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< Piro >

that other site...

"Seattle is so far away..."

Wednesday - April 2, 2003

[Piro] - 22:00:00 - [link here]

quick rant to cover a few little things.

First off, the reprint of the Pirogoeth poster is now in the ThinkGeek store. Its 20 x 28, not quite as unmanageable as the last poster, but it looks REALLY good. Got one hanging on my door (i never did hang up the original one, all of mine are stored in a big tube ^^;;)

Secondly, It's been officially announced, so i can blab too. The two other webcomic guys who will be appearing at Sakuracon this weekend are none other than Tycho and Gabe from Penny Arcade. Come watch as we throw things at each other. :P

Unfortunately, due to things going on in the world, most of the Japanese guests at Sakuracon have had to cancel their attendance, but there are still enough of us left that we'll try our damndest to make sure everyone enjoys the con as much as possible.

Here's the schedule for Sakuracon as it stands right now:

Friday (4/4)
1400 - Web Comics Panel (with the PA guys)
1630 - Meet the Guests Reception

Saturday (4/5)
1200 - Megatokyo Panel
1300 - Autograph session

Sunday (4/6)
1200 - Penny Arcade Panel
1300 - Autograph session
1700 - Closing Ceremonies

Should be fun :) Most of the time, Merekat and I will probably be in the Artists Alley doing sketches and drawings for all who ask. Remember, you dont have to bring anything to get a drawing, just an idea of what you want. I have tons of index cards :)

Last night Merekat and I were up till 3 am (i was up till 3am EST, Mere was up till 3:30am PST) putting the finishing touches on the Miho image. Hehehe. it came out *really* nice. This morning she took it down to get a single print made for Sakuracon - a 3 foot by 4 foot print we can use to present the image at the Saturday panel.

Now, posters of this image will be available in May in the ThinkGeek store, so there is no need to panic that you wont be able to get a hold of the poster, but we will be auctioning off this rather unique 3'x4' print of the poster at the con as part of the Art Show. Since it is a print, i expect that it will sell for a reasonable amount rather than the, uh, large amounts my original work seems to be going for these days. (boggles)

There is also the Charity Auction, which mere and I are donating a proof of the Pirogoeth poster reprint (high quality stock, and used to verify the color matching for the posters) for the auction that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington. I was originally going to do an original piece for this (I still might, maybe on the plane trip over ^_^) but i'm hoping that it will result in a worthy donation to that cause.

Ok, now i gotta get cracking on comics for Friday and Monday...

< Dom >

Yeah, this counts, too

"Mop-up"

Wednesday - April 2, 2003

[Dom] - 08:30:00 - [link here]

The response to the SGD Gold Collection has been overwhelming!

Most of it said "Dang, you got me good" or "I laughed so hard I crapped myself", but there's one particular e-mail that I'm especially proud of. It's censored, due to quite legitimate complaints about my recent language, but you can still feel the burning anger in it:

**** you and your april fools joke up the *** with a big rubber ****

That's why I do it, baby. There are actually going to be some fruits from this joke, surprisingly enough--once Fred gets back from SakuraCon we'll talk more about it.

The work on the MT Fanart Archive continues, and my partner Hodge-Podge says that it'll be ready for public consumption around the Monday after next--for now, he has a working submission form so you can submit images without e-mailing me.

Let's see what else... uh... hmm, nothing. Talk to you later.

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