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Moving on

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 2:11 PM
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Hey guys! As you may have caught on, I haven't been active here for a long time. I'll still post art here once in a while, but here are better ways to keep up with my latest work:

:star: spacecoyote.com
I've revamped my website, and the front page displays news posts so you can see when I've got new comics and T-shirts for sale.

:star: @spacecoyotl on Twitter
This is not only the best way to keep up with me, but the best way to send me any quick questions.

:star: space-coyote on Tumblr
If you just want to see my art, my tumblr art blog is your best bet.

To contact me directly, please check out my contact page or send me a message on Twitter. I rarely if ever check messages here anymore.

Hope this helps!

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Upcoming appearances

Thu Mar 21, 2013, 5:22 PM
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Hello! I haven't written a journal entry here since September 2011, mostly because I don't come here very often anymore, but I have some pretty major convention appearances coming up in the next few months so I wanted to give notice.

I will have a table at:

:star: Fan Expo Vancouver (April 20-21, 2013) www.fanexpovancouver.com/

:star: Toronto Comic Arts Festival (May 11-12, 2013)  torontocomics.com/
Free to attend!

:star: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (May 25-26, 2013) www.vancaf.com/
Free to attend!

Selling books, prints, and hopefully more depending on what I'm able to make! I can also be commissioned there!

And in June The Speed Gamers, a gaming marathon for charity I support on a regular basis, will be playing and streaming every Final Fantasy game from June 24 to July 1 to raise money for ACT Today. I might do some art for it.

I was also asked to spread the word about this fundraiser to help an artist and charity worker in need so please take a look.

Cheers!

ETA: Oh yeah, to best keep up with my work, please follow me on tumblr! space-coyote.tumblr.com

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September news roundup

Mon Sep 12, 2011, 1:00 PM
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Hey guys, I've been busy lately! Thought I'd quickly round up some news here.

First off, Bart Simpson #62 has a story penciled by me in it. I'm working on a special story for Simpsons Comics right now -- written by Ian Boothby -- and I'm pretty excited about it. Stay tuned for news on that!


Meat Bun, known for their stylish video game T-shirts, has just released their 20XX Line. I drew four of the designs! Three were commissioned by Meat Bun (Real Soviet Damage, Honda Onsen and Emperor of Muay Thai) and one was just something I drew for fun (Shao Khalvin) that got made into a T-shirt. Check them out!


Last Friday, Game Center CX came to LA. Being in Canada and all, I couldn't make it, but I drew fanart so I could get someone there to give it to the GCCX crew as a poster. It was a success! Full story at my Wordpress blog.

I want to add that the best way to contact me is through e-mail, not through dA. Contact info and FAQ are on my site.

I've also considered opening up commissions again. I may have to picky though, as it would have to be a part-time job. Would you be interested? No promises -- just exploring my options here.

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Chicago Comic-Con Aug 11-14

Sun Aug 7, 2011, 9:41 PM
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I'll be at Chicago Comic-Con this weekend! August 11-14, table #3118, taking commissions! Not sure how much I'll be charging yet.



Right next to me will be Ian Boothby, prolific Simpsons Comics writer and creator/writer of our short comic "My Deadbeat Dad" as well as another short comic I'll be doing artwork for. If I'm not at my table it's mostly likely because I'm checking out the convention and I will probably have bribed a friend of mine to stay and guard it!

Friday at 2 pm, I'll be doing a "Women in Comics" panel with Pia Guerra (Ian's wife and artist of "Y The Last Man") and Lillie Carré.

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space on tumblr

Fri May 20, 2011, 2:50 PM
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Gamedeals is open now. My mural printed out great!



More pics here: ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/20…

I've finally begun using my tumblr account! Sketches, unfinished pics and other stuff that's not good enough to go up on my dA will be posted there, so I guess it's like an art blog. Follow me --> space-coyote.tumblr.com

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Gamedeals grand opening

Wed May 18, 2011, 6:06 PM
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Fellow Vancouverites! If you're free this Friday, come to Gamdeals' new location in Gastown (across the famous steam clock). They're a store that specializes in retro video games.

