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Ahhh i'm so sorry for the lack of updates and stuff guys @___@;;; I've been going to so many conventions!  They've all been incredibly fun and I'm glad to meet new friends :) :) :) I hope you guys are all doing well and drawing and being creative :) 

REMAINING CONVENTIONS: 

Otakon (Artist Alley N-13)

Fan Expo Canada (Table # still being determined)
Anime Weekend Atlanta (Table # still being determined)
New York Comic Con (Table # still being determined)
Nekocon (Table # still being determined)

I hope you're all doing well!! :)  


  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: New Yoshi's Story
Ahh. sorry I've been so quiet guys! I'm trying my best to respond to messages again.   But the moment I finished with Kickstarter, I already had like 3 conventions lined up @___@ If you're going to any of them, stop by and let me know!!! 

MegaCon (Florida) - ahhh! thank you guys for stopping by!! I was not prepared for the number of peoples O__O;!! :hugs everyone!: 
Anime North - (Table # still being determined)
AnimeNEXT (Table # still being determined)
Otakon (Table # still being determined)

I hope you're all doing well!! :)  



  • Playing: Pokemon Y
ah.  ahhhh.   ... ahhh @___@

i can't believe this is finally happening.  coming Mid November, the company MangaMoo is going to start publishing my manga digitally in Japanese. ;w;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJTORF…

They modified my kickstarter trailer with voice acting and everything!!  (thank you Masako and Mangamoo!!)

ahh, i'm so excited :iconawwwplz: and nervous and and :icondizzyplz: i can't believe ;~~~~;  

:huggle: i love you guys :iconlvlvplz:  I hope you're all doing well too and I'm so so so sorry I've been so busy to post to DA.   I should be less busy next week. ;w;  I'm so sorry >_<;;;



  • Playing: Pokemon Y, Dual Destinies
Hi everyone! :) I finally launched a second kickstarter for the printed version of the next chapter in my original manga/comic/graphic novel series, "ERA". :)  

If it isn't too much trouble, please take a few minutes and take a look!  And if you have a few seconds and minutes to spare as well, please spread the word around! 

Thank you guys for your time!! 

EDIT:AHhh!!! It's funded 100%!! O____O;;; a-a-a-a-already... ............. omg you guys ;___; Thank you so much!!!  


New York Comic Con with :icontealgeezus:





If you're going to any of those conventions, I hope to see you guys there! :) (Smile)  



Hi guys :D I just realized I still had my fan-expo map up even though the convention's been over for a few weeks XD Here's where I'll be in 

ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA - with robot friends :iconrayme3000::iconmaikerujam:




and New York Comic Con with :icontealgeezus:



If you're going to any of those conventions, I hope to see you guys there! :)  



Hey guys! I'll be at Artist Alley A131 for Fan Expo Canada :)



Prints, Keychains, Stickers, Buttons, Bookmarks, Commissions, and of course, Convergence books :D

It'll be my international con O___O :nervous: @___@

and ahh, guys, i'm so sorry i've been SO SLOW at replying to comments and notes :(  auugh @__@  so busy @___@;;;;  hopefully once con season is over I'll be back on track. :( SO SORRY. T_T

Next upcoming Conventions:
Anime Weekend Atlanta
NYCC


(ENTRIES FULL -- WAITLIST is up )


Hey guys! :)  I hope everyone's had a great summer!  Let's keep leveling up with artwork :D :D

I just want to say that I'm running an Original Character tournament on MangaMagazine if people are interested.  Giving away CASH prizes if you win 1st to 4th place! :D You need to just have a character sheet and a short description of your character's personality if you don't have a comic/manga.   (Make an account on MangaMagazine and post the illustrations there!)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RULES/JOIN


Please only join if you can commit!   It's lots of fun but also a lot of work :)

Take care and have a great day! Remember, every cloud has a silver lining. :)


  • Listening to: Sail On - Masterplan
  • Playing: Project X Zone
Hi guys! I just wanted to post this journal entry for my buddies who need some help!

Bullet; Blue My buddy :iconquantumphantom: is having some problems at the moment, so he's looking for commissions. :( Help him out if you can! 

Bullet; Blue :iconpiratesofbrooklyn:  started up this amazing kickstarter for a very fun looking videogame! It's in danger of possibly not being funded though.  Take a look at it!  piratesofbrooklyn.deviantart.c…

Bullet; Blue  :icondindellathedefender: is also offering commissions!  She's offering them for very low points! 

