This is the work in progress cover watercolour for the new minibook I’m working on! I guess the best way to describe it is really (really really) short comic/illustrated poetry? I’m hoping to have it finished and printed in time for Anime North next month!

occasionalmadness:

buggy-heichou:

Me when I fight enemies in video games.

I feel like this is the GIF I have been waiting for to best sum up my boss fight strategy for every game ever.  And I’m not sure which cat I am.

Yes.

occasionalmadness:

buggy-heichou:

Me when I fight enemies in video games.

I feel like this is the GIF I have been waiting for to best sum up my boss fight strategy for every game ever.  And I’m not sure which cat I am.

Yes.

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togamu:

anoyone think they’ve made better fanart of toguro than this, speak now or be forever silent

I let out a guffaw for real

togamu:

anoyone think they’ve made better fanart of toguro than this, speak now or be forever silent

I let out a guffaw for real

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I was working on some watercolours for a new minibook, and while waiting for them to dry started painting this for fun. Yu Yu Hakusho was my biggest obsession during most of my formative years. My favourite character was Yusuke, but I think anyone will agree - Togashi created some fantastic female characters.

I’m not entirely happy with it, some more fixing up/touching up to take place later. (Also this makes her look super tall … lol …)

Happy Easter!

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chairhiro:

handsomejackass:

do-you-have-a-flag:

fav person of the day

because actually helping people with cosplay emergencies!

literally the most important man at supanova this year

he gave me double sided tape

what a good human being

petition to have a designated Captain Patch-It at all cons from now on.

This is such a great idea. It’s like the change person in artist alley!

Back from TIAM! Actually I was back a while ago, but when I got home I went straight to bed and slept for several hours :p

The morning was slow, but there was quite a surge of traffic in the afternoon (after ~2pm), and I was able to cover my table cost. My first sale was actually to a very cute little girl who was looking at my Fantasy Beer minizine and asked her dad “Can we take this home?” He replied, “I’m not sure if that is a topic you’ll like, sweetie,” so I said, “Do you like squirrels? Would you like a free singing squirrel?” and fished out one of my $1 maiji bookmark/keychain pieces to save him lol. He was very appreciative and handed his daughter a loonie to give me, so I gave her a copy of Pocket Maijis too. xD

I always really enjoy the atmosphere of TIAM, and the great interactions that are only possible at a smaller event. I got to chat with lots of awesome people like Bailey of TEDDiErevival, Evan from Arcane Bullshit, and eXavier of eXPress Art, and see lots of familiar faces! Varethane stopped by too and doodled abstract art on my tablet. xD In between I did some digital painting, so maybe I’ll post it this weekend if I give up on touching it up.

A photographer came by and took my photo so maybe it will show up on the Intarwebs somewhere, egads.

Some photos of my own:

  • My table~ I finally got to use these little chalkboard signs I bought a while ago from Winners! Looking at my table, I feel like I need some trays or “sectionals” to organize my minizines.
  • My Gladstone Hotel lunch. “Bread pudding “french toast” topped with caramelized apples, maple caramel drizzle and house smoked bacon” aka. DEADLY BREAD PUDDING that was 2x the size I thought it was going to be. When the staff brought it over to my table everyone around me was like “HOLY CRAP THAT IS BIG” I diligently ate half of it and Bailey was all, “It looks like you haven’t even made a dent” sobsob *packs it to go* It was really good though. I guess next time I will have the granola.
  • Lovely miniature vintage cameo necklace by TEDDiErevival~ It was really hard deciding what piece to get! So many beautiful things!
  • Super yummy handcrafted Zimbabwean style meat pies from Mnandi. I had a sample of the steak and onion and it was delicious - the pastry was so layered and fluffy/flaky, and the steak and onion filling was great. I can’t wait to eat these!! The lady who makes these, Evis, is so sweet.

I’m kinda sad I’ll be missing the Small Press edition next month, but it’s the same weekend as the monster that is Anime North. I’m sure either way I’ll have lots of interesting stories!

Cleaning up Heartbleed~

Hallo friends~ a quick note for people who use the Internet and have accounts (I assume that’s everyone reading this) :O

If you haven’t heard already or haven’t read Tumblr’s alert at the top of your screen, Heartbleed is a security vulnerability that affects websites using a particular version of OpenSSL. Basically, many websites with “secure login systems” are vulnerable. There’s a summary of the situation here with links to other helpful sites:

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/websites-affected-by-heartbleed-change-your-gmail-facebook-and-yahoo-passwords-soon-221526.html

After reading a number of articles, my takeaway for to-dos are:

  • Change your password on any websites that were affected/vulnerable and have been patched/fixed. (For Heartbleed, it’s pointless to change your password before the issue is fixed.)
  • Change your password on non-affected websites if they share passwords with any of your affected accounts.

Most major financial organizations (banks etc.) are NOT affected by the security vulnerability because they don’t use the affected OpenSSL, BUT if you use the same password everywhere that still means you’re not secure.

Ideally all your passwords should be different, strong, and changed on a regular basis. It’s a big pain to remember a ton of complex passwords L1k3th154LLth3t1m3! so you might want to look into an alternative system.

Hope this helps!

The Toronto Indie Arts Market Spring event is this April 12 at the Gladstone Hotel! I’ll be there with comics, zines, artbooks and prints! Above are photos of my table from last TIAM, as well as previews of some of my newest watercolours/photo prints. I also just finished a minicomic/zine - a new “My Life As A Maiji” focused on silly stories with my friends!

The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this Saturday, and it’s a lovely event at a beautiful historical venue! Plus, 40% of ticket sales go to a charity, this time Sketch.

Sketch provides an amazing variety of arts, leadership and creative/social enterprise programming and learning for homeless/marginalized youth. The goal is to build and encourage creativity, economic self-sufficiency and community participation!

Check out the full list of all the vendors. Hope to see you guys there~!