The MCM Expo was absolutely manic this year; I've never seen it so busy! I had a great time and met so many awesome people, new and con regulars. MCMdefinitely has the best atmosphere of most cons I attend through the year; thanks to all who made it amazing! Now follow some badly taken pictures:
This week, I saw the jaw-dropping Zelda Symphony in London. It was absolutely incredible; the orchestra was outstanding and it was a great evening. There's just something about listening to video game music fully orchestrated that makes me very happy! I had to draw a little picture in honour of the event!
At the Expo this weekend I have a table next to my awesome betrothed-type-guy John-Paul Bove and our spiffing mate James Stayte (hey, that rhymed!). James and JP will be offering to draw sketches and colour them at the con, or you could just have a sketch or you could have a sketch you already have coloured. I think the first combination is the best. Not convinced? Look at these bad boys!
Even more awesome Link!
JP and James are discussing their prices, but for a fantastic piece of original art AND the chance to have it coloured and printed out then and there as a high quality print is too good to miss. They're lovely guys to boot and will no doubt keep you entertained during your stay. Do come have a look!
At the MCM Expo in May, I really underestimated just how much most people like tea and think it's a spiffing beverage. My tea prints flew off the table and I had to watch people's faces drop as they gleefully oggled the (very tatty) display copy and then told them there were none left. This year I'm prepared: I have small prints, large prints, badges and key rings. Hopefully that should be enough! I am thinking of doing some stickers too maybe...
I've been working on a new comic for the aforementioned cons, Monster Gubbins! MG is a small activity/comic book and no less than 10 minutes ago, a box of them turned up from the awesome folk at Inky Little Fingers. The books look great (better than my terrible photos) and I would highly recommended ILF for getting books made; a lot of other small pressers have told me how good they are and I wasn't disappointed!
I'll be selling MG next week at MCM and each copy wil come with 4 prints and a sticker. Come get some!
Between kid's book work, I'm furiously getting work done for the MCM Expo and Thought Bubble which are drawing ever closer. Here's a cute sticker set I've made for both cons; have Link throw a Cucco at Tingle!
I'm a tad bogged under with work at the moment; I'm enjoying myself a lot but I'm also very very tired! Above are a few of the things I've got going on at the moment; the good news is 2 of the 4 kid's books I'm drawing are very nearly complete (so much so I invoiced for one of them this week) and I've started finals on the third book. I had a lovely email from the publishers yesterday about my work and attitude which was brilliant to hear and hopefully I'll get some more work with them after these books are done. The artwork on the Jurassic Dorks show is slow but steady on my end and the work the other guys have done is fantastic - getting very excited now!
I've booked a week off my part-time job in November just to try and blitz a lot of artwork and get organised so I'm looking forward to that. For now, it's getting up at the crack of dawn and working before work, then working some more when I get in from work! :P
Whenever I have a huge list of things to do, I always get a crappy scrap of paper and make a to-do list to follow, but as I was doing my list the other day, I thought I'd design a nicer looking one (and added that to the current list) to use as it would look better stuck up on my studio wall than the back of a bank statement envelope! Here's a version you can save and print to use too!
The MCM Expo is but a few short weeks away and I have 25 free goody bags to give away! All you have to do is print out the above voucher, present it to me with a florish at the con and I will hand over a goody bag. They all contain the same amount of goods but with slight variations so what you could get is anyones guess! I have no idea how well they'll do but be sure to find me as soon as you can at the show with your voucher to get one!
I've got a stupid amount of work on at the moment and thought I'd do a few sneaky peek updates to show you what I'm working on! I have two projects going that involve designing mobile phone cases (mainly iPhones but hopefully different formats too in the future). It's pretty fun and we'll see where it leads!
Whilst out on a walk, I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting the world-famous Sasquatch (Bigfoot is his stage name). We had a chat, drank some tea and he kindly posed for an out-of-focus photo for me. He's a lovely guy. Very down to earth.
Some monsters suffer from Anti-Vertigo and need to constantly leap from tall building to tall building. These monsters rarely touch the ground during their lifetime and tend to stick to well-known monuments for the attention.