Anybody else you know in need of help and need a signal boost? :) let me know!  

Also, check out this awesome ERA: Ibuki fanart I got from my buddies ;~~;! I love them so much! 

Ibuki Fan Art by ZeaW90ibuki by QuantumPhantomIbuki Chibi by Rogo-the-Golden-Boy

  • Watching: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters



Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great day :) 

I finally put in the order for my webcomic, ERA: Convergence, to be printed again! I'm so excited and I can't thank everyone enough to help me with the first round of printings :)  

And after signing up for STORENVY for so long, I finally decided to get off my lazy butt and set up the store.  I used Etsy before but omg, I had no idea Storenvy was free for everything!  I love the look and feel of it so much more than Etsy, even though the community is much smaller. Click on the button to go to the storefront!



And also, for everyone in the US, Shipping is free if you spend more than $30!  


UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
FanEXPO Canada/(Toronto) Table A131(August 23-26)
Anime Weekend Atlanta (September 27-29)
New York Comic Con (October 10-13)
MegaCon Florida Gray13(March 21-23)</b></b>

WIPS:
Mega Man Zero Mythos 2



Hi guys :) 

My friend Idette and I will be going to AnimeNEXT's artist alley this weekend :D  (June 7 to June 9). We'll be selling Buttons, Keychains, Prints, Bookmarks, Stickers and Comics :)



Hopefully see you there! :D 

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
AnimeNEXT Table 15(New Jersey June 7-9)
FanEXPO Canada/Toronto Table A131(August 23-26)


ohmigosh everyone ;____; i look on DA today and I'm just so overwhelmed. ;___; Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes!!! I hope everyone's having a great day too :) :) :) :huggle::huggle::huggle::huggle::huggle: Be well and I love you all!  

P.S.  What's everyone's favorite desserts? :) I love so many... but I think I'd have to settle on Creme Brulee Doughnuts XD 

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
AnimeNEXT Table 15(New Jersey June 7-9)
FanEXPO Canada/Toronto Table A131(August 23-26)



  • Playing: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
Hi guys! I'll be at C2E2 this Friday-Sunday at Artist Alley table C15 :)

Will have prints, buttons, keychains, comics, charms, bookmarks and all other goodies.(HOW AM I GONNA CARRY ALL THIS T____T;;;;)   Stop by if you're going!  :D

I'm also sorry for the lack of illustrations and tutorials lately!!!  Finishing kickstarter, the convention, and keeping up to date with my manga has been pretty killer ;___;  I should be all done with them soon and back on track!  

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Con)
AnimeNEXT


  • Playing: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
Hi everyone :D I hope you're all doing well!

I had a lot of questions about kickstarter and where I printed my book, so I wrote up this little blog entry over on MangaMagazine.  I tried to be as indepth as possible (thus the separate link so the journal doesn't scroll down for 4 pages long XD), so if you're interested in reading, take a look! 



UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Con)
AnimeNEXT


  • Playing: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
I'm so sorry for the lack of updates recently! I've been working so hard on getting out stuff for Kickstarter (finally done cutting 293480918 pieces of paper), and working on lots of new stuff to sell at Conventions.  Speaking of which! I'm going to be going to C2E2 (Chicago: TABLE C15) and AnimeNEXT (New Jersey), so if anyone's heading over there, it'd be great to see ya! :D

And...Omg! I can't believe it, but I managed to hit Premium tier on Manga Magazine.net ;~~;! Which means they're basically going to support my webcomic by helping promote and pay based on the number of hits I get to my comic! ;___;  Thank you guys so much for your support during Convergence and having to click on over to MM everytime a new page came out ;___;  :HUGS EVERYONE:  

I'll still be updating Ibuki on DeviantArt, but Manga magazine will be getting daily updates so if you want to read it faster, just hop over there :)

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Con)
AnimeNEXT


  • Playing: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
Hi guys :D I'm pleased to announce the fanart results!

First place:
:iconlolieta11188:You're Fluffy by lolieta11188

Second place:
EasyComics from MM - www.mangamagazine.net/illustra…

Third Place
Tony from MM - www.mangamagazine.net/illustra…

And ... and... I really loved all the entries :( So much that I had to contact a bunch of my friends to help me with voting!  So I'm going to reward everyone who entered with 100 DA points :D If I accidentally skip over you please let me know!  

