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    I did quite enjoy the meet-and greet the convention turned out to be for me. It was tons of fun, in spite of my cranky kid (ooooooo was he so cranky). I'm amazed still by how well WWE Superstar was received and the loyalty and generosity of the fans are second to none. Mic Foley is Santa, he's far too sweet and kind to be real, and I want to congratulate my old Editor Paul and his soulmate, Suzannah; you're one year in, 10,000 more.

   Okay, now down to brass tacks. I was hoping the Epson would print some of their new printers out. Adorama did one year and it absolutely changed my studio. This year, Epson brought a super expensive t-shirt press that's not for us little people and I felt very little trying to talk to them. Later, in Jackson Hole is a classic DoH! moment, I was seated next to Epson's party when I expressed my disappointment to my table mate. It led to a very spirited, but nice, back and forth. I'll go to see their line-up at the Photo Expo next month. 

   Another okay. If you didn't know it already, I exploit my own characters in the form of naughty books. Yes I do it to be the first, but I found out I really AM the first, but not the last. I suppose that's just part and parcel. Some very nice young ladies came up to my table. They soon recognized two of my Foreign characters and exclaimed, 'So THAT'S where they come from.' The elaboration made my belly hurt. Apparently, they've been redrawn and used for, hopefully, private purposes. That encounter wasn't bad, just informative. But the one I had soon after boiled my blood. I was practically accused of plagiarism of my own characters. Obviously, I colored over the line art I swiped from some guy's deviant art page. SIGGHHHH...really? I'm still a dude? 15 years of comic work and one baby later? Oh, did you think I'd be miffed about the accusation? Nope! Not at all, I'm too damned old and tired for that, and I have copy right certificates to prove any points I need to make. Overall, I'm glad that, what had been my private work for so long, is being well received. Editing prose is an ugly bitch though. I hate it!! It's NEVER, EVER right! whyeeeeeee...so embarrassing, but I'm learning and having a strange sort of fun. Good news, book 2 is typed and I'm drawing the comic pages now. I'll post the cover design soooonnnnnnn.
   
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: 'Gonna prepare for the end of Naruto
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Mine Craft, against my will
  • Drinking: going for a tall blonde @ Starbucks
WELL! Set up went surprisingly smooth, inspire of having to drag along a vicious tweenie. oooooooooo, my patience were TRIED! He foamed at the mouth for hours, but we were friends again by the time we left the Javitz Center. Tomorrow, before the show, I'm speaking on a panel at Berkley college about the business and a career in comics. That will be fun, and I hope that the show is good. Artist Alley is so far away from the main floor it has the feel of an entirely different show. The badges are microchipped, but when we arrived yesterday afternoon there were no scanning stations. I walked right in without even showing it to anyone, which is an odd change of pace. Usually I'm bedeviled and circled by the security buzzards. The last time I attended my son wasn't allowed on the convention floor during the set up time so we had to either wait until the show started before we could go to our table or find someone to stand outside with him. Luckily, a friend was available. Not so this year! I guess our superpower is invisibility.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Lorde
  • Reading: Breaking Dawn
  • Playing: Diablo
  • Eating: Jackson Hole
  • Drinking: going for a tall blonde @ Starbucks
...For once. Nothing dramatic, nothing obscure. And I'm going to draw tonight for the sheer joy of it, and I'll sew too while watching football. It's like a mini-vacation. I hope you all have a relaxing evening!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Lorde
  • Reading: Breaking Dawn
  • Playing: Diablo
  • Eating: BBQ
  • Drinking: double shot expressoooooo!!!!
Foreign- Yasbetta by ariotstorm
Foreign- Yasbetta
I'm sloowwwlllyy drawing Foreign's secondary characters and Betta here was a real challenge. I've never drawn a figure like hers. It's one thing to write such lady but to put a visual to her, especially in today's comic book climate, was something of a task. I hope, hope, hope beyond hope that she's given consideration. I'm learning that beauty doesn't have to be a size 00.
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   So it's time to get lost in the sea of intensity that is the New York Comic Convention 2014. I hardly prepared,and I'll apologize in advance for not having Yume and Ever #3. The money hasn't been available to print it since january. Why? Well, I do work in comics and i'm not a big draw so I have to make do. Before someone makes mention I'm too old school for public funding. I guess I'm used to suffering for my art, but I'd rather do it; and, quite frankly, I think my day job should be able to provide for my hobby. On the plus side Foreign is coming along. New mini prints and a soft cover in addition to the hard cover novel will be available. It's crazy but unlike a comic book I can print a novel at home complete with pictures thanks to  Epson and 600ml continuous inking systems, go figure. ANYHOO, I hope to get to meet a lot of interesting and creative people at this year's show. I'm going to set up early and walk around browsing before the melee begins.
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Lorde
  • Reading: Breaking Dawn
  • Watching: WWII documentaries
  • Playing: Diablo!!
  • Eating: terribly!
  • Drinking: double shot expressoooooo!!!!
    I did quite enjoy the meet-and greet the convention turned out to be for me. It was tons of fun, in spite of my cranky kid (ooooooo was he so cranky). I'm amazed still by how well WWE Superstar was received and the loyalty and generosity of the fans are second to none. Mic Foley is Santa, he's far too sweet and kind to be real, and I want to congratulate my old Editor Paul and his soulmate, Suzannah; you're one year in, 10,000 more.

   Okay, now down to brass tacks. I was hoping the Epson would print some of their new printers out. Adorama did one year and it absolutely changed my studio. This year, Epson brought a super expensive t-shirt press that's not for us little people and I felt very little trying to talk to them. Later, in Jackson Hole is a classic DoH! moment, I was seated next to Epson's party when I expressed my disappointment to my table mate. It led to a very spirited, but nice, back and forth. I'll go to see their line-up at the Photo Expo next month. 

   Another okay. If you didn't know it already, I exploit my own characters in the form of naughty books. Yes I do it to be the first, but I found out I really AM the first, but not the last. I suppose that's just part and parcel. Some very nice young ladies came up to my table. They soon recognized two of my Foreign characters and exclaimed, 'So THAT'S where they come from.' The elaboration made my belly hurt. Apparently, they've been redrawn and used for, hopefully, private purposes. That encounter wasn't bad, just informative. But the one I had soon after boiled my blood. I was practically accused of plagiarism of my own characters. Obviously, I colored over the line art I swiped from some guy's deviant art page. SIGGHHHH...really? I'm still a dude? 15 years of comic work and one baby later? Oh, did you think I'd be miffed about the accusation? Nope! Not at all, I'm too damned old and tired for that, and I have copy right certificates to prove any points I need to make. Overall, I'm glad that, what had been my private work for so long, is being well received. Editing prose is an ugly bitch though. I hate it!! It's NEVER, EVER right! whyeeeeeee...so embarrassing, but I'm learning and having a strange sort of fun. Good news, book 2 is typed and I'm drawing the comic pages now. I'll post the cover design soooonnnnnnn.
   
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Fall Out Boy
  • Reading: 'Gonna prepare for the end of Naruto
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Mine Craft, against my will
  • Drinking: going for a tall blonde @ Starbucks

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

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:iconjasoncomplex:
JasonComplex Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! You remembered lol.
I only went Friday sorry lol
Can't wait for more of your art XD
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ariotstorm Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Of course I remember you! And I'm so glad that you like my art. Thank you so much for your kind words. If you're coming to the show tomorrow throw a wave my way.
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JasonComplex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO glad i found your DA.
I was at your booth earlier and brought 2 posters and 2 mini pics. 
You probably won't remember me (White hair and red lenses) 
Anyways love your art XD
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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?
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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?
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