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I went to the USA and made it back without getting shot, so I can call that a success! ;)

Also made it back about a stone heavier after all the yummy food on offer! XD (After the Maple Syrup in Canada, chocolate and waffles in Belgium and well -all the food- in NYC I am happy but much rounder after this month ;))

So the low down on what I got up to:

I stayed with friends in a (suspiciously) cheap apartment, where this was a ridiculously huge creepy cellar where we found our own mummified rat (Barry the Basement Keeper)
It was the kind of place you could imagine being broken into, so I hid my passport, so well in fact, that I almost didn't find it when it came to leave :D

The good news was that we didn't't have to spend long there as mostly it was on with the show!

My office for the weekend was the stunning Javits Centre, which, at night, looks like some kind of interdimensional Rubick's cube...
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The queue to get in for NYCC was insane, and this shot shows just a small section of the mass... XD (as an exhibitor you can just nip in with your badge, it feels cool, but people give you evils ;))
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So I got set-up, just one little table for me this time! I usually have a nice big booth; but the Artists Alley in New York Comic Con is quite different from others. It's curated, so you get selected to exhibit there by industry professionals. They have 5 people apply for every 1 table, so it's prestigious to get it - I still can't believe they said yes to me! XD So I was very happy to have just one table for the weekend :)
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Yep. That's me... *hides under her blue hair*

I got me some glossy business cards, which went down a treat (Doesn't anything which people can take for free? ;))
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Met some beautiful people at the show, I love the energy that Americans throw at things, being British, we can often be little more reserved especially when it comes to showing emotion, so the unabashed openness of people was enjoyable and refreshing :)

Thanks for all the awesomeness this weekend ^-^ I got some pretty fan art and saw possible the coolest phone case ever! XD

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But I have to apologise that I literally cannot bring enough prints for all you guys... Seems to just be the ways with overseas conventions. I even had a box shipped out as I was over the weight limit of my suitcase. -But I still sold out of so much stuff! XD  Thanks for the support! :heart:


As a Londoner it was interesting comparing our subway systems. The New York one is 'cooler' but much less easy to work your way around! XD (might have got on the wrong train a few times XD)

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After the show I had a few days exploring! The weather was glorious, sunny, but with that slight Autumn bite.

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I probably messed around with this shot too much, but I like it :)
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I managed to not get any photos of central Park despite spending a whole day there. It was the Monday after the show and I was so tired I had done well to get out of bed at all ;)

On the last day I traversed the Highline, and enjoyed the incongruity of being within trees and grasses but surrounded by skyscrapers. Watched the sun set behind towerblocks as an end came to my North American adventure...

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Then another plane, a bit of sketching, and home :heart:

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All in all it was a beautiful show filled with friendship and fun. Thank you to everyone who made it special :heart:

Home safe and sound now. Ready for my hometown show of London MCM this coming weekend! 
I will certainly have enough prints for that, as I can travel in by car XD

Here's how to find me:
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Just a few booth down form last time, kind of tucked away, so I hope you can find me there! :heart: 

23rd-25th October - there are still tickets available! So grab one now if you want to come along and say hello ^-^
Who'll be there?! :D

I know you guys probably want to see art rather than journals about how I cant art because I'm busy XD
But this is the working life of a professional artist, which for me, doesn't involve getting a lot of time to draw at the moment ^0^
Thanks you all so much for sticking around through the ups and thew downs, the art and the work. Hope you enjoy me sharing my adventures through journals as well as my stories through my art :heart:

Look after yourselves! :heart:

Peace, Love and Prosperity
Blue x
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RowanArtist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist
You city photos are really pretty!
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PupEluver Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shot? That's a little stereotypical XD 
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werewolfmage2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and made it back safe.
Talk about an adventure… a basement keeper, a cathedral of an office and confusing trains :)

Maple syrup on pancakes are the best :)
Would love to go to NYCC. Looks unbelievably awesome.

Good seeing you today. Hope you had a great day at London mcm.