Velias, Suzuran and Sakura by Shoyzz Convergence Contest by operaghost96 Convergence Fanart Contest- Sakura and Darkwood by Akittymori ERA-Convergence Fan Art by MGartist  
www.mangamagazine.net/illustra…
25.media.tumblr.com/1aa51d0c8c…

Also, the last page of Convergence is going up Thursday :) ahh. 2.5~ish years of hard work. I couldn't have done it without you guys!!

Ibuki's still on track for being released on March 31st :) I'm so excited and I can't wait to release the pages!!

Also if you guys are reading Marvel comics and using the AR app, I show up in Thunderbolts #5 and Cable and the X-Force #5.  I mean...literally me.  @_@;  I tried to be as silly as possible T_T

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS:
C2E2 (Chicago Comic Con)
AnimeNEXT

STUFF IN PROGRESS:
Ibuki webcomic



  • Playing: Super Robot Wars Z2.2
Hey guys!! :)  Thank you all again for your support, as always!  A lot of you guys have been asking me questions about the Fanart contest and Kickstarter that I would want to answer here. XD   Plus I need your opinion!

1) Where should I submit the fanart? (Fanart Info reposted below the questions)  You can note me, leave a message anywhere for me to see! I'll generally reply back to say that I got it. :D   If you can upload it to DA though, please do! I would really like to show all the entries online too! :)   The book is definitely being printed at this rate, so I'm gonna be featuring the top 3 entries! :D

2) Is there a paypal option for the Convergence Kickstarter?  Kickstarter apparently doesn't take PayPal... ;~~; But omg thank you guys so much for wanting to buy the book too!!  I ended up figuring out a way around this though... I set up a PayPal version!  Just click here to check it out :D  The options are the same as the kickstarter ones, and you might want to visit the page for more clarity. I only included the more popular options but if you see one that you want added just let me know!  

In other news... I gave myself the deadline for ERA-IBUKI pages to be released on March 31st!  One "page" will be posted EVERYDAY on MangaMagazine!  :I'm going to do notifications through DeviantArt maybe once every two weeks so it'll be easier to read ^^;  

ENTRIES DUE: Feb 28, 2013  You can post it anywhere! :) Send me a note or just type in the comments here!
PRIZES: (Point prizes can be exchanged for regular money instead too!)
  First Place : Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book!  + 3500 DA Points! + Free Chibi from me!
  Second Place :  Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book + 2000 DA points!
  Third Place : Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book + 1000 DA points!
Fanart Contest Rules -
  1 - Characters must be from the webcomic!
  2 - Please keep it all-ages friendly!  Blood is ok, but no gore!

And I just want to give everyone that stops by, favorites, watches, everything a big hug ;~; :huggle:

STUFF IN PROGRESS:
Optimus Prime Generation One
Ibuki webcomic



  • Playing: Super Robot Wars Z2.2
EDIT: Kickstarter funded!!!! ;~~~; THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Can't, stop crying happy tears ;~~~; kck.st/TA7lW2

Hi everyone!! :D So I started my first kickstarter ever for the printed version of my webcomic, Convergence!  I'm very very sorry if you'll keep hearing about the kickstarter from me for the next few updates, but it really is one of my dreams!  I'll definitely make it up to you guys with lots of art this year!  

I don't know if it'll make it to the goal, but
I would like to thank everyone who's backed it, reblogged it, and just thought about contributing to it already!!! :huggle: :huggle:

But I'm also going to start a fanart contest!  If you win in the top 3 spots, you can have the piece printed in the printed version of the book! Even if the kickstarter doesn't go through, i'll be featuring the winners anyway! :)

ENTRIES DUE: Feb 28, 2013  
You can post it anywhere! :) Send me a note or just type in the comments here!
PRIZES: (Point prizes can be exchanged for regular money instead too!)
  First Place : Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book!  + 3500 DA Points! + Free Chibi from me!
  Second Place :  Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book + 2000 DA points!
  Third Place : Your piece will be featured in the printed version of the book + 1000 DA points!
Fanart Contest Rules -
  1 - Characters must be from the webcomic!
  2 - Please keep it all-ages friendly!  Blood is ok, but no gore!

