Man, life has been suuuuper busy-- I usually don't see the sun by the time I get back home, haha. But life is great! I feel like I say that every time I make a journal, but I'm so glad that it's still true!
I haven't been able to do much illustration nor painting at all within the past few months, since storyboarding and animation is consuming my life but I love it so much!
I've been gushing over sakuga AMVs and genga keyframe drawings and expensive-as-heck artbooks from Japan... it's truly awesome to have friends to accidentally stay up til 7am just checking out cool stuff with... Enthusiasm is infectious indeed! If you nerd over that kind of stuff, we gotta become friends! hahaha
Also been trying to catch up with more anime and watching stuff I never would have thought to watch-- Angel Beats (which I started because someone rec'd the OST and was pleasantly surprised), Madoka, Haruhi, etc etc. As for stuff that's currently airing, I've been watching Steins;Gate (my personal fav of this summer season so far), as well as Blue Exorcist and Tiger & Bunny which are entertaining and alright. And the One Piece manga, of course, is way up there on a pedestal... ! If anyone's got suggestions, (especially shorter season stuff that I can marathon easily), then by all means, come at me bro!
The Preorder journal for the Rising Sun Art Book
is up! All profits made in the sales will be donated to the Japanese Salvation Army. Please lend your support! [link]
Also, Trigun the Movie: Badlands Rumble
will be having a limited release in the USA very soon, starting July! So please support the industry and show the studios that their hard work is being appreciated! Plus, if the reception of the movie is good enough to prove a fanbase still exists, it may even motivate the making of Trigun Maximum as a series, a possibility hinted by Satoshi Nishimura himself.
Info and tickets here! [link]
Lastly I will be at AX from Sat ~ Mon with the awesome Carl aka
We're in Row D 51, which is 15 spots down from the end, or something. If you're nearby, come say hello!!
EDIT: Here's a helpful guide to AX Artist Alley layout by
! Thanks Ben, now I finally know where my table is, lol