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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Guest Artist at Animefest 2012

I am very excited to announce that I will be an official guest artist at Animefest 2012! This is my first time being invited to such a large and renowned convention so saying that I’m excited just does not cut it.

Since I will be a guest I will be participating in many panels and events, so make sure to check out your program to see what events I will be at. As always we will have a table in the Bizarre Bazaar and will be selling comics, prints, and anything else I can put art on. Also I will have original hand painted art in the art show that you can bid on to take home. I never paint the same thing twice so it worth checking out. That’s it for now. I can’t wait to see you all there!

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Basic Anime Drawing Class in Denton

I have been invited to teach a Basic Anime Drawing Class at the Denton Public Library on August 11th, 2012 at 2:30 PM. I’m so excited! If anyone has any requests for what they would like me to cover please drop me a note and I will be happy to prepare something. I hope to see many of you there!

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CozbyCon and Project A-kon

Hello! I had the pleasure to return as a guest to CozbyCon in Coppell, TX this last Saturday. It was a wonderful mini con and I hope to return again next year! I loved getting to meet everyone and there were even some returning faces.

Coming up the weekend of June 1st-June 3rd I will be at Project A-kon. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to make it to Animefest, I will have Chapter Four of Enchanted available for sale. See you there!

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I Wish I Were Blue Available on Amazon.com

I am very excited to say that now you can purchase my very first e-book, I WISH I WERE BLUE, on amazon.com. So far it is doing extremely well and already has 3 five star reviews! It is just $2.99 and can be used with any Kindle compatible product (I-pad, I-phone, and or course any of the Kindles).

Thank you to all the moms and dads who have purchased my book. I really hope you and your children enjoy reading it together!

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I Wish I Were Blue E-book Releasing Soon!

"I Wish I Were Blue" Sneak Peek

This Friday March 2nd my children’s e-book, “I Wish I Were Blue” will be available for purchase on all Amazon Kindle Products and apps! I am very excited to be releasing my first ever children’s book.

This book which was written and illustrated by yours truly is about a bear who is tired of being a “plain brown bear” and wishes he could paint himself a new color. He paints himself several different interesting colors and patterns before he realizes it is not his appearance that makes him unique, rather his personality and individual traits. Also a fun rhyming book, young toddlers and preschoolers will find themselves expanding their language skills as well as learning about new colors and patterns as well.

Also, coming soon will be a free accompanying color sheet so your child can color their own unique bear! Stay tuned for more info and a link on this exciting new e-book!

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Mini A-kon in Denton

I am happy to be returning as a guest to Mini A-kon V on February 18th at the North Branch Denton Library! I will be judging the art contest and will be participating as a guest speaker in the comic panel. Also I will have some comics, prints, and buttons for sale!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Lars

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you all were able to share this holiday with people you love. I know I had my fair share of family love and turkey, and then a nice extended weekend which I used to finish a commission. (Find it in the Professional Portfolio section!)

I was able to try out some new techniques which I think turned out beautifully, so much so that I may continue to use these techniques in my future childrens book illustrations. I’ve also been able to do more research on publishers and am getting together some illustration submissions on top of my writing submissions that I have been sending out. Also, there is a new illustration in the Children’s Book Illustrations gallery as well.

Can’t wait for Christmas next month, its my favorite holiday! Until next time, have a safe and happy holiday season!

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New Illustration

Hello all! Just a quick update to let you know that there’s a new illustration up in the Children’s Illustration gallery. In the meantime, I recieved my first rejection for “I Wish I Were Blue” about three week ago, but do not worry for I will not be deterred. I know that one day it will be published and it will be loved. I just hope that day is sooner rather than later.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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Chapter Four of Enchanted Available for Purchase Online

Enchanted - Chapter 4

Look, up in the sky! Its a bird, its a plane, no, its Chapter Four of Enchanted available for purchase online! If you missed your chance to purchase it at Animefest, now you can buy it online at Comixpress. Huzzah for the internet!

Now that the unicorn is out of the bag, (so to speak) Jared is insisting on helping Brooke find their lost magic. Will the unlikely group of friends succeed in their search as they enter the city? There’s only one way to find out, purchase Enchanted Chapter Four today!

 

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