Hey! It's Update Time!

Hello blogosphere~ Is that still a thing?  What are the kids saying these days?  (insert grandma emoji here.)

Anyway, as the title says it's update time!  I've been trying to change and streamline my website and print branding for a little while now and I've been slowly making updates here and there!  I like to keep the website a bit more minimal and let my art and design work speak for itself, but the portfolio pieces will slowly but surely be getting a makeover too. 

In other news, I've got my 4 major events set for the year with (hopefully) a few more smaller things in between.  So here's where I'll be for the next few months.  I hope to see some familiar faces and maybe meet a few new ones!  I'll try my best to have a lot of new art and merch and some other fun goodies.  (Success Pose!)

 2017 events! :D

2017 events! :D

Cheers! 

Girl POW-er!

Hello friends!  I'm so excited to announce a new project I'm involved in! Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

It is a crowd-funding campaign via Seed & Spark to get some wonderful vintage FEMALE heroes to star in their own short films.  In the golden and silver age of comics (1940s-1950s) these bad-ass ladies headlined their own comic strips.  Here's a bit about the project:

Thanks to the internet, many of these strips can now be found online. And thanks to many of these characters falling into the public domain, these amazing heroines can now return for new adventures!
Of the over 75 characters we identified in the public domain, our writers chose three for our first round of filmmaking. They are: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman. (We will share more about each of these characters in updates as this campaign progresses.)
Each of these fantastic heroines will be the star of a short film, which will serve as either a proof of concept for a feature, or the pilot of a webseries. These shorts will be uploaded to the internet for public consumption as soon as they are finished, so we can spread the word and share the love.
— https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/her-pow#story
 The Veiled Avenger (aka Ginny Spears)

The Veiled Avenger (aka Ginny Spears)

Vicarious Films is asking for your help to see their vision come alive!  And here's where I come in!  One of the incentives for backing the project will be a new original illustration of the Veiled Avenger by yours truly. (insert gif of my shoulder shimmy here)  Or if you are so inclined, there are several other fab female illustrators on their line-up!  

I really hope you're able to support this project if not through backing, then spreading the word would be greatly appreciated!  If things go SUPER (wink) there may even be a second print run down the line! 

Yowza... Summer (event season) is coming...

Real life, amirite?!  Cosplay Expo is just a few days away and I'll be peddling my wares in the Artist Alley area.  It's shaping up to be a fab lineup.  Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased online here.  It's $15 if you want to attend panels or just $10 for the vendor/artist alley area.

Saturday 06.18.16 10am - 6pm
Odd Fellows Lodge
721 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
 

 

P.S...

Long Beach Comic Con is also just a few months away (insert surprised emoji here)...  Tickets can be purchased here .  Please note that Early Bird pricing ends on June 30. ;) 

Full Speed Ahead!

 Goth BFFs [ Wednesday + Lydia ]

Goth BFFs [ Wednesday + Lydia ]

Hey internet...  I realize I never posted the full view of my Fan*Ey pack submission, so here it is!  Just in time for Halloween. ;)  Fan*Alley even has a few extra mini prints left if you're interested.  Only $2 a piece! :)  

I will also be selling limited quantities in a larger size at Designer Con so be on the lookout for that!  

If you don't recognize them, shame on you! Just kidding... You're probably just not old enough to remember.  It is Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, and Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice!

And speaking of Fan*Alley, the Famous Cat Gallery is still going on and will be up for viewing until Thursday, October 15!  So if you're in the area, make sure to check it out.  There are a bunch of awesome pieces still for sale as well as prints! Support local artists! DOOO IIIIITTTT!!!  

And if you're not following me on Instagram, here's the full preview of my contribution titled "You Mei Not".  That's not a misspelled word.  The younger sister's name from My Neighbor Totoro is "Mei"... and since she's a Grumpy Cat Bus, she has refused to let Mei on to ride!!!  Eh? Ehhh???  No? Okay... LOL...  

In any case, I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  Because if you know me at all, you know I can't decide on things, so I mashed them together, so I'm pleased it turned out as well as it did.  

 Grumpy Cat Bus!

Grumpy Cat Bus!

