This weekend is Cincinnati Comic Expo! Katie Cook and I will be at adjoining tables, and we'll both be doing con sketches and selling originals and prints of our artwork! Sunday will be the MLP Comic panel, and from what I've heard, it's going to be recorded. That's all I know right now on that, I'll give info when I have it.
for those attending, don't forget I will have a print exclusive to the Cinci Comic Expo, and it will be a run of only 30, so if you'll be after one, get there early!
One major question I'm getting a lot of is if the comic will be available in various countries. Unfortunately that's not something I can answer, i'm just the artist! Check the website for IDW, it may say. If not, I'm sure a number of online services will have it available for shipping, and it will also be offered as a digital download on the IDW Website.
There's rumors out there as to what the story is about... I'm not letting the cat out of the bag myself, but I'll tease that this is a tremendous leap out of the starting gate (Horse pun... har har har) for the new comic.
On another note, I've recently gotten two messages from people that can't understand why artists charge money for commissions, and comments along the same lines. For some of us, this is our JOB, as in, our only source of income. Let's say you work at McDonald's, and somebody asks you to make them a burger for free... after all, you're going to make one anyway, and they like the way you make them, so come on, right? No, you are not going to "go to work" and not get paid. Your time is valuable, and even though somebody really appreciates what you do, their appreciation will not pay your bills or feed you. Artists enjoy what they do, but it is our JOB, and any job takes work... work can create stress, and I can't speak for others, but I'm not going to put myself through that for free.
Some artists don't charge, and that's great and their prerogative, but what is "not fair" is to speak out against those that do.
Listening to: the dryer
Reading: Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie
Watching: FRINGE... always. and My Name Is Earl
Playing: LA noire
Drinking: ice water