Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Word Up!

Hey all! I arrived home yesterday from my trip to Halifax. I had a blast! The reason for the trip? Dave Sim: The Last Signing at Strange Adventures comics was reason #1, and reason #2 was "Word on the Street"
First off, here is a little bit about Dave Sim's last signing on Friday. My boyfriend Troy is a HUGE fan of Cerebus, Dave's main comic project spanning from 1977-2004. I went having not read a single issue. O__O; Now I need to go fix that...

The signing was scheduled from 10pm-12am, but Dave took his time telling stories and talking with everyone who came up, so it ended up going on until 4:30am. It was quite a test of endurance, and I was ready to pass out by the end of it. I made it 'til 3, when we were up, and I'm glad that I stuck it out. Dave was a really nice guy, and it felt good to have him take his time to chat with us while he signed our books.

The next night was the Glamourpuss formal party at The Economy Shoe Shop. I always love an excuse to get fancy!! This is us trying to look all "hollywood"

Dave got to work making name tags for everyone. He was also getting videos of the ladies proclaiming that they loved Glamourpuss more than ___ (insert item of fashion here). I got it messed up and stated that I loved Glamourpuss more than my cat Meem. So yeah, if you keep track of Cerebus TV, you may someday see me making a fool of myself on camera (it happens a lot, actually)

Sunday had us busy with the "Word on the Street" event. It was only one day from 11am-6pm, but I managed to pass out 85% of my preview books and even sell a few buttons!

Many people gave me good words and comments, which is good to hear since I tend to get too down on myself about my work. This lovely lady above is Rej, who seemed really excited to pick up a copy for herself and a friend. Thanks, Rej!

Mike and Blair Kitchen were our neighbours for the event. It was great seeing them again! We even managed to get a collab pic together, which we lovingly titled "Big Guns"

Close up of the drawing
We had lots of time between events to take in the city of Halifax, which was amazing! I've been there twice before, but I never did get to see too much of it until now. The waterfront was my favourite place. It was like the (much) older brother to our waterfront in Charlottetown.

...and some other drawings that took place! Here's an Ary I drew on the table covering at the Argyle restaurant. You don't want Ary as your customer - she's a messy eater and leaves a lousy tip.

Drew a cover in for my new sketchook.
Just 'cause of all the ducks I photographed.

And a Tisha at the tea shop!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Workin' hard or hardly workin?

Some sneak peeks at the newest drawings of In the Air #5

Friday, September 10, 2010

I drawz real gud

Just finished watching Sailor Moon R with my sis. I've probably mentioned this on the net somewhere before, but when I was a kid, Sailor Moon was like, the coolest thing ever to me. I totally obsessed over it during my elementary school days. Needless to say, it still holds a special place in my heart. It was what inspired me to do comics, after all! Anyways, onto my most awesomest drawings of my Sailor Senshi misadventures - that I whipped up about 15 minutes ago. Sailor Freelancer? I'm sure that won't stick.

Hope you enjoyed these terrible drawings!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to drawin'

Hm, looking at the last few posts, I see I've strayed from my doodles theme. Time to correct it! Here are some of the sketchcards that I made during FanExpo.

I got the sketchcards from the artist of this next picture: Lance Sawyer.
We did a card exchange and I chose Sandra for hime to draw! Thanks, Lance! :D
Now, time for some of Christina's lovely artwork!
Christina and I, as you know, shared a table, so we kept drawing fan art for eachother. This one above is in response to a pic of Len and Sandra chibis I made for her, with Len giving advice for how to get a guy's attention!
Mike Kitchen's SpyGuy with guest star, Ary!

Blair's custom cover for The Possum mini comic

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FanExpo 2010

I survived FanExpo 2010!! The experience was up and down for me. Huge crowds with very little interest in indy comics, which was a little disheartening at first. I eventually broke out of my shell and wandered around to the other occupants of artist alley/indy press and met a few awesome people and did some trades. Into the second day, people actually started to stop by and chat. I was happy that my friends Cassie, James, and Emily even took the time to find my table and say hi. Thinking back, I can't blame people for passing by for the first bit - there was so much to look at! I admit to feeling a little lightheaded just from browsing the dealer's room!

A shot of the table during working hours. :) I got a pack of sketch cards from Lance, and I ended up just doodling on them all weekend. I even managed to sell a couple! I was suprised when one guy came back showing me how he made my sketch card image the background on his phone!

You never have a shortage of plushies at con! I loves them :)
So, all in all, FanExpo 2010 was a good experience! There were some downs, but also an over abundance of ups! I'm definitley glad to be back on the red soil of PEI though. I am such a home body! Gonna get back to my country girl roots and run around in a corn field maze today!! Sweet.