On the way home, some one else said my t-shirt was an ewok, not chewbacca also.
Doesn't really matter since it blends into me  anyway :)

Now I gotta get some frames for your outstanding  artwork prints :)
-KJ
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AmphotericZenki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
"I went to the USA and made it back without getting shot, so I can call that a success!"
Both a sad and funny comment. Hah. I'm glad you made it safe. Makes me wonder what other parts of the world are like to live in.
I lived in an area here in the U.S. where a guy was murdered on the porch of my neighbors house (about 10-12 yards from my front door.)
Had one drive by, and a few other shootings on our block. One guy shot 7 cops, killing one. Found pipes, syringes, etc on the side walk in my front yard.
Just a mess. Makes me wonder what other cities are like, and if overseas is any better. My one and only experience living in a city was awful.
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I'm so glad you had a good and successful time in NYC. (I wish I could have been there!)

Thanks for sharing your pictures and journal from your visit. The Javits Center looks spectacular at night. Love the picture of you at your table; you have a great smile, I love the blue hair, and that dress is perfect for you.

And don't worry about posting your journals. You put so much of yourself into your art that it's not possible for us to care for your art, and not care about you.
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Your hair is amazing and I love that dress. :heart: I really like the shots you've taken. As someone who doesn't get the opportunity to travel much, I find it really interesting to see other people's journeys through their perspective. :)
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mimitakashi16 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Also.... best phone case ever <3 Gosh! I bet it was so lovely seeing that! 
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mimitakashi16 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
So happy to be able to see you again! <3 Me and the boyfriend will be popping by with a treat for you! <3
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SarcasticKitten7 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you enjoyed it!
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Froodals Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New york sounds amazing an looks increadable!!!
Glad you had a lovely time :aww:

AND YAY!!!!! I'll be there Friday! and i'll be in a Pinkie Pie cosplay (equestria girls)
I'll be deffinatly visiting you to say hello!!! :dummy: 
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ChristianPrime1-Bot Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you had a good (though rather filling with food) time. =p

Pity I won't be at MCM London like I was back in 2011 though.

Hope to chat with you again and hoping you enjoy at the Excel London. :hug:
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Sauron170 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Not this year but next year I'll be there :}
Probably gonna stay for a week to see some of London too :}
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bobbyrrobson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're awesome Blue, I'll be there this weekend, all of the excitement!
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
As always you rock! :D
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Lily-Fu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you're amazing, when do you take a nap to rest a bit ? ^^
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Nydearith Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
yay!! i may buy some of your work at MCM london!!
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Miss-Ellanius Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Your life seems like a dream *0* 
My brother will be at London this weekend! I'll let him know where to find you!~ <3
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DestinyBlue Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional
hehe, remember I just post my life's highlight reel here ;)  The tedious work, failures and mentally rough times I don't journal about so much ;)
Not that I'm not grateful for every blessing I have, I am. There is just a lot going on under the surface! :D
Hope to see your bro this coming weekend, tell him to come say hello from you :heart:
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Miss-Ellanius Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah I'm sure go through some pretty stressful periods being self employed :/ Well, you're an inspiration to us all that you manage to keep smiling! I remember when I met you at last November's MCM Birmingham that you were so happy and friendly! Really helped me see the bright side of things hehe:heart:
Will do! :D
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Or-else-what Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Photographer
I wish I went to NYCC! glad you had a great time! you look beautiful
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donnatron Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you made it home from NYCC ok and I'll be sure to see you at MCM :)
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nighthawk81 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Your sketch on the plane home is a real cutie! Will we see her finished any time soon?

Glad you made it through it all okay.
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FreyaLeafy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You must be so tired travelling around the world like this, but I guess it's so awarding seeing your fans and how much thy love your work c:

Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday! :D
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Jensham Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist
I saw you at comic con. It was like totally amazeballs so yay I hope to see you again with lots more prints in the future :o. Loved your hair :3
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Tsyly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the pictures! Also, I love your hair! :)
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VitaniAmkova Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
The transition from my home town in South Florida to winter New York was insane. Very good vacation up in Central Park, I wish to visit London in the Spring.
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BrittyDee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
James and I really enjoyed getting to see you at NYCC again, it was so special having you sign it and write it out to me :) Next year I'll make sure to make you a gift to bring home! I wanted to this year but thought about it only a few days before and didn't have enough time to make what I wanted to. It was cool seeing one of your sketches out that you don't post online! I can't exactly remember what it was but I remember it looked really good :XD: I'm sorry if I was a little awkward, I'm not the most social person, I'm trying to be though, haha. Your booth looked great btw! I liked the colors alot, it was one of the few that looked well put together! I'm glad you got to enjoy NY's wonderful food, I wanna move to Florida so bad but I don't think I could leave the food here :XD: You got some reat shots of NY :) Also your opening sentence of the journal cracks me up!! Is that the NY's reputation right now, everyone gets shot here? I'm really oblivious! I'm glad you sold out on your prints (glad I managed to get one!) and hope you enjoyed your time here! Hoping also to see you again next year :)
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Mercury-Lamp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, sounds like fun. I'm glad you got to come here and I hold on to the hope that I will meet you some day (eventually....).

As an artist just starting out to see how I can start making money off of what I do you're such an inspiration to me. I hope you know that. Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading about your travels and come back to 'Murica soon. :) 
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KTMB17 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student General Artist
OMGosh! You were in NY! ARRGGGG! I missed a chance to see you! *Bangs head on table*
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Adourable-Cuppycake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Best first line ever. XD Definately drew me in. C: That sounds like an amazing adventure. Hope you had fun! I haven't been to New York so you're lucky. And I live in the US.
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NekoSickle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
"We I went to the USA and made it back without getting shot, so I can call that a success!"

I read this line in my notifications and I busted out laughing. Ahhaha...

Andyway, Glad to hear you had fun here in the US. :)
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slicedguitars Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear that you had fun in New York - one day we'll have to join you and head over to NYCC too. For now though we'll just wave from the Comic Village :D
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Leslie24FanFic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
OMG I'm so mad that i missed you but unfortunately me and airplanes don't agree. You are SO beautiful and I love your art. I hope to catch you next time you're in the states.
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mollaroo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
AW YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL and I love your hair omg I want blue hair ahah XD I am hoping to go to MCM London next year, as I wasn't able to this year but idk, i'm so sad I don't get to come and meet you and buy lots of prints! :P
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Luminene Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! Those photographs are beautiful *-* I'm glad you had a good time!

(oh also, I love that dress lol )
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iris-freastorm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you are so amazing and your artwork is so beatifull too 
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Unique-daze-galaxy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Omg, your hair is like the prettiest thing ever!! I'm jellylicious
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CatherineDaydreamer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Omg I love your art journals so much! The phone case was awesome and so your outfit!
YOur art is always a great inspiration to me and I hope you will spoil us with even more!
Have many awesome days dear <3
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Zxyllia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
DO excited to see you at London mcm again ^_^ I buy a print from you every year :D
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Perithia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, you are SO pretty c:
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AlexandertheMagician Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
When are you coming back to Ireland again? I would LOVE to see you again! :D
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Looks like you had quite the adventure. Best of luck at London ComicCon! :D
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ThatAudGirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Artist
You are so pretty and I am super jealous of your blue hair. If I could I would die mine awesome colors but unfortunately I work at a place that thinks anything unnatural is unprofessional. Woo retail. Someday I will be able to go to a convention you are at :D
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Bambss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
You are so beautiful!
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ViPOP Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gosh!!! I love seeing journals about the working life of a professional artist!!! And the stories you share are entertaining X'D esp barry the basement keeper! your blue hair is gorgeous and ahhh, if you ever drop by Texas, that would be lovely! Stay well and looking forward to reading through all your future travelling adventures ! 
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bextie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very VERY excited that MCM has finally come around again! As per normal, I shall drop by your table ^_^ 
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NataliaCrafted Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, I'm glad you had fun (and didn't get shot)! As an American, I can say we do get over-excited over some things (and get ridiculous), but it's just meeting great people is an honor! I hope America didn't scare you ;)
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FoxyAntho Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
There must be a lot of Doc Brown & Marty McFly at the NYCC, right ? :p

Glossy business card which glow in the dark ? :p
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jang010 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Omfg that joke in the first line made laugh waaaay to hard
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Navijunior Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Glad to hear you had so much fun! :)
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