kyabetsu: Kitty with stoner-eyes licks the sofa, "Snozz: teh best berries." (SnozzBerries)

Kevin and I are rolling out to NEW YORK CITY the week after next! We'll be at the NEW YORK COMIC CON & NEW YORK ANIME FEST.

Thursday, October 13 through Sunday October 16.

If you happen to be going too, here's Two important things to help you find us at the show:

1. We're in the ANIME FEST artist alley, table D13. The Anime Fest's Artist Alley is on the 4th floor, overlooking the main NYCC Show floor.

2. They took our Interrobang Studios application and put it under Kevin's name. Look for KEVIN BOLK in your program and on maps.

This is the second-to-last show we'll be doing this year, and certainly the one furtherest north. Our last show will be AnimeUSA in November in Crystal City, Virgina. That's snuggled right up next to Washington DC. You might have spotted all the art Kevin did for them this year. He's a GUEST!

It's a good thing that the end of the year starts slowing down for us. I'm tryin' not to lose my marbles.

The promotion at work has been a good, good thing--but funny enough, they expect me to do more work. Heh. Who knew, right?

We've had 5 conventions in 4 weeks. Two of them were on the same weekend! (Kevin went west with a helper & I did the local show.) Add that into the day job, the 4 webcomics, and all the silly stuff that just happens (broke my glasses, kthnx, universe. Wearing an old perscription is totally the kind of headache I needed!), and WOOF.

I cannot wait to have a slow weekend. Do laundry. Whip up a few Spinks. Draw fandom stuff. Visit with friends. Fuzzle the cats. Sleep in. Watch crap movies. Kevin's threatening to make me watch ZARDOZ. That's the 1970's space dystopia where Sean Connery wears big red man panties. "The Gun is good! The Penis is evil!" It's bound to be a riot.

What's up with you and what's your favorite crap movie?
Mood in the Settlement: 'calm' calm
The Colony Magistrate Says : Fans. Cat is snoring.
location: home home home home home
kyabetsu: Kitty with stoner-eyes licks the sofa, "Snozz: teh best berries." (SnozzBerries)
I had a great birthday weekend--Kevin and I talked almost non-stop at T-MODE, danced in the artist alley, and kidnapped a video room to show old episodes of the PAW PAW BEARS, Cartoon All Stars To The Rescue, and Snow White Meets The Harlem Globetrotters. Also Kevin bought me a Ninja Turtle Snuggie so that I could be a ninja-fleece-wizard.

We're going to be in the DEALER'S ROOM at booth #543, which may be in the back, but it's easy to find by the bathrooms. Look for 8'x10' of Interrobang glitz cause you're not likely to miss us.

Look for our BRAND NEW book: Daddy Daughter Ninja Day and be on the look-out for a special guest appearance of ENSIGN SUE in person!
location: home for a little longer
The Colony Magistrate Says : Rachel Maddow Sings the News Blues
Mood in the Settlement: 'busy' busy
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)

Kevin and I are guests at T-MODE in Rockville, MD for the weekend of April 15-17. IT IS A CHARITY SHOW. Every badge purchased is an American Red Cross Donation to the relief efforts in Japan.

Kevin and I are so proud and excited to participate in TMODE this year. We'll be running 6 workshops, so if you ever wanted to hear us talk AND support an important cause, this is the show to visit. The hotel is right off the Washington Metro TwinBrook station!

Also the studio will be Sneak-premiering our new book Daddy Daugther Ninja Day: My First Ninja Training Manual before its launch at AnimeBoston this year.

Tekkoshocon Photos Under here! )

Son & his friend B found us at Zenkaikon! They were both super-sweet. Son is an up-and-coming voice actor, and he was kind enough to film the creepy Weegees that were lurking around our booth. They scared the crap out of people. ;P Check out his video here! (Thanks, Son!)

WOOOoooo... All that and we're gearing up for

at the exact same time!

And when I say we're "GEARING UP," I mean it. AB will be the first show where we have a DEALER'S ROOM space. We're going back to press on older books. We're restocking the Weegie shirts. We're debuting the Spinks With Hats. We're officially launching the Ninja Book. We've got brand new display furniture and we'll have our INTERRO-GIRL booth-cutie as both the red bell-hop Interr0-girl and as the live-action ENSIGN SUE!

