As usual, San Diego Comic Con was an exciting and sometimes overwhelming explosion of comics, art, toys, junk, flashing lights, stormtroopers, tv stars, overly loud sound systems, and teeming hoards of sweating geeks. Despite all the crowds and chaos, however, I had a great time, and I'm always glad I went - just submitted the application for next year's table, in fact!
Here's my yearly Josh-behind-our-table-making-absurd-face booth photo.
So I've finally unpacked, organized, and caught up on sleep enough to put a bunch of new prints and my newest comic up at my etsy store. I'm especially excited to offer prints of my jewelry illustrations, something people have often asked me for and that I've been wanting to make for a long time.
Check out the prints section of my etsy store where I've posted 7 designs already, with more to come soon. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like a print of a particular Stellanova Jewelry design that isn't available on etsy - I'm sure we can work something out!
I've also put up my newest comic, The Dreaming Sea Vol.2 - another collection of various diary comics, many of which you may have seen previously on my blog. You can order it on etsy as well!
Next, I'll soon be putting up my three newest jewelry designs, the luna moth, scarlet ibis, and polar bear, on etsy and my jewelry site so they'll also be available to buy online. I will of course post IMMEDIATELY when I do this. ;)
The time has finally come - I'm leaving Wednesday morning for the epic 5-day nerdfest known as the San Diego Comic Con, INTERNATIONAL! If you were lucky enough to get tickets this year, I hope you'll come by my table in the small press area. You can find small press around row 1800, towards the back of the hall - and as I usually do, I'll be sharing a table (O-13) with Josh Frankel, another artist who makes all kinds of awesome stuff that he will sell to you!
I've got a pretty impressive pile of new stuff I'll be bringing to sell at the convention, check it out:
Stellanova Jewelry PRINTS!
At long last, I'm finally making prints of my Stellanova Jewelry illustrations. Printed on archival paper and ink, they will be sold in a black, acid-free 8"x10" mat with custom designed (by me, of course!) laser-etched decorative borders. I am really excited about these! I think it will be a great way for people to get their hands on my designs even if they're not jewelry people. I will of course be offering these for sale online as soon as I get back.
Dreaming Sea, Volume 2
This book is the second collection of my diary/web/animal/etc. short comics, including the first four pages of a bigger story about the rescue of a Blainville's beaked whale I participated in a couple of summers ago. Some of these have already been posted on this blog, and some will be entirely new to you!
I will be selling copies of my new sketchbook/notebook, published by Heyday Books and Yosemite Conservancy. You can also get it on Amazon, but wouldn't it be more fun to buy it from ME, IN PERSON?
I finished the three new pieces I posted about previously, the scarlet ibis, luna moth, and polar bear. I haven't even had time to photograph the finished jewelry but I'll be putting these up for sale on the web soon as well!
I will also of course be selling many of my other pendants, rings, and cufflinks at the convention, as well as my previous comics. Now that I've typed this all out I can't believe how much I've created in the last few months leading up to comic-con, especially considering we just moved back to Berkeley from Hawai'i last week. WHEW! When I get back, I'll probably sleep for a week.