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Change at work + SDCC

The madness that is the San Diego comicon is only a few days away.

I'm not going to lie: though it is the best of time to meet up with so many incredible artists, people I adore and only get to see once a year, it is also exhausting.
I dread going to any panels, as that may mean waiting in line for hours hoping to get in. Yes, I'm looking at you Walking Dead presentation!! (the one for the upcoming tv series this Autumn).

Once again, some awesome people will be on the exhibition floor:
Bill Presing at 4800
Bobbi Rubio at 1943
Ray Friesen at 2304
The 4DE group at 2203, with Alexds1 (The Meek), Tessa Stone (Hanna's not a boy's name!) and Traci J.Butler (Lackadaisy Cats)
Comic Bakery at L-06 (small press area). Go say hi to Dave Roman and give him praise for his good work with the Zuko prequel story.

And of course Flight, at 2235. We'll have great guests at the table this year: KTshy from Shrub Monkey and the great Simply Potterific comics, Raina Telgemeier and her great book Smile, Jake Parker and Missile Mouse and a few more!

Also, don't forget that Mike DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos and Ryu will be there to sign the "Avatar, Art of the Animated Series" art book this weekend at the Nickelodeon booth, and also the Dark Horse booth (I'm not certain of the date and time).

I know I'm missing a lot of people.

Before I forget. I've made a technological leap forward: I have a cellphone!
I've had enough of causing trouble with people trying to reach me during certain events.
It is nothing much: just a simple model, doesn't even take pictures, with minutes that I buy. There is no plans attached.
Simple, no strings attached, perfect since I will barely use it during my day to day activities.
But at least, during SDCC, if people try to reach me, it will be easier.

The past few weeks were hard, especially the past one. Big huge deadline for an animatic screening meant lots and lots of work. No time for nothing else but work. So exhausted Friday night that I fell asleep at 9:30pm and was conked out for a full 11 hours or so.

On monday, I'll be starting on a new project. Yeah, we get shifted around a lot.

So long Madagascar 3! You had a cast that was fun to draw.

I can't say much about the new project, as very little has been announced about it. I just hope I can help make it good...I hope it becomes great, it has wonderful potential.
It BETTER be good!
I've had to sacrifice a lot for it.
A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I gotta make it so I don't regret any decisions I've had to make.



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Jul. 18th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
Yay, this sounds exciting! Wish you lots of fun at SDCC!! <3
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! I will try to have fun during SDCC. I will probably get exhausted too, ha ha!
Awww sweet! Love your icon!
(It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!)
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Jul. 18th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
The beauty, in terms of drawing for a 3D production is...you don't have to be on MODEL! ha ha! They already exist perfectly modeled for the animators. As long as they are recognisable, you can be cartoony if you want to.
Now mind you, there is something different in the style of storytelling. Avatar and HTTYD are two totally different beasts. That demands some adaptation and the learning curve can be something.

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Jul. 18th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Oh shi...it IS this Wednesday!
I have to pack! I have to clean up this place! I owe drawings to people! I have a million things to do, augh!!!
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Jul. 18th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Merci beaucoup!
Ah, nothing better than to watch ATLA with someone :)
Jul. 18th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Happy to hear you got a cell phone! And you did the right thing: no need to get the prettiest gadgets around if you don't need them :) Have fun at SDCC! If next year they have the Comic Con and Siggraph back to back like this year, I'll try to go to both... if I can of course.

Oooh can't wait to see more of that new project! The image that was released on the web a while ago ...so cool... animating to Leo's voice....*sigh* ;P

Take care!
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking. I mean afterwards, most weeks, it will sit there unused. I think that was the best option.
You remember that old image eh? I think the design may be tweaked a bit. I think the title may change too, due to a certain owl movie coming out soon that has certain ressemblance. We'll see what happens...
Jul. 18th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
looking forward to hanging out and catching up. And yay cellphone!
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Definitely looking forward to catching up too.
Oh, modified the journal to include the Comic Bakery. I keep thinking you'll be sitting with us all the time, ha!
Jul. 18th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Word of advice for the cellphone, I've never been to a con as big as SDCC but even at these smaller cons I've found it helps to set your phone on the high+vibrate if you ever want to know people are calling you (and it will go off at the worst times XD ). Have fun!
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this good piece of advice. I will definitely do that.
Jul. 18th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
excitednervousexcitednervousEXCITED!!! And hurray for catching up on sleep :)
Jul. 19th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Catching up on sleep is the best thing EVER!!!
(which I totally blew the next night by reading until 3 am, ha!)

Raina Telgemeier just posted this great article about comicon tips.
135 of them.
Pick and choose the ones you need, but it makes for interesting reading too:

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Jul. 19th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Oooh. I know that project. Good luck! I really want it to work, too. The concept art for it is so beautiful!
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
And Chris may come back to help us, or so I've overheard. Just adding water to the rumour mill.
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Jul. 19th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing you, Ruff. Der should have my cell #, or you can send mail via my web site and I can give it to you directly.
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
I'm sure we'll meet over there at some point :)
Jul. 20th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
More caaake :)

It made me think of you and Zhao.
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Re: More caaake :)
Oh yeah!
I'm starting to wonder: who would win between Old Spice Guy and Zhao? It's...such a conflict seems to horrible to even speculate upon!
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
Change at work + SDCC
Don't forget Bryan Lee O'Malley at the Oni Press booth! And the premiere of the Scott Pilgrim movie too.

Ack, I can't believe I'm missing SDCC again. But I did manage to get a copy of the Avatar art book last week, and it looks absolutely fantastic! Haven't had a chance to look at in detail yet. Is any of your work in there?
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: Change at work + SDCC
Nope, none of my stuff is in the artbook. Then again, a lot of people didn't make it in either. There was so much material to choose from.
Jul. 20th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Grats on the cell phone. I never go anywhere, so I don't have one. And have fun at the Con!

(was thinking of Water Tribe lately. You already mentioned that the kids were his jury, to decide if he lived or died. If we added musophobia and had a rodent after Zhao's cake, and Zhao jumping on top of a chair, cake in hand, and Nauja chasing the mouse off with a broom, and then Zhao thanking her for saving his life and if there was some way he could repay her, and her asking for a piece of cake, and he says not that, but anything else... *snicker*
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Nouvelle saison/série d'Avatar!
Bonjour Rufftoon!!

Encore ton plus grand fan d'Amos qui vient ici, t'annoncer peut-être mais surtout le crier au grand public, nouvelle série d'Avatar de prévue!!

Avatar; the legend of Korra!!

Je jubile déjà!!

Et passe une bonne semaine!
Jul. 24th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know they were making a Madagascar 3~! I loved those movies, the penguins were my favorite.

Ooh new project??? I'm so curious now, I wonder what it is! Be sure to tell us when you're allowed to! :)

Have fun at SDCC! Wish I could go, I've never been...
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