P.S. I went after a promotion recently, and while I did not get the department management position, I was chosen for Assistant Manager! Things are looking up.
The Colony Magistrate Says : night sounds, first window-open night of the year!
location: soon to bed!
Mood in the Settlement: 'giddy' giddy
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
Kevin's headed up to Pittsburgh this week for

He'll be running an artist alley table and a workshop on gesture drawing and expressions during the March 31-April 3 show. If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to say HI! :D

Since he'll be rolling out this week, I've put the finishing touches on the Zenkaikon photos. We had an amazing time!


In news closer to home, I applied for my boss' job and had my interview. The interview itself went very well. I'm told that the decision regarding the boss' job will be reached as soon as March 31st, perhaps in the week after that. So, I alternate wildly between ridiculous Chihuahua-levels of anxiety and anticipation and willful obliviousness. If I don't think about it, it'll get here soon enough. Surely sweating about it is the least 'managerial' thing I could do. Gotta stay cool. Either I get it or I don't. No point in freaking.

Not about the job anyways.

LOL. Kevin can tell you that I'm five flavors of basket case about the studio right now. We'll be sinking so much money and effort into AnimeBoston. It's one of the biggest financial risks we've ever taken with the studio. It's less than a month away, and let me tell you internets, I'm fit to be tied.

I do tend to work better when there's a fire under my ass though and I'm burnin' up right now!
location: Home Home Home
The Colony Magistrate Says : Computer fan
Mood in the Settlement: 'energetic' energetic
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
Geez, you can't rely on me for squat when it comes to staying in contact with these journal things.

Kevin and I are doing well. Since last I posted:

1. Been in a car wreck. My passengers & I are all fine. We were rear-ended at a stoplight, so the whole thing is not our fault and everyone's insurance is fighting it out. We've been paid minus the deductible, so they can take their time.

2. Got a new car. The old one's bumper rolled up into its trunk and it had no tail lights.

3. Got a promotion at work. I'm handling a huge new account. Then I got moved over to a different huge new account b/c things keep changing at work. Unsettling, but my job is secure, so I'll roll with it.

4. Concluded 2010 convention season with 17 shows in 12 months under our belt. Liked it well enough that we've booked 22+ new conventions for 2011. We've done 3 so far and the fourth is coming up in mid-March. You can see all of our confirmed shows at the new page on our website: Convention Appearances. We've only put up the ones that are 100% solid.

5. We're getting invited to shows as guests now--Zenkaikon has invited us to their show in March! It'll run March 18, 19, & 20 in King of Prussia, PA--a Philadelphia suburb and swanky neighborhood. Oo La la!

6. Back in mid-February, Kevin and I went off to Katsucon, where Kevin was a guest for their webcomics section & I was a volunteer. We had a grand time, met awesome people, floated like butterflies, and stung like bees, cause that's what you do. I took a ton of photos! )

So yeah, we had a sensational time. In no small part due to the herculean efforts of the staff at Katsucon. Kris, Danny, Liz, Moria, you guys were 100% solid gold. Thank you!

P.S. I'm so far behind on everything, but I swear I read my comments. Y'all're busy bees--and I hope you're doing well right now. Heck, I'm just gonna ask. How're you doing?
The Colony Magistrate Says : Rachel Maddow Sings the News Blues
location: Home Home Home
Mood in the Settlement: 'determined' determined
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)

I'm gonna be in two places at once this next weekend: Sept 10,11,& 12! Or at least, my studio is. We're setting up two artist alley tables at two conventions on the same weekend.

+ INTERVENTION Fri, Sat, Sun. Sept 10, 11, & 12 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville (1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, United States 20852-1699). WEBCOMICS SMALL PRESS SHOW!

+ SMALL PRESS EXPO Sat & Sun. Sept 11 & 12 at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852). SMALL PRESS EXTRAVAGANZA!

What is it the Cat in the Hat says? "'Look at me! Look at me now!' said the cat. 'With a cup and a cake on top of my hat! I can hold up TWO books! I can hold up the fish! And a little toy ship! And some milk in a dish!'"

