I guess I should talk about E3 a little bit! Thank you SO MUCH to those who commissioned me, by the way. That was incredibly helpful, and I had a wonderful time, and met a lot of great people. Here are some highlights!
I got basically nothing done on the first day, spending the whole time wandering in a bewildered state looking at all the bright colors.
I dropped off some kind of sad cookies for the Double Fine folks that were there! I didn’t really get to talk to Brad Muir, every time I saw him he was either in the middle of an interview, or on the way to an interview, from the first day until literally the minute the show closed. I hope he went home and slept for like a week!
In the evening, Wolfgang informed me that we’d be having a casual get together with our Sony contact, and I had a little moment of shock.
I finally play some games, starting with Transistor on the PS4. At this point, it finally hits me that I’m at E3, and I freak out a little bit. The PS4 controller felt very nice, by the way. ALSO if you haven’t seen the trailer for Transistor, go watch it here because I am so excited for that game and it was super fun and I want it RIGHT NOW.
On my way back from Starbucks, I am promised free tacos, and ushered into an outdoor Snoop Dogg concert. In my defense, I really like food. In this bizarre moment, I question everything that has led me to this point in my life.
At the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters booth run by skanky witches in the lobby, I aggressively muscle in and win a free bluray signed by Gemma Arterton. Confession time: I legitimately love that awful movie, largely because Gretel is the best ever and I will fight all those who say otherwise.
Also, that night was PARTY NIGHT, so we went to the WIGI steampunk party, and a couple dev mixers.
The final day was mostly just more wandering around, playing a couple more games and seeing everything for the last time. Then, in the evening, we ended up somehow getting into some fancy parties.
^In the car on the way to a party.
The entire experience was absolutely wonderful, so it was a little bit painful to get on a plane and go straight back to work/making people milkshakes the next day.
BUT I am all the more motivated to work hard on my goals and dreams! And I’m extra excited for PAX this year, now! LET’S MAKE GAMES AND ART AND STUFF! WOO!
So, I just found out that I’m going to be going to E3, to help promote Golden Nights, the PSM game I’ve been working on. I’m super excited! However, it also costs a lot to get myself down to LA at the last second. I have enough to get a plane ticket and all that, but I also need to eat and stuff. I’m going to try and get a few commissions done before I go!
SKETCHES - $10
I… don’t really have any good, recent examples of this. Uncolored, rough drawing!
LINE ART - $20
COLORED ART - $40 (One character, simple background if requested)
To request a commission, or If you’re interested in something complex, or multiple characters, or want something drawn and physically mailed to you or something like that, just send me an email and we can talk about it!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I ALSO have some PRINTS available of some of the artwork I’ve posted on tumblr. (Golden Nights poster, Princess Time poster, etc.) Would anyone be interested in any of those?
As I said in my last post, I went to PAX a couple weekends ago! And had a pretty good time overall! Despite a couple unfortunate things.
On the first day of the show, I ended up getting an extremely severe migraine. It started just after the Double Fine panel, and ramped up while I was waiting in line to give Tim Schafer a little Psychonauts picture I’d drawn. By the time I got up to the front of the line my headache was so awful that I could barely articulate anything. Tim was very nice though, and in my headache-y haze I somehow ended up buying a Psychonauts poster that I have absolutely no room for on my wall. Oh well.
After a quick nap, I came back to try to spend that evening attending a couple parties with Wolfgang, who I’m working on a project with.
I tried valiantly to hang in there, but after getting to the point where I threw up, decided to call it quits. I went to seek out some advil, and head back to where we were staying. I then proceeded to fall into a deep sleep for two hours and wake up with about ten missed phone calls. Oops. I found out the next day that right after I left, Wolfgang ended up at a party with the guys from Giant Bomb. Stupid headache.
Saturday, I didn’t have a pass for PAX. Instead, Jimmy and I went out to eat at an awesome place called Lunchbox Laboratory (Dork burgers! Duck+Pork!) and went to the Experience Music Project with his brother. Fun times. That evening, the two of us walked down to the big crazy Minecraft party, took one look at the people who were waiting to get in, and turned right around and walked back. After seeing some of the awful stories out of that, I’m glad we didn’t go. Instead we went to the Fangamer party, where we randomly ran into Claire Hummel, saw some great art, and left with yet another print that we have no place for.
Sunday, then, was basically my only chance to run around and see all I could at PAX. First up: getting Ali Hillis’ signature for my friend Staples. His one request was that I draw a picture of Liara, and get Ali to sign it. We barely made it in the line in time, but look! Here’s a blurry picture of myself, Ali, and the signed drawing. You’re welcome, Jeff.
The highlight of Sunday, and of all of my PAX experience, really, was the Double Fine fan party. Everyone from Double Fine continued to be EXTREMELY nice. When I introduced myself to Alli, Double Fine’s office assistant, she remembered me from Tumblr and proceeded to introduce me to everyone there. I also had a really nice conversation with her about creator/fan relationships. It was also great to meet Greg Rice (who is much taller than I expected) and Brad Muir, as well as Anna Kipnis. I felt a little bit like I was intruding on Anna, who was sitting to the side eating, but she was very nice, and offered me some brownie.
I also got extremely nervous trying to talk to Ron Gilbert, crashed and burned horribly, and immediately mispronounced the name of The Cave. Oops.
I also had some great conversations with Tim about the role of female characters in games, and metal. He seemed a little bewildered that I actually liked metal before I played Brutal Legend. I think my favorite moment was standing around chatting with Tim, Anna (creator of the amazing Raz doll that’s been making the rounds online, as well as awesome bentos), Applepop (a long time Raz cosplayer), and a more recent Raz. (whose name I unfortunately do not remember! D:) Somewhere on Tim’s phone is a picture of all of us together, the “crafty superfans.” Here’s one from my phone with just Jimmy and I. Yeah, my phone takes pretty much the worst pictures ever.
Overall, it was just a really fun experience to be around so many people with similar interests, and talk to so many awesome people: both fans and Double Fine employees. The party ended up going late, until the Hard Rock Cafe had to tell us to leave, and Alli (as one of the only people who hadn’t been drinking) had to herd everyone outside. I was really glad that we stayed a day later to go to the party, it was even worth the early morning bus ride followed immediately by going to work. D:
Anyway, things have calmed down quite a bit over here, and projects are going well. Take care, tumblr! I’ll be back to post again soon!
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