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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:

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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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:iconhippiecheese777:
Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
hah! fun adventure!
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:iconnikkaroo:
nikkaroo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional 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
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:iconformyladyartemis:
ForMyLadyArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really funny! Interesting couple of days :XD: .
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0332288 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oily lunch = baby seal
lol
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so oily, but so good~
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:iconmikichu7:
MikiCHU7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice job on this! I liked the squiggle effects.
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:icontommorz:
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.
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:icontaliatheotaku:
taliatheotaku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CHANCES ARE, it was pretty funny xD
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:iconmeanderingknight:
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!
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:icontelaros:
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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:icontinymushroom:
TinyMushroom Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wait what, you grew a beard in that small time x.x? either way this was really cute and hilarious :iconkawaiipandaplz: ~
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:iconz-senpai:
Z-Senpai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
John, you're so fucking cute.
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:iconkhfangrl22:
khfangrl22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So tabling was fun? I want to try tabling once, but I'm not very confident about my art. ;w; Plus, I like buying things too much
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:iconjenwzm:
jenwzm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This totally made my day!! You made me laugh so hard! The cheeseballs and 80% ladies pages were my favourites haha
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:iconwolfsmell:
Wolfsmell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student
Did the interview guy make you swear to him?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I-I've already said too much
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:iconpersondev:
PersonDev Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I have to say, I really love these flash books of yours. :)
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:icondatorvitae:
DatorVitae Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thats beautiful. :) Nice exciting days you got there. :)
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:icondrakonias115:
Drakonias115 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a button about you complaining about buttons.... lol
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:iconpinky98231:
Pinky98231 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
It was nice seeing you at AM2! You might not remember me, but I went on the last day and when I asked to buy a print, you were eating at the moment. Then you told me to pick out of the envelope.

Hope to see you again next year!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes, I remember that! You were the only one who had that treatment, sorry! Afterwards I said "Not worth it", and put away the grease bread for later.

Or did I finish eating it on the spot? I don't remember.
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:iconpinky98231:
Pinky98231 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
It's alright, haha. I kind of forgot but I think you finished eating it on the spot.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sounds like what I'd do.
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:iconjoshuaotero:
joshuaotero Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I got a pic of you @ AX! Totally Downloadable! [link]
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:iconlilythescorpio:
lilythescorpio Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I didnt know you were at AM2 T_T I failed.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wrote a journal about it!
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:iconlilythescorpio:
lilythescorpio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I know, I just found out. Totally not your fault. I just stopped checking new journals and deviations because of other things :'(
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your con reports are always so funny xD I love reading them!!

One day I will meet you.... one day........
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought you did?

Oh wait, you didn't!

>:T
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:iconbettykwong:
BettyKwong Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nope... :<
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:iconkirbygotenksabsorbed:
KirbyGotenksabsorbed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, so this was your "first-time". Hot.

I bet that "Loki and Thor" request WAS one of "those".
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My First Time - with Loki and Thor
- by John Su
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:iconbaka1222:
baka1222 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love how funny you deliver your stories! :clap:
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:iconakureichi:
Akureichi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Haha I love these!
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:iconravenscorne:
RavenScorne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
John Su. Eater of baby seals. XD Too funny.
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:iconsexiimey:
SexiiMey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just too cute~

I can't wait for more from yous! Grew a beard x'D
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
It was really really nice meeting you, John Suuuu!!! I'm the one who commissioned your the okama dog guy in a miko outfit (I'm sure that's specific enough that you would remember). XD I saw you in Anime Expo, but there were people in front of the table so I didn't have enough time to say hi. *o*;;;!!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, well thanks for attempting to say hi!

And yes, I remember that fella.
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I have your commission taped next to all my prints. *7* Makes me smile every time!
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:iconbluegoldstar12345:
Bluegoldstar12345 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am finally entertained!!!!:3 :rose: :heart:
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:iconayan:
ayan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I missed you at AX :(
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, I was doing matrix dodges the whole time so it was pretty hard to catch me
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:iconaeror404:
aeror404 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I said hello to you at the con for the sole purpose of seeing you complain about it.

Sadly, the creepy fact that we live in the same city does not scare you enough for you to write about it.

At least there's next year.~
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I live in the same city as 55 thousand other people!
I am used to it by now!
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:iconaeror404:
aeror404 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In my defense, our town is a "Nice place to live" and I don't go out much. But I guess that's me.

In fact, I didn't even know there were that many people in our town! Thank you for the fun fact of the day, John! Perhaps on some holiday I shall see you at the the large park of one square mile.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
But neither of us go out much!
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:iconaeror404:
aeror404 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then how do you know we have so many people in our town? Don't tell me you actually go and stare at city and population signs?!

Or perhaps you are living the dream of having thousands of humans chase after you in a lustful fashion?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Google tells me things!
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:iconaeror404:
aeror404 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I-In what sort of context would searching the current estimated population of our city be considered acceptable and relevant to any conversations?!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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