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Last month, Cryptozoic released their trading card set for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and I'm stoked to announce that I've contributed some original art cards to the set! Check out their website, Cryptozoic, for more details, or visit your local comics & collectibles shop to find the trading cards. I'll be scanning in and sharing my artists proofs!
  • Listening to: the news
  • Reading: Michelangelo: a Life in Six Masterpieces
  • Watching: American Ninja Warrior
  • Playing: Mariokart 8
  • Drinking: tea
The show is less than two weeks away, and I'm stoked! This year, BCC moves to the Seaport World Trade Center, and it promises to be even bigger and better than before. Stop by my table in Artists Alley and say hi!

Boston Comic Con
August 3 - 4, 2013 |
World Seaport Trade Center  |
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

www.bostoncomiccon.com/

Also, I'm suuuuuuuuuuper behind answering emails, notes and PMs--gah! I'll be trying to catch up this week, but it make take me a while. :sheepish:
  • Listening to: Digitalism
  • Reading: Scar Night
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Drinking: tea
UPDATE: As most of you know, the past week has been full of grief and worry for Bostonians and the nation. Today has had some major developments with the city all but locked down as the search for the bombers continues, and Boston Comic Con has been postponed in light of these events:

"Due to the unfortunate events that have transpired here in Boston, a city wide lock down has been put into effect until further notice causing The Hynes Convention Center to suspend all events until further notice.  As such, The Boston Comic Con has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a date sometime in 2013." www.bostoncomiccon.com/

Wooohoo! Con season is on a roll! Studio Mia and I will be at Boston Comic Con next weekend, and if you're in the area, swing by Artists Alley table AA105 to say hi. This is a great show, especially if you're into collecting art The organizers make artists a huge part of the show, and there are a ton of awesome featured creators this year. Hope to see you there!

My table: AA 105

Boston Comic Con
April 20-21, 2013
Hynes Convention Center
  • Listening to: Digitalism
  • Reading: The Way of Shadows
  • Watching: Archer
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Drinking: tea
I'm at WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim--woo hoo! Stop by the table I'm sharing with the lovely studiomia and say hi!

We're at table AA-155, and I shall post pics tomorrow for sure! :D
  • Listening to: Hobbit soundtrack
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: The Hobbit
  • Playing: possum
  • Drinking: tea
Here's a quick update with some confirmed con appearances for the upcoming year, and I hope some of you will be able to stop by Artist Alley and say hi! I'll be sure to post table location information and all that good stuff the closer we get to the convention dates.

   WonderCon (Anaheim, CA) March 29-31
   Boston Comic Con(Boston, MA) April 20-21
   Puerto Rico Comic Con (San Juan, PR) May 25-26
   New York Comic Con (New York, NY) October 10-13: unconfirmed

I've got a couple more possible shows I'd like to add in July and September, but there's no official word yet.

(Original blog post:  annecain.blogspot.com/2013/01/…)
  • Listening to: Hobbit soundtrack
  • Reading: Next - Michael Crichton
  • Watching: Being Human (UK)
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Drinking: tea
I began my morning playing the rigorous game of "Email Catch-Up"--which, as many of you no doubt know, is an exercise in futility because it never ends--and after some replies and such, I dove into work. I'm a cover artist for book publishers and authors, and as I was reviewing the request forms, two things hit me: 1)Publisher's are still asking authors to describe a scene from their book as the basis for their cover, and 2)Republic of Tea's Vanilla Almond tea is delicious!

Read the full blog post here: annecain.blogspot.com/2012/12/…
  • Listening to: Christmas songs
  • Reading: Ender's Game...until it Ends. Har har har
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Harvest Moon...don't judge me!
  • Drinking: tea
Once again I will be hitting up the Big Apple with my studio partner, studiomia . Please stop by our table in Artists Alley, AA13. For more info, here's the show's website: nycc12.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exh…

See you there!!! :)
  • Listening to: Avengers soundtrack
  • Reading: Journey Into Mystery
  • Watching: X-men Anime
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering
  • Drinking: water
Yours truly was the featured guest on Sci-fi Saturday Night this week, and I had a blast! The crew at SFSN are so much fun to hang with, and they always have great newsbits for us fangirls and boys. Check out the podcast here: www.scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=…
  • Listening to: Avengers soundtrack
  • Reading: Journey Into Mystery
  • Watching: X-men Anime
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering
  • Drinking: water
I will have a table in the Boston Comic Con 2012's Artist Alley "Annex". (Hey, space was at a premium this year! Thanks to Jim and the good folks at BCC for finding a spot for us 20 or so additional artists!)

See you at the Con!

