conlife and other metadata

so, i kinda have been in hibernation since kitsune kon because i’ve been prepping for wizard world chicago (re: rosemont) on the 18th.

and, the final depere art walk of the season which is this friday. (i’m at the abbey, btb.  y’all should come see me and my new swaggy print/banner display.)

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minneapolis comic con is coming

and, it’s coming on may 6-8th.

THAT’S VERY SOON.

although–RIGHT NOW–i’m on-hold on a live chat with overnight prints WAITING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO TWO SETS OF MY PRINTS.  there is no chill, and i’m lowkey murderous because i’ve been on-hold a weirdly long time.  okay, so they were printing when i finally got a hold of someone.  (let’s hope that what i was told was accurate.)

and, this week–on thursday the 21st–i have gallery nite where i’ll be all tucked in at the ARTgarage.  i’ll have an abbreviated selection with me at gallery nite.

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february catch-up & a myriad of squishy

okay, not super-literally.  it’s more of a question before i start nuts-and-bolts-ing things:  would y’all be interested in being able to obtain your own squishy?

’cause, i thought i might have for sale on my storenvy, etsy, or at cons if that were a thing people would be interested in?

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the winter doldrums~

pearl polytych

i dunno about y’all, but i have the worst worst winter doldrums usually and this year in particular.

but–okay–before i really get into things and THINGS (bs there’s always things), can we just talk about how increasingly traumatic and upsetting (in an educational way) steven universe is becoming?  while still being an amazing show?  like, especially in regards to pearls, the expansion of the homeworld’s purview, and trans-gem fusion (otherwise known as slavery, colonialism, and miscegenation)?

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exciting things!!!

because there needs to be some consolation this week.

thing the first:  MY PROFILE IS UP ON THE MINNEAPOLIS COMIC CON SITE!!!

comic con capture

(i’ve honestly given up on anyone spelling my anything correctly–even when it’s in print in front of them.  c’est la vie.)

and, thing the second:  THE ARTGARAGE IS GOING TO BE IN A COMMERCIAL!!!

so, american express (and nbc?  i’m kinda hazy on the specifics of how everything happened) wanted to use a local business for the thanksgiving day/game day commercial about small business, and the artgarage was chosen.

evidently, they also took shots of the gallery in addition to the holiday shop, so there is a chance that my art is going to be in this commercial?!?!?!?!

so, for those of you who watch football and have, ya know, a tv that y’all watch things live (unlike me), the commercial is set to air during the third quarter of the packers/bears game.

and, that is our excitement.

also, friendly reminder that my kickstarter is still kickstartering.  it’s now up to $256/$3000, so we have a ways to go before we sleep.

kickstarter illustration book

additionally, my redbubble and my storenvy are here for all of your holiday shopping needs, so take a look and maybe a buy a thing, yeah?

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(both will be updated throughout the holiday shopping so check back, and if you’ve seen something from my sketch-a-day 2015 or on my instagram, let me know, and i’ll do everything that i can do to make it available.)

(totally a slideshow.  there’s a way to put slideshows into wordpress now sans plug-ins!)

and, of course, there’s always the option of a commission (or two).

just things to consider.

courage.

time to play catch-up

first thing the first:  check out my shiny phone case that i designed.  *shines badge*  y’all can get one of your own on my redbubble.

second thing the second:  i am officially going to be at minnesota comic con.

how’s that for awesome?  (i’m not listed on the site yet, but this only happened a few days ago, so who knows how quickly they update?  especially right before federal holidays.)

and, i just applied for CONvergence (also in minnesota–is this a theme?)

other con applications i have out right now are c2e2 (?!?!?!?!?), anime milwaukee, and kitsune kon (in green bay so, ya know, home).

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miles of art, nerdcon: stories, and other things

there are so many things are going on, so this is going to be super random?

miles of art in shawano county is coming up on saturday and sunday, and i’m severely freaking out.  if y’all would like to come and see me and my art, i’m going to be at woodland studio in downtown shawano–probably sewing eyes on little plush friends.

so–that’s not creepy at all.

and, if miles of art isn’t enough, i have nerdcon:  stories the next weekend in minneapolis.  (hence, the sewing of eyes on little plush friends.)  i have my exclusive nerdcon art piece (and related swag) done and ready, and it’s going to be my little plague doctor.

the plague doctor has also become a painting that will be available to purchase too.  (assuming that no one buys him this weekend?)

but, because i realize that miles of art and nerdcon are not in everyone’s neighborhood who might want some plague doctor swag, i’ve uploaded two versions of the plague doctor to my redbubble until the end of october as a limited edition–thingie.

related to all of this, i’m waiting for a new print shipment.  special, new prints that have never before been prints for nerdcon and, possibly, miles of art.  (yep, i’m gonna have bits and bobs to buy.  DEMOCRATIZE ART THROUGH BUTTONS.)

(i’m totally not the only person who thinks like this.  jessica joslin, a mixed media artist from chicago who utilizes taxidermy in her work, is part of a vending machine-based button show in chicago right now.  bless.)

i’m also working on pieces for the artgarage’s quirky show.  (i haven’t been accepted yet, but these were pieces that i wanted to work on anyway, so we do the work and worry about being accepted later.)

i’m still trying to decide if i’m going to apply for the artgarage’s holiday shop.  i probably should.  (i need to ask when the application fee is due.)

i purchased a new/another stylus.  the 53 pencil, which i really like the shape and feel and slide of the thing, but i also think the firmware hasn’t been updated to reflect the newest iOS updates, so it’s not quite working the way that it should in procreate yet.

i’ve also been asked to design a shingle for a lamp shop and to potentially consign work with them.  this is exciting, yeah?

so, that’s the completely disconnected update.  i’m not sure it’s much of one, but  in the meantime, feel free to check out tentacle-made studios (and me, ‘trie) in our various and sundry social media, internet homes:

okay!  time for more work!

courage.