Hello again everyone! This is Shiro coming to you once again with another Banmoku update!
Sorry for not replying to comments and replies. They end up getting buried and with two cons so close to each other, we were a bit pressed for time. We’ll work on getting through all of them and responding.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Anime Impulse and Beachcon! It was great to meet so many new people and catch up with familiar faces. On top of it all, we got some amazing new art for really talented artists!
You can check some of them out on Banmoku’s official twitter: twitter.com/banmoku .
Our next con is going to be Anime Expo in July, (I’ll be attending this one too, I’m excited to finally be able to help out at the cons and be able to meet all of you!) This is our big con so we’ll be preparing in full force in the months leading up to it. We’ll bring you guys updates here and on twitter (make sure to follow us if you haven’t already) about where to find us and previews of new stuff as we get closer to the con, stay tuned!
We’re also open to suggestions about what fanart you’d like to see from us. We’re planning on creating more art for Overwatch, Pokémon, Mob 100, Haikyuu, as well as Mystic Messenger, but we’d love to here what else you all would be interested in. Feel free to leave a comment below!
Other business, The Art Book! Don’t worry, we haven’t forgot about it. Okunome is working hard on all of the featured pieces, but we’ll keep you in the loop about its progress and about some specialty packages we might be offering along with it. Thank you all who made pieces for the artbook, we appreciate your hard work and you are more than welcome to adjust or change your piece while we’re still working. Just send us a note and let us know.
Now that business is out of the way, we can talk about something super fun!
With the creation of so many fun and interesting fanzines, we’ve decided the world needs more monster girls. Banmoku will be curating its own monster girl focused fanzine that you are encouraged to try out for! As with all fanzines, space will be limited so please don’t feel bad if you don’t get picked depending on how many people try out. For right now, we’re still trying to iron out the exact details, but if you’re interested, you’re more than welcome to leave a comment below with any questions or suggestions that you might have.
We’ll be making a journal as well as posting it on twitter with forms when we’re ready to start accepting applications, hopefully in the next few weeks.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at AX and so is the rest of the crew~!
Hello everyone! Okunome again! And with another con update!
Our first con of the year was, Anime Impulse @ Pomona Fairplex! Let me just say, we are planning on doing it again next year! Even tho, I was a bit sick. I want to thank you guys for coming to see us! During con, we met 2 amazing cosplayers who will be working with us soon! Please be excited to see us soon!
Yo guys, it's Shibori! I'll be honest, Anime Impulse was a lot smaller than I expected. Not sayin' that's bad or anything! It was close to home for the whole team and we all felt like those cool locals. Seeing all the up and coming cosplayers was cool too. There's a bunch of talent coming from that part of the communities. Seeing all the dope cars was a major highlight. So many cute girls on so many cool cars. Bless. And lemme tell ya, the food was great! There was so many food stands and I just did not have the money or the room in my stomach to eat at all of the stands. One downside from the con is that I was exhausted throughout the whole con. We got caught with our pants down and we were really behind. One of us got sick, another had a major lack of sleep, and then one of us didn't even show up. It's okay, though! We made it work and we did well. So all in all, I think this con was pretty good. I'm really excited to see how much this con is going to grow over the next couple years.
Hello everyone! It's Okunome! Finally back from Anime Expo !
It was a crazy experience. But it was totally worth it! I had lots of fun and I met so many nice people. I got super emotional too. LOL.
I got quite a few prints done -- On the day of the con. It was quite a roller-coaster ride. Due to the prints being printed a little later than schedule, it set us back quite a bit for setting up on DAY 01 of Expo.
While I was setting up late in Artist Alley, @animus-color was the first to visit me ! Oh goodness. She was so sweet and constantly asking if I needed help! Thank you Animus, that was so sweet of you. ;v; / !!
I'm sad I don't remember a lot of AX, but I'm going type as much as possible! Or give a shout out to the people I meet and came to see me! Sorry for people coming to see me - and I ended up feeling super shy and awkward with people OTL
Anime Expo this year, was an experience. Sadly, Artist Alley was crammed into Kenita Hall, which was right under Exhibitor Hall. On Day 02 , I heard a couple people fainted and they kept turning the AC on and off [to keep it in the budget] and -- It was very grossly warm. Too many people, and lots of body heat. It was was insane. Morning of DAY 03, I heard it flooded? That's why that one zamboni thing was going back and fourth through aisle. There was a rumor that because it was so humid, people in the front got bug bites? Yeahhh- It was quite a weekend.
Going back to good things!
I met @LinaTurd ! Oh my god guys. She is literally the sweetest person in the world! So tiny and cute// I couldn't help but hug her! She went with me to the RORAX Concert and we have a fun time! She also helped me sell things on my table -- You guys might see her next year on AX, tabling with me ! So please check her out !
@oneiri , Came to see me too !! Guys! This chick is so cool. I WAS GRACED BY HER PRESENCE. I am so glad she introduced me to Rora collection// Omg I am inlove..../// I HOPE SHE GETS A TABLE NEXT YEAR !! !
I met the sweetest, @enzouke too ! AAA Guys/// She's so cute. I just wanted to hug her bUT I HAD TO STOP BEING SUCH A CREEP. It was fun hanging out with you for the little time you had at the IA concert! Hope we can have a mini draw-meet to hang out soon ;v; /!
@KingOfSadism ALSO CAME BY. HoLY SHIT GUYS. This guy. HAS AMAZING ART. He drew my shits and I CRIED. Please totally check him out! I will be tabling with him for Anime Impluse ! Wish I could have talked to you more in person, King! Sorry I was so awkward!
ALSO ! Talked with @frozenlaurel for a moment//// I ENDED UP GETTING SUPER SHY AND AWKWARD. AND I FEEL SO BAD. IM SORRY ESTELLA. PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
I recognized @sonicrocksmysocks passing my booth and I got super emotional and cried a lot LMAO. She hugged me while I cried- It was nice.
@oh8 ALSO CAME TO MY TABLE ! He recognized Roxxi from when I bought his artbook and asked him to draw her in it. I was so flustered/ I wanted to CRY //// Thank you Alex for buying my Roxxi print ! That meant so much to me/ Like WOW! I still can't believe it.
There was many more people who came to see me ! And I just want to say thank you so much. I felt so special/// Ahaha ;v; /
I will write more in a bit- I'm going walking around my neighbor hood for some good pokes in Pokemon Go !
Thank you again! And SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
BANMOKU CONFIRMED FOR AX 2017 !!