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Fleeting Project: FOLKLORE ART SHOW

Fleeting Projects : Folklore Art Show
My favorite setup of one of Aimee's illustration. Beautiful!

The Folklore Art Show was a one night only gallery viewing at Renee’s Courtyard Cafe in Santa Monica. One of my favorite person and artist, Aimee Major Steinberg, was one of the three people who showcased her artwork. Along with Crystal Chesney-Thompson and Derek Thompson. The three collaborated on one theme that encompasses different but familiar folklore stories, such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, and The Bamboo Cutter.

All three artists are working animators for the show, Futurama, and are all extremely talented. Their style of illustration were all distinct from one another, but the overall theme and the fluidity of their drawing style (coming from an animation background) tied them all together in one night. It is √ā¬†unfortunate that people only had one night to view their work in the gallery.

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Comic-Con 2007 – Initial Report

San Diego Comic-Con 2007, much like it’s previous years, was huge with too many people nerding all over the place.

This year, I was a half a regular attendee, and then I had one foot in the “professional” side of things. I was with my good friend, Christy Lijewski (creator of Next Exit and RE:Play), for the most part, accompanying her to her panels, signings, and talking to different comic book publishers. Needless to say, it was very interesting for me!

Unfortunately, despite attending the convention for all four days, I managed to miss most of the people I had wanted to see. I definetely made it a point to say hello to David Mack and Stuart Sayger. I also found Aimee Major and she drew adorable cats for me. I also picked up Mack’s The Shy Creatures book, which is all together delightful to own.

I kept my eye out for people I knew from the Bendis Board but never found any of them. I don’t know too many of them, really, and many of them do not know me for I fail to be active on the forums anymore. It’s been years since I saw Pat Loika or Taki Soma though and I do miss them.

I didn’t really get to attend a lot of panels. I attempted to get into the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” panel, but failed miserably as the room filled up quickly. I hate standing in line… and I stood in line for that one, too! My friends and I got into the Futurama panel, which was a lot of fun as a lot of the voice actors were present for it. Futurama fans can look forward to new movies coming soon.

I missed the Live Art party on Friday, but I did get to attend another great party on Saturday night– though the details of that party should be kept a secret among us. Yes. It was that awesome. Sorry… no dirty stories about myself here! Only about other people.

Overall, the convention wasn’t too bad. Even though Saturday sold out, the crowd wasn’t as bad I expected. The convention did an amazing job controlling the crowd and I am very appreciative of it. It was exhausting having to be there for all four days and I wished I had done more and seen more people– but that’s always seem to be the general feeling that Comic-con always leave me with.

Pictures and more will come soon!