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BOOTH C17 WITH :iconoh8: THIS WEEKEND

I'm fighting like hell to get these going:


The Demon Mages "Winter Special"
-- later this month, for a "Christmas in July" release.
The Demon Mages Anniversary -- Throughout August, to celebrate the DM's creation anniversary!
Reissues of the Demon Mages #1 & #2 w/ Angry Viking Press for NYCC.
Reprints of the Demon Mages artbook "2423 A.D." with updated material & redone page layouts!
A Senran Kagura collab project!
A new NYCC exclusive book!
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I'm going to be at these places:


Otakon 2016, Baltimore MD

@ The Baltimore Convention Center
August 12th through the 14th

Commemorating and retiring 20 years as an Otakon attendee!  Look for me in the Artist Alley with :iconduckdraw: and :iconshonuff44:!
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New York Comic Con 2016, Booth #2422: Angry Viking Press
@ The Jacob Javits Convention Center
October 6th through the 9th

With Angry Viking Press mainstays :icongabelamberty:, :iconshonuff44:, :icontherealalpha2:, and :iconzeroa:
plus a champion tag-team of :iconninjasmacks: and :iconduckdraw: in tow.  Got your tickets?  Prepare yourself!

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I may day-trip and walk the floor at these places:


Small Press Expo 2016, since it's REALLY local.
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You can ALWAYS find me in the drift-- I mean, online HERE, as well as:


crybringer.tumblr.com
thedemonmages.tumblr.com
Pixiv user: dm0415
picarto.tv/crybringer#

You can find me, without a doubt at these places, this year:

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Awesomecon 2016, Washington DC 

@ the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
June 3rd through the 5th
Along with my Deadline Society bros :iconshonuff44: and :iconninjasmacks: at Artist Alley Booth B18
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Otakon 2016, Baltimore MD
@ the Baltimore Convention Center
August 12th through the 14th
(Commemorating 20 years as an Otakon attendee!  Look for me in the Artist Alley)
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New York Comic Con 2016, NYC 

@ The Jacob Javits Center
October 6th through the 9th
With Angry Viking Press mainstays :icongabelamberty:, :iconshonuff44:, and :iconzeroa:

IF YOU WANT TO COME TO NYCC IN GENERAL, SIGN UP AND REGISTER NOW -- ***RIGHT NOW***

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I'm fighting like hell to be at these places:


Anime Expo 2016

@ Los Angeles Convention Center
July 1st through the 4th
Pretty much set & ready to go, barring some details -- look for me with the Lab Zero Games crew!
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I may day-trip and walk the floor at these places:


Small Press Expo 2016, since it's REALLY local.
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You can ALWAYS find me in the drift-- I mean, online HERE, as well as:


crybringer.tumblr.com
thedemonmages.tumblr.com
Pixiv user: dm0415
Nycc2015 by crybringer

Me and my bros :icongabelamberty: and :iconshonuff44: will be at Booth #579 in the Jacob Javits Center for NYCC 2015!  
Get your hands on a new Demon Mages artbook*, previewing new pages and spotlighting rare originals!  Check out new Speed Demonz works from Gabe, including animation!  Watch Shonuff tear it up on digital works, live and in-person!  

Next weekend will be out of control!  You won't wanna miss it!

(* For those unable to visit NYCC, I'll have more on the books post-show on October 15th at the DM's tumblr!  Sit tight!)
:iconshonuff44: and I are coming to AnimeNext -- I'm a guest of honor, hosting an impromptu Skullgirls panel Friday and two art workshops on Saturday!  Visit us in the Artist Alley as well, where we'll be putting out some new prints and arting through the weekend!

