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Archive for August, 2011

Under Construction

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

It may not look like it just now, but the ENTIRE WEBSITE is currently under construction.  Unfortunately, like those guys you see on the side of the road, it’s taking longer than anticipated.  Originally the new site was supposed to go live Tuesday and everything would be rolling along unimpeded.  Unfortunately, my coding team is in the middle of a family emergency right now, and so it’s looking like the new site will go live on the 2nd.  My apologies to you guys for whatever disruptions this may have caused in your regular reading cycle.  If you guys could do me a big favor and send some good vibes/prayers/whatever toward my code team, it’d mean a lot to me and to them.  Life has this terrible reputation for being a bitch at the best of times.  God knows we all could use a few warm wishes now and again.

In less dire news, Baltimore Comic Con was amazing last weekend!  Thank you to everyone who came by my table and stopped to talk with me.  I really do like comicbook conventions and I think I’m going to have to add more of them to my normally anime-heavy con circuit next year.  Which reminds me, the every amazing Intervention Con is coming up in about a month!  Last year it happened on the same weekend as SPX but still managed to be an excellent show, ESPECIALLY for a first year con.  I’m lead to believe they’re running out of space already, so you’d better act fast if you haven’t already.  Oh, and it looks like I’ll be crashing into the deep south for the first time in a long while with Anime Weekend Atlanta in a few months.  That’ll also be exciting!

And now I return to work.  I have SO much to draw.

This Weeekend in Baltimore

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

For those of you who pay attention to the convention schedule listed to your Right –>

You already know that I’m going to be in Baltimore this weekend hob-knobing it up like I was a real comic artist!  But Garth, aren’t you a real comic artist?  ‘Course I am!  But this time I’ll be at a real comic convention!  Baltimore Comic Con was awesome last year and I’m very excited about being there again this year.  Not sure where to find me?  Check the map below!

Where I'm at!

 

Trees, oh God the Trees!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I swear, from now on the comic will take place in empty 10 foot by 10 foot rooms.

Ota-KHAN!!!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Well, today’s update is the page that I had ALMOST ready to post on Friday, but I had to leave for Baltimore’s OTAKON before I could finish.  That was more frustrating than you know.  However, the rest of the weekend went amazingly.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table and said “hi.”  It was good to see so many of you.  And for those of you who missed me, I’ll be returning to Baltimore shortly for Baltimore Comic Con!  And if you can’t make it to Baltimore there’s the extremely exciting Intervention coming up soon too.  As much as I love the big cons like Otakon and Comic Con, the cons I’m more involved with (like Intervention) are even more enjoyable.  I like running panels and being informative in ADDITION to all the usual meet-and-greet and commerce.

Something I’ve learned over the years going to cons and selling my art and comics:  if you’re an artist, don’t be in the dealers room.  Be in the artist alley.  Despite the differences between dealers rooms and alleys diminishing over the years as more and more artists start doing this kind of thing professionally, the two spaces remain vastly different.  And the people who walk through the rooms are very different with very different mindsets even when they’re the same person.  I’m not sure exactly how to explain this phenomenon, but suffice it to say there’s a difference.

I think with more and more alley’s cracking down on the rampant proliferation of fanart, people who visit artist alleys expect more unique pieces, more original works, less commercial.  Whatever the reason, I’ve found that people look for me in artist alleys.  My place is in the alley.  It’s where my people are.  Thank you for looking for me.