JAFAX's Theme this year is "Anime University." I've been attending JAFAX here in Michigan for the past 12 years or so, and it never gets old.
This year, however, I'm not trying to sell my own wares, I'm scouting other artists. It's a strange feeling, walking through the Artist's Alley and scouting other people's art. I'm used to giving critiques and doing art trades and so forth, but this year I'm critically appraising people and gauging whether I think they'd be a good fit for a Vigilance Press product. I almost feel like an undercover agent or a truant officer, spying on all these hopefuls and trying to pick the ones who are ready to step up to the plate.
I see loads of potential everywhere I look, and a couple of artists have really caught my eye as having that level of polish I'm looking for. Here's to all the artists who are in the Alley, plying their trade, selling their wares. Good luck to you all, but most of all... have fun!!
JAFAX, June 23, 2012
(More big announcements for Vigilance Press coming soon!)