I had an awesome time at the MCM Scotland in Glasgow this weekend. I sold many cards and prints, I have also had a few inquiries about commissions too.
Booked another convention :-)Just booked a table at another convention. I have to say I love doing this travelling all over the UK and the fact I make money is a bonus. Thank you to anybody who has swung by my stall and bought something.
Here is my current list of conventions...
DEVCON Exeter - 5th April 2014DEVCON Plymouth - 4th May 2014Bristol Comic Expo - 10-11th May 2014MCM London - 23-25th May 2014London Film and Comic Con - 11-13th July 2014MCM Manchester - 19-20th July 2014ICE International Comic Expo, Birmingham - 2nd August 2014Melksham Comic Con - 30-31st August 2014Nottingham Comic Con - 4th October 2014I hope to see some of you guys at one of these
My Shop is now OpenDue to the success of my stalls at comic book conventions I have decided to add a shop to my website.
take a look on http://www.stuartmcghee.com/shop.html as this is my first attempt at making a shop and I am not a web designer any feedback will be welcome.
Also as Christmas is soon approaching I have also made a Christmas Card Bumper Pack of all 13 of my designs. Ideal Christmas Cards to those people who don't like Christmas
Even More Comic Cons :-)I have now booked a few more comic conventions for next year. Including the MCM London which I have had my eye on for a while but it was sold out until today when they released more tables.
Here is my list so far...
Armadacon, Plymouth 16-17th November 2013MCM Birmingham 23-24th November 2013Exeter Comic Expo 1st December 2013AniManga Pop!, Plymouth 8th February 2014London Super Comic Con 15-16th March 2014Bristol Comic Expo 10-11th May 2014London MCM 23-25th May 2014
ICE International Comic Expo, Birmingham 2nd August 2014
It seems I will be quite busy next year. Good times :-D
Busy BusyYou may have noticed that I have not posted anything on DA for a while. The reason for this is I am working on a new book and my publisher wants it out for Christmas so it is a mad rush to get it done and all other illustration work has been put on hold. The book will be based on my Christmas card design and written by Leyland Perree (who wrote my previous books The Great Reef Race and Which Witch is Which?). Here is the chap the book is based on...
I also have a few comic conventions to do before Christmas so I hope I get it all done in the next couple of weeks. I am not used to working this fast and I hope the standard is up to my previous works.
Talking of Comic Conventions (all in the United Kingdom) here is a list of where I will be attending selling my cards and prints...
16-17 Novemeber 2013 - Armadacon (Plymouth)
23-24 November 2013 - MCM Birmingham
1 December 2013 - Comic Expo Exeter
15-16 March 2014 - London Super Comic Convention
More Comic ConventionsJust finished the Dev Con 1 Sci-Fi and Comic Convention in my home town of Plymouth on Saturday and this has given me enough money to buy a table at London Super Comic Con next year. Also somebody asked me if I would do Armadacon in November and I have sent an e-mail and I am still waiting to hear.
Here is my up to date list of Conventions I will be attending...
5th October 2013 - Nerd Fest in Nottingham
14-17th November 2013 - Armadacon, Plymouth (to be confirmed)
23-24th November 2013 - MCM Birmingham
1st December - Exeter Comic Expo
15-16th March 2014 - London Super Comic Convention
I have my eyes on some other conventions and I am waiting until they go live for bookings.
Motivation is back :DYou may of noticed I have had a sudden attack of motivation. I think it is down to having more work coming my way. I am off to Glasgow, Scotland this weekend to run a table selling cards and prints of my drawings at the MCM Scotland, just found out that they are extending the opening times due to high ticket sales which bodes well. I have another convention at the end of the month is my home town of Plymouth, Dev Con 1, this is the first convention of this size in Plymouth, so it should be interesting.
Also my publisher has asked me to illustrate a book based on my Christmas pudding monster the only problem is that he wants it for this Christmas and the author Leyland Perree has not even finished writing it yet.
No motivation :-(I have recently broken up with my girlfriend and all my motivation has gone.
Apart from the breakup things are going my way with my next children's book due for release in October and the many comic conventions where I will be selling cards anid prints.
I should be very motivated but I am not.
More Comic ConsI have now booked and payed for a table at the MCM Scotland Comic Con. I now have 4 conventions booked....
MCM Scotland (7th September 2013)
Plymouth Anime & Comic Expo (21st September 2013)
Nerfest Nottingham (5th October 2013)
MCM Birmingham (23-24th November 2013)
There is a possiblity of two more conventions, I will keep you informed.
These are all in the United Kingdom at the moment, buy who knows one day I may do one near you one day
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
Stream OnlineI'm ready for some commissions! I will only be accepting mlp or Sonic art as I got burned out on humans and anthros for a little bit XD
IF YOU WANT A COMMISSION-
-Please come into the stream and say so.
-You will be added to the queue.
-I will only work on a commission if you are present in the stream.
-Payment is expected when work for your commission begins.
-Don't be afraid to speak up if a detail is wrong or not quite right.
-Please do not note me on DA for a commission.
-I will ask for your details in person in the stream.
-Linking to references is only allowed for people getting commissions done so they can send me the needed information.
Prices Have Gone Up
I need to make economic use of my time streaming and my prices before were not even to a minimum wage standard. Thank You for understanding.
$6 for a bust
$13 for a full body
$12 for a two characte