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Here it is - the thing a select few of you have been waiting for!

This was my first convention tabling as an artist in the alley, so it was quite a milestone. It went quite well, and I'm glad I did it. Anyhow, most of what I want to say is in the swf above, and what I didn't say will be down here:


p1 (title) - AM2 stood for "Animation, Manga, and Music," I believe.

p3 (coworker) - The advice was actually more like to use the vertical space available, and to not print too much. Apparently a common first-timer mistake is to make stuff in bulk for the discounted price.

p4 (cheeseballs) - I actually got two tubs. Saving the second one for Anime Expo.

p5 (print selection) - this is the one: [link]

p6 (manga) - I really should get around to finishing this, but now I feel as though I want to rewrite it (while I do enjoy writing back stories, they are quite different from story-stories).

p9 (beard) - I just stopped shaving for like a month, to see how far I could carry a beard. I'll probably clean up for AX, though. Some people don't like it.

p10 (boat) - S.S.O.T.P. = S.S. One True Pairing, I think

p11 (doodles) - I need to scan these and upload them some time. Either that, or just draw them as actual deviations. As an aside, someone later ended up buying the Link on a Pig sketch. O_O

p13 (laughter) - this was pretty satisfying, actually, even if I didn't make any sales.

p15 (water) - The plus side was, no water = no bathroom breaks. Also, thanks to =RabuRabbit for giving me some bottled water! She and her sister were the friends on the next page.

p17 (commissions) - It wasn't.

p18 (guestbook) - It was just the paper that the guestbook was supposed to be on (but had gotten misplaced). Thanks ~prince-opeo for leaving the beatiful centaur mural!

p19 (sales) - I had not brought more than 4 of any size of print, since I did not know what would sell and what would not. I unfortunately forgot to account for three things:1) I would be there multiple days, 2) I would have another con afterwards to sell leftovers, and 3) you guys! Thanks for your support!

p20 (interview) - Nice dude, actually. Didn't beat me or anything. Wonder what became of that interview?

p21 (sketchjam) - many things in the illustrations are an exaggeration. This one, however, is not.

p24 (oily lunch) - thankfully, nothing got oiled. I did have one customer pick his own print out of the envelope, though, for fear of my greasing it.

p25 (lessons) - maybe I'll share more of these in a journal after AX.

p26 (gifts) - Thanks y'all! It was really heartwarming to receive these.

Alright, that's it! Gotta go to work! See ya!

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Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
hah! fun adventure!
nikkaroo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
too funny!!! what an innovative way to summarise an experience. thanks for the tips too! i will remember to bring cheese balls and baby seals to my first con :D
ForMyLadyArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really funny! Interesting couple of days :XD: .
0332288 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oily lunch = baby seal
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so oily, but so good~
MikiCHU7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice job on this! I liked the squiggle effects.
Tommorz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I smiled and giggled so much, it's not even funny.

I'm sorry.
That was awful.
taliatheotaku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CHANCES ARE, it was pretty funny xD
meanderingKnight Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now if you were selling this, I would totally buy it! XD LOL This is great!
Telaros Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
"I'll say it was a commission with a alpha channel"
I can't stop laughing xD that was pretty genius I think lol!
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