Which grotesque drawings should I make into prints?

I want to select six of these drawings to turn into prints to sell at comic book convention appearances.

Which ones do you think should be included, or definitely not included? Opinions eagerly sought.

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26 Responses to Which grotesque drawings should I make into prints?

  1. 1
    32-P says:

    Anything with tentacles will sell to the power of infinity at a comic convention. :)

    I also love 14 and 8.

  2. 2
    Mandolin says:

    Five of them stand out to me: 2, 3, 6, 14, 15

  3. 3
    Mandolin says:

    Of the more “normal” looking faces, I think 17 is the most interesting.

  4. 4
    Myca says:

    God, I love them all.

    #17 is clearly Bill Buckley, and #13 is the worst Hellraiser cosplay ever.

    I like 17 a lot … 15, and 9. 14, I find so creepy that I have trouble looking at it for long.

  5. 5
    arrogantworm says:

    1, 2, 3, 12, 15, 17.

  6. 6
    Ampersand says:

    Thanks, everyone! Please keep opinions coming. (Number 17 is being more popular than I expected!)

  7. 7
    Jake Squid says:


  8. 8
    Decnavda says:

    6, 3, 17

  9. 9
    Decnavda says:

    & 2

  10. 10
    time123@gmail.com says:

    13 creeped me out because it seems the most possible.

    10 was the most visually interesting for me. Took a bit to realize what was going on. I liked it.

    I would like to ask…what would you get if rick santorum’s head were crossed with an octopus and that thing was into selft mutliation?

  11. 11
    Eytan Zweig says:

    I, too, am a fan of 17. I also really like 2 and 15.

    5 is perhaps less visually interesting than most of its peers but I do like his morose look.

  12. 12
    RonF says:

    I was going to write something intelligent here, but as I am watching the Final Four on CBS Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne came on. Sharon asked Ozzie if he had a secret fantasy and Ozzie said “Yes, I’d like to fly to New York and get a colonoscopy.” At which point the shot shifted to the announcer for Dave Letterman’s show who, against a glittery background emblazoned with a large sign, asked everyone to enter CBS’s colonoscopy sweepstakes.

    So I’m going to go get the whiskey now.

  13. 13
    Lonespark says:

    I love the tentacles, 7 the most. 6 is nifty.
    To round out the six I guess I’d go with 12, 10, and 15.

  14. 14
    Ben Lehman says:

    Hey, Ron, are you okay?

  15. 15
    Dee says:

    1, 3, 7, 12, 14, 17

    I picked these because I liked them and because they seem to have meanings that people might relate to their personal experiences.

  16. 16
    RonF says:

    Yep. Thanks for asking! But that was just far more bizarreness than I was prepared for while watching a college basketball game. I’ve had a few colonoscopies (all with negative results, thank God).

  17. 17
    engh says:

    3, 6, 18 are awesome.

  18. 18
    Ben Lehman says:

    I am particularly fond of 18.

  19. 19
    Ampersand says:

    I doubt I’ll ever be able to draw something as perfect as 18 again, frankly.

  20. 20
    Dianne says:


  21. 21
    Eva says:

    1, 4, 10, 15. Why? Because I like them. (… Can you hear the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse music playing in the background?)

    Several of them feature really great teeth…and speaking of teeth the one I find the scariest is 8, really really don’t want that one printed for sale…so don’t want that one getting to wander around the universe unattended…hrrrhurruahhaha (shivering involuntarily at the prospect)….

  22. 22
    Eva says:

    18 IS amazing. How did you do it?

  23. 23
    Dianne says:

    1-3 are growing on me. And 6. They’re all kind of fun in a scary sort of way.

  24. 24
    W.B. Reeves says:

    I agree that the ones with tentacles are probably the most marketable at a Con, followed by the Hell raiser variation. The Bill Buckley caricature might have legs with the right audience. They’re all great of course. You a fan of Basil Wolverton by any chance?

  25. 25
    Ampersand says:

    I’m a huge fan of Wolverton! I saw an exhibit of his original art a few years ago, and it was extraordinary. I think after I fill this sketchbook up, I’ll have to buy a larger one for the next sketchbook; Wolverton worked big.

  26. 26
    W.B. Reeves says:

    Thought so! ;)