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$1,300 raised for Japan

Thanks to all the people who commissioned me, I’ve raised $1,300 for Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund! I’ve donated the money and I’m getting an official confirmation in two weeks.

I will re-open commissions soon, this time for MSF/Doctors Without Borders.

Because I received far more commissions than I had estimated, I’m selling this original Yokaiden piece used in volume 1 to make up for mailing costs and the percentage Paypal takes away.

Local Vancouver online magazine Guttersnipe interviewed me about my project.


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in the news

I was recently phoned interviewed for a couple of articles. Here are the resulting articles:

A procession of countless demons: A Daily Yomiuri Shinbun (an English-language newspaper in Japan) article about yokai in popular media. Some talk of Yokaiden in there and quotations from me. This was published on newsprint, too, and the writer was kind enough to send me some copies. It features the Yokaiden 2 cover and I’ll make scans soon for my press section.

The Deviant Experience: An Entrepeneur Magazine article about deviantART. An interesting read! I was quoted in this one, too.

I did 4 pictures for UDON’s Mega Man Tribute Book because I couldn’t decide on one subject or style. Hoping I get in, since I missed the deadlines for their past tribute books (Street Fighter, Darkstalkers)!

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I’ve been interviewed at the Bongo Comics website! It’s short, sweet, and seven questions long. Read it here.

The portrait of me was done by yours truly. Can you recognize the two references made?

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I’m in Issue 6 of Digital Artist Magazine, in the main article about manga art. There are some quotes, anecdotes and tips by me, accompanied by some of my art.

I went to Toronto for a week and signed some books there. For you Torontonians (Torontites?): Chapters @ Spadina holds signed copies of Yokaiden 1 & 2; The Silver Snail on Queens holds signed copies of The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story.

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Yokaiden 2 spotlighted at Ain’t It Cool News Anime! I wanted to make special mention of this because Scott Green’s manga reviews are unlike any other’s. He does a nice and thorough analytical look — an almost academic approach. See his Yokaiden 1 review too, if you haven’t yet.

This holiday, let’s buy less crud and give to charity. The Speed Gamers Pokemon Marathon for Charity is coming up in 10 days. Take a look at Obligatory Ice Level Day, a winter holiday for gamers created and run by one of my longtime friends. I can’t mention charity and gaming without bringing up Child’s Play, something the gaming community should be very familiar with by now.

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Yokaiden 2 out


It has three reviews so far and they’re all positive!

The first review is by Brigid Alverson at MangaBlog. Spoiler haters beware — it gives away much of the plot from beginning to end.

The second review is by Michael C. Lorah at Newsarama, who’s never read the first volume.

The third review is by Leroy Douresseaux at Comic Book Bin. It’s the first rated review; the book received an A-. (He gave Yokaiden 1 a B+ last year.)

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I’m a featured guest at the September 13th Vancouver Comicon! 11 AM to 5 PM at Heritage Hall; admission is no more than 4 bucks. This is my first time ever having a table at a convention. If you’re a local Vancouverite, do drop by.

Updates for today:
* Put up an interview I did for Melonz Magazine in the press section.
* Tweaked the site design a bit; updated the gallery and rewrote my profile.
* Patch Together toy design – 114 votes. Cast your vote!
* AIDS Walk – $325 raised for AIDS research; hasn’t moved since last time. Donate here!

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