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Comic Con + Life + Naor

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 14, 2015, 1:16 PM


1. Fort Collins Comic Con

So I went up to the Con on Sunday. I live maybe 30min from the center and it's a one day con for now. It was very exciting to go and meet some local artists and comic makers. I was super lucky to even get a ticket. I didn't know it was a limited number of tickets and when I showed up they were sold out. However I stayed around for a while and heard that they were going to sell a tiny amount more in a few hours. So I hung around and drew some and was able to buy a last minute leftover ticket! I was very happy to get in cause I had a great time.

I met up with MarachiStudios at her booth (I was just a attendee) and bought the first book of her Marachi comic. It was neat to finally meet up with her! :la:

YOTM Book One Cover by MarachiStudios

I also met up with Ron Fortier, and if you don't know who he is, he's known well for his writing of the Green Hornet and Adventures of Mr. Jigsaw. He invited me to a meeting of him and other local comic artists every month. x-x There are so many great and good artists that go to this. I was very excited to have this chance to be invited by him! ;u; The first meeting I'll go to is next month (first Saturday of the month). I'm super excited but very nervous at the same time.

I met up with the Red Team group which is another comic artist group. This one meets every Thursday night (and I mean NIGHT lol ) and it's about an hour drive for me. I don't think I'll mind since it's only once a week.

Here are some photos from the con. It's the first year this con has been held, so it's pretty small for now. I hope I can have a booth next year! (my phone sucks sorry, a lot of them were taken from the balcony, and I had to zoom in)

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This was the dealers room, as you can see it, it is very small. XD

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I HAD to get photos of Cap. :la:

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Gluttony, holy yes! He even had a tattoo thing for the tongue!

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Cosplay contest winners!

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Just yes.  ^^^^^






2. Life stuff

My grandparents, while supportive of an art career, aren't happy with the amount of money I'm making. I'll admit it was a hard conversation to have, but after talking to my teachers and other freelancers, I've learned it's normal to have to have a second job while freelancing. So I'm looking for art related jobs or things  I can use to expand my art industry knowledge so it's like learning and experience at the same time. I would also be getting money. lol Decent money for the ones I applied for since all are a minimum of 10-15$ an hour. Sadly, odds are I'll be part time which is good for art but not money. x-x

I've applied to multiple jobs at art stores and places where I could be working on/with printing. Being in comics, it's really important to understand how printing works, plus it's great for any art professional to learn too. I'm hoping I can get one of them. I've put in applications and resumes, and now it's a waiting game. I'm also still waiting on those same pages from Dark Horse. x-x I'll be sure to let you all know when it gets here! I'm excited but nervous too.

I will keep working on commissions and that's why I'm sort of hoping but not hoping I get a part time job. My family is ok with that too, and I want to keep some time reserved for all of you guys (and Naor). I will likely open commissions once I get closer to an empty list. Those sketchbook commissions are getting closer to being done and I am in the process of scanning them and building a sketchdump for each of them!




3. Naor

Speak of Naor, I've been working on more comic pages, I have 3 pages penciled and ready to ink! :la: I've been doing lots of little sketches and then the few comic pages.I do have a sad announcement though. e___e

I got the comics back from the printer, and it seems the comic pages are not in the right order. XD I was so depressed since I figured I had made a mistake and would have to pay to reprint (which I can't do right now). However after calling them and talking to them about it, we found it was their error, not mine and they will be reprinting them free of charge for me.

So, I am terribly sorry this happened. I'll keep you all updated on this. I've never heard a bad thing about this company, so I won't give their name since I still love them and everyone is human and since they are taking it upon themselves to fix it, I still want their services. :la:

I'll keep all you pre-orders updated. Good news is everything else is ready to go! I have the special image already done, though I can't post it until after things are shipped. X-X

If anyone pre-ordered and DID not get a copy of the music from Dragonfoxing, please comment to let us know!

