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Art book teaser! (+ manga)

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 12:17 PM




I will be releasing my first artbook, Toccata in the upcoming weeks ^^ Details about the actual release will be posted when a date is set, but some general info about the book is: It will be a softcover, 8.5x11" (lettersize) book with ~60 pages of ~30 finished illustrations, including some never before seen artworks that will be posted shortly, and ~40 presentable illustration concepts that I've done over the years. The best of my original, fanart and commission artworks are all featured, and this is the only chance where you can get a lot of these images in print because I don't/can't sell posters of them otherwise.

Here are some teaser images of what you should be expecting!




Secondly, from July 2010 to April 2011, I worked on a commissioned manga chapter (46 pages long) for Kulimar of a story he had planned called The Musician.
The Musician by shilin
The detailed script and dialog was provided by him + Mari Holy and my job was to get down the story in manga form. It is a self contained story in a world that he plans to release more similar stories for. I recently noticed he posted it on his site so you guys can finally read it there!
:star::star:KULIMAR.COM:star::star: : <- READ RIGHT TO LEFT <-
If you liked the story or have any feedback for the chapter, aside from leaving me feedback, please don't forget to send him a message as well through his website (or I suppose here on DA is fine too!) This is originally his work so I really want him to get the feedback that he deserves, not to mention they would probably help him tremendously in the future ^^

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakuthon + art book!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 9, 2011, 6:08 PM



lol I feel a little bad spamming convention journals and have nothing else to post |: I will be at Otakuthon at Palais des congrès de Montréal this weekend. I will be in table #312, in the Artisan's Space facing the artist alley ^^ The dealer's room/artist alley etc are all in the same room as mapped below.


Secondly! As some of you are already aware, I'm also in the process of compiling my first art book. I will estimate its completion in about 3 weeks (hopefully less). Most of the book consists of artworks you've already seen here (CP art, commissions, RO works, originals), as well as a number of new pieces that I've finished recently but I never posted here yet. I may have one or two exclusive pieces that will be in print only but it really depends on how much I can get done. But in short this is the best thing I can offer to those of you who had always wanted to have something of mine in your hands. Posters are expensive from DA, and I can't offer posters for sale personally because shipping is ridiculous. Not all of you are able to attend conventions, and so this decent-sized art book is a really affordable collection that I can present to you for supporting me for so long.

I will be doing another preorder event like I did for Carciphona's debut where the book price will be greatly discounted. There will also be a free print giveaway with every purchase of the artbook during the preorder period to celebrate this! Hopefully I will be able to release new books on a regular basis (hopefully annually) from now on, and you can help me make that possible while getting something you may have always wanted ^^

More details and sneakpeeks of the book will be released soon. Keep an eye on this journal (or my blog/tumblr) for more info, tell your friends/help spread the word :D

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakon 11 reportttt

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 1, 2011, 7:31 PM



I'm back from otakon~ it was a great con I got to see a lot of friends whom I haven't seen for ages or have never met before, and make a lot of new acquaintances and friends. Thanks to everyone who came by and bought something and in general making this trip worthwhile for me! I wasn't going to go back next year but I will consider it ^^

Click here to go to the report!


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Otakon! (map courtesy of finni!)

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2011, 1:40 PM



I'll be at Otakon along with sambees and dapper-owl this upcoming weekend! Here is the map of the artist alley and our location in red (Y03/Y04), unless there are any last minute changes:
otakon.com/showfloor/ifloorplan.asp?showExhibitorID=5028&booth=Y03&Map=8

The entrance is at the bottom and we're at the corner where the washrooms are LOL. please do come by the lonely corner and say hi! sambees and dapper-owl will have their artbooks, prints and swag for sale and I will be selling the usual shiny prints, including the new works done before june this year. I will also bring copies of my manga for sale. My books sold out on the first day at Aikon so I'll try to bring a little more to otakon, but what i can bring is still very limited because they're so damn heavy. so if you want one, come early in the morning or something ^^ In case they sell fast, I will try to reserve a few copies for the next morning so that as long as you come in the morning you can get one even if you can't come on friday or saturday.
edit: MAP TIEM courtesy of finni! my two tables would be one for me, and one for budgie/lonemomo :D


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Aikon!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 18, 2011, 9:50 PM



I'm back from aikon and it was fun!  I had a great time with :iconrensing: and her family/bf/dog, and the people at the con were all really nice :D I met ren's friend Amori, :iconmanreeworks:, :iconpiece5113: and her friends, :icondragonelfranger: and her table mate and the girls next to her table who I forgot to ask the DA of ): everyone was so incredibly nice and fun it made the con so much better even when I didn't sell much :D Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hi or bought stuff, and hi to anyone who got to this page from the con or something! I wrote a huge wall of text with photos and scans of sketches I did at the con on my blog. Click here to go see it!



Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

More drawing videos

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 4, 2011, 1:39 PM



I've made a few more fastforwarded videos from my livestreams, Here are two from this past week, and you can see more in my channel as well ^^

Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZrYs7q_Os
Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_anA9g0Gc4s

Also, I'll be going to ai-kon next weekend (15-17)  and I'll be selling stuff at the artist fair. Come say hi if you'll be there :D Lots of love in advance to Rensing for housing me for the weekend :heart: She will have a table as well and selling her own gorgeous works!

:iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing: :iconrensing:

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona volume 3 is now in print and available for sale!
:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves.
:bulletred: My Bookstore now open!

Conventions 2012!

:bulletred: Anime North: May 25-27, Toronto (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: Otakon: July 27-29, Baltimore (Confirmed with table)
:bulletred: FanEXPO: August 23-26, Toronto (confirmed with table)
All done! see you next year ^^

Carciphona

Carciphona is my original manga series. It is available to read for free online and updates weekly on carciphona.com, and is published by myself in print whenever I finish a new book. Most of the artworks I do are for this series. Please check it out and if you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and those who may be interested! Thank you for all your support ^^


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Skin by Ikue

Thanks for the help ^^

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 18, 2011, 11:02 AM
 






Thanks for the suggestions and help! I ended up applying for the artisan area if nothing goes wrong, I will see you there at Otakuthon ^^

If you have been to/sold at otakuthon before: wtf is the difference between artist area and artisan area o_o based on their rules I sound like I only fit in the artisan area (professional selling for a living etc etc just because I'm not working/not in school, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people who sell a lot more than me wouldn't call themselves professionals) but is there a difference in terms of benefit in either? Right now it sounds like some sort of discrimination that I'm not aware of HAHA I don't want to get an artisan table and then find out it's a place no one goes to LOL so which one should I apply to ): ?

Thanks in advance!


Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: Otakuthon, Montreal (August 12-14) (pending)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)


Madoka Magica artbook!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 16, 2011, 11:48 PM
 






:icontoonikun:'s circle is now taking orders for their Madoka Magica artbook! I've contributed a piece of guest art for it (that I haven't posted anywhere yet) as did other awesome guest artists :D here is a preview of some of the pieces, click on the image/link to go to his journal to preorder!

:star:Click here to preorder now!:star:


Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)


Spanish translation

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 12, 2011, 7:13 PM
 






Los capítulos 3 4 y 5 de Carciphona ya están traducidos al Español. Pueden leerlos en mi Website justo aquí

carciphona.com/view.php?page=1… carciphona.com/view.php?page=1… carciphona.com/view.php?page=1… carciphona.com/view.php?page=1…

¡Muchas gracias a
:icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto::icond-artemisatto:
por la traducción del comic! (AND THIS JOURNAL TOO BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH LOLsldjfasldhfljg)

Have fun!

Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)


About the RO Poll

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 8, 2011, 8:08 PM
 






The reason I asked was because I've been developing my RO characters into an original story. (you can see the slim amount of work I've done for it here: blog.ashen-ray.com/category/pr… While a lot of people used to play RO, its development just sucks and it's been in the hands of terrible management, so there's no future for it and it's a pretty bad franchise to do fan stuff for (personal opinion, I could be wrong). Usually when an artist does a doujin, the people who look down on them do so because the artists are "riding on the success of the fandom". For RO it's the opposite, it's practically got the worst of both worlds: the fandom is small so you there isn't anything to ride on/help promote the work, but it's still a fandom so people who don't know the game won't understand the story, and won't want to read the story because it's based on a series they know nothing about.

