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Hey everyone!

It’s that time of year again – we’re returning to our favourite local convention: SunnyCon Anime Expo in Newcastle Upon Tyne! You can find us on Level 4 at table 127 – directly across from the entrance on the right!

The show is on Friday 22nd June – Sunday 24th June, and boasts a ton of amazing activities, stalls, artists, performances, cosplay, and more. This year that includes “The Yaoi Gameshow” hosted by our friend Tab Kimpton, water colour classes hosted by the amazingly talented Kidura, performances by the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers, Japanese language taster sessions from Newcastle University, whiskey tasting, and a special murder mystery themed escape room game! And that’s without mentioning the gaming area, voice actor signings/talks, and us of course.

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As for angelKat, you’ll be able to find us behind our ridiculously huge twelve foot rainbow-adorned table in Artist Alley, where we’ll be peddling our comics, art prints, mugs, stickers, pins/badges, limited edition (and one of a kind) artwork, custom sketches, and taking commission slot bookings with an exclusive convention-only discount!

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SunnyCon Anime Expo is our favourite local show for a reason; the atmosphere, amazing venue and staff, friendly attendees, etc. really set this event apart as one that we love to support and attend/exhibit at every year.

Not to mention how much we love the host city. We’re a little biased here as locals, but you couldn’t ask for a better place to be for a geeky weekend. The venue, St James Park is only a few minutes walk from the city center (and China Town) where you’ll find a ton of great places to eat whether you want to play it safe with a Five Guys burger, something a little more hipster (and served in weird and well… weird ways) like The Botanist, a variety of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese restaurants, places that serve nothing but ice cream and cake like Kaspas, menus packed with innuendo like The Rub, quite a few pizza places, or if you can’t decide why not try ZaZa Bazaar in The Gate which serves up a tasty world buffet in a Blade-Runner-esque setting. Or you could wander a little further to our favourite chicken place The Coop for rotisserie chicken and shot glasses of your choice of sauce (including some that require waivers for those who like to live dangerously).

And if you’re more interested in just piling on some more geekery on top of your weekend of geeky fun – why not check out one of the two major comic book shops (Travelling Man and Forbidden Planet) who are practically neighbours, or relax in the Geek Retreat cafe. For those who have been to Kidura’s water colour class and want to try it out when they get home – why not check out the Newcastle Arts Centre and their art supply store Details just up the road from the venue!

So why not join us for a day or three of geeky fun, try your hand at something new, throw an axe or something at a zombie, or even come and get a cheeky sketch from angelKat?

For now, remember to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates from the convention, photos, and maybe even a live stream if the wi-fi gods allow!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Until next time!

Davy


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Just a small note to let you all know that the angelKat website is currently down for maintenance due to our host determining that we were hacked. I've reconstructed most of the site so far and am slowly re-adding blog posts/comics, etc. and will then be setting up the online store again.

Since this happened so close to SunnyCon I haven't had as much time as I needed to finish this - so hopefully after SunnyCon I can get a brand new shiny site up and running again.

You can still buy my comics, commissions, merch, etc. from our other webstores (see the links below) or by contacting me directly via note or email.

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Hi everyone, this is just a quick update on our convention schedule and status for the rest of 2017.

A few of my comic con regulars have already asked, and I’m sure some of the more observant of you have noticed that I haven’t yet posted blogs, tweeted maps, etc. for any of our usual Autumn/Winter shows yet (MCM Scotland/London, or ThoughtBubble). There’s a very good reason for this, and that is simply that due to circumstances outside of our control we sadly won’t be able to make it to those shows in the near future. At this time I’m not sure what this means for our convention schedule in 2018, although we are definitely confirmed for SunnyCon Anime Expo, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new details as they arise.

As some of you may be aware, my mother was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and after six months of chemotherapy she was told that she was in remission and placed on an additional two year course of maintenance treatment to (in theory) keep her that way for as long as possible. Sadly she was recently informed that an overlooked scan from last December showed that she had already relapsed. As such she is currently rather ill, battling pneumonia which she needs to be rid of before undergoing further chemotherapy, which will then be followed by a stem cell transplant, and then even more chemotherapy. So the next few months (at least) are going to be rough.

Since I’m her primary carer, and with dates etc. for hospital appointments and treatment still uncertain I’ve decided that it is simply not possible for me to make my usual convention appearances for at least the remainder of 2017. My sincerest apologies to anyone who may be disappointed by this but my priorities have to be with my family at this time and I can only hope for your patience and understanding at this time.

For now, I’ll be continuing to work on art, comics, etc. and updating the angelKat site and my various galleries (including deviantArt) as much as I possibly can. I’ll hopefully be starting up regular Twitch streams again and making some new game/art videos for YouTube too when I have time. On a more practical note, to compensate for the loss of convention income I’ll also be focusing where I can on creating new Patreon content, promoting my online stores, and opening a limited number of commission slots. Because as much as there’s a lot going on right now I still want to create art where I can and it’d be nice to be able to pay the bills (preferably without needing to purchase an RV).

Thank you for your continued support, it truly means a lot and is greatly appreciated.


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Until next time…

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So, last weekend was Small Press Day - a day where comic book shops, libraries, and more across the UK and Ireland embrace the small press and self published comics, zines, webcomics, etc. and the amazingly talented creators that make them. Across the country there were signings, mini-artist alleys, and generally fun and geekery to be had. And it got me thinking about what we, as a community of artists/fans ourselves could do to help spread that love for indie comics throughout the year... and so I wrote a rambling blog about how to not only discover awesome new small press content, but also some ways to support them whether that be through helping to spread the word, or throwing a few coins their way to help buy a coffee or keep the lights on (please don't literally throw coins at artists, it hurts and it's probably considered rude in most places).

Why bother with the extra leg work to find and support the growing small press comic community? Because too many of us comic fans (and those who want to get into comics but aren't sure where to start) have said or at least heard someone say "I wish there was a comic about..."

There's a world of fantastic diverse and interesting stories out there being told on the pages of small press comics and zines, of incredibly high quality that deserve to be read but without the cash of big studios like Marvel or DC it's not quite so simple to be noticed by an audience who think that's all there is to see.

What I'm saying is, discover small press for yourself, read webcomics, rave about them to your friends, family, and followers, and do what you can to encourage and keep those creators creating new worlds and new stories.

To read my full ramblings including some ideas on how to spread the word, discover new creators, get involved, ways to support individual creators, and a few artists that I recommend that you check out too, check out my blog post on angelKat!

( Also, if there's something you feel that I missed out of the blog post, or any additional suggestions on how to spread the word and/or support creators - let me know! )


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For the rest of July and August I'm running a Summer Sale on character commissions - with discounts of up to 40% off!
Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis, I'll open 5 slots initially, usual terms and rules apply.

Digital Character Art Commissions

Check out my site or contact me for more info!

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Oh, and the angelKat webstore has been restocked with brand new "Everyone Likes Butts" mugs, angelKat Colouring Books, and some one-of-a-kind traditional ink/marker sketches!





Go take a look!

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Until next time…

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Sunstone Review

So, after far too long I've posted a brand new review on the angelKat blog - this time of a long time favourite comic of mine that has been completed and is now available in 5 beautifully illustrated trade paperbacks. It's the story of adorably awkward (admittedly kinky) nerds falling in love otherwise known as Sunstone. The series by Stjepan Šejić is one LGBT romance series that should be on every comic/romance fans book shelf. Not to mention that the books manage to portray BDSM realistically with an emphasis on trust, aftercare and the core principles of "safe, sane, and consensual" which seems to be lacking from other recent titles that include BDSM/fetish content.




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The Sunstone review marks a return to regular blog posts on the angelKat site - including reviews, articles, tutorials, and perhaps some cast Q&A's. Not only that but I'm readying the site for incoming updates that will see two brand new dedicated pages where you'll be able to read The Editors, and my brand new LGBT comic series Hier Spirits online as well as continuing updates to Fera!

If there's something you'd like to see appear on the angelKat blog comment below. I'm very interested to hear what you'd like to see me write about (or since I'm going to be doing more content for YouTube and Twitch - anything you'd like me to do a video or stream about).

Whether that's comics, films, games, LGBT topics, tutorials, or anything else don't be afraid to comment or send me a note. Hell, if you're a small press/webcomic person - feel free to suggest your own comics too!

I may not be able to get to every suggestion - but I will do my best :D


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Speaking of Twitch/YouTube though - I am hoping to stream and record a Let's Play of an upcoming video game that I've been raving about since it was first announced at E3. If you hadn't guessed by now I'm a huge fan of Life is Strange, so I'm really looking forward to playing the prequel even if it is by a different studio.

So, once it's released I hope that you'll join me in revisiting Arcadia Bay in August!

Are you looking forward to the new game? Apprehensive about a prequel and/or the new dev team working on it? Looking forward to the other Life is Strange game Dontnod say they're working on? Feel free to geek out with me on Twitch, social media, or simply the comments section below!


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We’ll be returning to SunnyCon Anime Expo once again on 16th – 18th June at St James Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne! Tables 101-102 on Level 4 (Bamburgh Suite)

As always you’ll be able to find us in the Artist Alley along with a ton of other amazing artists with stacks of comics, art prints, and more. SunnyCon Anime Expo is the rebranded bigger and better form of our favourite local convention. We’ve exhibited at SunnyCon from their very first show back in 2012 and it’s always an amazing weekend and the origin of our butt sketches! The show itself is filled with artists, geeky merch stalls, retro gaming, contests, cosplay, talks & panels, and Japanese culture. This years guests include Pokemon’s Jesse and James (Team Rocket), and Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan/Sword Art Online/Miraculous Ladybug).

For V.I.P. attendees you’ll be receiving an art book featuring artwork from angelKat and a whole host of other artists – this years theme was humanised/gijinka versions of local landmarks which was a lot of fun to work on – I hope that you all enjoy the art too!


SunnyCon VIP Gijinka Art Book: Durham Cathedral by slicedguitars

Check out the “How To Find Us” map below, and be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram as I’ll be posting updates on both of those during the run up to the show and during the show itself including cosplayer photos, tweeting about silly con happenings, recommendations on stalls to visit, geeking out over the bits of the show we get to see from behind our table, and perhaps some convention exclusive deals for our followers!


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For those who can’t make it to the show, we’ll (hopefully) be recording some videos of the weekend for our new YouTube channel to share with you too.

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As usual I'll be offering convention exclusive offers during the weekend from bundle deals on prints/comics, to bonus items, and huge discounts on both digital and traditional commissions!