Gamedeals Gastown grand opening party - May 20 (Friday), noon to 7pm

Their storefront is going to feature a big mural by me (not traditionally painted as there was no time for that, but printed)! Here's a sneak peek:



I'll be there in hiding. For those of you who can't make it, I'll post photos after the fact.

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I got into the Mega Man tribute

Wed Apr 20, 2011, 3:08 PM
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One of my entries was selected to be published in UdonCrew's official Mega Man Tribute book! Hooray! I'll be posting the pieces that didn't make it over the next few days. The book will be available this summer. I won't post the winning piece until much later.

Thank you UDON and Capcom!

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$2500 raised for Japan; thanks!

Tue Mar 29, 2011, 1:47 PM
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Smiles for Japan was a big success. I was able to raise $2500, which went toward both the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund and MSF/Doctors Without Borders.

Over 90 out of the 100 commissions have been completed and mailed. A few people still haven't told me what they'd like drawn yet, but once they do, I'm going to make a collage of all the portraits and upload it here.

If you commissioned me and have received your pic, feel free to let me know!

Donation receipts:



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7 more commissions open

Wed Mar 23, 2011, 4:41 PM
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I was going to stop a few pics back, but then realized I was nearing 100 portraits.

I need 7 more to make 100 (that's $2,500 raised for Japan in total)! Please help me reach my goal.


UPDATE: I'm done. Thanks all!



GO HERE TO COMMISSION ME--> spacecoyote.bigcartel.com/

100% of proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

Once I'm done, all the portraits will be uploaded here as a collage.

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Due to overwhelming support, I've re-opened commissions.



GO HERE TO COMMISSION ME--> spacecoyote.bigcartel.com/

100% of proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), a non-profit humanitarian aid organization known for providing medical care to developing countries. Currently they are helping the earthquake and tsunami survivors, especially those suffering from hypothermia, respiratory tract infections, and the elderly who have lost their medicine. They're also rounding up basic needs such as blankets, food and fresh water. They're a great group and 85% of their funding comes from donations, so donating to them no matter what the reason is a good idea.



I've finished 36 out of 52 commissioned portraits so far, and they're being mailed out today. Those of you who haven't sent me info on what they'd like drawn yet, please do.

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original Yokaiden pieces for sale

Mon Mar 14, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Update: I've raised $1300 for Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund!



I might open up regular commissions in the future. Thanks to all who've commissioned me or considered it.

I was originally going to stop at 20 commissions but decided to keep going. However, this means the cost of mailing out the pieces and Paypal taxes is getting to be a bit more than I can handle, so I've put up two Yokaiden pieces for sale.



Pieces available at my store

Left -- Hamachi and Kyuumon, $150. A bit over $50 will help mailing costs, and the rest will go to Japan Society and will offset Paypal taxes.
Right -- Hamachi and a Yuki-Onna, $100. This will all go to Japan Society and will offset Paypal taxes.

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"Smiles for Japan" Relief Commissions

Sat Mar 12, 2011, 7:37 PM
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Hey guys, I stopped commissions years ago due to lack of time but I'm opening up temporarily to collect money for earthquake relief in Japan.



GO HERE TO COMMISSION ME--> spacecoyote.bigcartel.com/prod…

100% of proceeds go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund

$25 gets you one smiling ink headshot of your original character (or other character of your choice) on approximately 4 x 6" lightweight cardstock paper. The original will be mailed to you once I've finished all the commissions. Comes with a postcard-sized print of my Calvin & Hobbes tribute "Best Friends" that I give out at conventions.

Once you've made this purchase, I'll e-mail you requesting reference pictures or descriptions. Will ship anywhere.

Inspired by Takehiko Inoue's "Smile" drawings on Twitter.

