Monthly Archives: April 2009

Had a great time in Calgary!

I’m planning on uploading some photos and art soon. I had an awesome time and I’d like to thank everyone who came by my table to say hello!

I *do* still have some stuff for sale – postcards, magnets and stickers and prints (oh my!) which I will be posting on my store page within the next couple of weeks.

I hope to see all you Calgary folks again next year!

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CCEE wrapup

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table to say Hi, get your Art Book signed or to buy stuff. My ‘How to Draw Star Wars’ panel was a success, even with an unexpected, yet awesome interruption.

I was made an honourary member of the 501st legion today, it was awesome! This photo is from after the fact, but I have some others coming, I’ve been told.

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Thanks to everyone 😀

I am in Cowtown

Hello everybody, I am in Calgary and I’ll be heading to the Stampede grounds to set up soon. I’m sure I’ll have some photos.

If you’re in Calgary, I highly recommend Bumpy’s Cafe for breakfast. That was one awesome breakfast panini!

Moonkins and Calgary

Before I head off to Calgary, I thought Id share this. I drew some moonkins in my sketchbook and thought they’d make great bookmarks, so I have bookmarks of these guys for Calgary Comic Expo.

Hoot!

OOmkins!

Now I need to do some stuff before I hit the road. Hope to see some of you in Calgary!

Finally! A new flyingarmadillo.com site

Now that I have WordPress tamed, here’s an official welcome to the new site!

This coming weekend I’ll be appearing at Calgary Comic Expo – look for me at table A19. I’ll have lots of goodies to sell, including these awesome postcards:

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And I’ll also have some awesome little Ewok and Dragon charms for $5 each (Cat hair not included):

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Because this was lost when I moved the old site, I will be participating in the 501st TK project and making an awesome helmet for charity.

To find out more, visit the 501st TK blog 🙂 Welcome to the new site! I hope you like it!

Everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now. How are you?

If you’re seeing this site with an extremely bland wordpress theme and no art, I am in the process of unbreaking my wordpress installation. I promise, it will be awesome. With Star Wars art, and harold the flying polar bear and cuteness. I had it all working until I neglected to follow the instructions for upgrading my wordpress installation. Go me!

*ETA* Once I finish uploading all the art for thr 5th time tonight I’ll fix anything else that’s broken.

This is a pre launch note

For those of you who are coming to the new web site early (Due to testing or other reasons), hi and welcome!

I’m just about ready to launch the site. My old art will still be available through the old images directory for the time being (But the thumbnail folders will be gone) and I’m going to be keeping some of my old pages up with redirects for google, or, even better, a custom 404 page.

There will probably be some bugs and glitches as the sitr goes live, but this is way way overdue. So hey! Awesome, new site, lovingly crafted in wordpress.

For those who are curious (And are coming in after the site is open) here is what I used:

  • WordPress 2.7
  • NextGen Gallery
  • Lightbox 2.0
  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • cgtextures.com
  • A ton of inspiration from CSS Zen Garden
  • Three solid years of getting my CSS skills to the level that I can pull this off

If you’re viewing the site in Internet Explorer 6, you’re going to have some bugs. Anything that isn’t easily fixed by me will be ignored as I am phasing out support of IE6 on any personal sites I make. Great alternatives to IE 6 are below:

  • Firefox (Will work on your old Windows 2000 machine, too, if that’s what’s keeping you from upgrading!)
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 8 (As loathe as I am to praise Microsoft, it’s a very good browser and I give them kudos for it)

If you’re stuck on IE6 because you have some IT people who won’t upgrade, I’m sorry you’re stuck with an ancient insecure browser. Try to petition your IT people to upgrade to one of the browsers above for security reasons or to allow you to use an install of one of the above.

Thanks for stopping by the new site!