These prices are exclusive to booking slots at conventions - depending on time and queues art will be completed either for pick up at the convention, or completed after the event and posted/emailed out to you! I'm also offering a 2 characters for the price of 1 deal on couple portraits to celebrate Love is Love / LGBT* Pride month - so if you want art of your favourite OTP this is the ideal time to book your commission slot! Slots are limited to 10 for now.

I'll also be doing quick sketches at the show including angelKat/butt caricatures for £2 each, and fun "Sketch Machine of Dooooom" inked art cards (based on 2+ randomly selected prompts) from £5!

angelKat Sketches by slicedguitars

Other deals on the day include;
Bullet; Blue Print Bundles: 3x A4 prints for £15 (usual price £18) | 2x A5 prints for £5 (usual price £6)
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Bullet; Blue Kitchen Sink: 2x A4 prints + 1x mini-print pack + 3 comics + 1x badge set + 1x notebook + 1x angelKat sketch = £40 (usual price £52)

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For those attending SunnyCon Anime Expo for the first time, here are some of our best tips to make the most out of your weekend!

Bullet; Blue First and most important: make sure that you take breaks to get at least 2 proper meals per day and get enough sleep each night – your body will thank you for it and it’ll help you avoid the dreaded con-flu.
Bullet; Blue Second and just as important: keep a bottle of water with you as you wander the aisles. It may not feel like it but convention halls are busy, warm, and cramped places at times so staying hydrated is a good idea.
Bullet; Blue Take cash with you – there are ATM’s in the building but they often run out of cash early in the weekend due to demand, we can take card at our table but a) not all sellers at the show can and b) 4G internet connections in venues like St James Park aren’t reliable enough to say with 100% confidence that they’ll always work.
Bullet; Blue Make sure that your cash and valuables are stored securely. In a hall filled with a lot of people, sadly there’s always the chance of someone with sticky fingers being around, or in more innocent situations it’s very easy to get distracted and leave your valuables behind (the amount of people I’ve had to chase after with wallets, phones, cameras, etc. after they’ve left them on my table is scary). So always make sure that you know where your stuff is.
Bullet; Blue SunnyCon staff usually do have a cloakroom where they store things securely for cosplayers and attendees – I’m not 100% sure on details but if you have something you’d rather not lug around, it doesn’t hurt to ask a staff member or volunteer for more info!
Bullet; Blue Newcastle is our home turf and if there’s one thing we love about our city it’s the wide variety of cheap yet tasty food options within walking distance! We highly recommend The Coop (a very nice chicken place), Kaspas (ice cream… lots of ice cream), ZaZa Bazaar (a world buffet which always reminds me of Blade Runner), etc. Seriously if you’re stuck or need directions head to our table and we’ll happily give you more recommendations!
Bullet; Blue If you’re attending with friends/family – make sure that you all have each others phone numbers, fully charged phones, and when you arrive agree on a meeting spot should you get separated. SunnyCon is deceptively easy to lose people at so it’s always best to prepare for that possibility.
Bullet; Blue Don’t be afraid to say “Hello” – whether it be to stall holders, cosplayers, other attendees, or even us artists – for the most part we don’t bite and we’re all just big geeks anyway.
Bullet; Blue That said – cosplay is not consent. It shouldn’t have to be said but whether someone is in cosplay or not a) don’t touch people without their consent b) don’t take photos of cosplayers without their consent – especially when they’re eating or relaxing. It may seem harmless but it’s generally considered to be bad manners and doesn’t get you a good photo anyway.
Bullet; Blue Take some time to check out the Artist tables -I’m pretty biased about this of course, but the artists at SunnyCon are some of the friendliest people ever and will happily geek out with you. Best of all, each artist is unique and you’ll probably not find their stuff elsewhere so it’s your best chance to find something awesome and unique that you can take home to remember your weekend with.
Bullet; Blue The best advice I can give, however, is be safe and have fun. That’s really what SunnyCon is all about – geeking out with new and old friends and perhaps getting some new art and comics to bring back home!

As always, if you’re attending SunnyCon Anime Expo I hope to see you there – be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram – and enjoy the show!

Until next time…

Davy



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We'll be returning to London MCM Comic Con once again on 26th - 28th May in the ExCel!

You'll be able to find us behind  table CL1 in the Comic Village with stacks of queer comics, art prints, and more!

London MCM is our biggest show of the year and it's packed with things to do for attendees whether it's indie and big name comic creators in the Comic Village (I'm biased, but it's my favourite part), artists and official merchandise in the huge dealer halls, an entire area filled with YouTube stars, the latest video game demos, awesome booths filled with art and gaming tech (including Wacom who I will continue to torment myself by gazing longingly at their latest hardware), international cosplay tournaments, crowded halls for eSports contests, and celebrity guests! There was even a bunch of fairground rides last year... not sure if they'll be there this year sadly.

This years show has an impressive list of celebrity guests doing talks and signings; Donnie Yen (Rogue One), Billie Piper (Doctor Who ... great now I have Honey To The Bee stuck in my head, thanks MCM), Summer Glau & Sean Maher (Firefly), Echo Kellum (Arrow), Luke Mitchell (Agents of SHIELD), Verne Troyer (Austin Powers), Rebecca Breed (The Originals/Pretty Little Liars), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk), Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), the Red/Blue/Black/Yellow Power Rangers from the 90s, Veronica Taylor (Pokemon), Hynden Walch (Adventure Time/Teen Titans), and Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time/Voltron).

Check out the map below as a handy guide on how to find us! (Note: The entrance is from the East/Right side of the concourse this time due to Custom House station being closed for works) Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram as I'll be posting updates on both of those during the run up to the show and during Comic Con itself including cosplayer photos, tweeting about silly con happenings, recommendations on stalls to visit, geeking out over the bits of the show we get to see from behind our table, and perhaps some convention exclusive deals for our followers!

London MCM Comic Con (May 2017) Map! by slicedguitars

For those who can't make it to the show, we'll (hopefully) be recording some videos of the weekend for our new YouTube channel to share with you too.



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In the run up to London MCM Comic Con and SunnyCon Anime Expo this year I'm accepting pre-orders for traditionally inked commissions for pick up at the events from just £30! (optional limited colour via Copic marker also available on request)


Slots are limited and in order to give me time to have them ready to be collected at the event(s) they have to be ordered before the deadlines listed below. These are for collection only - if you can't attend I'm sorry but I do still have my normal digital/traditional commissions available at their usual full price.

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For those attending London MCM Comic Con for the first time, here are some of our best tips to make the most out of your weekend!


Bullet; Blue First and most important: make sure that you take breaks to get at least 2 proper meals per day and get enough sleep each night – your body will thank you for it and it’ll help you avoid the dreaded con-flu.
Bullet; Blue Second and just as important: keep a bottle of water with you as you wander the halls. It may not feel like it but convention halls are busy, warm, and cramped places at times so staying hydrated is a good idea.
Bullet; Blue Take cash with you – there are ATM’s in the building but they often run out of cash early in the weekend due to massive demand, we can take card at our table but a) not all sellers at the show can and b) 4G internet connections in venues like the ExCel aren’t reliable enough to say with 100% confidence that they’ll always work.
Bullet; Blue Make sure that your cash and valuables are stored securely. In a hall filled with 130k+ people, sadly there’s always the chance of someone with sticky fingers being around, or in more innocent situations it’s very easy to get distracted and leave your valuables behind (the amount of people I’ve had to chase after with wallets, phones, cameras, etc. after they’ve left them on my table is scary). So always make sure that you know where your stuff is.
Bullet; Blue MCM do have a cloakroom where they store things securely for cosplayers and attendees – I’m not 100% sure on details but if you have something you’d rather not lug around, it doesn’t hurt to enquire at the official MCM Info booths!
Bullet; Blue There is always plenty of food around at the ExCel, whether it’s the food hall stands or the franchises on the concourse – but they do come with their own problems e.g. huge queues, and equally huge prices. So, if you’re on a budget and would rather save some time it’s a good idea to either bring a packed lunch from home/your hotel, or grab food from a local shop on your way in.
Bullet; Blue Another suggestion with food: there are some really nice restaurants right outside the ExCel but if you’re on a budget they’re still pretty pricey. It may sound silly but we’ve found that having takeaway apps on our phone like Just Eat means you can get tasty food for a fraction of the cost. Some places even have “healthy-ish” take out these days!
Bullet; Blue Before you set off, consider downloading the show guide from the MCM website to your preferred device! There will be free printed versions available at the con itself (at the official Info booth usually) and they contain maps, schedules, and tons of useful info. Not only is it handy to have to finding your way around and planning out your weekend, but some people even get artists and guests to sign the book next to their names.
Bullet; Blue If you’re attending with friends/family – make sure that you all have each others phone numbers, fully charged phones, and when you arrive agree on a meeting spot should you get separated. MCM is a busy show and it’s easy to get split up so it’s always best to prepare for that possibility.
Bullet; Blue Don’t be afraid to say “Hello” – whether it be to stall holders, cosplayers, other attendees, or even us artists – for the most part we don’t bite and we’re all just big geeks anyway.
Bullet; Red That said – cosplay is not consent. It shouldn’t have to be said but whether someone is in cosplay or not a) don’t touch people without their consent b) don’t take photos of cosplayers without their consent – especially when they’re eating or relaxing. It may seem harmless but it’s generally considered to be bad manners and doesn’t get you a good photo anyway.
Bullet; Blue Take some time to check out the Comic Village – like I said I’m biased but of all the things at Comic Con it’s the area with the most unique things that you probably won’t find anywhere else. And you even get to see me, which is less terrible than it sounds!
Bullet; Blue The best advice I can give, however, is be safe and have fun. That’s really what Comic Con is all about – geeking out with new and old friends and perhaps getting some new art and comics to bring back home!


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I'm participating in SunnyCon Anime Expo 2017's VIP art book of anthropomorphic north east landmarks - and what better way to launch my brand new YouTube channel than a speedpaint video completing art for my favourite local convention?

The new channel will feature art processes, speed paints, tutorials, videos from Artist Alley, and recordings of my creative/game Twitch live streams. If there are any things you'd like to see me stream or record for either YouTube or Twitch feel free to get in touch :D






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I've been pretty busy the past few weeks and after a few tweaks and tests the brand new angelKat Store is now online, there you'll be able to order comics, art prints, and more direct from us via the angelKat website!

My other stores (Gumroad, Society6, Redbubble, etc) are still very much alive for digital comics, t-shirts, and other print on demand items but for those items that you'd normally only be able to buy from me in person at conventions - they now have a permanent home on the main angelKat website.

