I’m Now a Voice Actress

Right after Project A-kon I was given the exciting new opportunity to do something that I’ve always wanted to do – voice act. I’m happy and proud to announce that I have been voice acting for FUNimation, and I’m so incredibly grateful to them for this opportunity. I can’t talk about anything I’ve been in yet, but when I can I will definitely post about it along with links and the works. ^_^

In other news I have updated my appearance/convention schedule with two new events for this year. Check it out on my Convention Schedule page.

Also, I am re-releasing Enchanted. It now updates every Wednesday and you can read it for free on Manga Magazine.

The last couple of manga workshops in Mesquite and Allen were a blast and I had so much fun meeting aspiring comic creators. Hopefully they learned something useful from my ranting!

The next stop is AnimeFEST. I will be in the Bizarre Bazaar and of course selling original anime paintings in the art show. If you’re attending please swing by and say hello!

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Project A-kon 24 Interview

Wow, Project A-kon 24 was unbelievable! The convention was just huge but the best part was getting to see all of our fans and meet new people. I had a lot of people show up to the Draw Manga panel on Friday and I think it went pretty well. Hopefully it helped everyone who wants to make their own manga or comics one day. I had a great interview with The Nerd Show on Saturday and they recorded it and graciously let me upload the video to my own YouTube channel.

The Gaming With the Stars Charity Event turned out awesome and I just want to thank everyone who paid to play for charity. I had so much fun playing Soul Calibur V. Some of you are so good! I’m just a button masher at heart. I did win the charity event which means that all the money raised for the whole night was donated to the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the table and bought a comic or print. Check out my convention schedule to see where I’ll turn up next!

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Live on the Radio this Sunday!

This Sunday May 25th at 7:00 PM Central, I will be live in the studio with The Nerd Show to talk about Project A-kon happening right here in Dallas next week, May 31st – June 2nd! You can listen live on 1190 AM, or on iHeart Radio (keyword 1190).

I have made a new page specifically listing my convention/ workshop appearances. The list was getting so long I couldn’t just keep posting about it in my news feed. I guess that’s a good problem to have!

Enchanted Chapter Five is on its way here as we speak, and I can’t wait to break open that box and see the new comics. They will be for sale at Project A-kon.

I will also be conducting a couple of panels at Project A-kon. I will be teaching a Drawing Manga panel on Friday, and jumping in with some other professionals on Saturday to talk about how to get into the business as a comic book artist. It is going to be a blast! See you there!

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Updated 2013 Convention Schedule

Okay guys here is my current convention schedule in which I will be making guest appearances. I’m usually giving panels on how to draw manga, self publishing, and other cool stuff so if you’re in the area you should stop by. I love to chat and meet other aspiring artists and anime/manga fans. There are still some discussions going on for some future conventions, so I will add them as they are confirmed. To book an appearance at a future convention or event please contact me at kriscomics(at)gmail.com.

 

Micro A-kon – December 8, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Burleson Public Library 248 SW Johnson Ave Burleson, TX 76028

Mini A-kon – January 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

North Branch Library 3020 N Locust St Denton, TX 76209

Ushicon – February 8 – February 10, 2013

Winngate Inn, Round Rock, TX
Anime Convention

Krum Public Library– March 9, 2013 @ 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Krum, TX
Manga Drawing Workshop

UNT Comic Studies Conference – March 22 – March 23, 2013

University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle
Denton, TX
I will be doing a panel along side Dusk Comics at 7:00PM on March 23rd to talk about self publishing your comics.

Allen Public Library- May 4, 2013 @ 2:00 PM

300 N Allen Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Manga Drawing Workshop

CozbyCon– May 11, 2013 @12:00- 4:00 PM

William T. Cozby Public Library
177 N Heartz Rd  Coppell, TX 75019
Coppell, TX

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library- May 18th @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

300 Country Club Rd #300  Wylie, TX 75098
Manga Drawing Workshop
***NOTE: Registration required. Please Call 972-516-6250, option 3 to sign up and for more information.***

A-kon 24 – May 31 – June 2, 2013 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75207
Anime Convention

Mesquite Public Library – July 13, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

300 West Grubb Drive Mesquite, TX 75149
Manga Drawing Workshop

 

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Mini A-kon = Mega Fun!

There is nothing mini about how much fun Mini A-kon was this year! There was an estimated 3, 200 people packed into the Denton Public Library and I drew an estimated 40 people as anime characters. (Talk about your hand cramp!) We sold all but two of the “A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl” comics that we brought, but worry not because I will have more for sale at Ushicon in just TWO weeks!

The comics panel was an awesome combination of seven spectacular artists (including moi) and we had a great time answering everyone’s questions about the ins and outs of comic and art creating.

To wrap things up I was live on the radio with the Nerd Show Sunday night to talk about all of the cool things that happened at Mini A-kon. You can check out the broadcast on YouTube here.

For more manga, art, and convention news like us on Facebook under Kris Comics – Art by Kristen McGuire!

