On July 11th and 12th, 2009, I was fortunate enough to catch a small break from the hectic, non-stop world of teaching summer school, and head down with some friends to take part in an Anime Convention. The "convention" - or Northern Anime Festival, as it was called - was being held at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.
My friends and I were pretty stoked; my buddy Clayton has just started a business called Canadian Zombies - an organization designed to help people prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. In order to support the organization, he was selling lots of cool swag (see images in next post) and a book that he and I collaborated on called Headshot! The Book of Awesome Zombie Goodness. The book is designed to be both a collector's item and a colouring book targeted at adults. If you happen to get your hands on one, please feel free to colour it in and email your submissions to the Canadian Zombies website.
Why was the "Festival" so lame, you ask? Because, according to the website, approximately 14000 people were expected to show up. In reality, maybe 200 or so showed up over the entire course of the weekend.
At any rate, it was still good fun and I enjoyed being able to sit at a table, sell some of my prints and throw down a few new original pieces. Next year we're hoping to have a table at Anime North, so be sure and look for us there.
Here are some pictures from the weekend!
Me at my table and a zombified Andrew looking rather menacing.
Another one of me at my table (with a really dumb look on my face.)
Tara, Clayton and Chris at the Canadian Zombies table.
Zombie Green Lantern
NOT a Gundam
FOR MORE PICTURES, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE CANADIAN ZOMBIES OFFICIAL WEBSITE!