As with any new site there may be some teething problems that we missed during our testing so if you do spot something let us know so that we can make the new store run as smoothly as possible.



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This month we'll be returning to London MCM Comic Con at the Excel, and next month we'll be heading over to our local show SunnyCon Anime Expo at St. James Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne!

I haven't been given maps or table numbers yet, but as soon as I do you'll be the first to know as I'll be posting them everywhere from deviantArt, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, to the angelKat site.

For now though, I'm working on new comic pages, sketches, prints, etc. which will hopefully be available at the shows alongside the last copies of Fera issue #1. I'm still undecided as to whether I'll be doing another print run of issue #1 in the near future as I hope to replace it with the trade paperback that I'm working on which will combine issues 1-3 with new artwork later in the year - so these shows (and our online store) may be your last chance to grab a copy of issue #1 in it's current form!

At MCM and SunnyCon I'll also be doing the usual "on request" butt sketches, angelKat caricatures, and submitting to the demands of the Sketch Machine of Doom! which will be on call to randomly generate prompts for fun marker sketches. The Sketch Machine was incredibly popular last year and I had a lot of fun with it at conventions getting to sketch Disco Dancing Pizza, Vocaloid Shakespeare, and Dalek/Raptor hybrids are amongst the many highlights.

So, if you're in London for MCM, or Newcastle for SunnyCon - I hope to see you there :D

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This weekend I'll be celebrating my birthday - I have no solid plans yet other than to spend some quality time with family, perhaps give in to the temptation of Overwatch Uprising. I don't know if it'll be over the weekend of my birthday, but I do plan to host some art/game streams on Twitch this month - let me know if there's any particular game or art content you'd like to see :D

I'd consider doing a drink and draw, but I don't particularly drink so it'd likely just be tea, sweets, and doodling silly things based on viewer suggestions - perhaps I should see how many different kinds of butts I can sketch in a single stream haha! I will definitely be doing art streams whilst I ink/colour new comic pages, and (with client permission) whilst working on art commissions too.


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Speaking of... I've recently re-opened my commissions and to celebrate my birthday, I'm offering Two characters for the price of One on all art commissions in April - whether that's your OTP in a passionate embrace, a couple portrait, or two separate pieces with 1 character each is entirely up to you! My usual commission terms apply - check out my commission info for more details.

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Just a brief note to say that my Storenvy shop is currently offline at the moment because (apparently) someone reported it for linking to my blog/webcomic site Confused

I'm going to see what I can do to remedy the situation, if not I'll finally stop putting off coding/installing a proper online shop directly on the angelKat site. I don't have many copies of Fera issue #1 left right now in print, but feel free to get in touch if you'd like to order books/prints to pick up at conventions (or for me to post out to you) and I'll see what I can do.

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I recently started sketching/inking traditionally in my free time and at conventions again after many years of being 100% digital. So, I've decided to re-open traditional commissions online for the first time in almost a decade. They'll run alongside my usual digital commissions, and the traditional prices include P&P to a UK address.


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As for digital commissioners - you now have the option to have your commission produced live on stream via Twitch and/or recorded as a timelapse video that I'll upload to YouTube! These are 100% optional, and I won't stream/record commissions without your permission and this doesn't apply to NSFW content due to Twitch/YouTube policies. See below for more details!


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As mentioned above, I've also launched channels on Twitch and YouTube where I'll be streaming and uploading videos of my art process (comics, commissions, prints, etc), gaming, and perhaps even videos from our comic con adventures! If there's any content that you'd particularly like to see on those channels let me know and I'll see what I can do :D (Big Grin)



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Remember, you can also show your support via Patreon - a monthly subscription of as little as $1 per month where I post sketches/WIPs, early access to new comic pages, exclusive art, and more! $1 doesn't sound like a lot but it helps go towards keeping the lights on and letting me create more art and comics to share with everyone.

You can even send a one time Tip/Donation if you prefer through TwitchAlerts (your name will appear on stream if I'm live) or Ko-Fi!

Not to mention my online stores listed below including (signed) Comics/Prints direct from me via Storenvy, Digital Comics via Gumroad, t-shirts and merch via Society6/Redbubble/Teepublic!




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We’re heading to London this weekend (28th-30th October) for London MCM Comic Con! You can find us as always in the Comic Village, at TABLE L1.

We’ll have a stack of comics, prints, and more for sale and we’ll be sketching, taking digital commission orders, promoting our Patreon, and generally trying not to geek out too much at people. The Sketch Machine of Dooom! is also returning, along with some brand new prints (including a pair of Yuri/Yaoi themed ones that I plan to release as t-shirts soon too) and my first colouring book too.

Check out the maps below to find us!


Remember to check out the Comic Village – if you’ve ever wished Marvel/DC made a comic about “X” then you’ll probably find something to your taste in the Comic Village. There are comics about LGBT* magical girls, zombie bears, beautifully illustrated science fiction, a crime fighting Moon, steam-punky magic, and so much more that every comic fan needs in their collection!

As always, practical/safety things; stay hydrated, make sure to eat at least one proper meal per day, keep an eye on your valuables, and as the cash machines at the venue regularly run out – probably a good idea to pick up cash on the way to the venue if possible. A few of us do accept card (mobile data willing) including Apple Pay, PayPal, Visa, etc. but it isn’t always guaranteed. Make sure to agree a meeting place with friends if you get separated as the show is huuuge and it’s easy to get lost. But above all, have fun and come and say hello!



Remember, we’ll be updating Twitter and Instagram all weekend with photos and info so make sure to follow Donna and I there!

Check out the links below for more info;

Website: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
Show Guide: www.mcmcomiccon.com/ebooks/lon…

Twitter: t_iii / d0nna_ake
Instagram: t_iiiake / d0nna_ake

Patreon: www.patreon.com/t_iii
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/A7829TO

We look forward to seeing you there!
Davy

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If you enjoy my art and want to see more of it, get some exclusive content not available elsewhere, and get early access to new comics (not to mention discounts on books/merch/commissions!!): make sure that you become a Patron of (sometimes queer) comics and art by yours truly over at PATREON for as little as $1 per month!

There are some fun rewards over there and previews of the comic pages above were just some of them in the last update. Next month I'll be adding more comic pages, brand new art, wallpapers, and more! I'm also planning on hosting my first art live stream after I get back from London and will be taking suggestions from Patrons.

All funds raised through Patreon or from commissions/merch sales go directly to two main things and nothing else; 1) basic living expenses i.e. rent, utilities, food... and 2) art expenses so that I can keep making art for you e.g. maintaining my equipment, printing books, convention tables, etc.

If you can't spare $1+ per month, don't worry - you can still help and show your support by spreading the word about my art, comics, patreon, etc. I truly appreciate every share/like/comment etc.



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This weekend (24th-25th September) we’ll once again be heading to Glasgow for Scotland MCM Comic Con! You’ll be able to find us in the Comic Village at table D5 with stacks of comics, art prints, and more.

I’ll be doing sketch commissions all weekend including butts, angelKat caricatures, and the random fun of the SKETCH MACHINE OF DOOOOOM! I’ll also have preview pages of new comics I’ve been working on, including Hier Spirits, which so far has only been seen by Patreon supporters, and should have physical copies of Project Autumn for sale too.

Check out the maps below to find us!

Scotland MCM Comic Con 2016 Map Scotland MCM Comic Con 2016 Comic Village Map

Be sure to check out some of the Comic Village – there’s a ton of talented UK comic talent to be found, and if you’ve ever wished there were comics that featured more “X”, whether that be PoC, queer, ace, disabilities, music, tea, shoe-centric martial arts, or your favourite subculture then you’re probably going to find it here. Take a look at the map below for some of our recommendations to get you started!

As always, practical and safety things to keep in mind; you’re in a crowded, often warm venue on your feet all day – make sure to drink plenty fluids, have a proper meal or two each day, keep your valuables safe (phone, keys, wallet), make sure your phone is properly charged, and enjoy yourself. If you’re going with friends, make sure to decide on a place to meet up in case you’re separated too as it’s easy to do so in a crowd. You can find help, and show guides at the information booth (the big orange circle above Kato’s head on the map) as well as from staff and stewards around the venue – they’ll be the ones wearing MCM staff/steward shirts!

Cash-wise, there’ll probably be cash machines in the venue – but with the size of MCM shows these can run out pretty early in the weekend, so it can be a good idea to get your cash before heading to the venue. That said, a lot of dealers and artists will accept card (even we accept chip and pin, contactless, PayPal, and Apple Pay  – so long as we can get a mobile data signal).

Remember, we’ll be updating Twitter and Facebook all weekend with photos and info so make sure to follow Donna and I there!

Check out the links below for more info;

Website: www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/
Show Guide: www.mcmcomiccon.com/ebooks/sco…

Twitter: t_iii / d0nna_ake
Instagram: t_iiiake / d0nna_ake

Patreon: www.patreon.com/t_iii
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/A7829TO

We look forward to seeing you there!
Davy

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If you enjoy my art and want to see more of it, get some exclusive content not available elsewhere, and get early access to new comics (not to mention discounts on books/merch/commissions!!): make sure that you become a Patron of (sometimes queer) comics and art by yours truly over at PATREON for as little as $1 per month!

There are some fun rewards over there and previews of the comic pages above were just some of them in the last update. Next month I'll be adding more comic pages, brand new art, wallpapers, and more! I'm also planning on hosting my first art live stream after I get back from London and will be taking suggestions from Patrons.

All funds raised through Patreon or from commissions/merch sales go directly to two main things and nothing else; 1) basic living expenses i.e. rent, utilities, food... and 2) art expenses so that I can keep making art for you e.g. maintaining my equipment, printing books, convention tables, etc.

If you can't spare $1+ per month, don't worry - you can still help and show your support by spreading the word about my art, comics, patreon, etc. I truly appreciate every share/like/comment etc.



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This Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June, we’ll be back at our local convention SunnyCon once again, this time in a brand new venue: St James Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne!

We’ll be at table 29 with a stack of books including Fera, The Editors, Project Autumn, and perhaps even some previews of brand new titles too! Not to mention art prints, commissions, sketches, badges, mugs, and lots more.

Find us at table 29 at SunnyCon 5

SunnyCon’s a really great show for all of the family with games, art, merch, cosplay, contests, panels/talks/workshops, and even some great after parties too. This year they have some awesome guests too, including Johnny Yong Bosch (Power Rangers) and for the first time in the UK, all the way from Japan, voice actress Fumiko Orikasa (Inuyasha, Digimon, Bleach, FMA, Tokyo Ghoul, and many many more). There are also 18+ after parties, a themed menu at the venues bars, and more.

