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...My compatriots and I didn't know what to expect when we the convention began. Three out of the five of us went down to set up on friday. Of course we were roughed up by the Javitz Center's security. The volunteers gave us a proper run around; and' I think that they all get some kind of sadistic thrill from watching people drag 100lb. suitcases back and forth. But that's all water under the bridge until the next show.

The Book Con itself was quite a surprise. There was an impressive line outside and a steady flow of foot traffic throughout with a nice winding down near the end. It was a short, day 9-3pm; but, a good one. We pressed hardcover books at home and sold all but one. TY, TY, TY so much for your support! I've never been so nervous.

Quite surprisingly Foreign's logo attracted attention. The main graphics is a word in Ukrainian that means foreign. I chose it because it looked so to our eyes, but as a very nice gentleman told me it wasn't so to his. In fact, it's what attracted him. It's difficult to describe the emotions I felt right then. I'm very familiar with fear, sadness, and struggle but joy and acceptance I judge tentatively. I've never been so thankful. Unlike my comic work the writing is personal. I thought no one would ever read it. I never intended to print it, though I written every single day since I was 10 years old. That's long time. I can go 20-25 years back in a character's life. I try not to "spawn" a new character. There are so many that they can get together and have a child giving that kid parents with a past. It's exciting and I thank my young son for pushing me. Children have no problem voicing the obvious. He said well you draw and you publish that. You write, why can't you publish that? He doesn't understand fear and doubt and what those two things can do to a person when they work in concert. Now my mini-editor needs to help me figure out how to market this....
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Two Steps From Hell
  • Reading: Constantine
  • Watching: Godzilla
  • Drinking: double shot expressoooooo!!!!


Alitha E. Martinez
United States
My name is Alitha Martinez and I draw comics!

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Hamiltoons Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Artist
No, can't make NYCC this year :(

Where can I buy #2 and #3?
ariotstorm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Hi Hi,
 Ty so much for your kind words. Yes, Yume and Ever is still going strong. I'll have issue 3 @ NYCC in oct. Are you attending the show?
Hamiltoons Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Hi Alitha,

I was going through my collection and came across the two books I got from you at the NYCC a few years back.  I read them again and, yup, still love 'em.  Yume and Ever.  Do you have more issues (back issues now) and what else are you working on.

I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.

Scott Hamilton
Feral-Kitty-Geisha Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey Missy hope all is well with you! :)
walkingblind28 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi Ms. Martinez!! I met you at the Comic book Heroes Event!! Just wanted to say I love your stuff ! Definitely my personal favorite out of everyone that was there.  It really inspires me to move forward and produce better work. Hopefully next time I'll have better stuff to show you. Thank you so much for being so nice and I hope you have a great summer!
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