– Still no pen, so still no color. Apparently the pen is at the post office, so it’ll probably be late rthis week before we’re back to color.
– Kumoricon was a lot of fun, despite being SUPER STUPID HOT IN THE UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE WHERE THEY DECIDED TO PUT THE ARTIST ALLEY. How hot was it in there? 95 degrees. Really. Still, I had a great time and got to hang out with a lot of great people who I only really see at these things. I owe a big apology to anyone who came to the Dubious Medusa panel on Saturday night only to discover it had been cancelled. Ben and I tried to stay awake, but after 10 hours in the 95 degree garage and another 3 hours wandering around Vancouver we finally decided we were too tired and gave up and went home to sleep.
– Here’s pictures, art and everything! My girlfriend Jaymz came to hang out on Sunday and MOnday and spent a bunch of time at the booth sketching. Since I ran out of cards early she started drawing these for me to hand out. I wanted to keep them for myself, so only a few of them made it out of the booth. if you got one you were super lucky!
The Modest Medusa booth, in the parking garage.
My former students Patrick and Sophie in cosplay.
My downstairs neighbors Syd and Maddox as Fiona and Cake.
Some cool looking hats!
Cari Corene did this great Medusa sketch for me!
Peaca sent me these cool Modest Medusa chibi characters she made using Chibi Maker. Charles is my favorite!
And here’s a mystery! Someone slid this drawing through the mail slot at the studio today. I love it, but I don’t know who drew it (I an’t read the signature). Plus, it’s dated back in May! Whoever you are, thanks so much!
The most noble of piratey pursuits! Fighting to run away! (preferably with all the booty) 😀
Always a good Pirate plan! He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day! Muhahahaha…
“Run away” is another classic line.
Maddox was actually dressed up as Fluttershy.
At least Sunday wasn’t so warm down there. Once the con/hotel got some ventilation working.
Oh, yay! That last drawing was by my 10 y/o daughter, Jehu. 🙂 We saw you at Stumptown Comics Fest back in April, and bought a couple of your books. Jehu has been a HUGE fan ever since! She reads your weekly strips and is so stoked you posted her picture here. Thank you!
Well that’s great. Mystery solved! Jehu, I dig it the most!
Running away is always a good plan. Especially if you’re a coward.
(Or running way, as the cap’n put it.)
Chibi Charles has his Chibi Arm!
I’m sorry I couldn’t remove his arm. The chibi maker uses a body template. 🙁
I think it’s fine.
That wasn’t a complaint. Just an exclamation of startledness.
They put artist’s alley in the parking garage? Well at least you didn’t lack for elbow room. You sure it wasn’t a part of plan to bake all of you guys?
Maybe.Originally when they told us about the change (about 3 weeks prior to the show) they also said the upside was that we’d all get full sized booths for free. And then later it was that we’d have normal sized booths (which means no booths at all, just space) but still get larger tables for free. And then a day or two before it was you might want to bring your own lights. And then we arrived and it was just normal sized tales in a 95 degree parking garage, and the only access to that side of the garage to and from the hotel (where the rest of the con was, inducing restrooms and water) was a shut down elevator (which was later open, but only to vendors).
Did they at least throw raw steaks over the fence for you?
Sweet monkey butts. I would seriously consider not going to that con ever again unless they promised, you know, actually putting the AA inside where people will actually pass it.
The show is problematic every year. But the people who come are great and the artist alley manager always does her best with a bad situation. So I never regret going. But… next year has to be better.
Yeah… I think it’s time to go now.
Oh and Thank you Jake! I had fun making them!
Oh! Jake are you going to show my themed Medusa drawing later?…Just wondering.
Oh, yes, I am. I forgot about it with all the other stuff. I’ll post it some time next week.