See you there!
"Deadline Society" alums and bros :iconshonuff44:, :iconninjasmacks: and I will be at AwesomeCon 2015, in downtown Washington DC this Friday through Sunday!  Artist Alley A2!  I'll have prints, cards, previews of new material and kick off the summer convention season!  Hope to see you all there!
Since 2007, :iconn8dogg5k: has been a steadfast part of my convention-going experience, and I've had the pleasure of watching him mature as an artist and as a person.  He's actually taken quickly to posting here on DA, and has plenty of examples of his work:

Gift Art: Ari (for Crybringer) by N8Dogg5k  The Nexus: Lucifer by N8Dogg5k   The Nexus: Morz by N8Dogg5k
Very recently, Nate suffered an extremely acute, and very dangerous attack of appendicitis -- which landed him in surgery with a huge bill and not a lot of time to pay it.  He's got only a couple weeks and a fair number of entries available for commissions.  He needs the list full, and paid up QUICK.    Each commission will be a one-of-a-kind artwork, 11 x 17 inches, mailed to you directly.  His forte is black & white inks, and the piece will be full render, pencil sketch to finished lineart.  As long as you contact him with your request quickly, he can work with you on particulars.
    
   Gift Art: Shred (for Shonuff44) by N8Dogg5k
Trust me on this, he's a safe bet -- if you love fantasy, sci-fi artwork, you'll be SHOCKED at how clean and expertly he'll produce for you.  Got a friend looking for some art?  Need someone to come up with some visuals for your OC?  :iconn8dogg5k: comes highly recommended!

Commission: Shion Nys (Colored- Markers) by N8Dogg5k
Please contact :iconn8dogg5k: at his DA page, by note with the subject "Commission Piece" and don't be shy!   Give some help to a good friend of mine, please?

October 9th through the 12th at the Jacob Javits Center in downtown NYC!
:iconshonuff44: and :icongabelamberty: plus yours truly will be at the Angry Viking Press Booth!
I'll definitely have some exclusive prints, and working extra hard right now for more!
I'll see to do some fast sketches at the booth too.  More info on the next art post here!
We'll see you there!
:iconoh8: and :iconartist-black: were generous to have me along for the last-second ride at Otakon 2014!
Check out Alex's table along the back wall at AA-02 + Black at CC-04!  I'll be there on the corner as well!

That said, I can also announce that I've got my badge for New York Comic Con 2014, so I'll be with Angry Viking Press
once again on the main show floor!  I'll be between there or the Artist Alley, so feel free to stop by!

Tonight, August 1st-into-the-2nd is the anniversary of my long-time comic and personal project, "The Demon Mages!"
I'll be hosting a streaming art session on Picarto, so visit the DM's Tumblr and look for the link this evening!
It's less than a month away -- Angry Viking Press will be at New York Comic Con!

:icongabelamberty: will be manning Booth #2929 with :iconcrybringer: (yours truly) and :iconshonuff44: in his first-ever NYCC appearance!
We'll have a huge display, with Evil Diva, Speed Demonz, and plenty of extras!  I'll be updating this journal thread w/ more info as we go.
See you there!
Let's review!
Crybringer @ Tumblr.com

I helped on Skullgirls!  Some move concepts for Cerebella (s.LK) & Squigly (c.HP), and Filia & Painwheel's story mode lineart.

Headed to San Diego Comic Con in a few days, to walk the floors and shake hands!  I have the makings of a small artbook that I'll be handing out as well!  More on that before the day's out!
That's all for now!
Haw, minor update -- derp, carbon DIoxide is CO2.  

[UPDATES]
Grinding heavily through art -- since the better part of April, been doing contract work on a few more video game assets.
I'll be posting here some retrospective stuff to fill in the four-month gap since last I posted.

[CONVENTIONS]
Formally: The only slated shows I'll be appearing are
-Otakon (local show, just an attendee)
-New York Comic Con (full-on presentation, details to come)
-Nekocon (maybe, details to come)
Informally: NO! SLEEP! TILL BROOKYLN!

[FLOGGERY]
SKULLGIRLS
:iconoh8:'s signature game, by Reverge Labs & Konami DEI
I did the cinematic lineart and cleanup on Filia & Painwheel's storylines,
and helped concept some of the attacks (Cerebella's s.MK for instance.)
It's a solid buy for 1200 Microsoft points / $14.99 PSNetwork.  Go get it!

