Just woke up from my post 30-plus-hour all-nighter slumber. It was my third in the last three weeks, the first two were for uni assignments, this one was to prepare for yet another portfolio review at a convention (skip the next 3 paragraphs if that’s all you’re interested in, I will only be slightly disappointed, promise).
Supanova! The crème de la crème of all geeky cons in Perth. My first time impression: it was as packed as a travelling suitcase. Replace all of the neatly folded clothes with sweaty people inching through a crowd hours on end and you’ve got the general idea.
Good thing I’m not into merchandise, so I was only ever stuck in traffic when I had to, which was only once or twice. I spent most of my time outside finishing my pages, sitting near the entrance looking at the wonderful cosplays walking by, waiting for the portfolio review session to start.
Other things I waited for include: a could-be-worse beef hamburger with definitely not enough sweet chili sauce, an autograph from Grant Imahara for my sketchbook, access to the ATM machine when they stopped accepting credit cards for said autograph, then the train home when I came back to the empty signing table and he was already done for the day.
Rants aside: portfolio review! This time I brought a copy of my gigantic print, two other miscellaneous drawings, and the comic from Oz Comic-con last March. I really wanted to whip up a new story for the occasion, but I have unfortunately been very, very sick.
Chris Ryall, IDW Publishing’s editor-in-chief looked through my stuff, said he quite liked it. He complimented the interesting style from the coloured drawings, and the solid skills from my comic (his words!). Chris was very interested in seeing more of my work, gave me his card, saying I shouldn’t hesitate sending new things his way.
Unfortunately my style doesn’t quite fit with the things IDW do (copyrighted stuff like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) but hoorah still! Confidence boost acquired along side some sweet advice on sequential art. That is all I came for.
So yes, all in all a successful-ish day. I enjoyed it. Would have been better if I went with somebody that’s for sure, at least they would have prepared cash and I wouldn’t have to miss out on Grant’s autograph.
P.S: re-posting as a text post. The photo felt a bit rude.
Today I mistakenly put chicken salt into my lemonade instead of sugar.
That’s a day well spent I think.
Q:would you consider yourself feminist?
Feminist: One who supports the cause of feminism.
Feminism: The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
Pretty simple to support, huh? Man or woman. I think the only reason a person who believes in equality of the sexes would NOT call herself/himself a feminist is because of people who have distorted the perception of the word as a dirty and shameful label the past few decades. But if you reject the word based on how THEY have shaped the perception of it, in an insidious way, you’re letting them define you.
Go back to the REAL definition of the word, not THEIR distorted definition, and see if it is something you believe in. And can be proud to call yourself. Man OR woman. And go from there.
Because, if you break it down, if you are NOT a feminist, then you do NOT believe in equal rights for men and women. Is that what you believe? Or is it that you’re rejecting what the label has been distorted into?
It used to be that “geek” was a dirty word, too. A shameful label. Not anymore, thank goodness.
"Feminist" needs a transformation like that too. It’s overdue.
Playing The Walking Dead season 2
I’ve done it. I’ve finally handed in the cursed 3D modelling assignment. Chances are I’ll fail it but eh, I did rather ok with the test right after so that’s good.
Next up: a 2-month break! Finally time to draw! I have quite a few plans hoping to weave into existence somehow.
Also going to Supanova June 20th for the portfolio review :D. If anyone wanna meet up and walk around together, hit me up!
PSA: don’t play The Walking Dead season 1
It will break you.
I watched today’s daily live and it was just 7 miles of LSD.