I really think it's more logical for me to turn them into original characters. That's what they are anyway, my original characters, just in a setting predetermined by others. I will not suffer the huge limitations of it being fanart, while I don't really lose anything out of it not being fanart because the fanbase sucks. It's just that it will turn into a completely different story because of the world change with one or two cases of similarity; even the characters will be drastically different. I think the only character that is common in both story now is only my hp LOL and she's a different person in both stories. I like both versions but obviously I don't have the time to do both... hell do I even have time to do one? SO A CHOICE HAS TO BE MADE. I kinda like the characters and their interaction in the RO story because they actually have PERSONALITY... whereas in the original storyline, my hp is basically like a Veloce character and I don't think I need more of those LMAO. And keeping it real, I'm only this conflicted over it because I so deeply love RO as a game and as a world, even though the game devs manage to destroy it more year after year.

Maybe i can make a short story doujin and a long original series afterwards. I tend to drag things out a lot so maybe this could be a good practice for doing short oneshots...

Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)


Aikon!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 4, 2011, 1:43 PM
 






So I'm going to Aikon, in Winnipeg Canada on July 15-17! I'm wondering if there are any artists who are going who has room to spare for their hotel? Or anybody who lives in the area and is going to Aikon and don't mind taking me in for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Preferably girls for obvious reasons XD I'll be at the artist alley most of the time and I only need a quiet place to sleep at night, and possibly instructions on transportation/complimentary tranportation if it's far from the con. I will pay for my share of the accomodation. Please send me a note if you are able to help, thank you so much :heart:

Recent updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)

Conventions 2011

I will be at the Artist Alley of the following conventions this year, selling prints of my art, my manga book and more! Please come by and say hi ^^
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (July 15-17)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (July 28-31)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (August 25-28)


Intuos 4 small for sale (?)

Journal Entry: Sun May 29, 2011, 10:48 PM
Does anybody want to buy an Intuos 4 small from me for $200 with free shipping? It's the tablet I use; I bought it 1.5 years ago (last year january) I took good care of it, and I draw with a sheet of clear plastic on top of it so there's no pen scratch marks on the pad. I am considering getting a Cintiq and since this tablet is so new (it is still the current latest model) and my ancient graphire 2 still works, I'm thinking of selling it back out if I do decide to get a Cintiq.

This is not a great price, especially for something that's actually used rather than the brand-new-collecting-dust-in-the-corner-for-3-years that you can find on ebay, and there's a fair chance that I will end up not doing the upgrade as well. but if anyone is interested, please send me a note ^^ It's a take it or leave it price so I probably won't be answering you if you try to logically deduct my price away. I'll even sign it on the back or something if that makes any difference at all.

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Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves :D!
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Bookstore (literally singular "book" hahaha)
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CONVENTIONS 2011 :la:
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (in artist alley)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (in artist alley)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (in artist alley)
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facebook.com/ashenray


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Full drawing start to finish

Journal Entry: Thu May 19, 2011, 10:55 PM
Condensed at your pleasure(?) into a 10 minute 60x speed video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=knI2TSBoTDc

It's missing one hour in the middle because I forgot to record it but I left the rest alone. Go see me make mistakes and redo stuff ^^ The full image will be uploaded in a few days, or you can see it at my website by clicking the banner above.

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Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves :D!
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my online manga, Carciphona is now available for preorder!
Carciphona Volume 1 Preorder by shilin

Or Click here to go directly to the preorder page!
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CONVENTIONS 2011 :la:
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (in artist alley)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (in artist alley)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (applying)
(going to anime north as attendee because I don't have a table)
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facebook.com/ashenray


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

shameless self plug

Journal Entry: Wed May 11, 2011, 1:41 PM
Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves :D!

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my online manga, Carciphona is now available for preorder!
Carciphona Volume 1 Preorder by shilin

Or Click here to go directly to the preorder page!

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CONVENTIONS 2011 :la:
:bulletred: Ai-kon, Winnipeg (in artist alley)
:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (in artist alley)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (applying)
(going to anime north as attendee because I don't have a table)
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facebook.com/ashenray


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 30, 2011, 12:50 AM

SMACKJEEVES (and Conventions)

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 29, 2011, 2:43 PM
I will be posting Carciphona updates on smackjeeves from now on at carciphona.smackjeeves.com! If you use the site, please fav the manga ^^
I have some confidence in my abilities but I know for sure that I am TERRIBLE AT PROMOTING MY WORK. So from now on I"m just going to slather myself all over the internets

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[CONVENTIONS]

Usually when people make these lists they're HUGE, I feel a little inadequate LOL... But I'll be at the following grand total of TWO conventions this summer.

