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AnimeFest 2010: Friday

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Cranked out a new round of sketch cards for this convention.
Cranked out a new round of sketch cards for this convention.
Oh my god, my badge is fuckin' personalized!  This is the awesomest.
Oh my god, my badge is fuckin’ personalized! This is the awesomest.

Commission: "Batman looking awesome."
Commission: “Batman looking awesome.”
Joel Watson was working out his feelings about me through this art he drew.
Joel Watson was working out his feelings about me through this art he drew.


I was also asked to draw Randy Milholland in somebody’s book.  Joel Watson took a photo of it for me.

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Last Stand of the Wreckers!

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This afternoon I’m on the jet to Texas to totally rock AnimeFest, but before I go, I need to tell you something.

It’s super-important.

Last Stand of the Wreckers is out in trade paperback now.

It’s not just your usual trade.  It has, like, crazy extra stuff in it.  As I warned months back, the profiles in the individual issues aren’t in the trade, but the trade has soooo much stuff the individual issues do not.  There’s, like, a whole text story in here.  It’s several pages long and excellent.  There’s two new profiles for Overlord and Snare.  There’s a page of trivia notes on the individual issues.  There’s another page of designs and arts and what have you.  There’s the one-page Wreckers comic, “Dead Men’s Boots.”  It’s all magnificent.  All trades should be like this.  I mean, c’mon, a whole extra story in here!

And that’s besides the main event being all super-awesome.  Buy the hell out of it.

Meanwhile, I need to get another box of books ready for AnimeFest.  I mailed two out to Texas ahead of time and only one arrived!  Shit!  I’ll have to check a replacement box with me at the airport.  Glad I got some insurance on that missing box.  Hopefully it’ll show up… somewhere…

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Deviant

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Gearing up for AnimeFest over here.  Well, I was, until I saw some DeviantArt illustration I really liked, wanted to favorite it, realized I had no DeviantArt account so I couldn’t favorite it, and so I got a DeviantArt account so I could favorite it.  And then I spent the afternoon filling up my gallery.  I’ve got to look presentable.

Whoops.

Got some special stuff for you this weekend in Dallas!  Special new freebie bookmarks that are SO SECRET I have to mosaic-filter them out.  Yeah, that’s right.  I’m a tease.  Find out more at my panel this Sunday at 2.  I am bringing a slideshow presentation that will hopefully work.

Anyway, I guess enjoy my DeviantArt page or something.

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AnimeFest 2010 in Dallas this weekend!

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I’m gonna be in AnimeFest 2010 in Dallas this weekend!  (so nice I typed it twice)  I’ve never exhibited my exotic wares in Texas before, so this should be a blast.  And, hey, I have some panels up my sleeves!

Friday September 3 @ 3:00pm – Webcomic Discussion

  • Join our Webcomic guests in this discussion about writing, art, web hosting, etc. about webcomics Two Lumps, David Willis, Joel Watson, Matt Herms

Saturday September 4 @ 11:00pm – Webcomic Discussion

  • Join our Webcomic guests in this discussion about writing, art, web hosting, etc. about webcomics Two Lumps, David Willis, Joel Watson, Matt Herms

Sunday September 5 @ 2:00pm – Shortpacked! The Panel!

  • Shortpacked! (by David Willis) is everyone’s favorite webcomic about folks who work in a toy store and tell jokes about Batman. Pick David’s brain about the strip, his overabundant knowledge of Transformers, or shoot the breeze about your favorite Taco Bell combo meals. David’s debuting a brand new webcomic next week which he’s been exceedingly coy about, so here’s your chance to ask everything you wanted to know about this Super Secret Project and see how that lines up with what he’s willing to answer.

Sunday September 5 @ 7:00pm  - Webcomic Discussion

  • Join our Webcomic guests in this discussion about writing, art, web hosting, etc. about webcomics Two Lumps, David Willis, Joel Watson, Matt Herms

Monday September 6 at 1:00pm – Webcomic Discussion

  • Join our Webcomic guests in this discussion about writing, art, web hosting, etc. about webcomics Two Lumps, David Willis, Joel Watson, Matt Herms

Since AnimeFest is Labor Day Weekend, it runs Friday through Monday!  That’s a lotta days of being my best friend in the world.  If you show up and say hi to me at my table or at any of my panels, you automatically get a free preview souvenir bookmark of something special you’ll see real soon.

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Arise, Ethanimus Prime

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Masterpiece Rodimus Prime was revealed (in color) at this weekend’s C3X Hobby in Japan.  Okay, woo, so he transforms from  Hot Rod to Rodimus Prime to Hot Rod’s car to Rodimus Prime’s truck, which is sort of neat, I guess, if you like awesome things.  But it all pales in comparison to him finally being the right color.

Oh, yes, he’s magenta, folks.

He’s gonna be about $200 to import, so I think I’m going to pass on him.  I do that kind of money for Grimlock, but not Hot Rod.  If he comes out in the states, I’ll probably pick him up, but there’s no promises that he’ll remain that purply color, so it’s a bittersweet decision.  Though, as I was reminded by AllSpark dude Powered Convoy, a large-ass Rodimus toy would go perfect in a Wreckers display.  Now that’s tempting!