Archive for ‘November, 2011’
Thanks to some friendly folks from the FrogPants community and
The Morning Stream chat (jdhore, Malynor, & Kevin) and of course Thinstack.net, I have a new chat room! Previously, I had been using the default Ustream chat room. Lately I have been really frustrated with the need for multiple logins per session as well as missed messages.
If you’ve been in the chat and thought I was ignoring you, I’m sorry!
The new IRC chat room is accesible through the webchat client embeded on the LIVE Stream page. I simply replaced the old Ustream chat. Previously, only those with a Ustream account could log in and chat.
Now anyone can join in!
If you prefer you can use your own IRC client. I happen to use Colloquy for Mac. Here is the connection info and some basics for the chat.
- Host (chat server): irc.thinstack.net
- Channel (room): #animafax
- If you log in through webchat, you will be given a random, numbered nickname starting with “STAR”
- To change your nickname, type “/nick newnick” (replace ‘newnick‘ with your desired name)
- To register your nickname (always have the same name) type, “
/msg NickServ REGISTERpassword emailaddress” (replace ‘password’ and ‘emailaddress’ with appropriate info.)
- The next time you log in, click the “Login to Services” box and fill in your login and password.
- If you’re new to IRC (as I am) here are some basics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat
Illustrator David Vordtriede has been posting a set of alphabet images based on The Muppets. He has been posting one per day up to the release (today) of the new movie The Muppets. David’s take on the classic characters are fantastic! I love the textures.
“The Muppabet is a small project and assignment that I have given myself as both a creative exercise and a straight up excuse to draw Muppets. After growing up on a steady diet of the Muppets and all things Jim Henson, I have been drawing inspiration from Kermit and the gang in one form or another in so much of what I do creatively every day.” – David Vordtriede
Here are a few of my favorites. You can see the full set of The Muppabet images (And you really really should!) on Flickr.
On Thursday last week I launched a new podcast! The Citadel Cafe is a show where I get together with two of my best friends, Chad Merlin and Paton Francis, and we chat about the things that we’re into. To give the show some subtext we say, “pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy” but we have a wide range of interests. If we think it’s cool, we’re going to talk about it. We want to let the conversation flow naturally.
You can find out more at TheCitadelCafe.com. The show is also available on iTunes and we have lots of different ways to follow us on social media. We don’t want to just talk at you, we want to talk with you. So, feel free to send us your thoughts!
The email for the show is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS: We may have some special guests lined up!
I am really excited to share my first Starcrossed Fan Art Friday post! Not only is this the very first time that I have received fan art for Starcrossed, but it was sent by the incredibly tallented James Anderson of Ellie On Planet X!
I interviewed James on Episode 118 of Comics Coast to Coast back in July. I really admire his work this was a real treat and a total surprise.
Thanks so much James!
As promised here is a look at some of the happenings at Hal-Con 2011. I shared a table in the vendor room with my good friend Paton Francis from Cardboard Treehouse. We had lots of fun meeting a ton of new people, comic and sci-fi fans, parents and kids. Everyone was super nice. Paton has posted his own Hal-Con 2011 Wrap-up on his blog.
I want to give a special thank you and shout out to anyone who picked up a Starcrossed print as well to the folks below who commissioned an original Hal-Con sketch. Your support helps keep Starcrossed going every week!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Starcrossed table this past weekend at Hal-Con 2011! I will be posting some photos and con sketches here on the blog as well as putting together some Hal-Con 2011 albums on Facebook and Google+. Stay tuned!
Here are some details on what you can expect at Hal-Con 2011 this weekend. If you’re in Halifax this weekend (Nov 13th & 14th) swing on by the table in the first floor vendor area and say hi.
Starcrossed Comic Prints
You can also order a print of your favorite comic and I will ship it to you within the week.
Some fun, colorful ways to support Starcrossed!
2.5″ x 3.5″ sketch cards as seen in the Starcrossed Store.
Stop by the table and request a sketch of any favorite comic character! There will be a sign up sheet so you can browse while I draw my take on your request. Con sketches are drawn and inked on 9″ x 12″ bristol.
Sketches & Other Artwork
I will have a small selection of original drawings for sale. You can see some of them in the Starcrossed Gallery.
Starcrossed Original Art
If you’ve been dying to pick up a Starcrossed original, stop by the table on Saturday and let me know which comic you want and I will be sure to bring it with me on Sunday. Originals are pretty big, 17″ x 6.75″.
I will have some frames with me. If you want, you can walk out with your artwork ready for the wall, or as a gift for a friend. The frames are only suitable for prints.
Katie Cook is a comic book artist and illustrator. She has worked on licenses ranging from Star Wars to Marvel Comics to Lord of the Fings to Fraggle Rock and more. Cartooning is all she’s ever wanted to do with her life (besides her ambition to be a Muppet or a robot as a child).