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Wow, there were a lot of cobwebs in here! Sorry for neglecting my dA for so long!! >_< 

While life has been very full, I have slowly been getting back into drawing and focusing on my art again. You can never truly take the art out of an artist! After having been away for so long, it's strange to be faced with the familiar old struggles of being good enough, popular enough. I'll take it a day at a time, and instead of worrying about what others think, I will do my best to just continue improving and growing. 

I'm always open for feedback and thoughts or just general comments/discussion! Should you comment, please also let me know what I should see in your area. :D I love to travel, so it would be great to compile a list of great things to do. 

I'm also on instagram now, so follow me there or on my twitter for quick sketches and such. 
I haven't posted here very much in the past year or two, and will probably post in minimal trickles. Most of my art, sketches, and brain farts will be at my tumblr and Twitter. Hope to hear from you there!

I will be at Anime Detour from April 19-21 in Bloomington, MN. www.animedetour.com

Tumblr: lannydraws.tumblr.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lannyliu
It's been a long time, but this fatty is slowly getting back into the groove :D I'll be tabling at this year's Anime Detour! From April 19-21 in Bloomington MN. animedetour.com/

I've also been working on getting my jet-pack wearing fox mascot made into a plush toy, please help spread the word! Our deadline is MARCH 14, and we're hoping to have this made in time for Anime Expo. Right now, we only have one prototype to show, and we need at least $8k to make more. We're offering all kinds of cool perks, so please check it out. Pass the word on, I appreciate the support!
Indiegogo plush campaign - igg.me/at/kippu igg.me/at/kippu
Deadline - March 14
Hey guyz, I will be at T100 in the Artist Alley for Fanime! Grace unfortunately had to drop out, so it'll be lil' ol' me sitting next to my good friend Henry Liao. I reprinted one of my comic books, printed a new full color comic, and will have a 48 page artbook for sale there also! Wheee. Who needs to read when there are lots of pretty pictures to look at?

I also finally got a Tumblr for my art (my other Tumblr is all about food...). So check it out at lannydraws.tumblr.com

See you this weekend!
April's flying by too fast T___T I will be at Fanime again this year, sharing a table with the lovely Grace (fictographda). Who else will I get to seeeeee?

Forgot to add this again, Starving Artist Postcard Contest! Ends 4/29, get your art sold in Japan and $200 off a tour of your choice. Details here: pacsettours.tumblr.com/post/21…
Thanks to everyone who dropped by my table at Sakura-Con! I'll admit it wasn't as awesome as when Artist Alley was on the sky bridge, but it was great to see old friends and make new ones.

Also~ We're holding a postcard art contest for the Starving Artist Tour from PacSet Tours! Get your art seen and sold in Japan, or join us on the trip! Some cool DA artists are going, it'll be great to geek out over drawing and sharing tips of the trade :D

More info on contest -> pacsettours.tumblr.com/post/21… on tour -> www.pacsettours.com/starvingar…
If you know anyone else who may be interested, please pass the word on!!
Eep it's almost time for Sakura-Con! I didn't get to do as many new pieces as I would have liked, but either way I hope to see you there this weekend! I will be sharing a table with Grace Fong fictograph.deviantart.com/ at table 207.
Yep, trying to get back out there and strut my stuff :D I'll be at Sakura Con this year, sharing a table with the awesome Grace Fong. Any particular print requests?

Been keeping up with "adult people" work, other freelance stuff, and PacSet Tours. I've also been listening to Lana del Rey a lot, partially started because of all that positive and negative buzz! She wasn't totally awesome on SNL, but you can tell she has talent. Was also pretty disappointed in the Oscars last night, but then I guess I shouldn't have had any expectations (and they were already pretty low). That's it for a mini update from me. I am very happy to be going back to Sakura Con, one of my most favorite cons. Here I come Seattle and cherry blossom doughnuts!
It's been a long time that I left my DA luxuriating in dust. Besides working on a lot of new things, I've been expanding my graphic design abilities. Mainly, I've been working on THIS: a new custom tours group to Japan, PacSet Tours pacsettours.com/

Long hours on putting the site together, still gotta figure out PR and marketing. Before you fall asleep, we're putting together a tour for artists, called the Starving Artist Tour. We're going to go art supplies shopping, which is nothing short of AH-MAZING in Shibuya. Tons of pen nibs, manga paper, and just general art supplies that are different from what's sold here in the States. Of course there will also be opportunities to take pictures and sketch temples and our surroundings, and visit the Studio Ghibli Museum.

The highlight? Selling your art at Tokyo Comic City (akaboo.jp/).

Alright, enough shilling and more drawing.
It's been a long time, but I will be venturing to Fanime this year for Saturday and Sunday only! I will be sharing a table with fongmingyun fongmingyun.deviantart.com/ (thanks!) Please also check out the Bento Comics link below, I will also be selling our latest anthology featuring Sherlock Holmes! There are 4 little shorts in there by me, along with many other talented artists including a creative take by Queenie Chan.

I hope to see you at Fanime!

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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
Want to buy my stories? Visit the shop at my site: lannyworld.com/lannyworld/inde…
Just a quick update for those who come by and are wondering "Where's some new artwork?" Life is certainly busy now that I have a full-time job! I'd prefer not to divulge where (some of you might figure it out...), but basically I am working at a small publisher, and I still get to use my art skills now and then. It certainly doesn't leave much time or energy to draw, so I envy those who still have the motivation to do so with a full-time job! Anyway thanks for dropping by, someday soon I'll hopefully have more artwork...



