Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A WHOLE LOT OF SUPER-SIGH.

Pages.


Apologies to those of you who have been weeping non-stop because of my lack of updates. I'm afraid I'm not too pleased with any of my recent work, so I haven't posted any of it. I haven't even been sketching that much, which is rather unfortunate. Here are a few pages from my sketchbook. The dates have no meaning, I just like having my sketchbook characters record what date it is. And no, I'm not a smoker.

A few weeks ago, I attended the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda and it was crowded. Crowded and fun. Usually, when I go to things like this, I avoid eye contact with people at tables and don't say anything to anyone. However, this time, I made myself chat and mingle and I think it turned out all right. I mean, my social awkwardness was still at dangerous levels, but at least it wasn't functioning at maximum. Thanks to the lovely readers that stopped me to say hello; those little chats were a very pleasant surprise and, contrary to what my expression probably implied, very welcome. Additional thanks to all the illustrators that put up with me when I freaked out. I think the worst part was when I lost my mind in front of Kate Beaton, but she was still nice enough to do a wonderful drawing of Caligula, my favorite historical figure, in my copy of her mini-comic. If you're into hilarity and/or history, you should definitely, definitely check out her blog, and if you're into sleaze and delusions of grandeur, definitely check out Caligula. I heart him a lot, a lot. If I lived in his time, we would party. And then he'd probably slit my throat or something.

Also, John Hodgman's new More Information Than You Require is out and everyone should buy it. I've only read the first chapter or so, but it has already made me laugh out loud in public too many times. Guaranteed hilarity.

Also, also, I'm making buttons for my school's art market. If I have some left over, I may put them up for sale here. I'm just saying, so you all have enough time to compile a list of people you hate enough to gift a set of Annie Wu buttons for the holidays.