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If you’re attending T-Mode in Rockville, Maryland, next weekend, stop down in the Artists Alley and say hello to my dear husband, who will be there representing Binary Souls / Other Dimensions. I’ll be at the BookCrossing Convention that weekend, but if you’re in the area, you should stop by and say hello. Tell him Kate sent you.
This past weekend I attended Intervention. We were in the Artist Alley, which always means a lot of time behind a table with people occasionally coming up to talk to you (and/or buy stuff). From time to time I’d wander around and chat with folks, but mostly I just sat and amused myself with my sketchbook.
On Friday evening I participated in a special session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Our model was dressed as Kali, complete with skull necklace and blue skin. Most of my drawings pretty much suck (30-second poses are not my forte), but I got a couple halfway decent ones I inked and colored the next morning.
During the breaks they introduced Stupid Artist Tricks contests. The first was of Kali destroying the world, and mine was chosen as one of the top three by the staff, which would then be voted on through applause. I got by far the least applause, but I was so psyched to have been chosen at all that I didn’t mind. Besides, the girl who won totally deserved it. Her Kali-meets-Katamari was brilliant.
By Sunday morning I was starting to get bored and uninspired, so I colored some old line-art drawings I did at another convention, possibly Otakon 2008.
After I ran out of things to color, I drew a vampire chicken.
Anyway, I loved Intervention and we will definitely be there next year. And I’ll probably continue to draw inexplicable things.
Through some sort of scheduling mixup, my much-beloved Small Press Expo and the brand new Intervention are happening the same weekend (that of September 11th), right down the road from each other. This actually isn’t as catastrophic as it seems. I will be working the Binary Souls / Other Dimensions table in the artist alley at Intervention, but I already plan on taking part of Saturday afternoon to go check out SPX. I can’t miss it – it’s quite possibly the most inspiring day of my year. Intervention, however, also looks pretty interesting: it’s dedicated, more or less, to internet pop culture.
So if you’re in the DC metro area next weekend, head on up to Rockville, Maryland, and say hello. I’ll even draw something for you if you ask nicely.