February 12, 2012



Thank you to everyone who comes to my booth at conventions!  It’s a lot of fun meeting so many new people each time and wonderful seeing so many of you time and time again.

Upcoming Appearances:    



February 3:  Anime Day Orlando (Orlando, Florida)

February 24-25:  Savannah Comic Con (Savannah, Georgia)

March 24-25:  South Carolina Comic Con  (Greenville, South Carolina)

March 30 – April 1:  Anime Matsuri  (Houston, Texas)

April 21-23:  Daytona Beach Comic Con (Daytona, Florida)

May 5:  Free Comic Book Day at the Jacksonville Beaches Public Library (Jacksonville, Florida)

May 12-13:  Savannah Mega Comic Con  (Savannah, Georgia)

May 24-27: MomoCon (Atlanta, GA)




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.