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CONjecture report

Good heavens, I had a phenomenal time. Got to meet and hang out with Becky Hicks of Little Vampires, and she and her husband James are completely awesome. Also got to hang with Phil and Margaret, who do books and fabulous hats but don’t appear to have a website, who are equally awesome. They were all generous enough to give me a HUGE amount of advice — and a Square! — , and we just had a great time. (: It was really super-cool to get the chance to be placed by lovely people and talk shop and learn things. I learned so much.

I did three commissions, one of which was a koi mermaid piece I’m planning to redo in digital color and make prints of (keep an eye out for that!), one of which was fan art for Air Gear that I don’t have a scan of, and one of which was a fan art piece for Hetalia which you can find on my DeviantArt.

I’ve gotten some leads on how to get my store set up and handle cons better and all kinds of good stuff. There’s only so much time in the day, but I hope to be bringing you more awesome sooner rather than later. (:

Also, a special shout-out to my darling husband, who took care of me the whole con, got me drinks and Oreos, and generally was super-awesome, like he isn’t always super-awesome. (;

[Leanne] ComicCon Report

First — welcome new readers, ‘specially the ones who came over from (the super-awesome) Aaron Williams’ blog. It’s not totally obvious, but the first Saijiki Story is Autumnside, and chunks of Winterside will make more sense if you read that first. You can reach Autumnside through the link above, or through the red Autumnside button on the right-hand nav bar.

ComicCon was *terrific*. I got to meet Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), and Aaron Williams (PS238 and many more) and Aimee Major (Japan Ai) and Jeph Jacques. I got to sit in on panels with Kazu Kuibushi (Flight) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard). And so many others! It was amazing … and y’know, you’d think I’d be jaded, with ComicCon being right in my own backyard. No. (: I had a fabulous time.

I learned a lot from the panels I went to (digital painting! Oo!), and a lot from a long conversation with Aaron Williams. I’m sure what I’ve learned will help me bring you folks an even better comic as time goes on. (:

Speaking of … spending too much time in the convention has me thinking about a couple different comics outside the Saijiki Stories universe … now to find the time to draw those, too! (: