Wednesday, June 06, 2012

TCAF! Angora Napkin! Stuff!

     Things have finally leveled off a bit (not really but thinking so makes me less crazy). The awful chaos of packing, cleaning and moving is behind me and I'm functionally moved into the new home. There's SO much work here that could (should) be done but all I can do is chip away at it when I can. Everyone but the cat seems happy about the move; she's busy pulling out her fur in fluffy, anxiety ridden chunks. 

      Brenda and I literally moved in one day and left for TCAF the next! We drove to Ottawa first to visits friends and then over the next few days we hit Toronto, Fergus, Hamilton and back to Toronto in time for the show. 

(Photos stolen from the internets.)

      TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) is my favorite show to attend. If you haven't been, you are missing out! None of the pop culture, movie and video game crap you get at most cons, just a chance to meet some of the finest talent that comics have to offer and it's free to attend! As much as I love exhibiting, I often wish I was on the other side of the table and able to run amok and geek out over all the cool books!
     Busy!! There was hardly a moment I wasn't chatting or signing books - a first for me! By the end of the day Sunday I had only 4 books left! I managed one quick run around the floor and picked up both volumes of Beartato from Anthony Clark (, but other then that my suitcase was pretty light for the ride home!

     If you did make it to the show you may have had a chance to check out the preview for the next Angora Napkin book! I had a lot of people approach me asking about the animated pilot and when the next episode will come out or why the hell did Teletoon drop the ball on that one. Nick and I have  pretty much given up on trying to make an animated series in favor of developing a feature. We're bouncing ideas around but it's a back-burner project for now.
     The new book is officially done and out of my hands now! I drew page #1 of this book on May 18th, 2009 and delivered the finished book June 5th, 2012. It's in total about 165 pages long with all the bonus stuff included and full colour - look for it December 2012 from IDW Publishing!!
     The new Angora website is coming together slowly. My lack of coding abilities and the learning curve involved with Wordpress is eating up time I'd rather be using to draw the damn comics. No fixed launch date yet, I'm still juggling things.
     Also working on an demo for an iPhone game! More on that later.

     And what else.... Well, I just finished reading all 28 volumes of Rurouni Kenshin and very much enjoyed it despite Watsuki's constant condemnation of his creation at the end of every chapter. Very influenced by X-Men, fighting games and set in the Meiji era of Japan. I loved the characters and enjoyed watching them evolve over the course of the series. Some of the bad guys were a bit stiff and obviously thrown in but it doesn't detract too much from the overall story. Now to watch the anime!
     I finished my storyboard job for now, so that frees up some time to try and get my proverbial ducks in a row this month before the kids are off school for the summer, which will no doubt slow my productivity. Still have a wedding to plan (hmm, best get on that soon....) and a house to unpack on top of everything! 
     Did I mention I've got tickets to the midnight screening of Prometheus? I've been waiting years for this movie to come out since I first heard Ridley Scott was planning to make it. Yay!!