Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Now, Hal-Con was so great! This year I was on their design team, and it was great working on a team. If you were on the gaming floor and happened to pick up a copy of the Game Guide booklet, I did the layout for it! I also did some of the signage around the con too. Mostly signs for the costume contest.
I also went to the Hal-Con kick off show. First time I went to it and it was so much fun! Loved it.
As for the con itself, it was a lot of fun. I didn't get to go to anything or really do anything, but sitting behind the table, meeting people, watching the different cosplays walk by, and hanging out with friends, is truly the best. I got a few commissions, and between Sylvie and I, we sold 10 of our comic book 'Tales of Poe'! Pretty sweet!
Now that Hal-Con is over, I have other things to do. The major one, is packing! Moving into our house in 2 weeks. EEP!! I can't wait though. We're going to have so much more space. And I will actually have a proper set up for all of my art things. :D
Another thing is, I got a table at Gothic Little Christmas. And that's a week after we move! So crazy. But I got it before we even started looking at houses. So it will be a little crazy getting ready for it, but I think I will be fine.
After all of that, and settling into the new place, I will be starting up my own comic! I'm hoping to have it done by next year's Hal-Con, but no promises, I don't want to burn myself out.
For next year I am planning on selling at ECCE, DCAF, Hal-Con, and I'm going to see if I can do one of the cons in NLFD. My bf and I never been to NFLD, and think that maybe we could have our vacation there and sell at a con. Fingers crossed! It would be a lot of fun.
That's it! I have posted pics on my facebook page, so go check things out there! :D
Monday, October 20, 2014
Small prints: 5x7” Can range from $1-$5
My first time selling at a big event. This was Hal-Con 2010. Everything as just spread out all over the place!
Second time at Hal-Con. Still learning the ropes. My display is a bit better, things are upright and people can see them. Pink table cloth to stand out a bit more!
My third time at Hal-Con. This was the first year using the wire set. Nice and simple!
4th year at Hal-Con. I was trying out a new display for my shirts and bags. Turns out it was too big and in the way. Plus it kept falling over. But I stood out besides that, with a nice bright banner and fun tablecloth!
This was at East Coast Comic Expo. My first time selling there. Still selling shirts, but this time I laid them out. Plus the table was 2 feet longer than most convention tables. I could really spread myself out more. Also, you can see that I forgot my table cloth! Whoops!
Here's another way of display my shirt and bags. I hung them from the cube wire set. A bit easier and out of the way.
As you can see, you can really evolve and make your display yours. Just keep playing around with your setup! One good way of figuring things out is do a mock up display at home. Don't have a table big enough? Tape out the 6'x2' space on the floor and do it from there.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Now onto the reason I came on here to write about. I got a lot on my plate again (surprise, surprise?) and want to try to get most of it done for the big event of the year!, Hal-Con. I'm hoping I can get most of it, if not all of it, done. Mainly the comic I am working on with friends. Which should be done by the end of August and published for October!
Second, this summer I want to get some dresses and leggings done up with some new patterns I'm currently working on. One is going to be based on some things that Halifax people will enjoy (I hope). And of course, it'll all be super cute! Cause what else would I do? Once I'm done with the patterns, I will be open for pre-orders of the dresses and leggings. I can't afford to buy in bulk, which is why it's pre-orders only (for now).
Another thing I would like to get done is a series I've been thinking about for the past year. It's fanart based, and won't be announcing what it is until Hal-Con. Cause sometimes people like taking other peoples ideas (though I'm sure others have done similar things like this, but whatever. I just want to be the only one there with something like it, it's a small city, okay!?). I'm hoping to have about 6 different illustrations done for it, max 10! ahah, I don't want to go too crazy over it, because I have more things I would like to do!
And one more thing. ANOTHER series! I want to do some of my own original monster girls, so I think that will be pretty fun and chill to do. Prob like 5 girls or so. I'm not in a crazy rush to get them done. But if I can get a few drawings done by the time Hal-Con comes, I'll be pretty happy.