Designer Con preparations are well underway, and while I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, I have awesome people supporting me, and I know everything will work itself out in the end.  :) 

Quite obsessed with Kieren Walker

(aka Luke Newberry)  I can't stop thinking about his little puppy face!!!  Argh!!  

 Why?  Why is your puppy face so adorbs??

Why?  Why is your puppy face so adorbs??

If I haven't already obsessed at you...  This is my little chibi doodle of Kieren Walker who is the protagonist of the BBC show In The Flesh.  As you may have surmised from his creeper-eyes (of adorableness) he is of the "zombie" type. 

But don't judge the mini-series by its cover.  At the heart of it, the story and the show goes beyond the grave (ha~) and it really focuses on Kieren's experience as a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer who is trying to integrate back into his small town.  Unlike other "zombie" tropes, this show is quiet, introspective, and really tells more about the human condition and how we react to the "other".  

Argh!! I love it so much...

Ok bye!

 

#SDCC2014

The days seem to be going by faster and faster each year... It's going to be August in just a few minutes, and it will be another year until the next Comic Con!

 Day one!  Waiting in line for Ballroom 20!  Man it was hot!  Exclamation point!

Day one!  Waiting in line for Ballroom 20!  Man it was hot!  Exclamation point!

As some of you know, San Diego Comic Con was held at the downtown convention center (& its surrounding Gaslamp area) last week.  

It has now become tradition as we sat around our computers many months ago... (& DID NOT hit refresh! *cough* Big Bang Theory *cough*) for the struggle known only as "Pre-Registration".

(dun... dun... dunnnnnn...)

 Day 2 was panel day in Ballroom 20.  Lots of surprisingly hilarious panels & panelists, and also a lot of good downtime in between to sit and doodle.  

Day 2 was panel day in Ballroom 20.  Lots of surprisingly hilarious panels & panelists, and also a lot of good downtime in between to sit and doodle.  

By some magical miracle, it was my computer that was able to jump on the queue that fateful Saturday morning.  And for the first time since the first time in 2008, we bought 4-day passes!  I almost couldn't believe my luck.  Four whole frickin' days!!  It was unheard of!! (Not really, but kind of...) Needless to say we were pretty excited.

 Day 3!  Random shaved-head guy!  And just kidding Korra!  I don't know why I can't draw a decent picture of her...

Day 3!  Random shaved-head guy!  And just kidding Korra!  I don't know why I can't draw a decent picture of her...

Fast forward to July 24, as we arrived at the hallowed halls of the San Diego Convention Center, my husband, my friend Lorance, & I embarked into the first (of many, many, many) lines that weekend, and waited patiently as the hard-working escalators & volunteers helped us ascend into the arena of badge pickup!  Which is actually one of the most efficient parts of any con I've ever experienced.  (I'm lookin' at you AX!!)

 Meager attempt at Captain America, Steve Rogers.  

Meager attempt at Captain America, Steve Rogers.  

And so began our 7th annual celebration of the popular arts.  We've only gone for a few years, but I feel that it's grown exponentially since the first time.  There weren't too many things that I really *had* to see.  And honestly, it's better that way, because I am terrible at waiting in line for longer than an hour.  And it also guarantees that my disappointment is kept at a minimum.  

This year's theme was "waiting for panels", but it wasn't all bad and was an overall fun time.  Sunday was probably my favorite as it redeemed a lot of the missed opportunities from the previous days.  

Not only did NerdHQ deliver some top-notch panels at PETCO park all weekend, but all proceeds benefit Operation Smile.  Again, with magical luck on my side, the weekend tapered off with a FABULOUS talk featuring Joss Whedon (who called in since he had just gotten surgery), but also Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Chloe Bennet, Seth Green, and Liam McIntyre.  And then after that, we were able to see the ridiculously hilarious and good-looking cast of Supernatural -- Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard.  (moderated by the equally hilarious and good-looking Aisha Tyler).

Always a good time to get back into the nerdy things...  I can't wait for next year!  Here's hoping my ticket-acquiring luck carries over!  And just to prolong the nerd-high a little longer... Here, have an old Batgirl doodle!  Does this count as a #TBT?  

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