FaLLEN on hold until I get back to Japan from my crazy book tour.
USA BOOK TOUR / CON SCHEDULE
1. Anime Midwest in Chicago, IL Dates: July 3 - 5 (Fri, Sat, Sun) 2. Anime Festival of Wichita in Wichita, KS Dates: July 10 - 12 (Fri, Sat, Sun) 3. Tokyo In Tulsa in Tulsa, OK Dates: July 17-19 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Seriously seriously hard act to follow. TnT2015 was amazing. Great sales, great customers, great con, great staff... all around a great weekend. Can't wait for next year!
Dates: July 24-26 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Where: Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
The only state I've never been to in this bunch! Here I am also a guest
and I actually have my full schedule for this con! I am really looking forward to this con. The staff have been super nice and I am excited to go to a new state, haha. There's also a karaoke contest, and if guests are allowed to enter, I am so entering it! Also, Nabeshin, aka the director of the anime Excel Saga is going to be a guest! I wanted to make some Excel Saga artwork but that's not going to happen, haha. No time, no time.
Panels: I will be doing a panel-ized version of a blog entry I did called "Bakuman: How Real Is It?" where for an hour I talk about the manga Bakuman and how their experiences relate to mine, what's different, etc. It's relevant again because did you guys know there is a live-action Bakuman movie coming out? This panel will be from 9 - 10 am on Saturday.
Dates: July 31- August 2 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Where: HBG Convention Center
My last US stop... thankfully, I am not a guest at this con (this is the only con I have no connection with at all) and will only have to man my table and say hi to a man I've been friends with online for over fifteen years! I'm really excited to meet
at long last at the convention! This man is awesome. He draws adorable sharks and he is actually the man who made the FaLLEN logo for me. He took my crappy Landsbury-fonted logo and made it all professional looking, because he is awesome. He is actually selling some Nintendo artwork somewhere, though I don't think he has a table. Auction, was it? Anyway, yay. I like Texas, and I'll actually be down there for a week since I have relatives in Houston. Maybe I'll go to Six Flags
Panels: None! Just AA
Dates: August 16 (Sun)
Where: Big Sight Convention Center
Table: 西地区 (west halls) "え" 38a
Only recently confirmed, I now know I have a coveted table at Comiket. This will be my second time selling and my third time going, but my first time selling FaLLEN. I'm pretty nervous. I'm going to be going by bus so I will be shocked if I manage to look presentable, haha. 12 hour bus ride there and then back. Hoo-boy. I will not have any new chapters of FaLLEN available, but I will have FaLLEN Volume 1 in both English AND Japanese, Chapter 8 in Japanese, and along with the usual goods I will have the Lamia dakimakura for sale here. I think I'll have an assistant with me but I am not expecting stellar sales, haha. Once Comiket is done, I'm going straight to Shinjuku to board a bus and I probably won't do a convention again until November.
What I Will Be Selling and How To Find Me
Since I don't have table info for any of the US cons, I might be hard to find. My table with have this tablecloth on it:
Pretty bodacious, ISN'T IT!? It's lightweight and can fold to a size that fits into my pocket, yay.
I will also have a big banner after the Tulsa con, and I'll post a photo of that once I get it delivered.
Okay, so, PRINTS. This is what I will have available as A4-sized prints:
Obviously, some of those are REALLY old... The Utena print is obviously new, and I think two are from last year, the rest are from 2012 and earlier, I think. 14 prints in all for the A4 size (8.27×11.69 in)
I will also have postcards of the following:
And I might have some other postcards and stickers with some sorta spoilery stuff on it
All kind of old, haha.
Some photos of items for sale:
These items are brand new; clear bookmarks featuring Arma and Lamia. They are like tiny cels
I don't think I will have phone cases for sale with me, and Arma and Lamia charms are out of stock, but this will give you an idea of what they all look like.
Prints fresh from a box! Wow.
FINAL THING I PROMISE-- Twitter and PATREON
If you are going to any of the cons I'm going to and want to find out where I'm hiding, the only thing I am going to really update regularly is Twitter. You can follow me @ FaLLEN_comic and I will give updates and probably post a ton of photos of sketches or whatnot. If you request a sketch from me, it will go up on Twitter! >
Best way to get my table info and panel info is Twitter.
As I am going to be away from my work desk, I will not have access to a scanner, my tools, etc. So other than the pages I finish this week, I won't be working on pages at all in July.
I will still post, one page per week, but if you are on my Patreon you can have access to all the pages before they go up.
So what am I going to do if I am not going to draw pages? Well, I am doing a comic journal. Every day I will complete one journal page, which will be an illustration or a summary of the day or a funny event in comic form. I will post every day, or every other day if I am busy, but will have pages for the entire time I am in the US. I am also going to dig through old crap and find early FaLLEN artwork and comics. I am going to be active on Patreon as well and posting a ton of stuff there. Most of the postings will go to the $5 tier, just so you guys know. CLICK FOR LINK TO PATREON
I've been posting character blogs, WIPS of artwork, comic pages, whatever, and I post finished comic pages up here before I post them on dA or the website. I also like to engage in silly chitchat ;D