I'll let you know if we sink our toy ship, sink it deep in the cake, if we shake up our house, if we bend our new rake...

Or you can just come watch us flail around :D

NOW-- MEME. B/c I'm determined to talk to people around here, darnit.
Comment and I will:
1. Tell you something I'll learn about you by looking at your journal.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what pokemon Tarot Card you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you, and your answer has to be as vague as possible to keep the suspense.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about your OC (if you don't have one, I'll make one up for you and tell you all about it).
7. Give you a weird nickname.
8. Tell you what's on my shirt right now.
9. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
location: Home. WITH A/C OMG YAY!
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
Where Interrobang goin'!

AUG 14th 4pm-1pm
Video game bands, arcades, & artshow full of nerd love at the SONAR in Baltimore 407 E. Saratoga St., 21202 Put it in your GPS and come on down.

AUG 19th - AUG 22nd
4 days of unrelenting comic geek-out: Chicago! This is the furthest west we've ever been at a Studio Show. WE'RE GETTING CLOSER TO CALIFORNIA!

AUG 28th & AUG 29th
Third Convention in a row, baby! Seriously, come out if you love us. We'll need some encouragement coming down the home stretch.

Where Interrobang been! PHOTOS BEYOND THIS POINT. YARR. )

Super-busy. Also with the dayjob. Phew!
Mood in the Settlement: 'drunk' drunk
The Colony Magistrate Says : THE A/C OMG.
location: Baltimore, MD
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 02:53pm on 10/07/2010 under , ,
Okay. So:

1. Life is amazing.

2. SIMON PEGG TWEETED MY FIANCE'S COMIC OMG Like seriously, the man I love, Kevin Bolk, and my dear friend, Clare Moseley, collaborated as an artist/writer team and made Ensign Sue Must Die which is a 32-strip web-mini-comic posted on dA under Clare's account and on Kevin and my studio webcomics site. And since today's strip has Simon Pegg as Scotty... OH GOD TWEETED BY SIMON PEGG *flail!*

3. I put off preparing for Artscape until the last minute. ha ha ha. But our first wave of books are back from the printer and our second set will be ready Wednesday. Gotta get our print inventory sorted and restocked, arrange transport/booth folks/booth supplies, and get our accounting straight!

JULY 16, 17, & 18 - We'll be at spot E088 on this map. MAP!!

4. NOT gonna put off prepping for Otakon! MEET ME THERE. HERE'S A MAP. No, really, scroll down. We're the red booth that doesn't move around. OOOOOOOOOTAAAAAAAAAKOOOOOON!!

We should have our Weegie Shirts by then. They've agreed to let me teach a workshop on running an artist alley table at the con! It's tentatively scheduled for Saturday in the late afternoon (Artist Alley 101) but may run again on Sunday morning if they need me at 9am!

(As an aside, have you seen my Fiance's other parody strips? That's where the shirt is from. You can find all his parody strips on our website under the brand new Pot Luck Comics section. All our original stuff is on the main site.)

5. Job is good. Meeting loads of cool artists, reading lots of comic books, and I'm very happy. I tend to work late and I know I'm not paid very well, but being happy counts for SO MUCH.
location: Home. WITH A/C OMG YAY!
The Colony Magistrate Says : THE A/C OMG.
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 12:11am on 11/04/2010 under , , , , ,
a short post for thought gathering.

Things I did today )

Things I will do tomorrow )
location: Home.
Mood in the Settlement: 'accomplished' accomplished
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)


The Windup Comic Fest is a one-day sequential art event, held twice a year in Baltimore at The Windup Space. Indie comic book artists and comic book stores set up shop for an afternoon of comic awesomeness.

There is no cover charge. The Windup Comics Fest is an all-ages event. Alcohol is available for guests 21 and older. Parking is on-street, or in one of two nearby garages.

MAY 22, 2010. 2pm - 7pm. 12 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

P.S. Vendor Space still Available. Check the website for details.
location: Baltimore, cat-side
The Colony Magistrate Says : Kevin's home.
Mood in the Settlement: 'bouncy' bouncy

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