EDIT: Oh my googly-boogly! I have all the prints printed out and they look sooooo WONDERFUL!!! It’s such a weird feeling of accomplishment seeing your own work printed like this TT.TT I added them to the gallery below. Also I have the bookmarks printed too! Some of you might remember the bookmark design that I had for my kickstarter *which wasn’t able to reach it’s goal but I plan on trying again next year ^^* well I have that printed out plus a bookmark of the chibi’s of Chasity and Prince Lonelle with the puff bunnies. I had them laminated with card stock so it’s really sturdy and snazzy looking =D! I’m all set for the convention…..no I still have to get a table cloth but besides that I’m ready to face this thing head on! Hopefully my personality will be able to fit well at the convention TT_TT I might do a small video of everything depending on how my hair looks and how I’m feeling…..just don’t hold your breath on that one *I’m really aging myself with all of these old lingo’s*
I’m really excited to announce that the books that I ordered are finally in!! Here are some pictures below, please excuse the picture quality because I had to use my laptop and it kind of depends with that thing (-_- )ゞ:
I also want to say that compared to my first test print run that I did back in 2010 or 09 *I think* I didn’t realize how much of a difference paper quality makes on a comic. With these new books that I printed with a new company, who by the way has a 3-4 day turnaround after proof approval, the paper quality turned out amazing! I just love how well my art and tone and just everything looks on it! I definitely plan on using them again in the near future once I get the first volume finished and ready for my second shot at doing a kickstarter. Of course volume one won’t be ready until some time in April or May of next year.
The comic convention is tomorrow *Iowa Comic Book Convention aka ICON* and I’m super nervous still and I haven’t even had a chance to get the prints ready to print off. I don’t know the first thing about print, printing so I really hope everything turns out well. I also plan on doing sketch commissions while I’m there to help raise more funds. If everything goes well for this convention I was thinking about going to one of the conventions in Ohio. I usually go to Ohio once each year to visit my family so if I can kill tow birds with one stone and just stay at my family’s house while selling more work at the Ohio convention then I think that might work ^^;
For those of you who need a fast and quality printer please feel free to stop by RA Comis Direct and test them out with some of your print orders. I am very happy with how my books turned out and even more so with customer service because I had a lot of questions and because of the time frame I was really worried that the books wouldn’t get here on time but they reassured me that they will make sure to have the books to me on Friday and guess what? They got here a day early! After I came home from picking my hubby up from work I stepped outside our front door and saw the box sitting there nicely. Of course I had to do a little dance and run off to show someone but the point is that they work fast, the customer service was professional and attentive, the prices where reasonable and I will definitely be using them again! Thank you RA Comics Direct!
I plan on posting up one more weekly update tomorrow with the images from the comic convention. I really hope to sell everything and not get artist hand lock from doing sketch commissions on the spot. Drawing in public has never really been on of my strong suits. I’m usually tucked away in my art room upstairs drawing or hidden off some place like a bear, so doing commissions in front of everyone will definitely be a life experience for me and on top of that since I draw so much and have children all under the age of 4 right now I don’t have much time to watch any of the anime shows that are out right now….well except for pbs kids and such so if someone at the con wants a picture of the cat in the hat or curious George or Thomas the train then I’m set, but if someone wants something from adventure time or whatever that show is called….or any other show for that matter then I am up a creek and without a paddle. So~ I guess you’ll all have to wait and see to find out what happens with that ^^;