And I just want to give everyone that stops by, favorites, watches, everything a big hug ;~; :huggle:

STUFF IN PROGRESS:
Flash Tutorial (Non Video) - Finishing Touches
Optimus Prime Generation One
Ibuki webcomic



  • Playing: Super Robot Wars Z2.2
EDIT: Everyone has shared amazing tips.  Please read through comments for more!  Stay strong everyone! :)  

There's no secret that being an artist is one of the most unhealthiest things in the world :(  Sometimes we just get so lost in doing what we love to do...

Force yourself to take hour breaks.   Get up and stretch, all that good stuff.   Besides, the short little break might help you not think about your current project for a moment, and make you look at it again from a different light and spot some mistakes to fix :)  

Invest in making your workspace as comfortable as can be.  Get fluffy pillows for your chair, get a comfy cushion, make your desk as comfortable as you can.  They're worth the money, trust me.  @_@

Get one of those squishy toys for your desk.  Every now and then when you're not holding your pen/pencil, just squish it a few times to keep your hands from cramping up.

Don't forget to breathe @__@ ... I know this sounds weird, but a friend of mine actually mentioned this to me and I was really surprised.  He told me ... that he read somewhere... haha, that most people who focus on things for too long just forget to take a deep breath of air every now and then, as opposed to people who are out and about.  

Do you guys have any tips too? :)  Please share with the rest of us!  

STUFF IN PROGRESS:
Flash Tutorial (Non Video) - Finishing Touches
Sakura(Convergence) Poster
One Piece Poster

Optimus Prime Generation One
Ibuki webcomic



  • Playing: Project X Zone (Clear2), Super Robot Wars Z2.2
Ahh! With much pain and craziness, I finally finished my video coloring tutorial!   It's only on Youtube at the moment, but I'm hoping I can post it as a deviation soon too :)  

Warning! If you don't like cute things, this isn't the video for you!



STUFF IN PROGRESS:
Flash Tutorial (Non Video)
Sakura(Convergence) Poster
One Piece Poster
Optimus Prime Generation One


COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN (SORT OF)
I'm only doing Chibis/Meowvel and Chi's Sweet Home style kitties: $5 per character, +$3 for each additional, full color digital file.

  • Playing: Project X Zone (Clear2)
EDIT: eee. :icontommygk: interviewed me :D fav.me/d5oazj7
EDIT2: Contest over! :)
EDIT3: Coming next week... a cute VIDEO COLORING TUTORIAL!?

Hi everyone :) I've been working on my manga for quite a long time now (2 years if you didn't count my 1 year hiatus!), and I'd really like to thank all the readers!   I wish I had the time to give everyone a drawing.  :(  I'll be picking TEN random readers for a free chibi drawing (it can be anything! Licensed characters or original!)  My chibis basically look like my Meowvel vs Catcom kitties but ... well, human, of course. XD  (If you would like, I can also draw a cat version of your character though ;) )

And if you do want to read my manga, or need a refresher, check it out here.  :)

Please send the answers to me in a note!
-  Pass the quiz!
      1.  What distracted Suzuran during her battle with Velias in the ruined city?
      2.  What's the name of the evil scientist responsible for the horrors of two of the major characters?
      3.  Who shows up in the rainy alleyway and helps Velias?
      4.  What did Velias think was easier to do than to bring Suzuran into a giant hallway?
      5.  Who's your favorite character ;)?
-  After you pass the quiz successfully, I'll assign you a number.  After JAN 1st, I'll use a random number generator and post the results in a journal to show who won!

Good luck :)
I hope everyone has a great new year!

For Convergence Readers... Some of you might know that I only intended on making the series three chapters long.  A lot of things have happened over the last 3 years since i started working on it, and I decided that... yeah, I will stop it at the end of the third chapter--

BUT!  All my manga stories tie together!  Sakura, Suzuran and Velias will be appearing in my main series "ERA: PROELIUM"  which takes place after Convergence.   Sakura will be the main character alongside someone else.  But before I get to that series, I'm redoing my "ERA: IBUKI" series in full color which is also set in ERA but in a different part of the world.

:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite:

CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
One Piece Pin Up
An Optimus Prime Generation One pin-up
Convergence

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN (SORT OF)
I'm only doing Chibis/Meowvel and Chi's Sweet Home style kitties: $5 per character, +$3 for each additional, full color digital file.

  • Playing: Project X Zone (Clear2)