It was a fun weekend and I'm glad I got to go inside, free of charge, just to help John and the crew demonstrate how Toon Boom works!
I walked around and met some wonderful friends. I finally met the wonderful twins Eli and Oli, who are adorable and I can't get enough of them. I wish I hung with them more.
I even met friends that I'd thought I would see. My high school animator teacher, my professor from Animation I John McIntyre (artist from Powerpuff Girls, Dextar's Lab, Flapjack), my friends from high school or friends that I have know for ages.
I also got to meet my heroes Katie Rice and Gabe Swarr. I was incredibly nervous but they were sweet and funny. I couldn't face other amazing artists like Pascal Campion and Britney Lee so I'm really glad I got the courage to meet those two.
I also made new friends who enjoyed my work. Sorry to those if I seemed busy or spazzed out. I'm very weird and I was probably in the zone that time on Toon Boom.
Sarah Harkey animated, John Kedzie edited, I inked layouts and failed and then tried again because I was nervous with the people watching. We all shook hands with new people and exchanged business cards. Jim Smith animated, sold his sketchbooks, and signed autographs. John K did some sketch commissions, caricatures, took picture with the fans, reviewed portfolios, and drunk Pepsi to refuel himself.
John K gave a great presentation about cartoons and Toon Boom on Saturday. Then at night, Jim Smith and I hung out with our good friends Pez (the lead artist of the Ricky Gervais Show, my favorite cartoon) and Mark. Then John Kedzie and Sarah joined, and we all drank, danced, chatted, and doodled.
And then I crashed this morning because I was too exhausted and didn't want to look dead the next day. So I'm hoping Sunday went great. I'm sure it did.
So it was a great experience and I'm looking forward to coming next year, with new plans probably...
And now it's back to work.... Sighhh
Listening to: Momentum by Dancing Lotus
Reading: Biology textbook
Playing: with my cat