Sorry I don't have more to offer, but I don't have enough free time to do anything more elaborate (assuming I'll get a good amount of commissions)...

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--> news.deviantart.com/article/14…

Entrepeneur Magazine did an awesome article about dA. I was quoted! And dA quoted me being quoted!

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Chicago Comic-Con 2011 Appearance

Sun Dec 19, 2010, 9:41 PM
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Hey guys, I'll be appearing as a guest at Chicago Comic-Con 2011! Not sure what I'll be doing there exactly yet, but if you're in the area or going to be attending, please check me out!

Thanks to everyone who came by my table at the Vancouver Comic-Con. Always cool meeting people who've known me since my Nameless Manga Translation Site days.

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Devious Journal Entry

Sat Nov 13, 2010, 8:20 AM
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Hey fellow Vancouverites. The Vancouver Comicon www.vancouvercomiccon.com/ is this Sunday and I'm a guest! 11am-5pm  3102 Main St; admission is a mere 4 bucks. I'll be selling copies of my books plus original art. And I have free postcards!

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"Damien Redesign" print

Mon Sep 27, 2010, 1:52 PM
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Due to popular demand, my Damien Redesign motivational picture is now available for purchase as a print!

Damien Redesign by spacecoyote

I re-scanned some stuff to get a higher resolution, but unfortunately my oldest pic of Damien couldn't be found, so he will likely end up a little pixelated/blurry in the print.

This is by far one of my most popular pics -- maybe not based on the number of favs or views, but by the number of people who've told me how much it has helped them not lose hope in their artistic abilities.

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state of the space

Wed Sep 15, 2010, 8:58 AM
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I'm doing more work for Bongo Comics (congrats to them on finally launching their website)! A story I penciled will be in the Winter Wingding #5 issue of Simpsons Comics coming out in a few months, and I'm working on another one right now. There may also be more Simpsons manga in the future, so stay tuned.

Other than that, I'm busy with personal projects (like improving my art, among other things), computer problems, and raising a shiba inu. Haven't had many chances to do artwork I can upload here, but I'm going through illustration withdrawl so maybe I'll do something.

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Anime Evolution appearance

Wed Aug 11, 2010, 11:49 AM
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I've been quiet online as of late! Between moving to a condo and getting a Shiba Inu puppy www.flickr.com/photos/40906950… I've been busy with so much stuff, I haven't really been able to work on art. I did just finish penciling a story for this year's annual Simpsons Comics Winter Wingding, however, and I have more Simpsons work coming up.

I plan on doing some original pieces soon to sell on Etsy.com.

Fellow Vancouverites! I will be at our local con, Anime Evolution, as a special guest this weekend!

My panel is called "Mangaka Myths", wherein I'll talk a little about my experience being a manga artist and clear up some common misconceptions (mostly about OEL manga artists). It's on Sunday, from 12:30-1:30.

I might also show up at the "AE Comic Jam" on Sunday from 2 to 4.

An original artwork of mine will be available at the charity auction (which I haven't done yet...)

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Zuko's Story is now out! Check for it in stores, but keep in mind that most comic stores get their shipment of new comics in on Wednesdays, so you may have to wait tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy: hope you enjoy!

I had to go to three different stores before I was able to get my copy. Some photos of the book here: ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/20…

If you liked the story, be sure to send all the praise to the writers, fellow deviants and veteran Airbender comic writers yaytime and AliWildgoose. Though it's a prequel to the movie, they made sure it fit into the original show's universe so that it can be a prequel to the show as well. You can read more about their process at this interview with yaytime here: splashpage.mtv.com/2010/05/17/…

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The cover art I did for The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko's Story (coming May 18th) has gone up online!


preorder the book here

Illustrated by me; written by fellow dAers and Airbender fanatics yaytime and AliWildgoose!

I'll post the artwork here in my dA account soon.

Remember, a free preview of the book will be available in the Del Rey sampler on Free Comic Book Day (May 1st) so don't forget to go to your local comic shop that day.

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