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Ape 2014


So this was the last Ape, at least the last run by Comic-Con. It was held at Fort Mason, which is on the water in San Francisco. It’s usually held at the concourse, but that is being torn down for a new condo.


Friday - swung into Last Gasp in the city for the pre show party. It’s always a blast to see the other vendors and friends, have some food and wander the funky isles of books that they sell. The office is filled with all sorts of oddities, old pinball machines, model kits, carnival posters, etc. Just a great place to chill with other artists.



Sat - Getting down to the con was easy, ended up parking on the wrong side of the lot though, so we ended up hoofing all the gear a lot further than normal. The new venue, Fort Mason, was actually pretty nice. Lots of light, it was cooler being on the water (it was a pretty warm day) and they brought in food trucks for lunch. (a huge plus, as there isn’t much in the way of food in walking distance) They also ran shuttles from Bart and Cal Trains which is nice.

The late afternoon did bring the sun deathray. I was lucky to not have a table in the direct path of the Riddick beam. Still, had a couple interactions with people that had to shade their eyes.

I got to talk to a lot of people about process and making comics. Always cool when you get to meet so many artists. 

Also got to catch up with a lot of people, ex co-workers, friends that I only see at cons, etc. Sui stopped by which was pretty damn cool. Few other people that I only know from dA came by, and some long time fans as well. Nina formerly from Tapastic swung by which was neat, also got to chat with Chelsey briefly. Just so much great energy (as cheesy as that sounds) from cool people. 




Sun - Farmers Market took over the main parking lot which made life difficult. The con was dead during the morning, but picked up as it got later. There was a fair in the castro, a music fest in the park, a bridge to bridge run, and another con running all on sunday. The city was crazy busy.



General observations - as the economy is turning around I saw a lot more demand for prints and less demand for comics.

Lot of small format sketchbooks with +$10 or more for cost, often in black and white. I should stop doing the comic format ones full color for $5 and do a smaller size, with more pages.

I gave away free buttons just in a pile on the table and that seemed to get some people to stop that would have walked past.





well that's about it. I had a great time, and will be doing the show next year when SLG takes it over.









  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: slayer
  • Reading: rasl
  • Watching: motortrend
  • Playing: ace combat joint assault
  • Eating: gyro
  • Drinking: coffee

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punchyninja
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: san fran
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Favourite genre of music: ska
Favourite style of art: loose painterly stuff
Operating System: Newton 2.1
MP3 player of choice: itunes
Favourite cartoon character: priss
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donwhitt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am so blown away by your art. You're so creative. Brilliant work.
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punchyninja Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! 
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Vattani Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome gallary!









































Naruto Dancing 
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punchyninja Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much!!
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DarlaKelberry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Really enjoyed "Native Drums" issue 1.   Got my copy on comixology, so you know.    ^.^      I am a fan of how you walk the line perfectly by blending realism with effective abstract touches.  Your pencilwork (assuming actual pencils are even involved anymore!  :-)   )  creates some very expressive faces, really like that.
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punchyninja Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwww! thanks so much!! that means a lot to me that you picked it up, and that you enjoyed it. that made my day! =) 
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
So, do you do commisions? 
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punchyninja Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not often. on rare occasion when the work load is light enough. 
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Ok, thank you.
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DanDanDid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Great gallery mate, definitely worth keeping an eye on you!! :-)
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punchyninja Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank! glad your enjoying the work 
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A-Ori Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love your art, I'm jealous and amazed :v
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punchyninja Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! glad ya like the work! =)
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A-Ori Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! c:
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WackelP Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thank you so much for the favs and watch :hug:
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