:bulletred: Otakon, Baltimore (in artist alley)
:bulletred: FanEXPO, Toronto (applying)
(going to anime north just to roam because I don't have a table)

Since I'm based in Toronto, I've considered going to some conventions that are close to here or at least, in Canada. My parents have relatives/coworkers in Montreal so I was considering going to Otakuthon (I am assuming artist alley tables are still not out yet...?) but I'm scared that people will run up to me and spew french at me HAHAH. I also have such... relatives/coworkers... in either Edmonton or Calgary I forgot which so I'm considering cons there as well (my research says animethon and ai-kon). Does anybody have any negative experiences with the conventions in above locations? especially as a selling artist. I find it really weird that Canadian conventions have such late artist alley application dates, because flight becomes a lot less affordable close to the actual date. I ALSO FIND IT WEIRD THAT NONE OF THESE CONVENTIONS USES RSS FEEDS. we're in 2011 do they really expect people to remember to check back regularly for updates ]:

ANYWAY I wanted to go to more cons in the US this year but by the time I thought about that, it was already too late to apply to most of the artist alleys, and I've gotten too used to excluding school years out of my options that I didn't bother looking these up for the past 2 years. If there is a decent sized convention that you know of that I could attend, please help me by listing them so I can look them up and be prepared for next year. Thank you ^^

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ask veloce a question on Formspring!
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facebook.com/ashenray


Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

crossing borders

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 16, 2011, 5:02 PM
If you're an artist from canada who have driven down to the states to sell prints at a convention, did you ever get in trouble/get searched when crossing?

I'm going to Otakon and I really need to know this to make my flight decision. My friend has told me horror stories but  I didn't have any trouble in the past two times that I had driven down. My dad thinks I'm retarded for even thinking that crossing by car is different from crossing by flight, but yeah I'm worried about whether the $500 I save by driving to buffalo to fly is worth the risk of getting pulled over at the borders, which I was told is a lot worse than getting detained at the airport. Your input is greatly appreciated ):

I swear this is the last time I'm going to otakon, it's so damn expensive and getting to be a bigger pain in the rear by the year LOL

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facebook.com/ashenray

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

metallic ornament walkthrough video

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 15, 2011, 5:20 PM
(this has nothing to do with my poll results)

I did this over livestream on wednesday, then edited out all the chatting and added some descriptions and tips to make it into a (relatively) short video! You can watch it at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AJOQC-fsBs

This is not a tutorial of how to draw metallic ornament, so you'll benefit from it the most if you can apply some of the considerations mentioned in the video to your own procedures rather than copying my procedures!

enjoy (:


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older news:
"黑鸟"现在推出简体中文版!因为是我自己翻译的,所以可能会翻译得不太好。但是这意味着中文版会与英文版一同连载,每星期都会有新的发展!读者们无需等上个一年半载才能看到新内容。一直看不懂英文版黑鸟的朋友们,请点击这里开始阅读 (:
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facebook.com/ashenray

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

anime north (or lack of)

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 11, 2011, 10:47 AM
I didn't make it as the first 50 or get picked from the lottery (not even on the waiting list) so unless I suddenly decide to shit out a contest entry or something I won't be there this year lol ): I will probably still go as an attendee on saturday though because some awesome people will be in the AA this year XD

Other updates

:bulletred: Carciphona is now on SmackJeeves!
:bulletred: Bookstore


facebook.com/ashenray facebook.com/carciphona

QUESTION!

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 7, 2011, 11:13 AM
PREMISE: My story is titled Blackbird, the current published manga is called Black Bird; I released my story online before sakurakoji, but obviously the name belongs to VIZ now! It's a common word and many variations of it are used for countless famous works, but as we all know this kind of common sense is useless if I ever get in trouble. I would change the name but I like this name; it relates to the story and at the same time not some random made up word that people won't remember. I don't want to add any "the"s or "chronicles" or "tales" type words to it because they sound incredibly stupid, and all alternatives I've come up with so far doesn't have the same effect as Blackbird. (maybe because I've had the name for what 7 years HAHA)

QUESTION: WILL I GET INTO LEGAL TROUBLE IF I PRINT/SELL MY BOOK WITHOUT CHANGING THE TITLE. While I don't mean to discredit opinions, what I need the most right now is facts from laws and regulations and I am really hoping to hear any advice from those of you who have such background

sorry for asking so much of you guys as of late. 2011 is apparently a very puzzling year for me since I'm just bombarded by question after question. here's a thank you sketch! (you might've already seen it if you already follow my tumblr/blog though)
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