Some people on my street are setting off fireworks early. Nevermind that it's not July 4th yet, and nevermind it's illegal here in Los Angeles...(or was it not?)
Fireworks. That means...Anime Expo is coming!
Unlike the years I was in charge of the booth and the guests and whatnot when I worked for a company, this year is pretty carefree.
Well, I guess until the actual event. I'll be interpreting for Koge-Donbo.
She is famous for Di Gi Charat, Pita-Ten, and etc. I guess Broccoli Books is pre-selling her newest book Yoki Koto Kiku (I translated it), so please buy it and get it signed. Another good thing to get autographed is the CHOCOLA art book, but they're heavy. I know, because I had to lug one around to get it signed by Asami Sanada for a booth staff.
I prepared my package for Comic-Con’s Industry registration. This year is my first time attending as a professional on my own (previously I went with my company), so I have to send in a published sample of my work.
I was wondering if they needed all of them, because manga can get pretty heavy. And in the way for the people receiving it.
So I emailed them, and they actually emailed back! Wow! They only need the most recent published work.
Which would be…KAMUI #3?
The “most recent work” I listed on the application won’t come out for a while. Two of them are TBD, and Yoki Koto Kiku is coming out in July.
Anyway, I’m actually looking forward to my “first” year. Yesh, I’ll go through that HUGE crowd and some BO…