artist alley things

The ability to create memorable art and writing comes with time aka age. Adults in fandom are the reason you have cool fandom merch and emotionally wrought fan art and fanfiction. I promise it isn’t angry 15-year-olds sitting behind AA booths. It’s sad that after a day of being badgered in the artist alley, the first thing so many of my artist friends do is eat, legally grab a drink and ask themselves why they’re still ‘dealing with this’ aka ‘rotten underage fans.’

At the risk of sounding like a 55-year-old white man behind an oak desk, the young entitlement in fandom is going to literally make it ugly.  

People don’t make fan merch because they owe it to you. People don’t make fan art or fanfiction because they owe it to you. Even when you commission an artist or writer? The reason they’re in your fandom is that they love the source.

Adults know what they do and don’t have to deal with. 

It doesn’t matter what side of the ‘war’ they’re on. They’re either gonna step in bullshit once, scrape it off their boots and leave or entirely close themselves off to younger people who admire their work. Welcome to the birth of a ‘snobbish BNF.’ That’s why it happens. Visibility means more exposure, which means more harassment. Creators are seeking solace in their experiences, so they bond and create ‘BNF cliques.’

As a once very angry and self-destructive teen, I’m gonna repeat what my high school English teacher once said to me: 

You really need to get an attitude adjustment. 


some bungou for tomorrow’s artist alley commission samples

anyway it would have made more sense to draw akutagawa but the paper could barely hold all the ink on chuuya’s coat, so i changed it to kyouka


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So this is what I spent my time doing last night. Not very often I make this kind of thing. But the last drawing sort of sparked this idea that wouldn’t leave my head. So I drew it. >>; If it’s not your cup of tea, I understand. But when you gotta draw…ya gotta draw.

At this point I’m really hoping @therealjacksepticeye will see this because I am so proud of it. If anything, I hope the community enjoys it as much as I had fun making it. =)

So Kumoricon was amazing, and it EXCEEDED my expectations!

A few bumps in the road in the beginning before day one, but the con itself was great!
I met SO many cute people and made new friends…!









Keely Elle

Lord Gris

The entire time up until the con I was nothing but nerves, but man oh man was it a whirlwind, and it was a fun one! I never make ANYTHING to sell, no prints or merchandise, so I was worried this would be a horrible decision to table..
But I sold out of almost EVERYTHING! 

And I could not BELIEVE the amount of people coming to my table saying that they follow me on everything, and that they’ve loved my art for years.

I don’t cry a lot, but dang… I think I need a tissue.

So with such a good experience now under my belt I say… fuck it… I’m going to keep doing this artist alley thing.


It’s really been fun but also completely nerve-wracking since it’s my first time doing a table. HOWEVER, I’m really excited and I’ll be there for all four days so I really look forward to meeting those of you who can make it!! ♥︎ ♥︎ ♥︎

About the Haikyuu!! stickers: with a purchase of 5, you get 1 SURPRISE sticker of your choice, and if you buy all 10 stickers, you’ll get all 3 SURPRISE stickers!! 

(Special stickers are limited edition so they will not be sold individually!)

Also there are sticker versions of the Steven Universe designs that will also have a SURPRISE sticker with purchase of the whole set!

For those of you who have been asking me about my online store, keep an eye out for a future announcement towards the end of July. :>

Thanks and I really hope to see you guys there!!

I would’ve loved to make a meet-up/artist alley thing at some Con where my followers could meet me tbh - that would be a lot of fun!

I’m home! My cat missed me. He wouldn’t leave me alone for an hour or so after I got in the door. 

The convention was great. A guy in a John Egbert shirt won the Tournament I was running. They had a VR setup that I got to try out (Surgeon Simulator is much easier in VR mode). I got to introduce a couple of people to Wizard People Dear Reader. And as always there was a nice indoor water park to hang out during downtime.

I only got a few things in the artist alley. The cutest thing I got was a little egg shaped Pearl, which is currently sitting on top of my new tiny Mutie:

(Speaking of things that recently arrived, the Steven Universe Funko pops I ordered arrived today too:)

After the convention, I got to go down to Madison to watch the Welcome to Night Vale live show! The current tour is titled “All Hail” so if you’re familiar with Night Vale, you can probably guess (correctly) that the show focus on the Glow Cloud. That’s some classic Night Vale right there.

So yeah, all around a nice vacation. Time to get back to the blog!

anonymous asked:

So I'm honestly on the verge of tears because I'm at a con and there's a hat that looks exactly like Hancock's hat but I can't afford it sooo. ~Gushy Anon

(I accidentally closed the second part of this message but am glad you found a cheaper alternative! Sorry sorry for closing that >_< twitchy fingers on my end!)

I used to love going to cons but admittedly there’s a lot of pricey stuff there. I remember getting a hat for 40 something dollars, only to realize it was actually $25 online >_<;

If I ever go back to a con, Ill probably spend my money at Artist Alley or on things I definitely know I’d have trouble finding elsewhere. I do hope you’re having fun at con though, Gushy Anon. <3 Cons are fun, crazy experiences x3

hey hey! @silversteampunk and i are gonna be in the kumoricon artist alley, booth #31! with prints, stickers, jewelry, decoden, acrylic charms, commissions, and MORE! woah!!!

**please also note that the artist alley will only be open for 4 hours on sunday, so if you wanna come by and check out our booth i would recommend coming through earlier in the weekend :’D

anonymous asked:

so how's life as an artist?

The income is unreliable, there’s no benefits, and I frequently have to work for a couple weeks without a day off,  BUT I still like drawing everyday so it was probably the right choice for me lmao.

captainavengice-blog  asked:

Alice will you be at Anime Expo 2014?

I’ll definitely be there, but not sure about Artist Alley yet, I’m on the waitlist because I screwed up and signed up too late. Soooo that’s TBD… OH HEY I GOT A TABLE so yes I will be there crying at Artist Alley

I’m also going to C2E2 this year! Those are my only scheduled cons for 2014 so far.

ANIME EXPO IS UPON US!!! except not for another 10 days or so…but soon!! Find me and Alex (aka Saubey/Gaybravado) at table C7 in the Artist Alley and say hello!

Our table is located in the second aisle from the front (when you enter the AA) on the far left wing! (We’re sandwiched between Red’s and KL’s tables so if you see a couple people sobbing in between two tables saturated in beautiful godly artwork, that’s probably us.)

Also to thank all my cute sweet tumblr followers: if you come say hi, be sure to give me your tumblr username! I’ll give you some candy and a kiss and be sure to thank you in my follow-up post after the con!!

Hope to see you there!!