I'm not sure how I'm going to get it all done this summer. I have a ton of things I'm doing outside of work and freelance work, and my own personal work. Like hanging out with family and friends (lucky me no weddings this year!), going on mini day/weekend trips with the bf (going to try to hit up all of the new breweries in the province!) and my big vacation! My bf and I will be heading across the pond to London and Paris for a week and a bit! Ahhhhh!! I'm so excited! I have no idea what I want to do or see, there's just so much, and so little time! But I'm sure we'll figure it all out soon! We're leaving August 30th, so tons of time to still plan ahead. ahahaha...... I'm sure we'll be fine. It's going to be my first ever big trip! Super excited! *and a tiny bit nervous*. :D
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Anyways, moving along!
I just sold at East Coast Comic Expo for the first time, in Moncton, and it was a blast! I do believe I will be getting a spot for next year as well to promote a comic I am working on with two friends! Which will be totally epic.
I sold at a couple of other events too so far this year. And they were ok.
I'm hoping to hear back this week to see if I got a spot at DCAF. Fingers crossed I do! Because then I will be showing off things of the comic. Like a teaser.
Then it's Hal-Con!! I heard back from them and I got my table. All paid for, so I can relax. That's when the comic will be officially be debuting in print form. I can't wait!! It's so exciting to be working on this. I am also planning some super cool illustrations to sell. Some fanart pieces, and some originals. Some illustrations will be based on Game of Thrones, Marvel comics, Sailor Moon, 90s cartoons.
I am planning on retiring some prints of mine. Chibi Disney Princesses prints and buttons will be sold for the last time at Hal-Con 2104. Also Mushroom Fairy, Mermaid Glitter, Viking Scouts (and all of the individual ones), Devil Pinup, and Witch Pinup. The reason behind it, is because my work has improved quite a lot these past few years, and feel like I can be displaying/selling ones that reflect what I can do, instead of what I have done. I have been working on some original work, so that my portfolio isn't filled with fanart. It sells so well at conventions, but it's such a cop out to make money at these things. I hope people will appreciate my original work just as much. I'm planning on doing more pinups and like monster girls.
Speaking of original work, I am trying my hardest to get a painting done by the first of June to be put in a gallery. More of that to come later to see if I can get in it! I'll post that on my Facebook account.
In other news, you can find my work on tees, bags, and buttons at a few shops! In Halifax, you can go down to the waterfront and check things out at Toxic Blossom. Or you can swing by Charlottetown, PEI to Papercakes Pretty to see what I have for sale there. Both shops have amazingly cute and pretty things!!
So that's it! That's all of the news I have for a bit. Keep up to date by liking/following my Facebook page!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
- Get active and lose weight. I am currently at my heaviest I have been since college. 220lbs is not fun. My all time goal is to get back to 170lbs. That's 50lbs, which I know will take longer than a year to do, but I want to get back on track, get active and eat better.
- Go to Europe! My bf and I are currently planning things now, so we will be all ready to go in the fall.
- Buy a house. Yup! This is a big goal, and my bf and I will be looking when we get back from our trip. He has some money saved up, and will hopefully be selling some land back home to go towards a nice down payment for one. We are hoping to stay in the area we are in, as it's a nice place, and has plenty of amenities, such as schools. (planning ahead ;) )
- start up comic with 2 friends. We have theme of what we want to do and how to do it. Now we just need to get things on paper.
- Sell at local conventions: Geek Fest (Halifax), East Coat Comic Expo (Moncton), DCAF (Dartmouth) and Hal-Con (Halifax). I won't be selling at craft fairs or any holiday events. They're expensive and my work does not fit in that scene.
- I'm hoping on finding a Graphic Design job here in the city. My current job is great, but it was supposed to be an "in between jobs" job, and now I've been there for over 3 years now. Time to buckle down and work on my portfolio and really start looking again.
- Get a silk screen press. I do enjoy having t-shirts made up with my work on them, but I really want to make my own. I find it's more personalized that way. So I'm saving up and see where it goes.
- Draw everyday. Every goddamn day.