As always, remember to stay hydrated throughout the day – there will be free water available at designated points around the show including the chill out zone. It may not seem like you need it, but it’s been quite warm lately, venues filled with people tend to get hot to start with (not to mention cosplays), and it’s easy to forget in the excitement and bustle of a busy convention. Stay safe, take care of yourself, and if you need any help ask the volunteers/staff – they’re a friendly bunch who will do what they can to assist.

Check out the links below for the shows official website, where to buy tickets (I think it’s advance booking only this year so book soon if you haven’t already), and more info.

Website: sunnycon.co.uk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SunnyConConve…
Buy Tickets: sunnycon.co.uk/sunnycon-ticket…

Also, follow Donna and I on Twitter and Instagram for photos and updates throughout the weekend!
Twitter: t_iii / d0nna_ake
Instagram: t_iiiake / d0nna_ake

We look forward to seeing you there!
Davy

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If you enjoy my art and want to see more of it, get some exclusive content not available elsewhere, and get early access to new comics (not to mention discounts on books/merch/commissions!!): make sure that you become a Patron of (sometimes queer) comics and art by yours truly over at PATREON for as little as $1 per month!

There are some fun rewards over there and previews of the comic pages above were just some of them in the last update. Next month I'll be adding more comic pages, brand new art, wallpapers, and more! I'm also planning on hosting my first art live stream after I get back from London and will be taking suggestions from Patrons.

All funds raised through Patreon or from commissions/merch sales go directly to two main things and nothing else; 1) basic living expenses i.e. rent, utilities, food... and 2) art expenses so that I can keep making art for you e.g. maintaining my equipment, printing books, convention tables, etc.

If you can't spare $1+ per month, don't worry - you can still help and show your support by spreading the word about my art, comics, patreon, etc. I truly appreciate every share/like/comment etc.



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Next weekend (27th-29th May) we’ll be at MCM London Comic Con in the Comic Village at TABLE CL14 !

This year MCM boasts some pretty cool guests from shows like Fringe, Sleepy Hollow, Lost Girl, Sugar Rush, Rwby, etc. as well as a slew of YouTube stars, brand new video game demos (including VR stuff which looks fun) and all of the fun of a huge event packed with pop culture, merch, cosplay, and everything else we’ve come to expect from massive media events. Personlly I’m mostly eyeing the Wacom and art supply booths whilst sobbing quietly in a corner because they’re all far more expensive than my poor bank balance can manage.

However, the part of MCM that I love the most is the Comic Village – and yes I’m incredibly biased but please hear me out. When I first started as an artist at MCM the Comic Village was just a couple of tables out of the way of the “main event” and it’s amazing to think that our little patch of dirt has grown into a thriving metropolis of over 200 tables worth of artistic talent and creativity. Yes, you’ll find a few notable creators from Marvel/DC and the rest – but the Comic Village really shines because of the amazing work of small press and indie artists. So, if you’ve ever thought “I really wish DC/Marvel would do a comic about…” – check out the Comic Village. Whether you want comics featuring LGBT/PoC characters, stories about the Moon fighting crime, an interview that ends worlds, kids comics, a one-eyed monster girls adventures, black market soul traders, girls fighting narrative tropes with shoe-based martial arts, or even some new heroes to read about – Comic Village has you covered.

We hope that you’ll join us, and just in case you’re not sure where table CL14, or the Comic Village are here’s a handy map (including the locations of most of the artists I collaborated with on ‪#‎ProjectAutumn‬ – which you’ll also be able to grab a copy of at the show – or click this link to pre-order yours today)

Comic Village table CL14 @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016London MCM Comic Con May 2016 Comic Village table CL14

As well as a map, enjoy these short previews of art from my section of ProjectAutumn, and the opening pages of my new series Hier Spirits about an LGBT* demi-goddess couple solving supernatural mysteries…

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Project Autumn is the story of 16-year old Orion, he’s on one hell of an interview for the position of Sunsetter. Except he doesn’t remember much because his memories have been wiped, and he’s being assessed on just how well he can tip worlds over the edge and into destruction as part of a secret intergalactic rejuvenation project. In issue one Orion visits 10 worlds, each beautifully illustrated by 10 different artists as he hops between them. To find out more check out the Project Autumn website where you can pre-order your copy today. You can also pick up copies of the comic in person at London MCM Comic Con from the Brambletyne table (or my table, or any of the other participating artists tables in the Comic Village as highlighted on the map above).

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Remember to follow Donna and myself on Instagram and Twitter as we’ll be posting photos and updates throughout the weekend!

MCM Website: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
Full Show Guide: www.mcmcomiccon.com/ebooks/lon…
Twitter: t_iii / d0nna_ake
Instagram: t_iiiake / d0nna_ake

See you there!!
Davy




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If you enjoy my art and want to see more of it, get some exclusive content not available elsewhere, and get early access to new comics (not to mention discounts on books/merch/commissions!!): make sure that you become a Patron of (sometimes queer) comics and art by yours truly over at PATREON for as little as $1 per month!

There are some fun rewards over there and previews of the comic pages above were just some of them in the last update. Next month I'll be adding more comic pages, brand new art, wallpapers, and more! I'm also planning on hosting my first art live stream after I get back from London and will be taking suggestions from Patrons.

All funds raised through Patreon or from commissions/merch sales go directly to two main things and nothing else; 1) basic living expenses i.e. rent, utilities, food... and 2) art expenses so that I can keep making art for you e.g. maintaining my equipment, printing books, convention tables, etc.

If you can't spare $1+ per month, don't worry - you can still help and show your support by spreading the word about my art, comics, patreon, etc. I truly appreciate every share/like/comment etc.



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New rewards are up on Patreon including new wips/sketches, concept designs from The Editors, and a brand new exclusive "butt" desktop wallpaper.

I'll be releasing new comic pages with exclusive early access for Patreon backers over the rest of the month and into the future. First up will be the opening pages of a brand new horror comic series House of Bones written by the co-creator of The Editors, Paul Burr. It begins with a young journalist in 1980s Edinburgh, trying to catch her big break and a house with a bloody past.

Patreon backers also get exclusive discounts/offers, credit towards art commissions, process/tutorials, and a ton of other rewards too! As my birthday is coming up soon I'll be offering a 15% discount on commissions exclusive to Patreon backers.*

For full details check out www.patreon.com/t_iii

Any cash raised through Patreon goes towards; keeping the lights on, producing and printing new books/artwork, conventions, and the occasional cup of tea. I also plan to save some of it so that I can invest in new equipment to help me make more cool stuff for you folks (like headsets/mics so that I can do proper art streams).

As always thanks for all of your support whether that's backing the Patreon for $1+ per month or simply sharing the link/info on social media and with friends! For small press artists word of mouth is very important, so where you can share, reblog, retweet, etc. it's all very much appreciated.

(Check out the icons above to follow me on social media!)

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Life is a bit hectic at the moment, as I mentioned in the previous post there are health things going on with family including hospital stays etc. which have been pretty stressful, but things seem to be settling down a little for the moment. I'm also keeping myself busy by working on comic projects for clients, and stuff for a convention art book both of which you should get to see in the coming months... as well as general art and my own comic projects (I really want to get Fera volume 1 completed this year as well as other books that seem to have been in limbo for far too long). I've also written a script for an episodic comic series featuring Summer - the blue haired girl all over my art sites - and her friends kicking silly supernatural/manga-trope butt.

In 33 days I'll be turning 30 years old - I still have no idea what I'd like to do to celebrate as it seems like one of those milestones that you're supposed to celebrate. I've jokingly mentioned to my other half (donnatron) that as Five Guys are finally opening locally the week before my birthday that we should go there for burgers since we've both been craving Five Guys since Thought Bubble in November (thanks for that Chao-Illustrations Zombie-Octopus haha).

Anyone got any suggestions on how we should celebrate? Drinking isn't a thing that I enjoy so that's not really an option.

On the off chance that anyone particularly wants to get me anything fan art and/or sharing my posts are always appreciated (hell, commissioning me would be welcome too cause cashmonies are nice and very useful plus you get something cool in return!) but if you REALLY REALLY want to have some idea of things that I like I do have an Amazon wishlist or two.


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I’ve just updated my Patreon with a ton of new art, including WIPs of comic pages, art process animations, sketches, and artwork!

It even has a design featuring Cthulhu wearing a cone of shame. You can become a Patron and get a ton of awesome art goodies from as little as $1 per month to as much as you like.

This months offering includes:
9x sketches, 4x comic pages, 1x wallpaper, 2x illustrations, 1x animated process gif, and the password to access my newly created NSFW art blog!

As well as the items listed above there’s a ton of other stuff available as rewards too - including art commissions, social media avatars, discounts, and even cameo appearances in future comics! You also get early access to all of my comic pages, books, WIP’s and more.

And what will I do with the cash raised via Patreon? Worry less about bills and working on client projects with NDA’s, whilst producing more creator owned content to share with you, and release even more (sometimes queer) comic books in print/digital form!

As always, if you aren't able to put in $1+ towards the Patreon (or my commissions etc) I'd greatly appreciate it if you could share the details with others where you can. Whether that's the link below or sharing related posts from my Tumblr/Facebook/Twitter etc.

Go check it out: www.patreon.com/t_iii

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So far we've confirmed table bookings at two conventions for 2016: London MCM Comic Con in May, and SunnyCon in June!

I'm very glad that we got tables at those two shows this year as they're both on my "do not miss" list. MCM is incredibly popular with a massive comic artist section called the Comic Village (where you'll be able to find me) - it's remarkably stressful booking a table as they're often sold out very quickly (there were 100 booking forms submitted within the first 5 mins of them going live this year). I'll be posting info here and on my various social media sites with maps etc. for each of those shows as they're released to hopefully make me easier to find.

For both shows I'll be accompanied by my other half donnatron and I'll probably be doing some combination of angelKat caricatures, butt sketches, and Sketch Machine stuff (last year I got to sketch disco vikings and Shakespeare as a Vocaloid amongst many others - so it's always good fun).

We'll be adding more to confirmed cons as bookings open and you can see the full list of shows that we hope to be exhibiting at on my dA profile.
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The last few months have been pretty hectic for me and my family, and it looks like they're going to continue to be for a while. I hadn't planned on sharing this publicly as it's quite personal but 2015 (and so far 2016) haven't been great for us.

