ANNOUNCEMENT: If you have any information regarding the theft of Ms. Alexa’s bag and Doc Carlo’s DSLR, please do not hesitate to contact Komikon.org. Thank you!
As I mentioned before, Crystal Shadows has officially launched under Studio 4 Eyes with the main characters on the cover! It’s too bad we didn’t know exactly how and where we can print colored covers without burning a hole in our Editor’s pockets, but hey, we actually managed to sell all the copies! How cool is that?! ヽ(；▽；)ノ
I wasn’t able to buy a lot of indies this time around, but I was able to get my copy of My Girlfriend is a Witch signed by Masashi himself! I was a bit disappointed to know Enjelia didn’t have Better Girlfriend out yet, but wow, Raykosen’s Maha Magical Manananggal is awesome!!! I can’t wait to get the second book next year!
Notice how all my indies are so shoujo?! Hrm… Must really be in the mood for some crazy reason. (◕‿◕✿)
I waited for the first wave of Trese fans to disperse before getting my copy of the Midnight Tribunal. (^ω^) This is the first book that I was able to have signed by both Sir Budgette and Sir Kajo! I would have brought my other 4 books if I wasn’t cosplaying that day, but eh~ The 5th book is really good! I love all the new characters, and I would really, really like to know what happens next! Book 6, please come out soon!
I managed to give Sir Budgette a copy of Studio 4 Eyes as well, but I was so excited that we forgot to sign it for him! Oh well, hope he enjoys it anyway!
As for the non-local stuff, my first priority was to get these rare Weiss Kreuz artbooks from Miss Joanah. I can’t believe she sold them to me! Ah, the days of my childhood when I would endlessly try to draw Aya (Ran) perfectly. I promise to take care of them as best as I can! ＼（Ｔ∇Ｔ）／
Also from Miss Joanah are these Sailor Moon cards that are now really hard to find! I used to collect these when I was still in elementary school, and I have a whole album kept under lock and key. Time to update my book! Woohoo~! ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
Thanks to Nikko, I was able to grab a copy of Sir Memer’s 10 Beautiful Assassins. I haven’t read it yet, and you might think this is imported, but Sir Memer’s a local artist too! Too bad I didn’t see him at the convention, I would have loved to have him sign this, but oh well, another time!
Also got to update my Seimaden books with volumes 6, 7, and 8. I need to find the rest to complete my set, but with most stores no longer carrying manga these days, that’s gonna be a tough one.
And then, I am yet again, spoiled by my Editor Misaki and Suoh. I mean, just look at these presents!!! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ﾉ ♥ A My Melody super duper cute plushie, S4E’s official shirt, and an A.illusions Fanart in print?! And I even have more DVDs to go through! I spied a few Fate games for my PSP, and Uta☆Pri’s Live Concert!
That’s not even half of it…
Diet? What diet? Now that Komikon is over and I’m done cosplaying, I can eat sweets!!! Fresh from Cagayan de Oro! Waaah~! The amazing! I need to come up with gifts for everyone next year! ～(^з^)-☆
Photo courtesy of Studio 4 Eyes
Overall, it was another event for the books. Cosplaying was an awesome first time experience, and a lot of people didn’t recognize me, which in a way was also so much fun! Some of the artists from Oh No! Manga were so surprised and had to take a few seconds before they realized it was me! ヽ(*≧▽≦)ﾉ～♪
There were also a lot of fans who asked to have their S4E and ONM books signed. I was so overwhelmed when Misaki told me that one of the girls even knew my work from Mango Jam! That seemed like light years ago! I think her name was Kai? But if not, still, thank you so much for liking my work! ヾ(*´∇`)ﾉ I’ll continue to work hard in making Crystal Shadows!
I am saddened to hear that there were at least 2 incidents of serious theft in Komikon though. One was Ms. Alexa’s bag, and another was Doc Carlo’s DSLR
I’m not sure about this one because I only heard about it through hearsay. CONFIRMED! That really made me feel so depressed. I hope whoever snatched them away would… trip or something! щ(ಥДಥщ) It would be even better if they returned them, please! And also, you can report to Komikon if you know anything!
In any case, this marks the end of my aftermath post. Thank you, Misaki, our lovely editor, for pushing us to go through with this. Thank you, Suoh, for giving me a ride home and being such cool beans throughout the day. Thank you, Gervie, for showing us that you can actually teleport in real life. Studio 4 Eyes! It’s Hero Time!!! ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