That's all for now -- see y'all next week!
Had myself a nice weekend to dig into :iconoh8: 's long-anticipated
game, Skullgirls.  Give Reverge Labs a lot of credit too, they
really put boots on the ground and even got Konami to back them up.
FANTASTIC gameplay, a sterling, jazzy soundtrack by Michiru Yamane
(Castlevania), and a signature style, design and charm throughout!
  
I'm working on a vicious Painwheel solo play-style -- she's out of control!

I did the cinematic lineart and cleanup on Filia & Painwheel's storylines,
and helped concept some of the attacks (Cerebella's s.MK for instance.)

It's a solid buy as is for 1200 Microsoft points / $14.99 PSNetwork.  Go get it!
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(1): SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT

-Otakon 2011, Baltimore MD-: DONE
Oh hey... two months after the fact, Otakon 2011 was -- solid.  
Angry Viking Press had managed to move product (sold through Demon Mages #2 again!  Woohoo!)  
But the big prize was :iconshonuff44:'s MASSIVE compilation book.  Check that out when you get a chance!
Frankly, it was a much more sedate event than the previous year, so a lot of it was just kicking back instead of being on all cylinders.

-Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011, Atlanta GA-: CANCELLED
I'm afraid that contract work and lack of funds is keeping me out of Atlanta.  AGAIN.

-New York Comic Con 2011, Manhattan NY-
This will be THE SHOW of the year.  More details to come, as some final adjustments need to be done during this week...  


(2): PROGRESS REPORT

-Skullgirls-
Yep.  
Also, New York Comic Con will host the next big preview for the game, so stop by and get a few rounds in!

-Little Hands Charity Doujinshi -
An international doujinshi, from Japan to Thailand, to France, and yours truly representing USA.
With contributions from Yoshitoshi Abe (Serial Experiments Lain), Noizi Ito (Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu - novel illustrations), and Nogami Takeshi/Firstspear (Witches of the Sphinx - Strike Witches doujinshi),
I can say with pride that HOLY SMOKES HOW THE HECK DID I GET IN THIS BOOK?!  If you missed it during the summer convention season, don't worry -- Hendane.com will have copies available at Anime Weekend Atlanta, and most conventions they display at.  More info is available at their website as well.  

-Mega Man Tribute-
I'm in it. It's an UDON three-peat! But don't get it for my sake, get it for the ridiculous list of MY favorite artists on board, like:
:iconelsevilla: :icondyemooch: :iconomar-dogan: :iconvontoten: :iconrobaato: :iconthechamba: :iconmaximovlorenzo: and many more!  
Check in with :iconudoncrew: and at Udon Entertainment to snag a copy of the Mega Man Tribute!

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Still a long way to go before 2011's done.  Be back in a few!
Well now, things are starting to line up!

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(1): SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT

-Otakon 2011, Baltimore MD-
The old stomping ground of the past 13 years -- jeezus, really?!  With any luck, it'll be the first strong showing at Ota since 2002.
Really looking forward to having some extra surprises available there.  

-Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011, Atlanta GA-
FINALLY, I return to Atlanta after a near 6 year absence.  Thank the ridiculous speed that attendee and professional registration closed up for San Diego Comic Con that I'm coming to GA.  It will be something to see how much the show has changed since 2005.

-New York Comic Con 2011, Manhattan NY-
This will be THE SHOW of the year.  I had a BLAST last time, and loved every late night, dog tired, sweet, spicy and surreal minute of it.
Having to move a lot of my announcements down the road a few months, I'm trying my damndest to actually have table presence there.


(2): PROGRESS REPORT

-Mega Man Tribute-
I'm in it.  It's an UDON three-peat.  But don't get it for my sake, get it for the ridiculous list of MY favorite artists on board, like:
:iconvontoten: :icondyemooch: :iconomar-dogan: :iconelsevilla: :iconrobaato:
and more.  Did I forget names here, of course I did!  I don't know all their pages!  But I know their names!  Show them the love and praise they so richly deserve!

