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AM2 2012

My 5th year and I finally get around to tabling. It was a pretty cool and crazy experience! I was sandwiched between :iconlarein:, :iconwasil:, :iconnarutofan51:, and :iconremorsery:, with my brother :iconpixelsmith: helping me out on the side (He later pointed out that we were the only dudes we could see in our row). I was also visited by many others, and met up with a couple of other deviants for the first time; Artist Alley is a cool place!

Anyhow, like with my AM2 report, I'm going to write my page-by-page comments here, because I know you guys just LOVE bouncing up and down the page (honestly, I should probably look into building some sort of alt. text support into the flash book, but I've been really eager to get this thing finished and out to you)

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p.02 (Artist Alley Persuasion) - I finally did it! Though ironically like only one of the artists who actually told me to do it attended this year.

p.04 (Restocking and Business Cards) - So I ran out of stuff at AM2. That felt pretty bad, so this time I told myself I'd be fine with excess stock, and ordered like 600 prints. I also felt kind of dumb for writing my url on sticky notes, so I made 400 business cards at Staples. Ran out of business cards - didn't run out of prints.

p.06 (Complications) - Yaaay violence

p.08 (Firefall Bus) - So this was pretty rad. I got to go inside the bus and look around a bit before the exhibit hall opened. I was also present at its unveiling (all the while worrying about my table). I didn't play, though, because I ran back to my table afterwards (and I see the game everyday at work)

p.09 (Table Location) - Apparently finding one table among 500 is pretty tough. I was a little sad that I was facing away from all the action, but on the plus side, I was placed just outside a restroom. Anyone who went to take a crap would exit to see mine!

p.10 (Coworkers) - My first crowd of the con. Thanks guys! And sorry I wasn't there! I feel bad for being absent during this busy schedule.

p.11 (Helper) - Turns out I didn't need a helper as much as I initially thought. Still very helpful, though. My brother would watch the table, go on food runs, manage book-keeping, and eat my cheese balls.

p.12 (Fan Food) - Thanks to everyone who brought me food (and food related peripherals)! I was just kidding, but uh, thanks! I ate everything, like a young naive child.

p.13 (Self-Portrait) - Okay, so in case you guys didn't know, the way I draw myself is just glasses and hair placed on top of a flesh-colored block. This does not actually look like a human face, which is what I have. Don't be surprised!

p.15 (Denny's) - Favorite moment of that night: on the way out, a woman approached Larein, complimenting her hair and asking if it was real. Larein informed her that it was a wig, and the women said thank you and departed. As we got into the car, we heard a shout, "I was RIGHT!"

p.16 (Escape to Drawing) - How many artists start off this way, I wonder?

p.17 (Money box) - Pro tip: do not leave a box of cash laying out in the open. Luckily nothing happened to mine.

p.18 (Exhibit Browsing) - That alpaca has gotten quite popular. I'd want one too, if only I could figure out where to keep it.

p.20 (Red 5 Backpack) - This actually surprised me, since I figured we'd be less recognizable than our game. Though I guess "less" is not the same as "not at all."

p.22 (Abacus and Arm Covers) - Didn't get them, though. I used to own a pair of arm covers, but I don't know where they are now. Also, I cannot operate an abacus.

p.23 (Display Theft) - I was kind of angry and flattered all at the same time. I don't like to think about who might have done it, though, as it'd just poison my view of the community. Luckily it was just a couple of the small prints that were taken.

p.24 (Discarded Food) - :iconcryforeverplz:

p.25 (Commission) - Not the weirdest commission I did that weekend, but it's pretty up there. Thanks to everybody who came by and got something drawn! I really enjoyed drawing people's OC's, and might consider doing something like again on livestream one day or something.

p.26 (Restroom) - I was also pissing next to Jiraiya, but this incident kind of stood out more.

p.27 (Empty Hall) - It's eerily plain without all the exhibitors and people and objects. Like...a ROOM.

p.28 (Charity Auction) - True story. Different words. Still, it was rather entertaining watching the rest of the auction - we came in just to kill time, but it was almost kind of a sport watching the bids come in.

p.29 (Closing Ceremony) - Finally got to see one of these (ceremonies, not ass-shaking). This was our first time attending all four days, so we figured we might as well see it all - like the closing credits of a film.

Man, there was so much more that happened and so many more people I would have liked to mention, but I've been working on this report for so long now that I'd just like to move on. So I apologize if you met me there and were hoping to see yourself appear in the report! It's not like I forgot you (except if I really did) - I just have limited resources here.

Well, that's about all I've got for now. Next up - I am thinking of redrawing some of those sketches I made during the con and uploading those in all their digital glory. Keep an eye out!