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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
Want to buy my stories? Visit the shop at my site: lannyworld.com/lannyworld/inde…
Thank you again to those of you who were at Anime Iowa, it was different but I had a good time! Iowa City is real cute, reminds me of home :3 It's been a busy busy year so far, I lack new artwork I know! So in summary:

AX was meh. San Diego Comic-Con was a blast as usual, had a great time hanging out with Nashya (p.s. good luck!), and got to see the Scott Pilgrim movie AND the band Metric play after. I <3 the movie, it was awesome. Anime Iowa was real teeny tiny, but I had a good time hanging with some Minnesota friends and new people too! That brings my convention year to an end. Even though the days have been flying by with an actual day job now (no kidding?), I am still working on finding the time to draw and write more stories. I hope to have more stories soon, and will finally put them up here on DA!

Hope everyone enjoys their summer~~ <3



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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
Want to buy my stories? Visit the shop at my site: lannyworld.com/lannyworld/inde…
Thank you again to everyone who came by my table at Anime Expo (if you were able to find it, that is). I am also announcing now that I don't plan to return to AX for a long while. AX was the very first convention I sold art at, and it has been consistently good to me ever since. Ever since it has moved to LACC though, it's lost the same feel that it used to have. At the moment I feel AX has a lot of things to iron out, and this was the first AX that did not go that well for me. I was told more than once that my table was very difficult to find and well...I need the break. Thank you AX and to everyone who has treated me well. Many hugs.

In other news, life has been very busy. I haven't been able to find the time to internet or even draw, although I am burning to do so. Thank you for your patience, I hope to put up new artwork soon. Sometime different perhaps.


My last convention of the year:
July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa, Coralville IA

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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
Want to buy my stories? Visit the shop at my site: lannyworld.com/lannyworld/inde…
It's already June, waah! @__@ Anime Expo is quickly coming up, and our table assignments have been sent out! I will be located at B22, next to Henry Liao with his cute T-shirts. Come by and say hi!


Upcoming Artist's Alley Conventions:

July 1-4 Anime Expo, Los Angeles, table B22
July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa, Coralville IA

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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
So, I broke down and decided to get a table for Anime Expo after all ^_^; ALSO! If you're going to Fanime, and would like to request a commission, please go ahead and Note me about it! Even if I'm not going to be there, I have ways ^_~ (more details if interested on how). You can pay me in advance or when you receive your commission.

Again, if any of you are curious to see a sampling of the commissions I did at Anime Detour, hop over to my LiveJournal!


July 1-4 Anime Expo, Los Angeles
July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa, Coralville IA

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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
THANK YOU everyone who dropped by or supported me this past weekend. I am always happy to see and meet new people, and this weekend was full with awesome people. Especially my wonderful table mate Nashya, thank you again for everything and can't wait to hang out again! (don't know when that'll be tho XD) Also thanks to my other table neighbors who were so enthusiastic and emotive (you know who y'all are!) You guys cracked me up and really made my weekend even more awesome. I also had my first panel ever, "Being a Professional Artist". Thank you to those of you who came up to us to talk, thanks to everyone who sat and listened to us (or at least me) peons of the industry :D I hope it was helpful, and am always open for further questions or general discussion.

If any of you are curious to see a sampling of the commissions I did this past weekend, hop over to my LiveJournal!

The next convention I go to *might* be Anime Expo (Fanime was a go until some unexpected plans came up). But I will be at Anime Iowa for sure, hope to see you there!!

July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa

*edit* If you would like a commission for Fanime, you can note or email me about it. I have friends who will be there, and can help me deliver your commission to you AT Fanime.

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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
I am proud to finally fully announce a new made-to-order anthology site, BENTO COMICS! Everyone worked hard to put this site together, where you can not only read stories online, but also pick and choose what you would like to go into your own printed copy! Currently there are three short stories up from me, one of them is new and I hope to add more new stories soon. Be sure to check out all of the other fantastic stories, including new and old work from Svetlana Chmakova, Queenie Chan, and my good friend Tacto!

Also as a reminder, Anime Detour is coming up soon. Hope to see you there!

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CON SCHEDULE:
April 23-25 Anime Detour, Bloomington MN (THANK YOU Nashya!!)
July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa
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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Bento Comics
April 23-25 Anime Detour, Bloomington MN (THANK YOU Nashya!!)
May 28-31 Fanime, San Jose CA
Anime Expo -- maybe
July 30-August 1 Anime Iowa


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Prints and Commission info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Figured I might as well announce it now, I don't plan to exhibit and attend very many (if any) conventions this year. Due mainly to work (and other factors), I'll have to skip out on SakuraCon and Fanime. AX is in the air, as I'm not sure how the Artist's Alley will be handled this year. The only convention that I'm currently being dragged to is Anime Detour in Minnesota. That's it for the update!


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Prints and Commission Info: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…
Hey all, I hope your holidays have been fun and drama free! Count down to the new year. Oh man, are you looking forward to the new year? I'm ready for something good to happen, that be quite nice.

Currently I'm also selling two original paintings, there will be more artwork for sale here soon.
lannysu.deviantart.com/art/mai…
lannysu.deviantart.com/art/in-…



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Prints and Commissions: lannysu.deviantart.com/journal…