February 18, 2013

BAM! Did it! End of fundraiser!

Sweet, I made the fundraiser goal! I realize that $600 is a pretty modest goal compared to the comic Kickstarters that have been blowing up every which way, but every little bit helps, for real. It’s all going to essential stuff. The phone I got has already been a godsend, and it’s going to come in super handy at cons this spring, where I’ll be able to take cards for the first time!

Thanks everyone who retweeted/reblogged my drivel and everyone who donated. I’ll be starting on those sketch cards at the end of the month and contacting everyone who didn’t already send me their sketch request before then so I can do them all at once.

You can still donate for the wallpaper, of course, but no more sketch card requests for the time being. If you meant to get one but forgot or ran out of time, I’ll be sure to offer them again some time in the near-ish future.

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    January 30, 2013

    The Return of FFF!

    I was going to wait until Friday’s update to post this, but since it’s already set up, I’ll make the announcement now. I’m doing another little fundraiser this February, for a few different things:

    1. Plane tickets for Stumptown and (possibly) TCAF.
    2. A new phone since my old one is totally borked, and I can’t just trade it in for a free one.
    3. A vertical banner for display at conventions this year.

    So I’m asking for $600 to help cover these things. As before, I’m doing sketch cards — either paper or digital — of whatever you might like, within reason, for those who donate $5 or more. Just put your request in the special instructions field when you make your donation! (Also, let me know if you’d prefer a traditional or digital sketch.)

    Sketch cards!

    The more you donate, the bigger and more elaborate the sketch card. Donating also puts you in the running to win the original art for the lovely new donation wallpaper:

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    Every dollar you donate gives you a chance to win in a raffle from which I’ll choose the winner at random. Donate $5, you get five “tickets;” donate $100, and you’ll have a 1-in-6 chance to get this 8×12″ frameable piece of original art, in addition to your personalized sketch card. I hope that’s enough incentive to get a little help here.

    So please go donate! Your support of Girlbot keeps her in cookies and me in rent money.

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      January 28, 2013

      MN Opera presents Doubt

      Last week, some local artists and I went to the dress rehearsal of a Minnesota Opera production, this time for the debut of the opera adaptation of Doubt. As before, here are the sketches I did at the event, which you can click to look at the fullsize versions:

      Doubt sketch 1

      Doubt sketch 2

      Doubt sketch 3

      Doubt sketch 4

      Doubt sketch 5

      Doubt sketch 6

      Doing decent sketches at Doubt was definitely trickier than at past shows I’ve been to, mainly for the fact that it’s a more-or-less modern setting, with pretty conservative costumes most of the time. Also, a lot of the acting was more reserved than what I’d come to expect from shows like Madame Butterfly. (I got really excited when they had a dance class scene, but it unfortunately lasted for all of 30 seconds.) Otherwise, it was very enjoyable! I’ll be going again at least once more before the season is over.

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        October 29, 2012

        Kickstart my heart!

        I just wanted to give you guys a heads on some Kickstarter/Indiegogo projects that I think really deserve all the support they can get. Please consider checking these out. (Some of them contain mature content! Be advised!)

        1. PLASTIC FARM
                  A funny, subversive indie comic about a man’s descent into madness and the ways it affects the world around him.

        2. Mail Order Ninja
                  The triumphant resurrection of one of Tokyopop’s signature original series, now to be self-published by its creator Josh Elder.

        3. Titty Time: Volume One (adult material warning!)
                  The first book by my friend Amanda Lafrenais of Love Me Nice, a collection of her adorable porno comics. Already super-funded, but still worthy of your attention!

        4. Elysium Online
                  An exciting original project from a number of talented Greek comic creators about a near-future world where technology is about to connect the worlds of the living and the dead.

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          August 2, 2012

          Appearance roster update…

          The list of 2012 appearances in the right sidebar has been updated with the following additions:

          • SPX on September 15th-16th
          • Gaylaxicon on October 5th-7th

          SPX, of course, is the big indie comic show in Bethesda, MD, and this will be my first year! I’ll be there with Iron Spike. And Gaylaxicon is a local LGBT-friendly sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comics con, where I’ll be exhibiting with Blue Delliquanti, of O Human Star, a new comic I highly recommend reading.

          SGMS is unfortunately a no-go due to changes in management. Maybe in the future, I’ll be able to do that one again.

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            July 27, 2012

            Consolation comics!

            Looks like there won’t be a comic for Friday, for which I am remorseful. But I do have some consolation comics for you guys to check out, leftovers from San Diego Comic-Con this year!

            1. I partook in a jam comic that was posted today on Sam & Fuzzy!
            2. Check out these SDCC-related posts on my Tumblr, many of which are comics.

            I hope that will tide you fine people over until Tuesday. I’ve gotten some post-SDCC work out of the way now, so I can spend a lot of this next month cranking out Girlbot pages and getting this thing back up to speed! My goal is to be back to M-W-F by the fall. I have ideas about how this can happen, which I’ll be letting everyone in on soon!

            P.S. If you don’t follow me yet on Twitter or Tumblr, you should do that!

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              May 18, 2012

              No SpringCon for me.

              Due to a conflict with an important out-of-town booksigning party I have to be at this weekend, I won’t be able to make it to SpringCon. It sucks, but I can’t do much about it. HOWEVER, if you’re local to the Twin Cities and you want to get your hands on a signed Girlbot book RIGHT THE HELL NOW, you can find them at these retail locations:

              Just ask for Girlbot! There are only a few available at these stores, but if they run out, I can always resupply. Please go check them out and give them business! I’d much appreciate it.

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                May 3, 2012

                Geek Dad!

                Girlbot and I got a nice little mention in a recent Geek Dad column over on the Wired blog. It even has a relatively unembarrassing photo of me! Jonathan Liu was a really nice fella when I talked to him at Stumptown, so you should go see what he has to say.

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                  April 22, 2012

                  Iiiiit’s con season!

                  If you’ll look to the right part of the site, you’ll see that I’ve updated the sidebar with my planned appearances for this year. At the end of the month is Stumptown Comics Fest! And then, the next weekend, is TCAF. I will manage to do this somehow and not die, I’m sure of it. I’ll have lots of Girlbot books for sale, so if you didn’t get one through the Kickstarter, and you’re able to get to either one of those, I recommend you come buy one. (They won’t be for sale online until June, probably.) I’ll also have a few pieces of art and some prints, for however long those last.

                  As always, I’ll add or subtract shows when/if plans change.

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                    March 31, 2012

                    Girlbot’s in the running!

                    Stumptown

                    So Girlbot got nominated in three categories for this year’s Stumptown Awards! I’m up for Best Colorist, Best Small Press, and Best New Talent, and your support means a lot. So please go vote! Ballots are due by April 18th, and everyone is eligible to vote. Every single one counts.

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                      2014 Appearances

                      Staple!
                      March 1st-2nd, 2014
                      Austin, TX
                      Emerald City
                      March 28th-30th, 2014
                      Seattle, WA
                      Anime Detour
                      April 4th-6th, 2014
                      Bloomington, MN
                      SpringCon
                      May 17th-18th, 2014
                      Saint Paul, MN
                      Kids Read Comics!*
                      June 21st-22nd, 2014
                      Ann Arbor, MI
                      FallCon*
                      TBA
                      Saint Paul, MN
                      * = tentative