Made in Flash
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:iconafanasi-wolf:
Afanasi-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who is Larein?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconlarein:
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:iconhispeedemperor:
HiSpeedEmperor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That was a great presentation!
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:iconglassesgirl101:
glassesgirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Lol this was great. If only I had known you existed before AX, I would totally gone to your table. Kinda trivial question, but do you happen to remember how your brother registered as a helper? I'm helping my friend at her table this year, and I ended up buying a normal 4-day pass, which I'm not sure is right...
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I'm afraid I don't remember. He did have a normal 4-day pass as well, though.
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:iconglassesgirl101:
glassesgirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Alright, thank you for you're help!
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:iconforeverirritated:
ForeverIrritated Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL: Terrible ethics and Excellent Taste
-Nneth
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:iconshallow2:
Shallow2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-Is that an iDolM@ster cosplay reference?! OHMIGAWD. If it isn't then this is totally embarrassing for me....
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it is!
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:iconshallow2:
Shallow2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell Larein she made my life! :iconmingplz:
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
she says "teeheehee"
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I loved the hobo part, lion man who helped you, Denny's scene with the Larein girl, crustacean party, and maybe one other thing but can't remember so maybe not.
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:iconprincekara:
PrinceKara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, this year was great >.< !

I don't even think I got around to see all of the artists in AA D: So many this year @_@!
And yeah, I totally understand the "magic" disappearing as soon as the exhibit hall closed D: It just felt empty when I stuck around after hours </3

Onto this deviation itself...chibi 'you' is so cute LOL I really like your drawing style for this *v* Hope I can swing by your table next year ~ Cheers~
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hopefully you'll be able to find me!
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:icondailymeel:
DailyMeel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Goya has covered man eating child. you can look at it for reference! [link]
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
IIIIII think I will pass, thank you
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:iconzinfer:
Zinfer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
terrible ethics but excellent taste XD LOL!! and I lol'd at the gold card
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:iconmiss-person:
Miss-Person Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I always look forward to these. They make me laugh every time :]
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:iconrockingquix:
RockingQuix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Youre right my ethics are horrible but I do have good taste =:D
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:icontopburger239:
topburger239 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
;^; I wanna go to AX
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:iconanguiad:
Anguiad Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Is Red 5 Studios the same place where Atomic Robo is produced??
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. We don't make Atomic Robo's here.
We also don't do wedding photography.

We make vidya games.
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:iconanguiad:
Anguiad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's still a cool job. Glad you're not in that wedding stuff.
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:iconthehappysushi:
TheHappySushi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
My friend went to see you. (I don't know if he knows you or not. He looked for you on my request :P) He said it looked like you were attempting to eat Pocky with chopsticks...?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not only did I attempt it, but I also succeeded!
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:iconkiisilverfoxkii:
kiisilverfoxkii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
woah wait a second, you, my genius idol...doesn't know how to operate an abacus?!!
I got one for my 12th birthday and have used it ever since-'cept I lost it a couple years back.
also, I too cry at discarded food.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*don't know how

when speaking to a person, address them as if they were plural!
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:iconkiisilverfoxkii:
kiisilverfoxkii Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
omg! grammar mistakes! ~dies~ my life...I have failed...

one of these days, I'm going to attend a convention you do, and give you a lesson on how to use an abacus. and then buy you out of prints, and blind you with camera flashes.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeayyyy all good things
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:iconvlakorados:
vlakorados Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Yes, it IS crunch time! The new beta build needs to drop! AND I NEED TO PLAY IT HRGHRGHRGHRGHHH
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beta is out! And I left a debug window open in the customization screen by accident! Augh!
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:iconchibisyndrome:
ChibiSyndrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I saw you at AX! Well, more like stumbled upon accidentally. I've been a watcher for a good number of years, so I just bought a print and promptly left the vicinity to prevent unintentional idolization, orz.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thanks for dropping by!

And leaving a comment!
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:iconkhfangrl22:
khfangrl22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How is it that I always miss you when you go to con i go to~????? QAQ I would love to meet you at least once!! OTL
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:iconlovecherryblossom:
LoveCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ACK!! DX I was there~! I wish I could have seen you ;u;
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Why would anyone rob you? Your work is WORTH paying for it.
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:iconfireredburn:
FireRedBurn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's a dong?
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:iconmimidong:
MiMiDong Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me :meow: haha

(my last name is dong...)
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it is slang for part of the male genitalia
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:iconfireredburn:
FireRedBurn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you :)
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I think it has to do with smoking and marijuana or some such thing.
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:iconfireredburn:
FireRedBurn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no, that's a bong :)
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Then I have no idea. :icon8dplz:
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:icongetitwednesday:
GetItWednesday Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT A MINUTE! I WAS THERE!!! WHY DIDN'T I COME FIND U?!

My loss, I suppose. Keep rocking, my friend.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconairguitarplz:
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:iconhungrysohma16:
HungrySohma16 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I wish I had met you at AX! *I might have and may have forgotten* After reading and watching this montage of moments you had at AX, I just wanna hug ya! >w< Im glad you had fun minus all of the mid complications. AX really is like a war zone O_O
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Anzuronamin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I'm really glad I got to meet you! You were a really friendly guy, a lot of artists whom I meet after following them online are distant and standoffish, but you're much the same offline. Despite the hardships (and people throwing away food?!) I hope you had a good con!!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did! Thanks for dropping by!
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:iconshimmyjamily:
ShimmyJamily Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Next year I will be more prepared for you! I went for one day and I didn't have a poster tube so I didn't buy a poster. Then again, the problem is that I have no room for them! But if you ever have smaller prints (like your displays) I will be all over that!

Also, how much were your commissions? I should save up for one!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At this con it was $5!

I will probably always have small prints.
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