There's been a lot of stress, tears, and frustration - after many months of having doctors pass off my mams various symptoms as anything from "working too hard" to "age", she was diagnosed with stage 3 follicular lymphoma (a kind of blood cancer), and started chemotherapy in Autumn 2015. As someone who has always been pretty active she's finding the isolation and boredom of not being at work far more challenging than the pain and side effects of the disease/treatment. On the plus side she's apparently responding well to the treatments although she's been told it's less about curing and more about keeping the progress of the disease in check.

The thing that is frustrating her the most is that the treatment etc. means she can't go back to work until the doctors say otherwise as it compromises her immune system and being in a class of 30 children leaves her prone to infections that could be life threatening. But annoyingly the DWP has decided that as she can (on a good day) walk to the local shops at the end of our street and back whilst stubbornly ignoring her pain... she's both fit for work and doesn't qualify for any financial help once her sick pay from work runs out. So helpful.

Other than that there's been bits and pieces of drama that I won't go into over the holidays, but it's not been all bad: as much as it sometimes feels like it right now.

On a positive note, my little brother and his wife are expecting their second child in May, and my nephew is excited to meet his new sibling. After a discussion with a publisher that I'm already doing artwork for, I may be working on video game projects with them this year as a programmer which is pretty exciting and means I can get my hands dirty with some real code again as it's been far too long. Last year I got to meet an awful lot of you guys and you were all amazing. I'm still blown away by peoples responses to my comics, I'm not sure what was better last year - the amount of people who found me and were long time readers, or someone picking up my books for the first time at a show and a couple of days later showing me progress on their cosplays of my characters!

The hope is that this year I'll be able to get more art and comics produced, but I'm sure you can understand that I have other priorities at the moment. However even with those shifting priorities I still need to pay bills, so I'll be doing a lot more commissions, Patreon content, client work, etc. to help keep the lights on and hopefully somehow save enough to print new books too. I understand that not everyone can commission/hire me, buy stuff from my stores, or back my Patreon etc. and I'm often very self concious when it comes to plugging those as I don't want to end up spamming people with "buy my stuff" posts. But more than ever I'd really appreciate it if you all could share my commission/Patreon etc. info where you can. You certainly don't have to, but I'd really appreciate the support if you can.

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Chibi Sunny and MCM Comic Con 2015!

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 3:00 PM


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Chibi Sunny and MCM Comic Con!!


September and October are sneaking up on us pretty quickly and with them three more events that are sure to be fantastic. So, if you're in the neighbourhood make sure to stop by and say hello - maybe pick up a comic, print, or sketch.

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I'll be joined by donnatron at all of the above except for Glasgow - sadly Paul (co-creator of The Editors and a few of my other comics) won't be able to make it to London as we had planned due to unforeseen circumstances.

I'll be bringing along the Sketch Machine again, which was a big hit at SunnyCon earlier in the year and it's a fun way to get a unique convention sketch. For those who don't know, these sketches take their inspiration from card prompts randomly selected by a maniacal machine. Last time we had everything from Disco Vikings, to Shakespeare as a Vocaloid.

From now until Chibi Sunny I'm putting together new prints, working on comic pages to preview some new titles on Patreon in September and perhaps at London MCM in October. If you have Facebook make sure to join the events on the angelKat page to stay up to date AND there's currently a poll on our Chibi Sunny FB event asking what you'd like to see as prints from us.

If you don't have Facebook, feel free to comment below with anything you'd like to see as prints or just for general art for deviantArt. Whether it's a favourite character from one of my comics, or your favourite fandom let me know!

There isn't a great deal of time left before Chibi Sunny, but if you're quick and you're attending any of the 3 events listed above I may be able to do commissions in time for you to pick up prints of them at the events. For event pick up only I'll not charge for printing/postage as I normally would for physical copies - so if you'd rather have your commission on actual paper this is a great way to save £5 or more on postage. Again, this entirely depends on time and I reserve the right to decline this discount if I feel that I don't have enough time to realistically complete your commission in time for the event in question.

I do plan to attend Thought Bubble as an attendee in November, but as I won't have a table I'm not sure how we'll organise pick up of commissions there so it'd have to be arranged on a case by case basis.

Hopefully we'll see you at a show sometime soon, but don't be afraid to say hello either online or in person at our convention table!


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Fera issue 2 Sketch Covers (Limited Edition)


Fera issue 2 "limited edition" sketch covers are now available! There are only five of them at the moment so get your orders in before the sell out!


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So if you've ever wanted to grab one of my comics in print AND get some original artwork on the cover you've came to the right place!

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You can either arrange to pick your completed one up at a convention, or I can ship it out to you for an additional fee to cover P&P.

To reserve yours simply send me a note, or email me at t_iii@angelk.at with a character of your choice (probably a good idea to be Fera related but doesn't have to be).



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Until next time!
Davy






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Stores and Stuff (and things)!


If you can't make it to see me at conventions, don't despair! You can now buy my stuff online via the magic of the interwebs. Whether it's a commission, a t-shirt with a butt on it, or something a little more book-ish - take a look at the links below! If there's something that you'd like to see added to my stores let me know and I'll see what I can do :D


Commission Me (From only £5!!!)


I've recently updated my commission pricing and I've also just completed the last of my current batch of commissions. So, if you'd like me to produce artwork for you do get in touch! You can find my guide pricing and more details here on deviantArt. If you have any queries do get in touch, I'm open to working on most projects and I'm happy to offer alternatives/options in case of budget restrictions. ( fav.me/d4o7yxs )

Davy's Commission Sheet by slicedguitars

Commission: Hedgehogs by slicedguitars  Shelly by slicedguitars  'Red' Medic by slicedguitars  Secret Santa for Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson by slicedguitars  Life is a Carousel 2015 (Guest Art) by slicedguitars  Life is Strange: Chloe and Max by slicedguitars



Patreon!


For as little as $1 per month you can help support my art habit, getting me away from the freelancing to focus on creating awesome new art and comics that you'll get early access to, as well as a ton of exclusive content! As I mentioned earlier, I do a lot of freelance work (and hunting for freelance work) in order to pay my bills and eat which annoyingly cuts into the time that I would otherwise be spending on creating new comics and art to share with you.

Patreon is a perfect solution to that: the more I can raise per month means I can rely less on freelance work to keep the lights on and spend more time working on Fera, The Editors - the characters and stories that both you and I love. And as a bonus for helping me reach those goals, you don't only get me putting out more of the content you love - but you also get early access, discounts on commissions, art prints, badges, and so much more! There are even a few "milestones" that once we reach them I'll be doing give aways, adding more content, and in the insane event that we reach the higher milestones I may even be able to finally get across the pond to the US and Canada to meet up with some of the amazing fans and fellow artists who have supported Fera and me since I first launched angelKat back in 2009! ( www.patreon.com/t_iii )


Society6


You can now buy canvas prints, t-shirts, clocks, iphone cases, and if you're really weird duvet covers and shower curtains - with my artwork on them. Not entirely sure why you'd want a pillow or duvet with my creepy slime girl, or the buxom blue-haired Summer printed on them but if that's what you like, go right ahead and check out my store on Society6! ( society6.com/t_iii )

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Gumroad


Ever wanted to get your hands on my digital comics and art books? Now you can! I've already added Fera issue #1 and #2 as well as The Editors issue #1 here - with more comics, art books, and perhaps even some other downloadable goodies too in the near future. The comics are $1.99 each, but Gumroad also gives you the option to pay-what-you-like so future comics and art books may allow you to pay as little or as much as you like! ( gumroad.com/t_iii )





Please SHARE!


  • I really appreciate all of your support, and whether you can afford that $1 or not (hell, I've been there - I know how crappy it is to want to support creators you love but not having a penny to spare). I'm truly thankful for everyone who's ever shown support for me, Fera, or any other piece of my work - you're all awesome!
  • So, if you're like me and want to help support creators but don't always have cash to spare - worry not - there are other ways that you can help me out and show your support!
  • Share, reblog, retweet, credit, and recommend: whether it's artwork, posts like this, or links to my stores/details - share it! Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get out there, and every new person that finds my work is a wonderful gift. Just remember to always include credit links that will direct people to my sites.
  • Facebook is weird... Facebook bases who gets to see my posts on how many people have interacted with them - so if you see my posts on there please comment/like/share if you can. Not only does this help more people to see my Facebook updates, but it's always encouraging to hear from you.







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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 9:37 AM




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Happy 15th Birthday dA!

A questionnaire seems like a great way to get to know a little more about other artists in the community, so here goes...

01) How long have you been on DeviantArt?
9 years (11th May 2006 apparently). I always think that I made this account when I was in college, but nope it seems that it was towards the end of my 1st year at university!

02) What does your username mean?
slicedguitars was taken from a phrase my other half said to me when we first met in 2003. She called something "the best thing since sliced guitars!" and I fell in love with the odd little phrase.

Fun facts about the username: before I started university I worked for a law firm, during my interview I discovered it was the slicedguitars in my email address that got the attention of my soon-to-be boss. Also, deviantArt is one of the only places where I still use this name. Almost everywhere else I use some form of my old pen name T III ( t_iii / t-iii / etc). The reason for this is that when I got the chance to change my username here it turned out that there were already dead accounts using the name sadly.

03) Describe yourself in three words.
Death Ray Enthusiast... no that's not it... Storyteller / Queer / Coder ... (or)... Comic Book Artist.

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Life is Strange: Chloe and Max by slicedguitars  Project Autumn: Orion by slicedguitars  Everyone Likes Butts 2015 by slicedguitars  Life is a Carousel 2015 (Guest Art) by slicedguitars  Summer Blue by slicedguitars  Fera issue #1 page 001 (5th Anniversary Re-Work) by slicedguitars  Mermaid Rocket Girl by slicedguitars  The Editors - Reset? - Propaganda Poster by slicedguitars  Secret Santa for Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson by slicedguitars 

04) Are you left or right handed?
Left handed, or as my dad would say cack handed. My handwriting is atrocious and I apologise to anyone who has ever had to read it.

05) What was your first deviation?
I can't be certain due to so many clearouts over the years, but there are at least two surviving deviations from my first year (2006) that can still be found in my scraps. One is a sketch of Kato Marucci who, unbeknownst to me at the time, would become the main protagonist of my long running LGBT* adventure-romance comic book series Fera which launched online in 2009! The other is a collaboration between myself and my other half creating a couple of cute characters for a comedy comic strip series that we may revisit some day.