Here is our convention/ scheduled guest appearances for 2013 (so far ;-D):

Ushicon – February 8 – February 10, 2013

Winngate Inn, Round Rock, TX

http://www.ushicon.com/

A-kon 24 – May 31 – June 2, 2013 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75207

http://www.a-kon.com

We will see you at Ushicon! <3

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Mini A-kon VI

Hello hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! Kriscomics had an awesome 2012 (thanks to all of our fans and friends!) and we’re really looking forward to what 2013 will bring.

Our first event of 2013 will be Mini A-kon in Denton on January 26th at the Denton Public Library! This is my third year returning as a guest and I am just so excited to be invited back. The event is free to get in and has tons of panels, guests, and fun! Also I will be debuting my newest manga in its print edition: “A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl!” Of course I will also have chapters 1-4 of “Enchanted” for sale as well as prints, buttons, and key chains.

If you live in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area please stop by and say hi!

Here is my convention/guest appearance schedule (so far) for 2013:

Mini A-kon – January 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

North Branch Library 3020 N Locust St Denton, TX 76209

http://www.a-kon.com/?ai1ec_event=mini-a-kon-vi&instance_id=69

Ushicon – February 8 – February 10, 2013

Winngate Inn, Round Rock, TX

http://www.ushicon.com/

A-kon 24 – May 31 – June 2, 2013 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75207

http://www.a-kon.com

If you would like to see me at a convention near you please mention it to the convention that you would like to see me as a guest. Believe it or not fans hold a lot of the power when it comes to deciding who goes or not. I’ll hopefully see you all soon!

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Radio Interview Posted

Thanks to The Nerd Show for having me on the radio on November 11th! If you missed the live interview you can listen to the audio in all its glory here.

I am also posting my (current) convention schedule for the rest of 2012 and 2013. This is subject to change. Most of these are conventions I will be making guest appearances at, so please stop by and check out my panels and my art. We will be attending Ushicon as a vendor in the artist alley, but I will have my newest manga for sale, “A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl”. Yay! Here is the schedule:

Micro A-kon – December 8, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Burleson Public Library 248 SW Johnson Ave Burleson, TX 76028

Mini A-kon – January 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

North Branch Library 3020 N Locust St Denton, TX 76209

Ushicon – February 8 – February 10, 2013

Winngate Inn, Round Rock, TX

A-kon 24 – May 31 – June 2, 2013 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75207

If you would like to see me at a convention near you please mention it to the convention that you would like to see me as a guest. Believe it or not fans hold a lot of the power when it comes to deciding who goes or not. I’ll hopefully see you all soon! :heart:

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Anime Eye Tutorial on YouTube

I have finally joined the rest of the world and made a YouTube video. Since it was my first video I chose a pretty simple subject: How to Draw a Basic Shojo Anime Eye. So far the response has been pretty decent. I’m still trying to make the videos a little less shaky, but once I do I will start doing tutorials on how to tone comics, paint with watercolors, and general anatomy tutorials.

In other news I just want to remind everyone that I will be attending the debut of Micro A-kon on December 8th, 2012 where I will be hosting a panel on Drawing Manga. I’m excited to meet the fans in Burleson!

Please check out my YouTube video. If you have an idea or subject you would like me to cover in future tutorials please leave me a comment and I will do my best to cover it. Have a great day!

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Facebook Challenge

I’m hosting a “challenge” on my Facebook page right now. If the page gets up to 200 likes I will post my entire one shot manga, “A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl” for free for everyone to enjoy. You can buy the hard copy comic at Mini A-kon in January 2013.

Also I will have my convention schedule posted soon. I’m still confirming two cons, but as soon as I confirm them I will post it here and on my Facebook page. As of right now my next appearance will be Micro A-kon (Not to be confused with Mini A-kon) which is in Burleson, TX in December. I will be hosting a panel on manga making. I can also confirm that I will be a guest at Project A-kon in June 2013! read all about it on their website. By then I will also have Chapter Five of Enchanted for sale so make sure to stop by and pick it up!

As always thanks for reading guys!

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AnimeFest 2012 Con Wrap Up

AnimeFest 2012 was the most amazing con ever! Wonderful guests, wonderful fans and wonderful staff! I’m so excited about all of the Enchanted fans who swung by the table. It was so great to see everyone!

I got to host two panels on comic making. I hope that everyone learned something useful or at least had a good laugh. The Opening Ceremony was truly awesome!

I made some new friends (Shout out to Greg, Pat, Devin, Lawrence and Matt)  and definitely some unforgettable memories (and the pictures to prove it!) I got to meet Arina Tanemura who has had such a huge influence on my work and my desire to draw comics.

I had a radio interview with the Nerd Show. They were so wonderful. We had a lot of laughs and I think I taught them some very useful Romanian. (They know what I mean, heh heh heh.) You can hear the interview on the Nerd Show’s website.

Of course it was great to see all my favorite con friends. Bruce, Jen, Lynn, Chris, Ben, Charles, Marissa, Joanna, Megan, Brandon, Ryan, Cap’n, Gwynn, and Lisa it is always a pleasure to be in your company. Cons wouldn’t be the same without you!

Last but not least I was so honored that Animefest had me as their guest this year. Animefest will always be one of my favorite conventions! My next scheduled appearance is Micro A-kon in December. I will post more on it later. Until next time everyone!

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