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AX 2013 Recap

23 Jul

Anime Expo 2013 table

A big thanks to everyone who visited my table at Anime Expo! I was a little nervous about my table placement being in the far corner, but I ended up making the most I’ve made at an artist’s alley so far – still shy of breaking even if I include every single expense, but awfully close! I offered onsite commissions for the first time too, so that may have helped out too. Speaking of which, thank you so much to the people who commissioned me, or simply showed interest in it but couldn’t due to the next-day-pickup rule. I’ll have to practice sketching characters again so I can work on them more efficiently in the future!

Let me also apologize if I ever appeared grumpy, tired or outright crazy. If you saw me anytime from Day 2 onward, chances are you saw me at my physical and mental worst due to lady pains, so if I was being unpleasant to you, I am SO SORRY! It’s not you, it was 100% me. ;_; Not surprisingly, this trip ended up being my most tearful convention trip to date, but fortunately, they were all happy tears.  (more…)

Kingdom Carousel and Anime Expo 2012

2 Apr

Nothing new if you saw my dA/twitter. A preview of my contribution to the Kingdom Carousel charity art book! All profits made from this book will be donated to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital for pediatric cancer research. You can pre-order from their site here until May 10th!

Secondly, I’ll be attending Anime Expo’s artists alley this year! I got an email confirmation about table space, I finally bought plane tickets (ugh…), hotel rooms are being worked out with friends right now, so chances are looking better and better! :D Though this might be the last time I’ll be attending a west coast con for a while, mostly due to the expenses… I hear many artists say they sell enough during a con to break even or make a profit, but I’ve never had that experience before yet. And this is a bigger issue for me now than back in 2008 due to the costs of just about everything going up annually, so it’s going to be harder for me to close the gap. :( I don’t want to give up on attending AAs though, so maybe I’ll take this as a sign to look at more local cons (still train rides away, but better than the other side of the country I hope). Undeniably, the best case scenario would be that I’d actually sell enough this time around and I won’t have to give up on west coast cons! But that sounds too good to be true… ehh… let’s see how this works out.