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Archive for April, 2011

Classy all Around

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Well I’m now fully recovered from MTAC, which was amazing.  A party that hard drains on you a tad, but is totally worth it.  I had a blast in Nashville:  met some awesome new peoples, smoozed with the voice actors (not something I get to do often), listened to some amazing music (I’m looking at you, The Slants!), and had a blast seeing all of my Tennessee fans again!  You guys are great, and I hope to be back again to rock it out with you next year!

But with one great con down, there’s no time to rest as con-season is picking up into full gear now with Animazement just around the corner.  Because I’m going to be in the dealer’s room this year at AZ, I’m having to really gear up my booth faster than I anticipated and kick it to the next level!  So I’m gonna be a busy busy fellow.  New booth set up, new art, new merch, so much awesome newness I hardly know where to begin.

What does this mean for you readers who don’t care about cons?  Nothing!  The comic will continue unabated!  But just like I’m upgrading my convention layout, the digital one will be getting a facelift soon too.  I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s really happening and happening soon!

And for both fans I meet and fans I’ll never see, I’ve classy new T-shirts up for pre-order!

Turning it up to 11

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Just a quick update for you all that I’m headed out to Nashville this weekend for MTAC!  We’re gonna crank it up a notch and rock it out all weekend long, and I hope you’ll be there for it!  It’ll totally be worth the 14 hour drive for me!

One of my other big favorites is coming up soon too:  Animazement, and some of you may have gotten wind of me not being in the alley this year.  Yeah, for reasons, still unclear to me, I didn’t make the cut and was judged unworthy of the Artist Alley this year.  So I went and bought a Dealer’s booth.  So!  Don’t look for me in the alley, cause you won’t find me, but do look because if I didn’t make the grade the alley this year will be down right SICK.  But if it’s me you’re looking for, you’ll find me in the dealer’s room rockin’ out and doing this whole “professional” thing.

I would like to gather a bit of feedback from you all:  you may have noticed I’m using a slightly different technique to color the comic since we’ve met back up with Puck.  What do you guys think of it?

Once More ‘Round the Sun

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

So normally I don’t make a big to-do about my birthday.  Makes me feel awkward most times.  Just another day right?  Not like I really did anything to be celebrated.  Kinda embarrassing to be fussed over and made a big thing about.   This year is  a little different though.

Throughout this last year I’ve been reminded time and time again how fleeting everything is.  I’ve had relatives who weren’t expected to live much longer die on me.  I’ve had relatives unexpectedly drop dead out of the blue.  Hundreds of lives have been lost in Japan and thousands more throughout the Pacific due to mother nature being unexpectedly violent and callous.  Romances die, and friendships end, and ultimately nothing proves to last.  Everything ends, everyone dies, and nothing lasts as long as you think it will.

Which really just makes all the time we do have all the more precious.  This year I’m making something of a to-do about my birthday because it marks one more year I have made, one more jog around the sun.  It’s another year of friends I may not have had, and loves that may never have been, and I am grateful for all of the time, because it’s one more year that could easily not have been.

My eternal thanks goes out to all my family, all my friends, and all whom have ever cared about me and I them.  I could not ask for better, and if anything I could stand to do better by them.  You all remind me how very lucky I am and how much I really do have to celebrate on this anniversary of my birth.

Never forget how fleeting life is.  Live every day to its fullest, and delight in your friends, family, and loved ones.  They are precious things in the short time we have.  Treasure them.  They’re what makes life worthwhile.