first thing the first: the featured image doesn’t really have anything to do with this post–okay, that’s not entirely true because i’ll have prints of this illustration of the glorious gilmore casting disintegrate available at plattecon this weekend.
so, i’m heading out to AMKE in, like, an hour.
i’m going to be vending in the artist alley in booth E2, so y’all should stop by and see me.
*quietly freaks the fuck out*
NERDCON: STORIES IS FRIDAY! \o/
gnome and i leave tomorrow morning for load-in and set-up, and i’m having a bit of a THING because i always do~
but, before i do the talky-talky about nerdcon: stories, i wanted to thank everyone who came to the first annual brown country library comic con and thank the library for letting me participate!
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.)
like, kitsune kon starts friday at 2pm. i’m in booth N8. (i’m in sight-line of tasty peach studios! <3 )
and, i have new swag with which to tempt y’all: 11×14 posters *gestures emphatically at the featured image*, pillows, new buttons designs. and, that’s in addition to all the things that i already carry.
so. much. swag.
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.
so–i’ve been busy again, especially since i just picked up reviewing several comic series for The Rainbow Hub: Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick, The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen, Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction (who wrote Hawkeye), and Saga by Brain K. Vaughn (who wrote Runaways).
my Sex Criminals and Saga recap reviews come out later this week, but DECONNICK AND GILLEN BOTH REBLOGGED MY REVIEWS ON TUMBLR.
is this real life?!?!
so–the last definitely depere of 2014.
i’ll be at Great Harvest Bread Co. in depere on september 12th from 5-8pm
bring your friends. bring your enemies.
so, because of a slip-of-the-tongue in a video a week or so ago, i now have flop-bunnies.
and, because i’m a glutton for punishment, i’m participating in the Pop Culture Show at the ARTgarage in January.
my trip to illinois totally wiped me out, and i came back sick and sunburnt and behind on a million and four things.
so–that was fun.
i have not finished the special video that i am touting about in the vids; it will be completed soon. <–it’s at least started now, which is more than i can say at the time of filming.
i am also bungling about in adobe premiere for video editing because movie maker makes me angry and my mac is old so no imovie, and i’m not importing all the video onto my ipad just to edit it in imovie.
I AM AN ADULT; I WILL LEARN ACTUAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.
or, at least, poke at them and swear creatively. *hands*
i’m also thinking that this week i might projecTransparency about influential-for-me artists since they’re not necessarily the same as my favorite artists? <–this directly relates to the projecTransparency supplimental down at the bottom of the post.
opinions? is that something that’s interesting?
remember, definitely depere is next friday–july 18th!–and i’ll be at great harvest bread company in depere, wi, which i think is funny because i keep getting places that are severely bread-heavy and i have a gluten-intolerance.
(re: it’s not funny.)
but, chief bread-head brent was super-cool, and yeah, i think i’ll like it there for the july and september definitely deperes.
i will also be premiering one of my redbubble shirts because OMG IT’S SO COOL.
and, related (because art) but not connected to definitely depere–can i write “definitely depere” a few more times?–i am leaving my studio at the ARTgarage.
that doesn’t mean that i won’t be teaching for them or participating in gallery nite or participating in shows or just generally showing there anymore, because i will; it just means that i’m not going to have a studio there anymore. there are many, many reasons why this is happening–first and foremost, that i just don’t get in as often as i’d like–but a lot of it has to do with the ARTgarage and its board not fulfilling (or taking more steps) to fulfill its mission.
i also think that i’ve largely outgrown them, and that there are other, better venues for me to focus my time–like entering shows and making prints to sell on etsy and, potentially, conventions–on than at a place whose patronage comes from people who thing thomas kinkade and pretty pictures of ducks are the epitome of art.
which sounds incredibly elitist of me–and probably is. there’s nothing wrong with this, but it’s not what i do, and being at the ARTgarage isn’t doing anything that i need it to do for me. (which also sounds selfish.)
ffs, WE’RE JUST NOT COMPATIBLE AT THE MOMENT. that sounds nicer, yeah?
and, i’m busy like whoa with The Rainbow Hub, so there’s that too.
i’ve also started a Patreon for those of you who might like to donate to the cause of keeping tentacle-made studios up and running. <–i do not currently have the goals and perks up yet; they will appear soon.
please excuse the particular ridiculousness of this video. like i said earlier, i’m learning adobe premiere, and it apparently doesn’t like videos of different sizes. (and, i have figured out how to fix that yet.)
- aya kato
- chiara buatista aka MILK
- camilla d’errico
- annette messager
- mike kelley
- brian kesinger
- mandy greer
- mochimochi land
*remember that shirts and things are available over on tentacle-made studios’ redbubble.
*and, that tentacle-made studios has commission page!
tentacle-made studios everywhere:
- ‘trie’s tumblr
- ‘trie’s instagram
- ‘trie’s twitter
- ‘trie’s studio blog
- ‘trie’s online portfolio (i.e., flickr)
- ‘trie and projecTransparency on Youtube
- projecTransparency on tumblr
okay. i’m done blathering at y’all.