CTN-X 2010 photos

Now that I've finally settled back into some kind of routine, I can take a moment to reflect on the weekend of CTN and post some photos courtesy of  table buddy Mike Amos. Eager beavers that we were, we set up on the Thursday night when no one else was around. How sneaky!

When the first day began with Jerry Beck handing me his card and offering to review my book (released next April folks!), I knew this was going to be a weekend to savor.

 Caught in the act!

Our friend and helper extraordinaire  Laura Craig

The table looking splendid complete with preview copy of Alpha Monsters. Although the tub of free Red Vines proved slightly more popular than our actual work!

An admin oversight meant my name was left off the main banner. I soon put that right

There were many other amazing tables around, we didn't get to photograph them all, but here's a small selection of my favorites.
The friendly folks from Muertoons and their great book Rosita Y Conchita

Bill Robinson a blogger I've followed for a while now and genuinely nice bloke

 The awesome Disney Peck N Paw project and (below) the super nice Brittney Lee

Special mentions too for Drake Brodahl, John Nevarez and the boys at Ghostbot for being, quite possibly, the nicest guys on planet earth.

All in all it was a great experience. Would I do it again? Heck yeah! But let's just see how 2011 pans out first though shall we?

Countdown to CTN-Xtasy. Seldom Asked Questions


"Hey Chris, was that a clever Steely Dan reference in your post title?"

Yes is was, thanks for noticing. That poorly thought out pun means that I am literally counting down the days before I head off for the CTN-X Animation Expo in Burbank, California from the19th-21st Nov. Oh Em Gee!!!

"Are you Nervous?"

To be sat in a room surrounded by so much talent is daunting, I'll be honest. Considering I've spent the best part of 10 years working alone in the back room of my house in country Australia, this will be an experience I will not forget in a hurry. 

"Will I be able to take anything away with me to remember you by?"

Why yes, yes of course. As I've mentioned before, I'll be sharing some table space with extra talented Michael Amos. Together we'll be offering up a small selection of goodies. I'll have a set of 5 postcards available and a limited run of prints (see below)

Not forgetting you can also help yourself to one of my 100% recycled business cards (that's as in paper not ideas).
As well as all that I'll also be giving away a limited edition postcard featuring my upcoming book "Alpha Monsters". Visitors to my table will also get to see the book first hand, though it won't be for sale until April 2011. Sorry about that.

"Wow they all seem like excellent mementos!"

That's not a question but yes, you are right. Nice observation.

"So where will I find you in this sea of talent?"

We'll be set up on Table 57 located in the "Talent Marketplace". That's TABLE 57. Here I've even marked it on a map for you. See.
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"Well that sounds excellent, I'll make sure you're one of the first people I come and visit."

Again not a question, but that's very nice of you. I look forward to meeting you. ALL OF YOU :)

CTN-X Sketchbook Promo

One of the perks of having a table at the CTN-X Animation Expo is that I get some space in the Expo's sketchbook brochure. Seeing as I'm sharing a table with Michael Amos, we also get to share a half page space in the book. That actually turned out to be a cool thing, giving us a nice long skinny format to work in.

In the end I went with a new illustration of Sunshine Umbrella Girl which I'm planning to sell as prints at the Expo. Along with a few other things too!

The picture above is courtesy of Michael who, very kindly, has been using his City connections to track down a great printer for us both. Thanks Michael, this country mouse really appreciates it :)