Thank you to everyone who comes to my booth at conventions and book festivals! It’s a lot of fun meeting so many new people each time and wonderful seeing so many of you time and time again. While I work on finishing Game Over, my original graphic novel series, I’m reducing my appearances in order to meet deadlines.
If you’d like a commission and want to save money, please contact me as soon as possible. I’ll give you a discount (25% off) and your commission will be ready for pick up when you arrive at the convention. No line, no wait! For you Sunday commissioners, I would highly recommend going this route so that I can guarantee that I have availability for you.
At many conventions, I also host a “how to make graphic novels and manga” panel. It’s about… exactly what it sounds like! I provide an overview of what I do as an illustrator, writer, and indie published graphic novelist for about 15 minutes and then I answer questions from the audience. It’s a lot of fun! We usually end up laughing about the struggles indie graphic novelists encounter when working with their printer and about how to bring ideas from your head out onto the paper. I also answer questions about my original series Game Over and talk a little about stuff to come. If you’re attending one of the conventions where I’m hosting this panel, I hope you’ll come and have fun with me!
If you’re running a convention, I’d love to participate! Please contact me at jade(at)bentostudios.com for booking information.