Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SupaNova ("once more over the top.")



I don't normally post photos but...
I booked a table at the Brisbane Supa Nova artists alley, and here I am pictured above with my two small assistants and my (much larger) fellow artist and good friend Milenko Tunjic.

This was quite a different experience of Supanova to my earlier ones in my incarnations as Pandemic employee, (where due to the lateness of the scheduling there were probably as many tumbleweeds as audience members(Actually only the second post of this blog-which upon re- reading now looks like I was pretty down and pissed at the shambolicness.))

I had with me some folios of my current work and a few of old work from my years in games, plus lot of large rolls of paper to draw on. On the friday and at the start and end of days I drew quick large (table sized) drawings, as I did at the Ipswich writers festival, which I sold. I also did other drawings in between as you can see-often a quick dinosaur for kids). I wasn't quite organised with my sign as far as how to mount it-but it was big enough to see anyway.
Also Milenko and I commandeered the adjoining wall and put our drawings up there too.

The sheer number of costumed people was staggering- sort of felt this was the vibe they must have had in San Francisco in the Summer of love-kind of "wow so many beautiful people digging it".
Really those people ought to get in free. (While we're at it exhibitors ought to get free parking.)
It was very hot,- I just had a tshirt and it was unbearable so I can't imagine how some of those cosplay people survived.

Friday was quiet, but Saturday (pictured) was crazy, and Sunday was fairly busy considering.
We met a lot of nice people (fortunately with lots of nice things to say), and were visited by a few friends and people we knew also(Pete Mullins,Lucia and Vincenzo, Andy Monks, Steve Stamatiadis) , and there were nice people nearby:- the Whiteteaflake girls, Comicboy Studios, Quantum stand people, and Nigel Bell.
And very interesting observing who liked what.
Overall not exactly a money spinner at this stage but much more gratifying and constructive than, say, that New York SCWBI conference-( because that was all about them and this was about us.)
I watched Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust again after talking to the Whiteteaflake girls about Yoshitaka Amano , man that is one cool and cool looking film.

4 comments:

Pete Mullins said...

Hey Lach. Awesome job on the display at the
table. The dinos were fab! As I said to you on
the day: there's a book waiting to be born.
Mate... Really impressed. Big things are
gonna happen!

lach said...

Thanks pete,-it was nice to see you there-always nice to see a friendly face(amongst a crowd of people dressed as wookies,sailor moon etc).
I think we might be back next year-you should join us.

Gemma Duffill said...

Ah man I must have floated past your stall without realizing it. I do remember seeing a giant drawing of a dinosaur stuck to the wall, thinking it was cool then getting ambushed by people wanting a photo (yes I dressed up - hey you're only young once :P)

next time I'll have to keep an eye out for you.

lach said...

What were you dressed as? We might remember seeing you- you weren't a nurse from silent hill?