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Had a great time in San Francisco last weekend: beautiful weather made a walk in Golden Gate Park just perfect, Tut exhibit was very nice with loads of objects from that period, not just from his tomb. I still had just enough memory of my hieroglyph classes to be able to recognise a few signs and read the cartouches of the kings- yay!

The hotel was cheap- clean enough yes, but that advertisement on their site saying renovated in 2008 is false. Unless I got that one room that wasn't renovated, ha ha!
Old wallpaper wanting to peel where it was glued, bathroom door that didn't close, iron imprint on bed cover (not burnt, just imprint...that made me laugh), tv with only 5 channels. Ah well, I only stayed there to sleep, not to have an awesome unforgettable time. It served its purpose (could have been even cheaper, but that's SF for you).

The show itself was great. Mood way better than last year, possibly due in part to good weather. Saw a few people had sold out of books on Sunday.
So many great people were there, but my first thanks has to go to alexds1, armadaryu, jacks_piranhas and derflughafen for letting invade their table space. You guys are AWESOME!!

I'm trying to make my brain work on Horus, but Zhao keeps dragging me away.
After seeing so many cool stuff at APE, I want to make a Water Tribe shirt! (no!! Will not do! Bad brain, stop thinking about it!!)
I need discipline; must do Horus, not more Water Tribe.

What can I say, I miss Avatar.
I'm tempted to make a Facebook page dedicated to Avatar fancomics: the good, the bad, the ugly, the amateur, everything!! Most of what I find is on DA, but there must be more material out there in far away places.
Like Lithuania.
Or Vatican city.
Sorry, I just had a mental image of a cardinal doodling little Avatar comics.

Gotta get back to work.
Know what's funny? I'm returning to San Francisco's area on Thursday. This time, work related: we're going to PDI in Redwood city. Meet the team, work there for a day, do more work related stuff in the evening.

Hmmm. This post is filled with words and once again lacking drawings. Must remedy that in next posts.


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Oct. 20th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, no better not make Zhao shirt of any sorts.
I just had another mental image of a shirt featuring huge drawn sideburns and nothing else.
As for Horus, I've already done book one (almost sold out in English, will need a reprint) so I need to get working on number 2.
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
No Zhao shirts?


What about Zhao shorts, then?
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
It was nice meeting you and talking with you at APE! I hope to see you next year with some Horus books! (Also, thank you for drawing on my fan!)

...there are too many exclamation marks in this comment.
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
And thank you for the drawing!
Let's hope I get Horus 2 done for APE next year. Not promising anything though.
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
I was SO thrilled to meet you! Thanks for coming out and even taking a photo with me <3 *sniffles*

You mentioned animation books to help find me find more movement in my drawings. I've been looking but I was curious if there were any you specifically like?

Also, the picture I posted here:
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
This book covers pretty much all the basis:
It was great meeting you too, thanks for stopping by the table!
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
A Kung Fu panda t-shirt! <3
Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome sauce, I'll be picking that up from the school library today :)
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I too miss avatar :(
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
I think I spoke to too many Avatar fans this past weekend, and we got all nostalgic about the show.
Oct. 21st, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
I'll always feel the need to know more about this universe... the fire nation, tha air nomads...ZukoandAangandZukoandJet
Oct. 21st, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Ho-rus! Ho-rus!!!! :D!

Glad you had a good time in SF!
By the way,had I told you I saw a trailer for How to train your dragon...it looks AWESOME!!! :D

Em :)
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
It's not quite a trailer- those were short clips made for Walmart, I think, to promote whatever toys will come with the movie.
I don't know how long these images will stay up on the web, ha ha! These look like they were illegally filmed. Hopefully, we'll get good videos soon enough. I've heard talks of a proper trailer, to play either before Christmas Carol or Planet 51.
Oct. 21st, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
Facebook group with links to all Avatard comics = YES. You must do it! I'd be one of the first to sign up.
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
There's a somewhat similar group and idea on DA, but it looks like it only compiles the DA ones. I'm sure there are some out there off the DA sites.
Ok, and apart from the NSFW sites too.
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Zhao shirts! YES! I want one!
Our table was so awesome I couldn't take it! Thanks so much for joining us and making the APE experience that much more fun, Johane! I enjoyed geeking out over Star Trek with you and thank you so much for the comics and sketches :3 I hope we'll be able to repeat it all again next year! Maybe this time we'll get two tables and have more room. Our awesome was too much for that one table to contain. XD
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
YES and the year after that we will buy all the tables and rename the whole thing ZhaoCon
Oct. 21st, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
"ZhaoCon" I like that. It just rolls off the tongue... Like it was meant to be!
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Now I have this mental image of all the attendees, all shapes and sizes, walking around, dressed up like Zhao (even the women).
That...would be fun, ha ha!
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
The women dressed up as Zhao wouldn't surprise me. They've done that with Spock, at least historically. And yea, I'm reading the comments backwards. ><; Someone already mentioned that, didn't they, which is probably why Star Trek came nito the conversation. Ah, well.
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Noooo Zhao shirt. No. Don't tempt me.
Ha ha, I don't think I've ever really geeked out about Star Trek. I was only just a mild fan of the show. But it was fun, hee hee!
If I can manage to have Horus 2 done next year, you bet I'll go!
And I'd pay for table space.
Oct. 21st, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
It was totally awesome having you share our table! I hope you can do it again next year. I told my sister that I felt bad that I kept throwing fans at you when I didn't know what to do >_> And thanks for my KICKASS Azula sketch!!!
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Avatar facomic-doodling Cardinal! But...what would the Red Sox have to say? Or the Mets/Yankees? Or the sparrows?

Ha. Revenge on Zhao = drawing him as Horus. Yea, cuts into your work time, but that would show Zhao for trynig to lure you away from your day job.
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
you lost me at the cardinal doodling Avatar comics. XD
I must admit I'm missing Zhao ;A; There have been less Zhao activity but still Zhao still runs in my mind. >D

your shirt ideas are like wildfire. XDDD
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
You could also do a mini comic for Flight - just to get started, you know? x3
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