The highlight of SDCC 2014 was getting these two canvas prints signed by George RR Martin! I wasn’t so lucky for his first GoT signing, but managed to get a ticket for his second signing on Saturday. These were in the art show but had no bids on them, so it was easy to check them out early.
Mr. Martin was very nice, and it made me so happy to know he liked them. He recognized the Mucha influence and the season three scene Daenerys was drawn from right away. I had an extra copy of my leave-behind portfolio which had Ygritte in it, and he accepted it. Definitely made my year!!
Loot this year was mostly art and sketchbooks, and a couple of cute accessories. The rest of the time I was eating my way through San Diego. This is the only con I’m going to this year and not working at so NO REGRETS.
San Diego Comic Con snapshots! I particularly love the one of dr-kara on the train. (▰˘◡˘▰)
My SDCC was very relaxed. I needed it to be with so many cons on my plate this summer. I’m not one for all the hard to get exclusives, but I thoroughly enjoyed walking around, shopping, hanging out with comics friends, and seeing the sights and new stuff coming out. Got my eye on that Cutie Rod and Pokémon Art Academy this fall.
Some late snapshots from San Japan! The majority of the con was spent discussing cute boys anime with mojgon, so naturally it was a great time. I’ve never been to San Antonio before and fell in love when I found 25¢ Mexican cookies that taste like my Abuelita’s. I thought the AA and dealer’s hall was a lot more well rounded compared to AX’s and spoiled myself with plush. The Espeon is handmade by theafrohorse!
The gentleman I waited in line with sent me these two photos from last April! Lindsey Stirling was performing and signing for the debut of her new album at a bookstore near me, and I got a chance to go and give her some art. Hope I wasn’t too much of a huge dork. She was super sweet! Aaahhhh~ *__* I got to meet my music idol and it is a day I will cherish!
The last four weeks have been a whirlwind of conventions. I’m exhausted, but had so much fun at both Phoenix and Denver Comic Con with BOOM! Studios! If you missed picking up a copy of Bee and Puppycat #1 with the Denver exclusive cover, there might be some leftovers in their online store soon, or if you’re going to SDCC it should be there too, (I’ll have a few copies at AX too - very few!). The Amazing World of Gumball #1 will be in comic shops on June 25th! (And if it’s not there, order it!!)
I also discovered I have a lot fans in Denver?!?? AND YOU’RE ALL SO SWEET?!! I’ve never gone to a convention there because Nan Desu Kan keeps rejecting my applications. Maybe someday they won’t and I’ll get out there for NDK and DCC again to see all your lovely faces!! Thanks for making me feel so welcomed.
Space Outlaw x Princess was the favorite of Phoenix Comic Con. I must have drawn them at least five times! Loved it every time though. I’m looking forward to drawing more Bee and Puppycat covers next weekend in Denver!
My favorite Bee and Puppycat sketch cover of the day - Dream Bee and rainbow ribbons!
I’m back after an incredible time at FanimeCon! It’s been amazing watching this convention grow, and the new San Jose convention center finally fits it perfectly. Despite hiccups along the way, the AA staff pulled off their best show yet. NO MORE TENT!! The Alley was in this big, brand new grand ballroom. On the last day of the con I caught my art of mascot Becky being featured on the ballroom’s electronic display outside!!
As usual, I meant to take photos of the convention and forgot, but I have an adequate excuse this time. I was staying with family, so I ended up only taking videos of my sister’s bunny instead, (which are up on Instagram).
Now it’s back to work on Gumballs and commissions for the short time I am home. Long Beach Comic Expo up next!
Some favorite sketch covers from Big WOW! Comicfest. This growing little con surprised me in a big way - it was super busy, lots of fun, and had a huge art appreciation presence. I was so happy to be invited to go and can’t wait to go again!
Late snapshots from Wondercon! Again I’m sorry I’m so bad at remembering to take photos of the actual CONVENTION. T___T;; I obviously have a one track mind… foood.
Food aside, the convention itself was fantastic and I had such a great time! Got to see some old friends from SCAD and made a few new ones too. Thank you everyone who came by to say hi! It was really fun being table #1!! Now that will never happen again, hahaha.