06) What is your favourite type of art to create?
Comics! I've always loved storytelling (hell, I managed to base my software engineering/artificial intelligence dissertation on narrative theory), and I find that unique combination of language/illustration to be a perfect medium for me. I do wish that I were a little faster at creating pages though. When I'm not creating comics I'm probably sketching characters and (due to a joke that went too far) Tom Hiddlestons butt.

07) If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Not so much a style, but I wish that I could master colouring. It's the one thing that I find most challenging, particularly choosing palettes and shading. I'd love to create something more vibrant which is something I always feel my work lacks. I suspect being slightly colour blind doesn't help. Also, backgrounds - I'd love to really get a grip on backgrounds/scenery, it seems to be one of those things where I'm fairly inconsistent.

As for mastering styles/techniques in general, part of the joy of art is learning, improving, and experimenting - there's always something new to master.

08) What was your first favourite?
My first favourite was something by :iconemptyshadow: which doesn't want to display properly for me today for some reason, but here it is:


09) What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Mostly art styles that catch my eye so a lot of fantasy/sci-fi stuff, lots of character artwork, concept art of cities and distant lands, etc. I say this knowing full well that my favourites probably has quite a few pin ups. Comics, I rarely seem to favourite on dA - no idea why that is. I think I favourite fan art less than original content - partly because I'm not massively into fandoms but there are a few things that leap out at me especially things that I haven't heard talked about for a while such as #Ranma 1/2. At the moment I'm really into a game called #LifeIsStrange Strange and there's been some gorgeous fanart inspired by it.


10) Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I'm honestly not sure who that would be (although as she's my other half I have to say that :icondonnatron: is of course my favourite person). It's a tough call as I follow a ton of very talented artists on dA, including many that are good friends and inspirations from the UK comic convention scene... Probably my current top three, if that's allowed, are :iconshiniez: :iconfetishman: and :icondestinyblue: and an honourable mention for Naniiebim who is not on dA but is a good friend and her artwork/comics are stunning.

Some of my current favourites of those pieces I've actually favourited on dA are:


11) If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I've been lucky enough to meet most of my favourite artists/writers over the years through conventions, and somehow a bunch of them become really good friends like AnnaSCosplay khaoskomix fetishman DestinyBlue and many others that would take all day to name.

I'm going to take the easy way out and say that pretty much, if I watch you on dA, it'd be pretty cool to meet you all some day. One person I'd very much like to meet though is :icontabris-the-17th: - he's based in the US so a little far for a quick hello, but it'd be cool to meet him at a convention over there should I ever get chance to travel across the pond. The main reason is that we started out making webcomics at around the same time and he was an early supporter of my comic and I of his (we even used to hide references to each others work in our comic panels). It'd be nice to be able to thank him for that in person. 

12) How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
deviantArt was the first real place that I posted art online, the encouragement and inspiration from others really spurred me on to improve and as a result (despite my BSc in software engineering) I now do comics and art as my full time gig which was a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. Not to mention the amazing tutorials and resources over the years that have helped along the way and continue to do so.

There have been many times over the years where I've crumbled for various reasons, and the support of friends, loved ones, and the art/con community have really helped me to put myself back together even in the most difficult of times. And I'm probably going to sound soppy as hell but I don't care, a big part of that was my other half :icondonnatron: who introduced me to deviantArt all of those years ago, and is still my greatest pillar of support, inspiration, and companionship.

13) What are your preferred tools to create art?
I mostly work in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Cintiq 12WX which may have been purchased with what was left of my student loans when I graduated from university. I will one day upgrade to a newer version of PS, and perhaps even move over to Manga Studio fully but there's a bit of saving up to do before then (at very least I need to upgrade/build a new PC first). For traditional I tend to use a non-photo blue mech pencil, sharpies, DR pens, and copic markers.

I do kinda miss working with oil/chalk pastels, and using actual dip-in-ink inking pens which I haven't used in far too long - I should probably do something about that.

For reference I tend to build rough sets in Google Sketchup, take an awful lot of photos, and have a shaving mirror on my desk for expression reference.

14) What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Since I work digitally with a desktop PC/Cintiq it's oddly not that portable. I tend jot down things as notes/doodles in a sketchbook (with good old pencil or biro) whilst I'm outside/travelling etc. when something catches my eye and imagination. Then when it comes to actually creating art from that, shutting myself off at my desk, alone, and with some music or netflix playing in the background. My notebooks are filled with stupid little doodles for design ideas, character design elements, half finished script ideas, comic thumbnails, and in one case the relative position and statistics for a certain star system.

One of the most challenging places to create art for me is at a convention. There's plenty of inspiration to be had when someone asks you to sketch Tom Jones riding a Llama, and it's a joy to meet new people with interesting perspectives on the world and their varied imaginations. But drawing whilst someone watches is always a little intimidating, and without an undo button there's a little more pressure.

15) What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
There are plenty of memories - the various April Fools' pranks, some fun conversations on the forum, getting lost for hours browsing gorgeous artwork (and the random deviation link). But I think the one that most springs to mind is the first time someone surprised me with fan art featuring my characters.


If you want to complete your own #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire go here: Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday! and remember to leave a link in the comments so that I can check out your answers too :D

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Until next time!
Davy






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Stores and Stuff (and things)!


If you can't make it to London (or Sunderland) to see me at conventions, don't despair! You can now buy my stuff online via the magic of the interwebs. Whether it's a commission, a t-shirt with a butt on it, or something a little more book-ish - take a look at the links below! If there's something that you'd like to see added to my stores let me know and I'll see what I can do :D


Commission Me (From only £5!!!)


I've recently updated my commission pricing and I've also just completed the last of my current batch of commissions. So, if you'd like me to produce artwork for you do get in touch! You can find my guide pricing and more details here on deviantArt. If you have any queries do get in touch, I'm open to working on most projects and I'm happy to offer alternatives/options in case of budget restrictions. ( fav.me/d4o7yxs )

Davy's Commission Sheet by slicedguitars

Commission: Hedgehogs by slicedguitars  Shelly by slicedguitars  'Red' Medic by slicedguitars  Secret Santa for Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson by slicedguitars  Life is a Carousel 2015 (Guest Art) by slicedguitars  Life is Strange: Chloe and Max by slicedguitars

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Patreon!


For as little as $1 per month you can help support my art habit, getting me away from the freelancing to focus on creating awesome new art and comics that you'll get early access to, as well as a ton of exclusive content! As I mentioned earlier, I do a lot of freelance work (and hunting for freelance work) in order to pay my bills and eat which annoyingly cuts into the time that I would otherwise be spending on creating new comics and art to share with you.

Patreon is a perfect solution to that: the more I can raise per month means I can rely less on freelance work to keep the lights on and spend more time working on Fera, The Editors - the characters and stories that both you and I love. And as a bonus for helping me reach those goals, you don't only get me putting out more of the content you love - but you also get early access, discounts on commissions, art prints, badges, and so much more! There are even a few "milestones" that once we reach them I'll be doing give aways, adding more content, and in the insane event that we reach the higher milestones I may even be able to finally get across the pond to the US and Canada to meet up with some of the amazing fans and fellow artists who have supported Fera and me since I first launched angelKat back in 2009! ( www.patreon.com/t_iii )


Society6


You can now buy canvas prints, t-shirts, clocks, iphone cases, and if you're really weird duvet covers and shower curtains - with my artwork on them. Not entirely sure why you'd want a pillow or duvet with my creepy slime girl, or the buxom blue-haired Summer printed on them but if that's what you like, go right ahead and check out my store on Society6! ( society6.com/t_iii )

Soc6-ad by slicedguitars


Gumroad


Ever wanted to get your hands on my digital comics and art books? Now you can! I've already added Fera issue #1 and #2 as well as The Editors issue #1 here - with more comics, art books, and perhaps even some other downloadable goodies too in the near future. The comics are $1.99 each, but Gumroad also gives you the option to pay-what-you-like so future comics and art books may allow you to pay as little or as much as you like! ( gumroad.com/t_iii )





Please SHARE!


  • I really appreciate all of your support, and whether you can afford that $1 or not (hell, I've been there - I know how crappy it is to want to support creators you love but not having a penny to spare). I'm truly thankful for everyone who's ever shown support for me, Fera, or any other piece of my work - you're all awesome!
  • So, if you're like me and want to help support creators but don't always have cash to spare - worry not - there are other ways that you can help me out and show your support!
  • Share, reblog, retweet, credit, and recommend: whether it's artwork, posts like this, or links to my stores/details - share it! Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get out there, and every new person that finds my work is a wonderful gift. Just remember to always include credit links that will direct people to my sites.
  • Facebook is weird... Facebook bases who gets to see my posts on how many people have interacted with them - so if you see my posts on there please comment/like/share if you can. Not only does this help more people to see my Facebook updates, but it's always encouraging to hear from you.







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Digital Commissions Summer 2015!

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 3:38 PM




Digital Commissions Summer 2015!


I've re-opened my digital #commissions as some unexpected bills have made me a little short on cash for the expected kind. My commission guide pricing below is mostly character-focused as that's what has been popular in the past - but I'm open to working on other projects including comics, games, storyboards, con badges, writing, etc. If you like my work but can't see the project you have in mind listed - just get in touch and I'm sure we can sort something out.

Since I kinda like how the #Pricefield coloured sketch looks, I'm going to offer a budget commission option in that style for a limited time. If it proves popular I may bring it back in the future. At the moment they'll be £15 for busts of 1-2 characters.
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Convention News!


So, we're now over halfway through the convention year, and my next show isn't until September when I'll be heading to Glasgow for another MCM Comic Con. It's always a great show with a friendly crowd so I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be doing Glasgow alone, but Donna will be at the table for the rest of the events we'll be at this year (and Paul may even be joining us for London MCM in October!).

SunnyCon's mini-event Chibi Sunny will be back shortly after I return from Glasgow, this time giving a preview of what's to come next year with their brand new venue at St. James Park in Newcastle. We won't have a table at Thought Bubble this year, but we hope to attend which will be odd as it's been a while since we've been on the other side of the table.

Of course, we're already booked for SunnyCon 2016, and are making plans for other shows too. I'll be updating here when we are confirmed for different events too.

For now, August will be a "quiet" month convention-wise for us, so I'll be focusing on new art, new comic pages, and finally getting on top of updating Patreon/deviantArt, and my other sites regularly. So for those interested in my Patreon and previews of new comics/art etc. August should be filled with a ton of brand new digital content.


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Until next time!
Davy





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Stores and Stuff (and things)!


