Supanova Adelaide 2018 caricatures +sum up

I’ve been recovering after a full on weekend of drawing caricatures at Supanova con in Adelaide. I drew approximately 60 people, with at least 10+ people being repeat customers from past years!

This is the only con I’ve done all year, because I got a bit exhausted keeping up with the whole fanart merch making craze, and decided to mostly focus on honing my skills as a caricaturist.

Supanova runs the most efficient and well organised cons out of all the aussie ones I’ve tabled at, and I hope it continues in Adelaide well into the future! I got 5 chairs AND a great corner booth to draw my caricatures off of, so thanks to the great people volunteering and managing the event.

I learn so much from every single caricature I draw and am REALLY grateful to everyone brave enough to sit down and be drawn by me.  Even if sitting for a stranger seems weird, trust me it’s way scarier drawing a stranger in 10 minutes! (and to meet a high expectation for the drawing! )

I’m glad people get a kick out of watching me draw and getting a traditionally inked and coloured drawing. There is something really satisfying about starting my timer and trying my best to capture the people/person in front of me. The girl in the first pic has been getting a caricature from me for the last 4 Supanovas (since 2015), so I must be doing something right!

Don’t know which aussie cons I will apply for next year, or can be bothered travelling to, but we’ll see….until the next one!

supanova adelaide caricatures

Just a dump of some of my fave caricatures I did at Supanova Adelaide this year.I drew approximately 63 people over the weekend and it was a crazy good con, thanks to everyone that was brave enough to sit for me! Fanart obviously attracts people over to any con table but over the years caricaturing has really become my main reason for doing cons. Drawing portraits (especially doubles) in about 10-15 minutes is always tough but I’ve improved so much from the challenge of doing it.

I may live in Sydney at the moment, but I will definitely try to do more Adelaide cons since the crowds are so nice, plus I get to visit my family, so thanks again everyone! I do these all with a Kuretake pen and cool grey Copics…. and lots of ink refill breaks.

supanova sydney caricatures

I had a table at Supanova Sydney this last weekend! Drawing caricatures is one thing I love to do at conventions. I draw these with ink and copic markers in about 10 minutes, it’s always a fun challenge. In my style, they are more like ‘portraits’ but it regardless of what word I use, I basically just draw people my way. Here are some of my personal favorites!

Oz Comic Con Adelaide wrap up!

I was in the artist alley at Oz Comic Con Adelaide last weekend. This was the first time we have shown our game jam game to the masses of Adelaide, and the reactions were priceless. It’s definitely motivated us to continue working on the game to get it to a ‘finished’ stage. Some of the highlights of the con include:

  • the kid who was pulled away by his mom because he was too into our game.
  • the kid who yelled ‘BUT I HAVE TO SAVE THE KOALAS’ after siblings pulled him away
  • just the reaction people have when playing our game in general.

Here is a photo of my humble setup, after I had sold out of one print and had to take it off my backboard. It had been awhile since I last did a convention, I had even forgotten how to make a badge for a moment. Asides from a few awkward mistakes making change (hey I have an artists’ brain ok), the whole convention went rather smoothly (mostly thanks to my friend and handy helper Andrew).
My stall!
I realised that I finally used up all my clear sealable tiny bags for sticker and badges. I had bought a 1000 of them in a pack a few years ago. So yes, that means I’ve served 1000 people since around 2013! (more or less, since there’s also a lot of loyal repeat customers in there) Kinda amazing to think about. Once again thanks to everyone who bought something from me or played our game. It helps me keep making art and more cool things. Hopefully we’ll be doing Oz Comic Con again next year!
Kangacult stickers!

Supanova sum-up & future events


So I tabled in the Artist Alley at Supanova Adelaide this last weekend! Weirdly enough, it was way busier on the Sunday compared to the Saturday. I blame the ACDC concert on the Saturday ;). I didn’t have a super huge amount of new things to sell this year because ever since June, my year has been jam packed with Pixar internship and starting a new job. The volunteers at Supanova were very friendly and it was especially nice that they have a system for ordering lunches.

supanova artist alley stuff
Some of my shiny things

My next lineup of events include Adelaide Night Market on November 29th and December 13th. I’m focusing on just caricature drawing at these next events and will probably apply for the rest of this seasons’ night markets. With holidays approaching I’m putting aside artist alley until the next big Aussie ones in 2016.  I’m also considering Auckland Armageddon since I’ve had so many lovely New Zealanders asking me if I plan on doing a con in NZ again.

As always I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came by my tiny corner of the alley and bought something from me. I’m always open to new suggestions for the types of products I should make. Making people happy with my art keeps me going after all!

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