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by korimichele

Anime Boston Report, ROFLcon Next!

Woo!  What a ride!  Anime Boston was amazing, as always!  Met some fans, sold some comics, and reveled in all the Tiger & Bunny, No.6, Sailor Moon, and Revolutionary Girl Utena love.

JShea and I had a rad time, spent most of our time sitting at our tables in the Arist Alley.  But when I did get to escape (besides that quick jaunt to the dealers room to secure me some Kevin Bolk swag and, I kid you not, an actual animation cel from the Nick cartoon Doug [be still my heart]) I was poking around the rest of the alley as best I could.

Sakky was kind enough to stop by and buy an original off of me, though I repeatedly failed to make contact with her for the rest of the con until we were both exhaustedly packed up and heading home.  I managed to score three of the masterpieces on this beautiful catalogue from the wildly talented Yutaan.  Had some excellent chatty-chats and secured a sketch commission from the super-cool TacoFiesta.  Saw the ever-precious Tina Pratt, promised to buy a copy of the new Paul Reveres book and proceeded to forget (oh God forgive me forgive me I'll get one at MECAF I swear!)  Oh, oh!  And then I saw JD, of Mahou Shounen Fight! magic and that rocked like 900 of my socks because OMG MSF!  I also hassled ever talented Gina Biggs, but alas, she is super cool and will not remember me.

Soooooo awesome.

Anyway, what's next?  I finally get a little breather, and then I am off to ROFLcon at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts On May 4-5!  I wont be exhibiting, but I will be speaking on a panel about Fangirl Culture.  I'll post more details about that soon.  I will also have copies of PoC available for purchase in some informal capacity.  More on that later, too.  This is going to be a wild con- have you seen the guest list? Chuck freaking Testa will be there, along with the Vegan Black Metal Chef and the lovely lady from My Drunk Kitchen.  And the Double Rainbow Guy!! WOW!  It's like Youtube has burst ceremoniously into the real world and confronted us with the beautiful faces behind the screen.  I'm excited!

Thanks for a lovely weekend, to everyone who I saw, annoyed, bought from, sold to, geeked out with, and facilitated my being there.

<3

by korimichele

Anime Boston: April 6-8

 

The time has come!  I'll be at ANIME BOSTON this weekend, April 6-8, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
I'll be selling:
  • Commissions!  At amazing prices!
  • Print copies of Issue #1 of Prince of Cats and promo posters
  • Drawings, paintings and prints of fanart and original work
  • Prints from the 1000 Idols Project
  • Prints of the 40 Years of Magical Girls Poster and trading cards
 
I'll be showing off:
  • A process book of all the original artwork from the Prince of Cats comic
  • Previews of Issue 02 of Prince of Cats
  • Other works-in-progress
 
I'll be auctioning off fanart paintings in the Art Show, too!
 
 
 
ALL PRINT COMIC ORDERS are now on hold!  If you place an order between now and next Tuesday, I will not be able to respond until I return.  When I return, I may be out of comics, and will need to reorder.  But I will reorder, and reorders will be shipped in a couple weeks!
 
Looking forward to meeting many of you!
by korimichele

ConBust: March 30-April 1!

Hey!  I'll be at ConBust this weekend, at the lovely Smith College campus in Northampton, Massachusetts, from March 30-April 1!

I'll have printed comics, and posters (see below!) for Prince of Cats for sale, and promotional postcards to give away.  I'll also have originals of comic strips and artwork on hand to show, including strips from part two of chapter one!  I will also have the usual- idol prints, fanart prints and loads of paintings and sketches for sale and show.  And open commissions!

Next weekend is Anime Boston!

Since for the next weekish (Mar 30 - April 5,) I will be either at a con or packing/preparing for a con, I will not be able to fulfill any email orders for printed comics until I return. I will still accept them, though – if you order a print or digital copy, I will email you the digital copy, but I won't be able to mail the print one until I return!  If you're interested, check the blog entry below this one!

by korimichele

Issue 1 is here! Order now!

