Oct 31, 2012

Komikon 2012

Well, Komikon 2012 came and went. My group studio KARNIVORS successfully sold all our artbooks and bookmarks as well as several individual sketchbooks. Conventions get so cramped every time. I've seen and met a lot of the local artists, geeks, nerds, fanboys and fangirls, and the Gerry Alanguilan. We all took a picture with him and Keno got his bag signed. Frankly though, he feels different from in person..he seems more introverted and quiet.

Also, I'm finally able to buy copies of Ninja Girl KO! and have Kriss and Marco sign it. I absolutely love their manga-making team. I've been a fan of their stories and artwork since they first started out. Another great find in this convention was finally getting my hands on an original hardbound copy of Mouse Guard: Fall 1152. It wasn't exactly booksale cheap, since the book cover had ragged edges, and I saw that I could've gotten a brand new volume on Amazon for an additional P100...but the pages inside were still in mint condition and David Petersen's artwork is still something lovely to look at.

All in all, it was a good first convention and I've learned a lot, concerning selling and preparations. I'm looking forward to the next event and this time, I'll make extra preparations. Here, of course, is the artwork that I've contributed. The background studies and the troll face didn't make it to the book. I'm thinking of drawing more orcs and elves and whatnot and maybe include those in the sketchbook I could sell next time.

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