Boston Comic Con
April 21 - 22, 2012
Hynes Convention Center
  • Listening to: Snow Patrol
  • Reading: Uncanny X-Force (sooo gooooood!)
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering
  • Drinking: tea
Hey, gang! I shall be at WonderCon 2012's Artist Alley this year! The convention runs from March 16th-18th, so if you're looking for something fun to end your Spring Break with, come check it out. I'll post more info once I have my table placement, but as always, I'll have prints with me and I'll be taking a limited number of commissions while I'm at the show.
  • Listening to: Snow Patrol
  • Reading: Uncanny X-Force (sooo gooooood!)
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering
  • Drinking: tea
Ilex Press Limited has released the newest edition of their art book, The Future of Erotic Fantasy Art, and I'm excited to be among the wonderful artists featured inside. Check it out! www.amazon.com/Future-Erotic-F…

My contributor's copy arrived today and the book is *fabulous*! There are a lot of fantastic paintings and digital illustrations in this edition, and While the title might suggest racier work, the images inside are geared for a 14+ audience.
  • Listening to: Christmas music
  • Reading: Uncanny X-Force (sooo gooooood!)
  • Playing: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: milk
Beam me up, Scotty. I'm limping along these last couple of weeks of November, but I'm hoping to bounce back, rejuvenated, after Thanksgiving. Why is January through April can feel a little draggy, but September through December goes by in a blur??? Summer can sometimes feel a little short too, now that I think about it. Oh, hell, time in general is just flying lately, and I don't LIKE IT. *SCOWL* :ninja:
  • Listening to: Various soundtracks
  • Reading: Uncanny X-Force (sooo gooooood!)
  • Playing: Magic: Duel of the Plainswalkers
  • Drinking: milk
It's looking more and more like I will have a table at New York Comic Con this year, which will be very exciting! Its my first time attending the con, but I've heard fantastic things about the event, so I'm stoked. Hope to see some of you there!

New York Comic Con - October 13 - 16, 2011
Javits Center
New York, NY
  • Listening to: Various soundtracks
  • Reading: Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
  • Playing: Magic: Duel of the Plainswalkers
  • Drinking: tea
I took a peek at my calendar and I realized that Comic Con is in 18 days---woo hoo! I'll have a table in Artists Alley, so please stop by and say hi. I'll be selling original sketches and prints, and I'll be taking commissions for larger paintings and artworks as well. Plus, I love talking with fellow artists and comics-fantasy-sci-fi-and-Magic fans!
  • Listening to: Various soundtracks
  • Reading: American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • Playing: Folklore
  • Drinking: water
A friend introduced me to the awesomeness that is Tumblr, and I like it. I'm going to be using to dump a lot of my sketches and quick doodles over there, rather than hide them in my Scraps area here on DA, which is rather like banishing works-in-progress to an empty void, never to be found or seen again. :o)

My Tumblr--> annecain.tumblr.com/
  • Listening to: Various soundtracks
  • Reading: House of M
  • Playing: Folklore
  • Eating: chocolate
  • Drinking: water
I'll be at BEA ( www.bookexpoamerica.com/ ) this year--w00t! Stop by and see me at the Dreamspinner Press booth, where I'll be doing signings, sketchings, and such. I'll also have a sneak-peak at my upcoming DSP sketchbook project, which should be coming out later in the summer. Please stop by!

BookExpo America (BEA): www.bookexpoamerica.com/
May 24-26: Exhibits, Conference, Special Events
Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, N.Y 10001
  • Listening to: Pure Moods
  • Watching: Smallville
  • Playing: Ookami
  • Eating: Mochi
  • Drinking: tea
I'm planning on making it to at least three major events in 2011--woo! If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by! First up is Book Expo America (www.bookexpoamerica.com/). I'll be there May 24th through the 26th at the Dreamspinner Press table with prints, artwork, and doing booksignings for those of you who might want to have the cover artist's sig.
  • Listening to: Growing Pains - La Roux
  • Watching: Smallville
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Drinking: water
Seriously, I *will* update more frequently than this! ;) Several exciting things have been going on career-wise and education-wise, and I'm hoping some of the chaos will settle down in January once I get some things finished up. I also have a preliminary announcement to make: it looks like I might have a spot in Artists Alley at San Diego Comic-Con 2011! Stay tuned for more details, along with a 2011 appearance schedule as I'm working out travel plans for next year. 2011 is gonna be BIG.
  • Listening to: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - The Drifters
  • Playing: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Drinking: Green Tea
The lovely author Lex Valentine interviewed me for Issue 6 of AWH magazine:  www.calameo.com/read/000149014…
Do swing by and check it out if you have a chance! :)
  • Listening to: I Remain - Alanis Morissette
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 2
  • Drinking: water
Alrighty, gang! Registration for the 2010 Creative Direction workshop is going on now: www.creativedirection-workshop…

The instructors will be the usual suspects: April Martinez, Croco Designs, Cris Griffin, and yours truly. Check out the website for a full list of topics, but we're trying to make this workshop accessible and fun for everyone in a range of skill levels. Please feel free to drop me a note with any questions, and I hope to see you there!

2010 Creative Direction Workshop: February 12 -14 www.creativedirection-workshop…
  • Listening to: Vogue - Madonna
  • Drinking: tea