The time has come! Order Now!

Prince of Cats, Issue No. 1 contains:

-All of Chapter 00 (re-edited) (5 pages)

-All of Chapter 01.1 (29 pages)

-4 pages of Bonus Exclusive (non-web) Comic "Accessory" (see sample below!)

-6 pages of author notes, sketch gallery and unused pages

-A PDF version of the whole comic sent to you almost immediately! (High quality images, three times as big as on the web!)

That's 44 pages of comic, on sale for $6.50 an issue! (Or if you just want the PDF, $2.50!)

PLUS, if you buy the physical version, she comes with an exclusive print: a 4 x 6 color print of "the photo inside of Lee's locker."  This watercolored artwork has not been and will not be released digitally anywhere online.  The only way to see it in all of its ridiculously cute 12-year-old-Frank-and-Lee-picking-pumpkins glory is to buy a physical copy, whether at a convention, or purchase via the internet!

But wait!  There's more!

Chapter 1, part 1 concludes on Friday, April 6th.  If you buy it within the next week, you will get to see a whole two week's worth of unreleased strips, and the high-tension conclusion of the arc, a whole two weeks early!

Oh, are you not particularly invested in owning print comics, but you would like to see the bonus content?  No problem!  Go ahead and buy the PDF version only!  It includes everything the physical one does (except for that little extra art print.  Sorry!)

How to preorder:  

Send me an email at korimichele@gmail.com with the subject "Prince of Cats Comic Purchase"  or... something reasonably similar. Specify if you would like the print version ($6.50+ $2.00 S&H in the US, inquire if outside US) or the PDF version only, ($2.50) and make sure you include your paypal-billable email.  I'll send you an invoice.  When that is paid, your comic will be sent (PDFs within 24 hours, and print comics within two business daysstarting Monday, March 26th!

Or, catch me at an upcoming convention!

 
Are you not dying to know what is going on in this scene above?  Buy the comic to read the first installment of exclusive flashback mini bonus comics.  In "Accessory," Frank and Lee are 13 years old, and make bad decisions.  Oh youth!
 
Don't hesitate to email me with any questions you have!  Your purchase helps support the continued production of Prince of Cats!  Thank you!
 
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by korimichele

Convention Schedule, 2012

I've got a busy year ahead.  Following is a list of the conventions I hope to be attending in order to promote Prince of Cats.  I will be selling books and prints, and as always will be doing lots of on-site commissions.

>>Updated 3/29/12.

March 30-1: ConBust, Northampton, MA.  (Artist Alley, confirmed)
April 4-8 : Anime Boston, Boston, MA.   (Artist Alley, confirmed)
May 4-5: ROFLCON, Cambridge, MA.   (Panelist, confirmed)
May 20: Maine Comic Arts Festival, Portland, ME.  (Exhibitor, confirmed)
June 8-10, Anime Next, Somerset, NJ.  (Artist Alley, not confirmed)
June 21-14, Portcon Maine, Portland, ME.  (NOT ATTENDING)
July 27-29, Otakon, Washington, DC.  (NOT ATTENDING)
Aug 31-3: AniMaine, South Portland, ME. (Artist Alley, confirmed)
 
TBD:
Connecticon, Yaoicon, Another Anime Con, Kumoricon.
 
Will I see you at any?
 
By April, I hope to have some form of printed book of the first chapter of Prince Of Cats available for purchase.  It will include print-buying incentives, like extra offline bonus stories and images.  We're not sure if we're doing a issue-style book or a graphic novel shaped one, but I'll keep everyone updated, for sure!
 
In the coming weeks, the Gallery, Links, Characters, and About pages will be updated!  We are actively customizing the site, so if things look a little garbled once and a while, don't panic!  All will be in order again soon.  Thanks for your patience.
 
Thanks so much for following along!
-Kori