding certain Twitter parameters makes tracking each retweet more and more challenging. So in an effort to make sure everyone continues to get a fair shot at the original sketch prize I am instituting that new rule posted at the beginning.

The “retweet button” clicks are very simple for me to find on the Twitter Trackback site I use. And with the increasing volume of retweets, I need to keep things easy, clean, and clear. I still have work deadlines to get back into after each convention! 🙂

I thank you all again for your continued support and enjoyment of my work!
I’m at C2E2 in Chicago, IL this weekend. The contest runs Friday, April 25 to Monday April 28th when the winner will be announced.
Remember! You DO NOT have to attend the convention to retweet sketches for a chance at the sketch prize. It is open to anyone, anywhere, with a Twitter account!
So keep on retweeting those sketches! (with the retweet button, please!)

Wolverine. C2E2 Charity Art Auction.

Wolverine. Copic Sketch markers on 11×17 Bristol Board.
My contribution to the C2E2 2014 St Jude’s Charity Auction for Sat night April 26, 7:30-9:30pm.

Pigma Micron markers and Copic Sketch Markers.
Learn more about COPIC markers at http://affiliates.copicmarker.com/jrox.php?id=121


C2E2 April 25-27

I will be appearing at C2E2 in Chicago, IL,  April 25-27.

I will be located in Artist Alley at table J-11.

You can also find me at:
Artist Alley Creator Stage, Fri, Apr 25 1-2pm
Marvel’s “Breaking In” panel Fri, Apr 25, 4:15pm-5:15pm
Athlita Comics booth #607 signing Sat, Apr 26, 3-4pm
Marvel Unlimited Plus panel Sun, Apr 27, 10:45am-11:45am

Here are my current convention commission sketch prices/options and how it works for me during the weekend.
I will most likely be taking a sketch list instead of drawing each commission as each person waits in line. So hit my table early to make sure you get on the list, it fills up fast! I plan to do a new list for each day.

Convention Commission specs (single character):

  • Head shot black and white on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $40
  • Head shot grayscale Copic markers on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $60
  • Head shot color Copic markers on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $80
  • Half figure black and white on 9″x12″ art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $100
  • Half figure grayscale Copic markers on 9″x12″ art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $140
  • Half figure color Copic markers on 9″x12″ art board, sketch cover, or personal sketchbook: $180

I’ll also have my Volume 1 Sketchbook, art prints and some original art/commissions for sale.
I hope this info helps. There is a possibility info could change between now and the convention, so stay tuned to my social networks or subscribe to my the RSS feed for possible updates.


Nightcrawler #1 art retweet contest info

The first issue of the new Nightcrawler series I am drawing (and written by the legendary Chris Claremont) debuted, Wed, April 9th, 2014!
In honor of the series’ release, I am posting these three 6″x9″ illustrations on my Twitter account.

I will be giving these original pieces of art away to 3 different randomly chosen Twitter retweeters of each illustrations’ tweet.
All you have to do is visit my Twitter account @toddnauck, find each of these 3 illustrations as they are posted one each day, and simply click the “RETWEET” button.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, I will use a random number generator to find the retweeter to receive that specific illustration. Three different illustrations, three different retweet winners!*

Click HERE to retweet the Nightcrawler sketch.

Click HERE to retweet the Wolverine sketch.

Click HERE to retweet the Storm sketch.

My thanks to everyone who retweets my 3 Nightcrawler #1 original illustration retweets and to everyone who picks up and reads Nightcrawler #1!








































* This “Twitter Sketch Retweet Contest”  is put on by me alone and is in no way affiliated with Marvel Comics.


Invincible Universe #12 to Nightcrawler #1

invincibleuniverse_12Invincible Universe 12 is on sale today.
Unfortunately, it is the last issue of Invincible Universe. I’ve had a great time working with Phil Hester, Sean Mackiewicz, Rus Wooten, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, John Rauch, Sina Grace, and of course, creator Robert Kirkman, along with the rest of the amazing Skybound crew. I have been reading Invincible since issue #1, so when Robert invited me to draw this companion series (originally entitled Guarding the Globe Vol 2), it was an easy decision to make!

This series has been a lot of fun to draw and I learned how to pencil/ink a series on a monthly basis.
I definitely have enjoyed the 2 years I got to work with these characters and contribute to Robert’s superhero universe. And even though, Invincible Universe has come to an end (at least for the time being), I’m still considered a part of the Skybound family and appreciate all the friends I have made there!



As one story ended, another began.
I recieved a call from Marvel asking if I was available for a new project and interested in drawing a new X-Men spin-off series. Having read X-Men since I was 13 years old, I of course said “Yes!”. I started to work on a new Nightcrawler solo series written by legendary X-Men writer, Chris Claremont. I started reading Uncanny X-Men during the Claremont years and Nightcrawler has been a longtime favorite X-Men of mine. So this series is a dream-come-true project for me.
Nightcrawler #1 is on sale next Wednesday, April 9th.