It's been such a crazy weekend! MoCCA Fest 2012 for Saturday/Sunday and the ASIFA East Animation Festival Sunday night! They were both super awesome, and the flames of inspiration have been rekindled in me! I met so many wonderful people and got to reconnect with friends too.
Saturday I went to the Dare2Draw event held inside MoCCA Fest - it's figure drawing, but with models that pose dynamically like a comic character would, and they have comic-like costumes and props (Wolverine claws, for example). These and other figure drawing events, like drink-n-draws held throughout the city, have seriously helped with how I draw Aer Head.
I came across the Bronx Heroes Comic Con booth, and later on SIGNED UP FOR A TABLE! Yes, MINDY INDY will actually BE EXHIBITING and SELLING some Aer Head mini comics, new Aer Head stickers, and a brand new short comic I'm creating right now. I learned from vendors at MoCCA Fest that they were pretty successful with short stories in mini comic form and in anthologies. I need to jump on this! I've been kicking around some shorts in my head (wow, that sounds like I'm a washing machine... or a dryer...) and will start bringing them to life! Of course I'll still be creating Aer Head, my main epic series, but the short comics (like 6 pages or so) are great to get mindy indy's name out there! I was also inspired to make sure I draw for at least an hour each night, even when I'm tired. I've done it since Saturday each night to far, and it's been pretty successful. That little bit DOES add up, and that's how I will make things happen! GO TO the Bronx Heroes Comic Con on Saturday May 12th, from 11AM to 6PM. It's at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse on 165St., Bronx, NY 10456. Hope to see you there!