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Back to the drawing boards!  And tablets!   And sketchbooks in those Crown Royal drawstring bags!   Or mil-spec first aid kit canvases!
1st Quarter, 2011, January 1st through March 31st, 2011

RESULT: Disasterous.
EVENTS:
-Return from Tokyo, Japan [Jan 5th]: Met Hiroki "Secret of Mana" Kikuta!
-Magfest 9 [Jan 13th - 17st]: Met Danny "Super Meat Boy" Baranowsky!
-Ohayocon 2011 [Jan 28th - Jan 31st]: CAR CRASH!
-Submission for the Mega Man Tribute: postponed?  Any word, UDON?

OVERVIEW:
January was busy.  I think I was home legitimately for about 11 days.  At the very end, two Dodge cars, didn't dodge.   Struggled with bills and liability since then.  

February -- on Valentine's Day, of all days -- my five year old Graphire 4 tablet died.  
Two weeks later, I got a new Intuos 3.  I'm gonna get those two weeks back, dammit.

March, well... my day job is negotiating & selling gasmasks and protective gear.  So, with the potassium iodide scare, it's been 10 hour work days, weekends and 70 hours in overtime from March 11th till now.  Someday, I'm gonna write a book about all the moronic, absurd and insane things people say when they think Armageddon is next week.

So I'm mad as all hell for April!  The 2nd Quarter has begun!  
Lease is renewed, money's in the bank, time to get the lead out!
Heyoo all, quick notice:

-Leaving Ohayocon on Jan 30th, got into a traffic accident!  Unhurt, but wrecked the rental car.  Insurance and fees are a nightmare!
-Commissions are grinding back to life!  Apologies for the extreme delay, but work incoming!
-Submitted to the UDON Mega Man Tribute at the last possible second!  We'll see if it makes it!
-So far, so good on Demon Mages Vol. 1... more on that soon...
-"Video paintchat/podcast/live streaming/art demonstration with CB" -- I've got some leads, but have to wait till things die down a bit first.  How's early March sound?
Hey all, now I can actually breathe!

No one told me jet lag would be that brutal!  And like an idiot, right after a SPECTACULAR trip overseas (thanks to you!), I was on duty for another show (MAGFEST!), as well as taking care of a few guests who were in my neck of the woods.  As of right this very second, I was also given a test for an animation assignment that demands my full attention this weekend (a bruising deadline...)

COMMISSIONS ARE STILL BEING WORKED ON, but the near two-weeks delay has pushed back my deadline.  
-Those of you on the first list from early December, look for an email on Monday to update your status and have some new details added or linework updated.  
-Those of you on the extension of that list, you too will receive an email update.  
-The new list that was drafted from the tail end of December, sit tight.  Once business with the paid commissions clear, you're next on tap.
PAID COMMISSIONS WILL BE COMPLETED WITHOUT FAIL.  If you have any questions, don't hestitate to email cosmo_babylon@yahoo.com

Currently, I am assigned to arrive at Ohayocon this coming January 28th weekend, and may make an unannounced visit to Katsucon on Feb 17th (time permitting.)  Barring those two four-day stretches, I'm back online and will have news soon.

Thank you for your continued patience, an IMMENSE THANK YOU for helping me get to Tokyo and back -- and for that effort, photos from the trip are coming!  I have about 1000 shots to filter through...
[WHAT'S THIS?!]:
HOLY SMOKES, I'm going to Japan for New Years/Comic Market 79. Happy Birthday to ME.

I'm taking commissions.  No, seriously.
I'm coming up way short on funds needed to survive this winter's trip overseas, much less keep up with living expenses.  The list is expanded now!

