Testing, testing! Hopefully we won’t see spam above this paragraph. I just finished going through my old blog posts to back up the files, and looky what I found:
Hidden in the comments section of blogs I did way back in 2011, the first signs of spam! I’m wondering how it got there, because only I can approve comments. I have a feeling these people read one of my blog posts and said something related to it to get me to approve them, because once someone is approved, they can post freely. But I saw this and got rid of it! Now, here’s hoping that we don’t see spam in the email updates. To all new people on my list from NYCC – don’t be scared, I’m working on technical problems. But this caused me to reevaluate the direction my site is going, and I’m thinking about having a portfolio site on Wix.com that links to my blog on tumblr. We’ll see!
I dreamed I lived at my day job. Scary. Luckily, today I’m doing some inking work all day at Carmine Street Comics!
Mindy Indy in the Artist Alley Gallery
So did I mention I got into New York Comic Con this year after all? Late last month they said a space opened up in Artist’s Alley, and I coordinated with another artist, Nadia Burgess, to share a table! Nadia does cool crossover illustrations and AMAZING comic themed cakes! We’re very excited to be in NYCC this year and have much to prepare. Find us in the North Pavilion at table V15. This is a slightly better spot than last year when I was in aisle Z.
You can still get a Thursday ticket to NYCC, but all other days are already sold out. Hope to see you there!
Spent like an hour tearing apart my room looking for Microsoft Office, but I finally found it! C4280 is my HP scanner/printer. I really want one of those oversize scanners they have in art schools, because it’s a pain to keep scanning comics in pieces, then piece them together. Someday….
This, unfortunately, is NOT an exaggeration :/ My Mac’s HD crashed, but luckily, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I was able to back up pretty much all my files before it failed completely. Except the programs… had to redownload/reinstall all of those… pain in the butt. I should’ve learned the first time to back up my whole computer regularly (not just the art files), when my external HD failed. Having bad luck with technology this year. Thinking about uploading everything to “the cloud” but I’ll need to research it more… kind of freaks me out that all my art files would be floating around in space :/ But seems better than another external HD in case of theft, fire, other disaster. Let’s hope that none of those are in my future…
Haven’t posted The Daily Misfortune for the past 2 days because of computer troubles. You’ll see a whole string of Daily Misfortunes about THAT topic this week :/ Usually exaggerated, but still…
My Friday the 13th/National Fortune Cookie Day event went well last Friday! People seemed amused by it Sold a few comics, met some new people, it’s all good! Thanks to all who visited!
‘Tis a joyous day! According to HolidayInsights.com, “it’s pretty clear that the Fortune Cookie did not originate in China. Rather, it was invented in California. There appears to be some uncertainty over who invented it. Some historical references suggest it was Makoto Hagiwara who invented the fortune cookie at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914. Others believe that David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, was the first to make fortune cookies in Los Angeles in the 1920s.” Fun facts!
Plus, here’s a sneak peek at the coolest page I drew for “The Lucky Penny:”
“The Lucky Penny” page 3
What’s gonna happen when he picks up that penny? You won’t be able to sleep at night until you find out. So stop by Carmine Street Comics tonight from 7-9pm and you can get your own copy of “The Lucky Penny” PLUS your very own lucky penny to save you from the horrors of Friday the 13th! It’s gonna be a fun time!
The Lucky Penny
Here’s the cover for “The Lucky Penny,” my newest mini comic! I spent a stupid amount of time searching for the right fonts they use on the penny, because the date font is different than the font at the top.
You can buy “The Lucky Penny” tomorrow for $1.99 and get your own special lucky penny to protect you from the evils of Friday the 13th! Go to Carmine Street Comics from 7pm-9pm and I’ll hand out FREE FORTUNE and MISFORTUNE COOKIES for National Fortune Cookie Day. Get a special Misfortune Cookie Card for a friend, and/or a misfortune cookie drawing. You can pick up a copy of “The Misfortune Cookie” and “Mindy Indy’s Daily Misfortune and Flipbook” if you haven’t already. The perfect way to scare the sh!t out of your superstitious friends this Friday the 13th
When I had longer hair, this was much more of a threat. But I still think about it. Had some pretty close calls….
No Daily Misfortune today. Instead, please take a moment of silence / prayer / meditation in remembrance of all who died tragically on September 11th 2001. Let’s also strive for peace in the world, especially in light of the recent attacks in Syria.
National Fortune Cookie Day on Friday the 13th!
Awesome news! This Friday the 13th is National Fortune Cookie Day! Don’t believe me? It’s true! In honor of this great day, I’ll be giving out FREE FORTUNE COOKIES at Carmine Street Comics! You can get either a regular fortune cookie, or special misfortune cookie! How serendipitous for Friday the 13th! I’ll also be selling my Misfortune Cookie books and drawing fortune cookies.
This will also be the debut of my newest story, “The Lucky Penny!” “The Lucky Penny” comic and actual penny you’ll get with the copy will save you from terrible misfortunes this Friday the 13th!
Very excited! See you there from 7pm to 9pm at 34 Carmine Street in the Village! Speaking of, I’m here working on comic stuff now because it’s Tuesday. I’ll be until around 8ish tonight.