If you can't make it to London (or Sunderland) to see me at conventions, don't despair! You can now buy my stuff online via the magic of the interwebs. Whether it's a commission, a t-shirt with a butt on it, or something a little more book-ish - take a look at the links below! If there's something that you'd like to see added to my stores let me know and I'll see what I can do :D


Society6


You can now buy canvas prints, t-shirts, clocks, iphone cases, and if you're really weird duvet covers and shower curtains - with my artwork on them. Not entirely sure why you'd want a pillow or duvet with my creepy slime girl, or the buxom blue-haired Summer printed on them but if that's what you like, go right ahead and check out my store on Society6! ( society6.com/t_iii )

Soc6-ad by slicedguitars


Gumroad


Ever wanted to get your hands on my digital comics and art books? Now you can! I've already added Fera issue #1 and #2 as well as The Editors issue #1 here - with more comics, art books, and perhaps even some other downloadable goodies too in the near future. The comics are $1.99 each, but Gumroad also gives you the option to pay-what-you-like so future comics and art books may allow you to pay as little or as much as you like! ( gumroad.com/t_iii )



Commission Me (From only £5!!!)


I've recently updated my commission pricing and I've also just completed the last of my current batch of commissions. So, if you'd like me to produce artwork for you do get in touch! You can find my guide pricing and more details here on deviantArt. If you have any queries do get in touch, I'm open to working on most projects and I'm happy to offer alternatives/options in case of budget restrictions. ( fav.me/d4o7yxs )

Davy's Commission Sheet by slicedguitars

Commission: Hedgehogs by slicedguitars  Shelly by slicedguitars  'Red' Medic by slicedguitars  Secret Santa for Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson by slicedguitars  Life is a Carousel 2015 (Guest Art) by slicedguitars  Life is Strange: Chloe and Max by slicedguitars



Patreon!


For as little as $1 per month you can help support my art habit, getting me away from the freelancing to focus on creating awesome new art and comics that you'll get early access to, as well as a ton of exclusive content! As I mentioned earlier, I do a lot of freelance work (and hunting for freelance work) in order to pay my bills and eat which annoyingly cuts into the time that I would otherwise be spending on creating new comics and art to share with you.

Patreon is a perfect solution to that: the more I can raise per month means I can rely less on freelance work to keep the lights on and spend more time working on Fera, The Editors - the characters and stories that both you and I love. And as a bonus for helping me reach those goals, you don't only get me putting out more of the content you love - but you also get early access, discounts on commissions, art prints, badges, and so much more! There are even a few "milestones" that once we reach them I'll be doing give aways, adding more content, and in the insane event that we reach the higher milestones I may even be able to finally get across the pond to the US and Canada to meet up with some of the amazing fans and fellow artists who have supported Fera and me since I first launched angelKat back in 2009! ( www.patreon.com/t_iii )





Please SHARE!


  • I really appreciate all of your support, and whether you can afford that $1 or not (hell, I've been there - I know how crappy it is to want to support creators you love but not having a penny to spare). I'm truly thankful for everyone who's ever shown support for me, Fera, or any other piece of my work - you're all awesome!
  • So, if you're like me and want to help support creators but don't always have cash to spare - worry not - there are other ways that you can help me out and show your support!
  • Share, reblog, retweet, credit, and recommend: whether it's artwork, posts like this, or links to my stores/details - share it! Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get out there, and every new person that finds my work is a wonderful gift. Just remember to always include credit links that will direct people to my sites.
  • Facebook is weird... Facebook bases who gets to see my posts on how many people have interacted with them - so if you see my posts on there please comment/like/share if you can. Not only does this help more people to see my Facebook updates, but it's always encouraging to hear from you.







Bullet; Blue  Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue



All content within my gallery is copyright to me (Davy Shirley), and angelKat Entertainment, unless otherwise mentioned within the deviation description. So please, don't steal, reproduce or use any of my work without my permission.



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SunnyCon and Project Autumn

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 5:12 AM






Sunny4logo by slicedguitars


SunnyCon4


SunnyCon fast approaches, and we'll be there as usual with our comics, art, and more! I'll be co-hosting the Yaoi & Yuri Creators Q&A with Tab Kimpton of Khaos/Shades of A/Minority Monsters fame - where we'll be discussing a little of the history and culture behind Yaoi/Yuri as well as the kinds of tropes you see regularly in those genres. The panel is on the Saturday at 4pm and will be an 18+ only panel so there'll be staff checking ID's because we may talk about rude stuff.

As usual I'll be joined by my no.1 minion and life collaborator: :icondonnatron: and there is a rumour that Paul (the writer for The Editors) may be in attendance depending on shifts at work. Donna and I will be doing sketches throughout the day ranging from quick £2 angelKat caricatures and butt doodles, to £10 cartoon busts. I'll also be accepting digital commission pre-orders over the weekend starting from as little as £5.

SunnyCon is hosted in the Pullman in Sunderland again this year - they're moving venues for Chibi Sunny and next years show so this will be the last time we get to enjoy the beach view. The dates this year are Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th June - Friday is VIP ticket holders only and the day where the artists will be setting up their tables (so sadly I probably won't see much of you guys on Friday). Saturday and Sunday are packed full of fun things to do, awesome artists and traders, as well as gaming, talks, panels, guests ranging from voice actors to Uncle Kage. There are parties on Friday and Saturday evening with themed drinks and entertainment - probably going to need ID because of alcohol of course.

VIP and Saturday day tickets have all sold out already - so if you'd like to attend on Saturday the only tickets left are the full weekend tickets which are £25 and cover both days, or if you'd rather only attend on Sunday the day tickets are £15. Children under 12 years old go free. Due to the large demand for tickets and the capacity of the venue, there won't be any tickets available on the door so make sure to book yours as soon as possible online and don't leave it until the last minute!


Sunny-4-map by slicedguitars


Other artists who will be attending include:

:iconkhaoskomix: :iconsophira-moonlily: :iconblue-fayt:
:iconchao-illustrations: :iconbrogan-coral: :iconccootttt:
:iconkagekabuki: :iconzombie-octopus: :iconditto9:
:iconbuosysel1: :iconubermidget: :iconbigmamabear:


www.sunnycon.co.uk


Bullet; Blue   Bullet; Red   Bullet; Blue 

Project Autumn


Project Autumn is not your typical anthology - instead of 10 artists telling stories based on a theme, we have 10 artists telling a single story, spanning 10 worlds.

4cd969e6e8d209a39c30dc3064d5f0b9 Original by slicedguitars

So what is Project Autumn about? Well, we have a world hopping not-really-a-hero guy called Orion. He's auditioning for a job as a Sun Setter - a walking apocalypse. Essentially when worlds are past their prime his job is to give them that final push towards destruction in order to recycle their energy for the rest of the multiverse. The cool thing about this project is that each world that Orion visits is illustrated by a different artist, with the art styles themselves playing a part in how challenging each world will be for him.

The list of artists working on the project is amazing and I'm honoured to be amongst such a talented group of creators. The artists have all been sourced from London MCM Comic Con's Comic Village and MCM even let us run a panel at their show to launch the Kickstarter which was pretty cool. The plan is that if this is successful a 2nd book will be made with a different 10 artists sourced from UK comic conventions as an on going showcase of the UK comic/small press scene. And that's not even mentioning the art card series that will accompany the book and feature even more artists!

We're hoping that the book will be released some time around October - but before we can make that happen we need to fully fund the Kickstarter and we only have a couple of weeks left to do so.

Every $1 helps us get closer to our goal - not to mention that if a lot of you pledge just $1 we'll appear on the Kickstarter front page giving the campaign a little more exposure! If you can't spare $1 I understand, times are hard, but you can still help make this project a reality by sharing the link and details everywhere you can. Tell your friends, family, share if on social media/forums etc.


2de20fb54a9eb9f73f90530c48a54f5b Original by slicedguitars

For more info and to back the project click the link below to the Kickstarter page - every $1 helps AND so does every share too!
kck.st/1K8O6JF


Bullet; Blue   Bullet; Red   Bullet; Blue 

Life is a Carousel


A little while ago the lovely :iconsophira-moonlily:  invited me and a few other artists to create guest art to feature in her Life is a Carousel art book: a series of illustrations of centaur girls based around different themes. After a successful Kickstarter campaign the book has now been sent to the printers and you can expect to see books (and prints) available at SunnyCon in a couple of weeks time. So if you are coming to SunnyCon make sure to stop by Sophie's table AND check out the other artists involved in the project too in order to grab prints of their contributions to the book.

Below is a sneak preview of my Carousel Girl...

Carousel-sneak by slicedguitars

For more info and to see the full list of artists check out the original Kickstarter page:
kck.st/1zdBYpU






Until next time!
Davy





Bullet; Blue  Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue



Stores and Stuff (and things)!


If you can't make it to London (or Sunderland) to see me at conventions, don't despair! You can now buy my stuff online via the magic of the interwebs. Whether it's a commission, a t-shirt with a butt on it, or something a little more book-ish - take a look at the links below! If there's something that you'd like to see added to my stores let me know and I'll see what I can do :D


Society6


You can now buy canvas prints, t-shirts, clocks, iphone cases, and if you're really weird duvet covers and shower curtains - with my artwork on them. Not entirely sure why you'd want a pillow or duvet with my creepy slime girl, or the buxom blue-haired Summer printed on them but if that's what you like, go right ahead and check out my store on Society6! ( society6.com/t_iii )

Summer Blue by slicedguitars  Monster Girl: Slime by slicedguitars  The Editors - Reset? - Propaganda Poster by slicedguitars


Gumroad


Ever wanted to get your hands on my digital comics and art books? Now you can! I've already added Fera issue #1 and #2 as well as The Editors issue #1 here - with more comics, art books, and perhaps even some other downloadable goodies too in the near future. The comics are $1.99 each, but Gumroad also gives you the option to pay-what-you-like so future comics and art books may allow you to pay as little or as much as you like! ( gumroad.com/t_iii )



Commission Me (From only £5!!!)


I've recently updated my commission pricing and I've also just completed the last of my current batch of commissions. So, if you'd like me to produce artwork for you do get in touch! You can find my guide pricing and more details here on deviantArt. If you have any queries do get in touch, I'm open to working on most projects and I'm happy to offer alternatives/options in case of budget restrictions. ( fav.me/d4o7yxs )



Patreon!


