I probably could have come up with a more fitting title for the next two weeks we’ll be traveling more or less non-stop, but I was high jacked by my youth at the last second and, admittedly, there’s a bit of good, old-fashion funky feeling in the studio this week as we pull everything together for our East Coast road trip.
There’s so much awesome happening between today and The Big Day, which, of course, is Otakon. It’s a convention I’ve had my share of mixed feelings about over the years; however, when the vibe is good and the groove is on and crappy con politics are left at the door, it’s an excellent experience for us. Despite last year being kind of a bust for reasons I won’t get into, I have all the optimism in the world for this year. It’s gonna be awesome. You know how I know? Because I’m not taking no for an answer. I’m bringing a good attitude, a carload of new merchandise, and my dancing shoes. And that’ll have to do.
You should check us out. We’ll be grooving at booth AA09, along the wall across from the entrance. And if you stop by and pull some MC Hammer moves that are 2 Legit 2 Quit, I’ll give you 10% off your entire purchase with Neko-jin Designs. I’m not even joking. Are you cool enough to bust a move like that? I think you might be.
Joining us for our fun-fest in Baltimore for the second year in a row is a wonderful pal of ours, Kori Michele, creator of the queer love comic, Prince of Cats. If you aren’t familiar with it already, you should totally check it out. Kori will be selling some sweet merchandise related to their comic, along with other queer friendly swag by other creators in the field.
AA09 is the place to be this year!
But before we can get in on all that excitement, neko and I will be doing another show this weekend a little off the beaten path. We’ll be showcasing talent on the comic end of the spectrum at Boston Comic Con. Along with parody pieces that leave no question to where our loyalties lie (Batman*coughcough*Robin), it will be a rare opportunity to purchase and commission original work from my lovely lady. Unlike anime conventions that can be fast paced and hectic, we anticipate some down time at BCC, making it a prime time to chat with us. And I’m not gonna lie. I love comics. You want to talk Batman, Superman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Teen Titans and I’m there--with spandex and fingerstripes. If you come by and talk to me, it’ll keep me from spending all the money we make on the nifty stuff we’re surrounded by. Seriously. You’d be doing me a favor. So come hang out with us!
We’ll be in the artist alley at table AA834.
It’s going to be a rousing couple of weeks, but we’re really stoked! Despite the go-go-go! of it all, I think a great time will be had by all.
Especially if you remember your dancing shoes.
See you on the flip side!