Round two at Olympic Village today, come see me at MiniComi!
Your table caught my eye. I ended up only buying the postcards, but I wish I had bought one of your prints~~ >.<
[I was dressed up as Luna]
Hey! Thanks for buying my postcards!
I’ll be going to Anime Revolution at the Convention Centre next month, feel free to drop by if you’re still looking for prints! :)
Artbook loot from Japan! A used bookstore called Mandarake became my best friend so fast while I was over there. From top left:
1) The Art of Utena / Utena x pixiv : I am a devoted fan to everything Ikuhara Kunihiko has ever touched. Utena remains as my one true magical sword-wielding girl. The first book is design / concept art / storyboards from the original TV series and movie, and is such a gem to have. The second is a collaboration book with a dozen pixiv artists for the Utena 17th Anniversary Show, and was curated by Ikuhara himself.
2) The Art of Penguindrum : The 2nd series Ikuhara wrote and directed in 2011, which took a span of 10 years to develop. It includes designs / concept art / storyboards - Penguindrum is one of those stories where I will never recover from. Character designs are also by the lovely Hoshino Lily.
3) The Art of Kaguyahime Monogatari : freshly released and bought from the Ghibli Museum! The latest film from the studio directed by Isao Takahata, everything was hand drawn, hand animated, ink/graphite/watercolour beauty.
4) Ken Sugimori Works : A big book of comics and concept art by the prolific Pokemon designer, Ken Sugimori.
5) RahXephon Works: I don’t remember much about this series but I dig Yamada Akihiro who designed the characters and background art
6) Gorilla - Colour Walk 6 (One Piece Works 2008-2010) : And of course, I couldn’t leave Japan without buying something One Piece. Oda Eiichirou’s newest artbook to the crazy popular pirate series, which I’ve been following since 2003.
I’ll be going to ICON8 held in Portland this year. It’s leaving me feeling both excited and nervous. ICON is a conference for illustrators and like-minded professionals in that creative field. There are speakers, workshops, and all that fun stuff. Not to mention there’s also going to be ICON’s Roadshow bazaar/marketplace.
Aaaaand I will be one of the over 60 exhibitors there (along with louscribbles)! I am, again, excited/nervous for this. I’ll be making a smaller version of my Sustenance zine (the image above will be one of the pages) as well as other things for the event.
Exciting things to come!
COME SEE US IF YOU’RE IN PORTLAND!