  • Watching: NFL (Lions vs Jaguars)
  • Eating: BLT
  • Drinking: water
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Congratulations me for procrastinating from this for so long
seriously all it is is this little sentence:

I believe I didn't get a copy of the music.
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
I'm checking the list.  I'm checking it twice.  I'm seeing who's naughty and who's nice.  Turns out I probably messed up on reading a long list, again.
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
... frak me, I missed a variety of people.  WHY CAN'T I COUNT?!

Fixing.
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Oh dear.  Some of the names have changed since the journal too.  I'm doing a full lookup on any names I missed.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Dragonfoxing would be the person to note about that! He has all the files in a dropbox that he can give to you. Thanks for letting us know.
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sure. ^^
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
omfg.  I majorly oops'd.  Either a note I sent got dropped from the system or I never got a note out to all of the second-round peoples.  I'm going to dig my own grave right after I fix this.
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Got a list of names now, writing up a note...I swear I've done this before?  I only missed 3 people last time apparently???  I can't be THAT forgetful, can I?
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Note sent.  Sorry about the trouble.
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
I didn't know that there was a Fort Collins ComicCon starting, I'll have to go next year!  Best of luck with the applications, I bet working at a print shop would also let you learn some things about local artists too.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I didn't know until a few days before the con either. Yeah! That's one reason why I'm looking for art related retail positions. Networking is king in the art world. XD
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Loxaris Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Naor! Omg I really really want a copy of it! :heart: But I discovered you only very very recently, so I didn't even know you were making your own comic and that a preorder of it was already in place. ;__; Any chance I could still get one? And if so, where/what do I need to do?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The preorders were closed a long time ago. XD However I am ordering a few extra for this reason. XD I figured there would be people finding it after the fact. ouo I could set aside a special list for the reserves/extras. I'll have about 50 of them left over after I dish out all the preorders and family/friend copies. though you wouldn't get the extra postcard that the preorders got, though I'd be happy to do a sketch on the inside page and sign it for you still.

If you want to purchase a reserve copy now, I'd be happy to write your name down and set one aside for you. I always insure things just in case the mail gets damaged, and since I have a limited number, I'd ask for 10$/1000 points. Does that sound reasonable to you?
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Loxaris Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Yes, most definitely! After I saw your drawings I immediately knew that I really need this in my life. :heart:
Aww the copies are signed, and I also get a sketch on the inside? That's awesome, thank you so much for your kindness! :love:

I would need this to be shipped outside of NA though, I am not sure if that would impact the final price?
Do you want me to send you a note with my PayPal e-mail so you can send me an invoice there?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I have a special blank page for signing and sketching for these first prints/editions of the Prologue. And yes, that would actually affect the final price, I had the outside US  purchasers pay only 5$ more and so I'd request the same of you, and the new total would be 15$ please. I'm very happy to want to order one and every single ordered copy makes me so excited to see people caring about it and supporting me. ouo

My email is public here and I use it for all Naor transactions, it's naorcomic@gmail.com. This saves the need of an invoice and allows you to attach your address while sending me a payment.

Thank you so much for your order, I really appreciate it.
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Loxaris Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
And I'm very happy that you're letting me reserve a copy even though the preorders are closed. Lucky that I found you while this is still in the printing phase and that you mentioned the comic in one of your journals. :love:

Payment sent~ I hope everything's all right. Meow :3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I got it. Thank you very much! I appreciate the interest in my comic. ouo
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds like a great experience for you at the convention.

I'm glad they are supportive. It will all work out I'm sure in the end.

That is good they are wiling to reprint.
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Indeed, if I missed anyone who pre-ordered for music, please let me know and I will check records and correct asap!
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ah I don't think I got a copy, though I'm not sure if I just missed it or if it's for paypal only xD
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
I apologize!  It appears there were three late-comers or individuals who were not marked as paid when I sent notes out.  I'm unsure which it was for you, but you, Espherio, and Dreadstormfirewalker will each be receiving a note shortly.
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ah thank you! 
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Note has been sent.
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaah, that con looks so fun! I've got to figure out a con schedule for this state so I don't miss stuff. >< And I'm so happy that you made an awesome contact while there! :D Keep us posted on how those meetings go, I'm sure I'm not the only person interested to hear about them. 
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