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Bryce Nakagawa
United States
Current Residence: Bay Area, CA
Favourite style of art: cross of Rumiko Takahashi/Masamune Shirow
Operating System: 2k-tan / Vista-tan
MP3 player of choice: SanDisk
Favourite cartoon character: Lum, Urusei Yatsura
Personal Quote: Never add insult to injury when you could add injury to injury.
I spent the month before Further Confusion (or FurCon for short) cutting out vinyl decals of catgirls.

Dozens and dozens of catgirls. Dozens of different types of catgirls. Some of them were generic catgirls with no history. Some of them were famous catgirls from TV, games, or comics.

I had one particular catgirl that I thought was going to sell like crazy.

I was working on a set of catgirls from an imaginary high school for girls called Nekogawa (Cat River) high school. I created a dozen different students - a spectrum ranging from bookworm to athlete, tabby, siamese, etc.

Then I had an idea that I thought was going to be just pure awesome.

I made a GRUMPY CAT version.

It cracked me up. It cracked my friends up. I was still working on cutting sheets apart (I use 8.5" x 11" sheet protectors for sorting and storage) into smaller pieces and I hadn't even left the shop and people were stopping by, giggling and asking if they were for sale. I had sold three before I had left the shop. I had every reason to imagine that this design was going to sell like crazy at FurCon.

I didn't sell a single one.

What did I sell the most of at FurCon? What did I run out of at FurCon? What did I have to run back to the shop to make more of during FurCon?

The Destroid Monster from Macross.

For some reason, I sold the heck out of mostly destroids from Macross. Boardgamers might instead think of them as the Battletech Warhammer and Rifleman, but I think of them as the Destroid Tomohawk and Destroid Defender.

They're giant robots.

Giant ROBOTS. Big stompy robots that no named character ever piloted and were seen primarily as punching bags for bad guys in the TV show (and movie)

And they outsold my catgirls by a huge margin.

I feel shame as a minor action.     I expect that, assuming I actually get to try, I will sell out of catgirls at Fanime and Anime Expo...

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NekonaHisaki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! I was the crazy 40K fan you met at Japan Expo USA! (I think I had the Necomimi on by that time). :)
cattoy-bn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Hi again! I'll be sure to have more heresy next year! Also more chapter approved stuff.
artshell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looking forward to seeing you at the Kintoki Con. I'll be at table 13
bobcatt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks fer te watch.
Hazzymuffin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Do you accept commissions?
cattoy-bn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
In theory, yes, but I am way overbooked right now.
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Shucks. Foiled again!
newtman001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah... well, I hope it was fun! Shit to do on this end, plus insufficient funds for the trip = no Fanime this year. That said, I plan on making it next year!
cattoy-bn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
it's going to be awesome next year!
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