BookExpo /Bookcon from a self-published author perspective

June 5, 2017Exhibitions, News
Yesterday, I finished my 5-day exhibition at Book Expo / BookCon. I debated attending this show for about 4 months. The main reason it took me so long to decide was because it would be the most expensive show I'd ever done: $1850 for a table. I tried searching online for some advice on whether this would be the [...]

BookExpo / BookCon and WIP

May 30, 2017Exhibitions, News
A few years ago, when a recruiter asked me if I could design presentations, I never thought presentations would essentially be the way I earn a living. I don't fully understand why, but needless to say, it seems to be a skill in high demand with not many takers. And honestly, I understand: Powerpoint is [...]

New year resolutions

January 4, 2016News

Kind of late topic to post about, but here goes. Projects Last year, I completed two projects: the Carboniferous book and the Creatures of the Deep poster. Unfortunately / fortunately, I got more graphic design jobs, which translated to less free time to work on personal stuff. This year, the big priority is to finish … Read More

Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend

November 4, 2015Exhibitions, News

It’s that time of the year again, where I advertise that I’m going to be tabling at a comic book festival. The festival:Comic Arts Brooklyn. The date: this Saturday only! Nov 7 from 11am to 7pm. The location: a church in Brooklyn. The subway stop : Metropolitan on the G line, Lorimer on the L … Read More

The CAKE report

June 9, 2015News

Just got back from Chicago last night, after a VERY delayed flight due to flight cancellation and bad weather. So, yes, as you can see, I survived my Chicago trip: I did not get lost and die in a ditch somewhere. After talking with a couple of other out-of-town exhibitors, I found out I’m the … Read More

Learning and transitioning

February 27, 2015News

I don’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I bought a Cintiq 22HD last November. It took many months of planning and thinking to splurge $2000 on one single piece of equipment. Overall, I’m actually really happy with my purchase even though I haven’t drawn with it all that much…I think I’ve done about … Read More

CAKE and updates on projects

January 26, 2015News

Just got confirmation today that I got into CAKE! Woohoo! I applied last year but didn’t get in. Don’t know what to expect, but at the very least I get to see Chicago…I’m sight-seeing the U.S through comic book festivals, and on that note, it’s too bad there’s no festivals around the Grand Canyon. But … Read More

Reflections and resolutions

December 23, 2014News

Going through crazy Comicfestathon made me re-evaluate what I was trying to achieve with my art. Are the expenses associated with fests “worth it”? Thinking about it, I only started doing festivals because people told me that’s how I should promote my work. But if I examine my own behavior, the primary way I discover … Read More

Winter cleaning

November 15, 2014News

With my sister leaving New York in a few weeks, I’ve “inherited” a lot of stuff. A lot of stuff I don’t want. Combine that with the fact I also own useless things, I had a serious need to unload a lot of crap. Today, I went to Best Buy to recycle a couple of … Read More

Crazy Comicfestathon is over

November 8, 2014News

I’m officially done with festivals for 2014, but more importantly, I’ve survived “Crazy Comicfestathon”. Crazy Comicfestathon is what I decided to call the three festivals I’ve gone to in one month, and let met tell you something: I’ll never do that again. But actually, my fall 2014 festival lineup should also include the New York … Read More