Bob Flynn, Comic Artist

September 29, 2012 – Comic artist and Director of Art and Animation at FableVision Bob Flynn, right, demonstrates character drawing to a crowd of about 40 people at the third annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, held at Lesley University in Cambridge Saturday. The expo, put on by Boston Comics Roundtable and the Art Institute of Boston, featured about 100 regional artists and attracted over 1,000 attendees, organizers estimated. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 29, 2012 – Colin Tedford, right, a cartooning enthusiast from Winchester, NH, purchases a “Heeby Jeeby” comic book from artist Bob Flynn, left, during the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo at Lesley University. Flynn works full time as the Director of Art and Animation at FableVision, an education-oriented studio that produces animation, websites, games, graphic novels, and more. The all-ages Heeby Jeeby Comix, now four in total, are a self-published project he and three friends produce. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 29, 2012 – Bob Flynn, a comic artist at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo at Lesley University Saturday, signs one of his Heeby Jeeby Comix with a quick sketch. Flynn began drawing seriously at age eight, and despite straight A’s and matriculating to Washington University at St. Louis with the intent to double major in physics and art, he soon decided to focus on art as the better match. “I didn’t feel like I belonged in physics,” he said. “Drawing has always been my first love.” Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 29, 2012 – Comic artist Bob Flynn pens a custom ending to one of his “Marker Story Books” after someone purchased it at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo at Lesley University Saturday. Flynn says his cartoony art style is “inspired by every cartoon I’ve ever watched,” as well as “things that are a little bizarre and weird.” He points to work by Max Fleischer, who created Betty Boop and animated Popeye, as well as more recent shows like “The Ren & Stimpy Show” and “Spongebob Squarepants” as influencing forces. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 29, 2012 – After nearly ten hours of tabling at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo at Lesley University on Saturday, artist Bob Flynn begins the trip back home to Brighton. Flynn says events like this one, where you get to meet fans, are “why I do what I do.” Although he feels very lucky to have the full-time work at FableVision, Flynn really enjoys doing his own thing too: “You have complete artistic freedom – writing my own stories, drawing and coloring.” Photo/Christopher Weigl

 

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