Keeping it simple this time folks.
[COMMISSION ME SO I CAN SURVIVE A WEEK IN TOKYO, JAPAN!]
(1): Email me at cosmo_babylon@yahoo.com
(2): Request a commission!  Anything you like, keep it single character and PG-13.
(3): Wait for the sketch to come through, and for PayPal instructions! 40$ gets you the goods!
(4): A follow-up picture ...follows!
(5): The final image is sent via email -- a huge 8.5 x 11in printable image -- in .zip or .rar format, with a clean .bmp and a formatted .jpg for desktop-y goodness.

THE COMMISSION LIST: Deadline estimate, January 23rd 2011
Here's the previous list!

[01]: TAKEN
[02]: TAKEN
[03]: TAKEN
[04]: TAKEN
[05]: TAKEN
[06]: Pending...
[07]: Pending...
[08]: Pending...
[09]:
[10]:
[11]:
[12]:
[13]:
[14]:
[15]:

Please, any more commissions can only help!  Thank you for your consideration, folks!
[WHAT'S THIS?!]:
HOLY SMOKES, I'm going to Japan for New Years/Comic Market 79. Happy Birthday to ME.

I'm taking commissions.  No, seriously.
I'm coming up way short on funds needed to survive this winter's trip overseas, much less keep up with living expenses.  So for a short time, the first 12 days of December, I will work exclusively on commissions!  

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HEADS UP!
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FIFTEEN? DAYS OF COMMISSIONS LIST  
The new contact sheet of commissions are up!  Take a look!  So far, so good!

:iconthunderfoxjt: [01: Minerva] STAGE TWO [received pay!]
:iconcrybringer: [02: Shane] --user offsite-- STAGE TWO [received pay!]
:iconnapalmkrillos: [03: Lassie] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconabt-nihil: [04: Bombshell] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconcrybringer: [05:Rummy] --user offsite-- IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconanimefreak40k: [06: Azrael] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconjohnnylamonte: [07: Kula Diamond] IN PROGRESS! [unpaid]
:iconjustplainjoe: [08: Couronne] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconjaggedtoothgrin: [09: Jacqui] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconcaraig: [10: Cmdr. Liang] IN PROGRESS! [unpaid]
:iconjollyjack: [11: Vicky] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]
:iconthedarkstrider: [12: Mer-pirate] IN PROGRESS! [received pay!]

OVERFLOW ADDITIONS
:iconbiggysix: [13: Nacha]  
:iconcrybringer: [14: Helen Hyde] -user offsite-
:iconshadrad: [15: Ravi]

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RRRRRRRRRULES!
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[REQUEST FROM ME]:
-Anything, either a fanart of your favorite character or your own original creation!
-Not just girls -- dudes, mecha, monsters, you name it!
-Rating up to PG-13 / ESRB Teen.  
Examples here:
fav.me/d2kjjpf
fav.me/d25bltx
fav.me/d19n04e
-Please include a reference image or link.
-Email cosmo_babylon@yahoo.com to submit your request.

[YOU'LL GET]:
-A finished digital color image, two files .zip/.rar emailed to you.
[3300 x 2640px printable format BMP] and [1280 x 1024px desktop size JPG]
-Single character only.
-Watermarked, low-fi post of the finished art here on DA, but you get the goods!

[IT'LL COST]:
-$40 flat rate per image, via PayPal only.
-Pay when initial sketch is sent, not before.    
-Payment deadline is December 17th, any unpaid, complete commissions will be void, image revoked and destroyed.

[REMEMBER]:
I'm taking advance notes and emails regarding this, and contacting previous messages until December 1st.  Starting the 1st, I will be working on each commission, in order of the list above, and each request will get a preview sketch to approve before finish.
-Commissions will ONLY be accepted by email.  DA notes will get the same reply -- "Send this request to email address cosmo_babylon@yahoo.com."   
-Prior commissions, kiribans or other pre-arranged conditions WILL NOT COUNT towards this list!  Those will be dealt with under their own terms.
-I reserve the right to void a commission request and refund any money exchanged if terms, conditions, feedback or response from the commissioner becomes unreasonable.
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THANK YOU, to the first round of submissions!  I'mma put the pedal through the floor from here on out!