it should be enough. to make something beautiful should be enough. it isn’t. it should be.

(the blog post title if from richard siken’ “landscape with a blur of conquerors” from war of the foxes–siken recently had a stroke, and there’s a gofundme to help with his rehabilitation if y’all have a few dollars and can help? that’s be solid of y’all) Continue reading

#kitsunekon, #artour, character creation, & other suspects

hi, y’all, it’s been forever and ever and ever, but it has not all be for naught!  because i’ve been doing things like restructuring my patreon, formalizing my commissions, preparing for cons, and doing the writing thing (with potential ‘zines in the offing) bc i WILL have a completed a glittering venery novel-thing at some point, i swear.

(if you’re interested in reading some of what i’ve already written with deeply questionable editing, check the writing & books menu, or y’all could just click here.)

so–FIRST THING THE FIRST!

kitsune kon is this weekend in green bay, and i will be there, my intrepid cephalopods.  so, if you’re gonna be there, come by and see me!

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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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less than a week away from kitsune kon

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.

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depere art walk & art in the (voyager) park

friendly reminder #1:  the depere art walk is tonight from 5-8, and i’ll be at politos pizza:  ART AND PIZZA FOR ALL! \o/

friendly reminder #2:  art in the park (in voyager park in depere) is tomorrow from 10-3.  ART FAIR!

friendly reminder #3:  I HAVE NEW BUTTONS DESIGNS AND NEW PAINTINGS.  honestly, the buttons are getting out of hand.

friendly reminder #4:  kitsune kon is coming in a couple of weeks.  i’m going to have new posters for it.

and, finally, a continual question:  what do y’all who do the con-thing do with your once-exclusive leftovers?  do y’all just SALE them or what?  (i might have a lot of leftovers of some things that i’m just ???? WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE THINGS????)

courage.

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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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.