For as little as $1 per month you can help support my art habit, getting me away from the freelancing to focus on creating awesome new art and comics that you'll get early access to, as well as a ton of exclusive content! As I mentioned earlier, I do a lot of freelance work (and hunting for freelance work) in order to pay my bills and eat which annoyingly cuts into the time that I would otherwise be spending on creating new comics and art to share with you.

Patreon is a perfect solution to that: the more I can raise per month means I can rely less on freelance work to keep the lights on and spend more time working on Fera, The Editors - the characters and stories that both you and I love. And as a bonus for helping me reach those goals, you don't only get me putting out more of the content you love - but you also get early access, discounts on commissions, art prints, badges, and so much more! There are even a few "milestones" that once we reach them I'll be doing giveaways, adding more content, and in the insane event that we reach the higher milestones I may even be able to finally get across the pond to the US and Canada to meet up with some of the amazing fans and fellow artists who have supported Fera and me since I first launched angelKat back in 2009! ( www.patreon.com/t_iii )

Patreon: Fera by slicedguitars




Please SHARE!


I really appreciate all of your support, and whether you can afford that $1 or not (hell, I've been there - I know how crappy it is to want to support creators you love but not having a penny to spare). I'm truly thankful for everyone who's ever shown support for me, Fera, or any other piece of my work - you're all awesome!

So, if you're like me and want to help support creators but don't always have cash to spare - worry not - there are other ways that you can help me out and show your support!

  • Share, reblog, retweet, credit, and recommend: whether it's artwork, posts like this, or links to my stores/details - share it! Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get out there, and every new person that finds my work is a wonderful gift. Just remember to always include credit links that will direct people to my sites.
  • Facebook is weird... Facebook bases who gets to see my posts on how many people have interacted with them - so if you see my posts on there please comment/like/share if you can. Not only does this help more people to see my Facebook updates, but it's always encouraging to hear from you.







Bullet; Blue  Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue



All content within my gallery is copyright to me (Davy Shirley), and angelKat Entertainment, unless otherwise mentioned within the deviation description. So please, don't steal, reproduce or use any of my work without my permission.



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| Facebook | Tumblr |






SunnyCon Project Autumn

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 5:12 AM






Sunny4logo by slicedguitars


SunnyCon4


SunnyCon fast approaches, and we'll be there as usual with our comics, art, and more! I'll be co-hosting the Yaoi & Yuri Creators Q&A with Tab Kimpton of Khaos/Shades of A/Minority Monsters fame - where we'll be discussing a little of the history and culture behind Yaoi/Yuri as well as the kinds of tropes you see regularly in those genres. The panel is on the Saturday at 4pm and will be an 18+ only panel so there'll be staff checking ID's because we may talk about rude stuff.

As usual I'll be joined by my no.1 minion and life collaborator: :icondonnatron: and there is a rumour that Paul (the writer for The Editors) may be in attendance depending on shifts at work. Donna and I will be doing sketches throughout the day ranging from quick £2 angelKat caricatures and butt doodles, to £10 cartoon busts. I'll also be accepting digital commission pre-orders over the weekend starting from as little as £5.

SunnyCon is hosted in the Pullman in Sunderland again this year - they're moving venues for Chibi Sunny and next years show so this will be the last time we get to enjoy the beach view. The dates this year are Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th June - Friday is VIP ticket holders only and the day where the artists will be setting up their tables (so sadly I probably won't see much of you guys on Friday). Saturday and Sunday are packed full of fun things to do, awesome artists and traders, as well as gaming, talks, panels, guests ranging from voice actors to Uncle Kage. There are parties on Friday and Saturday evening with themed drinks and entertainment - probably going to need ID because of alcohol of course.

VIP and Saturday day tickets have all sold out already - so if you'd like to attend on Saturday the only tickets left are the full weekend tickets which are £25 and cover both days, or if you'd rather only attend on Sunday the day tickets are £15. Children under 12 years old go free. Due to the large demand for tickets and the capacity of the venue, there won't be any tickets available on the door so make sure to book yours as soon as possible online and don't leave it until the last minute!

Other artists who will be attending include:

:iconkhaoskomix: :iconsophira-moonlily: :iconblue-fayt:
:iconchao-illustrations: :iconbrogan-coral: :iconccootttt:
:iconkagekabuki: :iconzombie-octopus: :iconditto9:
:iconbuosysel1: :iconubermidget: :iconbigmamabear:


www.sunnycon.co.uk


Bullet; Blue   Bullet; Red   Bullet; Blue 

Project Autumn


Project Autumn is not your typical anthology - instead of 10 artists telling stories based on a theme, we have 10 artists telling a single story, spanning 10 worlds.

4cd969e6e8d209a39c30dc3064d5f0b9 Original by slicedguitars

So what is Project Autumn about? Well, we have a world hopping not-really-a-hero guy called Orion. He's auditioning for a job as a Sun Setter - a walking apocalypse. Essentially when worlds are past their prime his job is to give them that final push towards destruction in order to recycle their energy for the rest of the multiverse. The cool thing about this project is that each world that Orion visits is illustrated by a different artist, with the art styles themselves playing a part in how challenging each world will be for him.

The list of artists working on the project is amazing and I'm honoured to be amongst such a talented group of creators. The artists have all been sourced from London MCM Comic Con's Comic Village and MCM even let us run a panel at their show to launch the Kickstarter which was pretty cool. The plan is that if this is successful a 2nd book will be made with a different 10 artists sourced from UK comic conventions as an on going showcase of the UK comic/small press scene. And that's not even mentioning the art card series that will accompany the book and feature even more artists!

We're hoping that the book will be released some time around October - but before we can make that happen we need to fully fund the Kickstarter and we only have a couple of weeks left to do so.

Every $1 helps us get closer to our goal - not to mention that if a lot of you pledge just $1 we'll appear on the Kickstarter front page giving the campaign a little more exposure! If you can't spare $1 I understand, times are hard, but you can still help make this project a reality by sharing the link and details everywhere you can. Tell your friends, family, share if on social media/forums etc.


2de20fb54a9eb9f73f90530c48a54f5b Original by slicedguitars

For more info and to back the project click the link below to the Kickstarter page - every $1 helps AND so does every share too!
kck.st/1K8O6JF


Bullet; Blue   Bullet; Red   Bullet; Blue 

Life is a Carousel


A little while ago the lovely :iconsophira-moonlily:  invited me and a few other artists to create guest art to feature in her Life is a Carousel art book: a series of illustrations of centaur girls based around different themes. After a successful Kickstarter campaign the book has now been sent to the printers and you can expect to see books (and prints) available at SunnyCon in a couple of weeks time. So if you are coming to SunnyCon make sure to stop by Sophie's table AND check out the other artists involved in the project too in order to grab prints of their contributions to the book.

Below is a sneak preview of my Carousel Girl...

Carousel-sneak by slicedguitars

For more info and to see the full list of artists check out the original Kickstarter page:
kck.st/1zdBYpU






Until next time!
Davy





Bullet; Blue  Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue



Stores and Stuff (and things)!


If you can't make it to London (or Sunderland) to see me at conventions, don't despair! You can now buy my stuff online via the magic of the interwebs. Whether it's a commission, a t-shirt with a butt on it, or something a little more book-ish - take a look at the links below! If there's something that you'd like to see added to my stores let me know and I'll see what I can do :D


Society6


You can now buy canvas prints, t-shirts, clocks, iphone cases, and if you're really weird duvet covers and shower curtains - with my artwork on them. Not entirely sure why you'd want a pillow or duvet with my creepy slime girl, or the buxom blue-haired Summer printed on them but if that's what you like, go right ahead and check out my store on Society6! ( society6.com/t_iii )

Summer Blue by slicedguitars  Monster Girl: Slime by slicedguitars  The Editors - Reset? - Propaganda Poster by slicedguitars


Gumroad


Ever wanted to get your hands on my digital comics and art books? Now you can! I've already added Fera issue #1 and #2 as well as The Editors issue #1 here - with more comics, art books, and perhaps even some other downloadable goodies too in the near future. The comics are $1.99 each, but Gumroad also gives you the option to pay-what-you-like so future comics and art books may allow you to pay as little or as much as you like! ( gumroad.com/t_iii )



Commission Me (From only £5!!!)


I've recently updated my commission pricing and I've also just completed the last of my current batch of commissions. So, if you'd like me to produce artwork for you do get in touch! You can find my guide pricing and more details here on deviantArt. If you have any queries do get in touch, I'm open to working on most projects and I'm happy to offer alternatives/options in case of budget restrictions. ( fav.me/d4o7yxs )



Patreon!


For as little as $1 per month you can help support my art habit, getting me away from the freelancing to focus on creating awesome new art and comics that you'll get early access to, as well as a ton of exclusive content! As I mentioned earlier, I do a lot of freelance work (and hunting for freelance work) in order to pay my bills and eat which annoyingly cuts into the time that I would otherwise be spending on creating new comics and art to share with you.

Patreon is a perfect solution to that: the more I can raise per month means I can rely less on freelance work to keep the lights on and spend more time working on Fera, The Editors - the characters and stories that both you and I love. And as a bonus for helping me reach those goals, you don't only get me putting out more of the content you love - but you also get early access, discounts on commissions, art prints, badges, and so much more! There are even a few "milestones" that once we reach them I'll be doing giveaways, adding more content, and in the insane event that we reach the higher milestones I may even be able to finally get across the pond to the US and Canada to meet up with some of the amazing fans and fellow artists who have supported Fera and me since I first launched angelKat back in 2009! ( www.patreon.com/t_iii )

Patreon: Fera by slicedguitars




Please SHARE!


I really appreciate all of your support, and whether you can afford that $1 or not (hell, I've been there - I know how crappy it is to want to support creators you love but not having a penny to spare). I'm truly thankful for everyone who's ever shown support for me, Fera, or any other piece of my work - you're all awesome!

So, if you're like me and want to help support creators but don't always have cash to spare - worry not - there are other ways that you can help me out and show your support!

  • Share, reblog, retweet, credit, and recommend: whether it's artwork, posts like this, or links to my stores/details - share it! Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get out there, and every new person that finds my work is a wonderful gift. Just remember to always include credit links that will direct people to my sites.
  • Facebook is weird... Facebook bases who gets to see my posts on how many people have interacted with them - so if you see my posts on there please comment/like/share if you can. Not only does this help more people to see my Facebook updates, but it's always encouraging to hear from you.







Bullet; Blue  Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue



All content within my gallery is copyright to me (Davy Shirley), and angelKat Entertainment, unless otherwise mentioned within the deviation description. So please, don't steal, reproduce or use any of my work without my permission.



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