Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TransCat Randomness!

It's been awhile since I've uploaded anything, the reason for this is I've been so busy setting up for everything that's about to happen in the next couple weeks.

First and foremost. TransCat #1 is coming out in... THREE DAYS!
I't's been almost a full year since I first put pencil to page on what would eventually become this finished product. TransCat as a project has been a concept for far longer than that, but what you're about to see, the book you're about to hold in your hands, that started around a year ago.

I remember the day very vividly. 
I was working for this little game company in the Bay Area. We had just organized this little focus group for an impending release that I had gotten a few of my friends into. It was an early morning meeting, so after it was over, we all went out for brunch, and wound up at a local IHOP.
I had just bought this new spiral bound sketchpad, with a nice hard plastic cover, and I was so ready to start something in it. I had been sketching TransCat ideas since about 2011. The character had changed a lot over that time. At first TrnasCat was Cat Man, a little boy who wanted to be Batman, but liked cats better. The whole thing was very Calvin-and-Hobbsian. Later i thought it would be funny if Cat Man's stories mirrored my life, but at that point calling him Cat "Man" wasn't gonna cut it anymore. 
Cat Girl was too generic and Cat woman had been taken. Cat Lady has some disturbing connotations behind it :P
Then, in that IHOP, on that day, the idea struck me that gender swapping would be one of this character's powers, and thus TransCat was born! If Ranma could do it why couldn't I? Mine was obviously going to be a lot better though!
Starting in May 2013, TransCat became my main project. I penciled in 5 chapters worth of stories, and that first chapter will be seeing the light of day for the first time this FRIDAY!

This will be just in time to debut at Big Wow Con, where I'll be making my triumphant return to the world of conventions ^w^ Hurray~!

Then that very next weekend is Fanime, which I have managed to actually get into, against all odds :/
I have to be honest, even at this point I have no idea how I got in. I know I have the fine people at BAAU to thank, but i'll be damned if Fanime wasn't trying to fuck us over at every turn.
I swear, even when you get IN, the registration process seems like it's built to make you want to drop out, OR get kicked out accidentally.
I complain now, but I KNOW that after this one is over, I'll have had so much fun that I'll be like "I CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR" and the whole process will begin anew ^___^

Just you wait! Mark my words! This will happen!

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