Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fanime Wrap Up

Fanime was fantastic and better than last year! It was a really long haul since we had been in our new place less than a week before Famine. We were pleased to see when we showed up this year that we were next to our friends from last year the Toon Twins and Cute Mew (Lisha). I also got to see some former classmates, childhood friends and KatGirl Studio fans from other cons. About our only complaint about Artist Alley was that this year there seemed to be less space behind the tables which made it a little hard for us artists to move round. But all and all the AA staff did a fantastic job!

I want to thank everyone who came by the KatGirl Studio table to support us. As with last year we had many items that sold out. For those who wanted one of those sold out items most will be available through the KatGirl Studio shop very soon. You can also pick up all the items at Fanime and more by visiting KatGirl Studio at one of the following events:

Los Gatos Fiesta De Artes
Down Town Los Gatos
Aug. 15th & 16th

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Down Town Mountain View
Sept. 12th & 13th

KatGirl Studio Book Mailing List
Hundreds of people signed up for the KatGirl Studio Book mailing list this past weekend and we want to thank you all for doing so. If you signed up for our mailing list at either WonderCon of Fanime you should have received an email. If you did not receive an email please email me at because we could not properly read your email. If you have not yet signed up to be notified when our books come out please email me at the aforementioned email and we will gladly add you to our list.

New KatGirl Studio Service Section
Many of you asked about commissions this past weekend and I would like to let you all know about the soon to be launched KatGirl Service section. The Service section will house all the information on commissioning Katgirl Studio for both personal and commercials projects. This service section will also include downloadable forms, step buy steps processes and other helpful information. So stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fanime 2009

KatGirl Studio, along with Lost Graphics will be at tables 209 and 210 in the Artist Alley room at Fanime 2009 May 22-25.

KatGirl Studio will be offering 5x7 mini matted prints, 8x10 standard prints, 8.5x11 Fine Art prints, 11x14 matted prints, Limited Edition 13x19 GicleĆ©’s, The Stalking the Elusive Quetzal mini color book, postcards, bookmarks, Mini Masterpiece Wearable Art necklaces, a few more surprises. We will also have the Stalking the Elusive Quetzal full size hand bound book dummy on display. So stop by and say hi!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Moving, Projects and Computer crash

Sorry about the lack of art lately, I assure you we are actually quite busy at KatGirl Studio. We have been preparing to move (only 2 weeks away), rebuilding the website (it ate itself) and negotiating contracts for major upcoming projects.

Website and Computer Crash… Again
Last month KatGirl Studio’s website decided to rewrite some of its own code (scary I now) taking the whole site down in the process. While in the midst of repairing that problem the studio computer’s 3 month old hard drive decided to kill itself taking everything that wasn’t saved to the external hard drive with it (i.e. the fixed website, 2009 contact list, various sketches and documents for upcoming and in progress projects etc.) This then seemed like an opportune moment to design and create the new sections of the site since the whole site needed to be updated anyways. So stay tuned for KatGirl Studio’s two new site sections.

KatGirl Studio will be relocating in the next two weeks to a larger space with better lighting. It’s really exciting but a lot of work. Everything that is not important has been packed away in boxes. This of course also means that we will have to file for new permits and Business licenses.

Upcoming Projects
KatGirl Studio is currently in negotiations for a few upcoming projects. However I can’t talk about them just yet. I can however talk about my children’s book, Stalking the Elusive Quetzal. The book creation is progressing along nicely and I hope to have the completed book dummy ready for viewing at Fanime.

The newest sketches for Stalking the Elusive Quetzal