It helps to work with good material.
I went to the Natural History Museum today. In L.A. They have lots of stuffed animals--and dinosaurs! I mean, TONS. I only had time for these two quick brushpen studies.
The teaching is going good, except I seem to have run afoul of their absentee/substitute policy...dunno if they'll re-up me for next semester. Oh well, what can you do. It's been fun so far!
Attended APE Con this last weekend; it's been my favorite convention these last couple years, tho' I wouldn't call it a huge money maker (none of 'em are, except Emerald City). But this year they moved from San Fran to distant San Jose, and resultant crowds were pretty thin. However, I did get a big response from my new HORIZONTAL format banner. People really paused and admired...and then walked on.
And downtown San Jose is very cool, almost the perfect setting for a Con as far as easy walking convenience and lots of great restaurants and affordable, nice lodgings with an historic flair. Really hope it can take root and start to thrive.
But here's the bigger question APE's dimminishment brought on: in 2015, what IS an Alternative Press Expo really about? The title fills my head with visions of Last Gasp and Fantagraphics and Dan Clowes wannabes (guilty!)...but is that really the market today? I mean, does anybody really want to gather and celebrate that stuff anymore?? It was always outside the mainstream, but now is it just like, who gives a crap?
p.s. Tom Moon I talked more with Stuart Ng about book publishing and I pitched him on yr book(s). I PROMISED TO BRING YOU TO HIS LAIR AND HAVE YOU SHOW HIM WHAT YOU GOT.