I said this before, but I will be going to Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) this weekend!
I will be demonstrating manga-making with my manga partner Ichigopanda at the Copic booth (booth #102).
ECCC is more for American comics, but because we just launched a new manga series (iii Academy, which by the way the new chapter will be coming out tomorrow, 3/25/15) Copic is sending us there to introduce it.
We will also have a free handout of the first two chapters. If any of you are attending ECCC, please stop by and say hello!
And the Various Ink Character Design Contest is still going on! The deadline is April 15, 2015.
Please read the rules and guidelines carefully before starting on your piece!
We had quite a few entries that didn't follow the guidelines, so sadly we had to disqualify them... I would hate to do that, because I know those artists have worked hard on them.
And also an apology about the earlier Girl's Day Kimono Contest...
I think I've told some of you that we can't send products to countries outside of North America, but it's actually we can't SELL them. We talked about the contest and decided that it will only be for those who live in North America, but we have forgotten to specify on the contest page. There were already submissions (including those from outside North America).
So sorry for those of you I've told that this contest was not open worldwide. Next time we will have more solid rules and policies, and I will make sure this won't happen again. I'm very sorry!
The current character design contest is open worldwide, so I hope you are still interested in participating!