Please have a listen and let me know what you think!
I took the end of the year off from work to spend time with my family and also, as is traditional, to play a lot of video games. I greatly enjoyed playing X-Com every morning and Fire Emblem: Awakening... pretty much all the rest of the time (except when I was playing SolForge).
Well, to be precise, two days. New Year's Eve 2013 and New Year's Day 2014.
Natalie kept asking me to read the strips back to her throughout the day, and Jenna grabbed my sketchbook whenever I completed a few more hours. It was a collaborative process. Natalie even illustrated one hour on her own! I'm posting it here as bonus content since I hit Flickr's image limit.
Here are the highlights:
- Buying, trading, and selling art at Craftstravaganza
- Riding ponies for Natalie's 5th birthday party
- Eating fancy food for free at the Uptown Art Fair
- My Dragonball Jay-Z comic was on the walls at Altered Esthetics
- Presenting like a boss at my Ignite talk about Passion Projects
- Food trucks and a media blitz in our new venue for Craft'za
- Talking about the craft biz at Light Grey Art Lab
We had some time to kill before the previews started so we walked around the mall a bit. Natalie was completely uninterested in the mall Santa, much to my relief. But we did have a chance encounter with a magical elf! In the second incredible coincidence of the day, we ran into my brother and his wife at the Games by James.
Frozen was delightful to the extent that it subverted expectations about what should happen in a Disney princess movie. And of course, since the plot is about two sisters, it hit me right in the dad feels. I'll admit it: I cried. Thanks, Disney.
Micah Vono for moral support. The building was packed. I watched the first ten speakers from the audience, then we split for an intermission, and I got to kick off the second half.