Howdy, fellow Draconiacs! RazorFox here.
Looks like Ennek got something off her chest, but created a new problem for someone (or something) else. Who or what did she hit? Find out soon!
Those of you looking for a soundtrack for this page can pull up “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette.
And, alas, you’ll have to wait an extra week to find out the victim of Ennek’s pitching arm, as next week, it’s once again Valentine’s Day week, and I’ll be churning up a new Valentine’s Day special! Who’s the lucky couple (or threesome, or foursome, etc.) to be spotlighted this year? Find out next week!
And in just under two weeks, it’s once again time for Katsucon! Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know by now that this was the very first convention I ever attended back in 1995, and that I’ve been to all 18 thus far. No other convention holds a dearer spot in my heart than this one, as Katsucon 1 was the event where I first met my artistic idol, the incredible Fred Perry–yes, THAT Fred Perry–and was subsequently inspired to attempt to draw my comic creations myself. I’d traced a few things up until that point, but had never attempted anything freehand. Fast-forward almost two decades, and here I am delivering The Draconia Chronicles to you on a weekly basis.
Remember, I started off as a budding writer in 1994, and I sought out artists to draw my stories. After each one backed out for one reason or another (or sometimes no reason at all), I started to lose hope. That weekend in February 1995, where I spent several hours chatting with Fred, watching him work on sketch after sketch, and bombarding him with a barrage of questions, was life-altering. Fred was a perfect gentleman, and answered every question, no matter how bizarre, with the nuggets of wisdom he’d racked up over the years. If I was bothering him, he never let on about it. It’s one thing to meet your hero, and it’s something else to be allowed to pick his brain relentlessly for about three or four hours.
Today, I not only get to write, but also draw. And today, I’m also that guy in the Artist Alley who will gladly welcome you at his table, draw for you, and chat about just about anything. It’s how I got started, and if I can inspire the next generation in the same way that I was inspired, I’ll make that my mission.
And Katsucon is where that all started. I’ve attended each year since their inaugural event in 1995, and I’ve been a presence in their Artist Alley in one way or another since 1998. Katsucon is my homecoming.
And I invite you to join me! If you’re in the Washington, DC area the weekend of February 15, come on out and see me at Katsucon in the nearby community of National Harbor. I’ll have prints, posters, and opportunities to commission sketches of your favorite Draconia Chronicles characters, or whatever else you might have in mind. For more information, hit the link in the “Conventions” sidebar. Hope to see you there!
And I also hope to see you back here next week for some Valentine’s Day fun, Draconia style! Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!