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Hello, all. The past few weeks have been crazy, and I'm a little bit overwhelmed. In fact, I ought to be painting now, but I needed a break, so I thought I'd make a quick update here.

First, I've added a Pon&Zi FAQ to my profile here because I feel bad not being able to answer all of the questions that get sent in. So yeah, it's in the left column of my profile, and I think I've got most of the questions that get asked most answered. I've also added links to the Pon&Zi myspace profile and to my Twitter, also in the left column.

Second, the totebags in the shop at azuzephre.net have sold out. I'll be getting more printed, but it may take a few weeks, so until I've got them back in stock, I've removed them from the shop. Keychains have been added, however, and there are two designs available. A few of you have asked why not all of the comics are available as prints, and it's actually because I had to rush to get them printed in time for this past Summer's convention season and didn't have time to format all of them for printing. Hahaha. I'm doing that now though, so more of the first comics should be available very soon, along with the Cactus comic, a couple unreleased comics, and even some posterrrrs. Exciting stuff.

Third, I'll be a Guest at ComiCon Long Beach in the very beginning of October! I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it for all three days, but I'll try my best. I'm not going to have a booth or an artists table for this one, but I'll be bringing prints and maybe some pins to throw at people to promote the comic and website. If you're planning on attending, send me a note, and let's meet up for coffee or a DDR duel or something. Hahaha.

Next, the top secret project I mentioned in my last journal is officially underway, and I'm really excited about it. It's still top secret, but it won't be long before I can post pictures of things and stuff.

Finally, I've been SO overwhelmed with school stuff and a million commissions that I'm a bit late on a project I'm definitely going to start anyway. Ideally, on the first day of each season, I'll be releasing a large-format, season themed Pon&Zi print, limited to 100 prints each, signed and numbered. Today was the first day of Autumn, so I'm late, but the first one will be coming as soon as I get my scholarship portfolio in, catch up with commissions, finish two menu boards for two coffee shops, and get a bit of work done for my secret project. So anyway, keep an eye out for that. It's going to be wonderful, I promise.

<img src="img.photobucket.com/albums/v17…"  border="0" alt="The Art of Jeff Thomas" />
  • Listening to: Lovedrug - Pretend You're Alive
  • Watching: Project Runway
  • Eating: Pumpkin Scone
  • Drinking: Nonfat Decaf Iced White Mocha with Easy Chocolate
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:iconzelayda:
zelayda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Photographer
How did ComiCon go?
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azuzephre Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student
It was tiiiiny. I only went for day two, and basically all we did was leave stacks of flyers and piles of free pins at any table we saw not being used. : B
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zelayda Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Photographer
Haha way to promote! At least it's getting word out.
I printed out the ladder Pon&Zi picture and put it in my locker last year and told everyone about your comics who was like "o.O What's that?"
[:
If it was anywhere near Manteno, IL, I would've totally been there to help you out
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stacynina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Which DDR level do you dance at Jeff?
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azuzephre Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student
I get the level names on DDR and Guitar Hero mixed up, but the hardest one for a few songs, second hardest for everything else.

Wow, I've never written a nerdier comment.
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stacynina Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Haha, No, DDR isn't nerdy, you actually need skills to DDR. I'd battle you >:0
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mokomonkey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
omg it would b so awesome if u could make a pon and zi comic with mushrooms. cause i luv mushrooms
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kirbyklowd28 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
I wish i could come :( i would pwn u in DDR. hahaha.
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samiclayvivianmel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Keychains, yay! :iconflowerdanceplz:
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DX I still have no money... *sigh*
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I-am-ato Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
that's so awesome! I love your art
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Aravelle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Coudl you please go to '10 San Diego comic con? That's the one I go to, and I'd love to see you =D
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, good luck with everything
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mychemicaldeviant Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Why can't I live in America?
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Pola-444 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
DDR rocks my socks.
it seems everyone is busy these months.
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RetteMichBabe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Busy busy man.. you need about three more of you running around to help ya! :)

Good luck with everything sugar.. and Blessed Mabon, though it is a few days late ^^
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XyberBastion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
:)
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tofu-kun-forever Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
wow! that's a cuteness banner may i say
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kylekylecrocadile Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
glad to hear everything is going so well for you jeff. you deserve all the success with all the hard work you put in. just don't work yourself into the ground too hard, haha. love the idea of a new print every season. and i'm not gonna lie, i'm pretty damn excited to hear about your top secret project!
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ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THAT!
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Zombieartz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
o.o The bags are gone. T-T Noooooo! I was filling my piggy bank with tons and tons of pennies so I could buy it as a gift. -.- Well, I guess my penny saving will still be going when you refill them.
And, gosh, you are a busy busy bee. I think I'd died from all the piles of work to do. (I'm a lazy artist -.-) Well, good luck with everything. Can't wait to see the seasonal images. :D
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Catmunk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
How do you do all of that at once?!?! I'd go insane..
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RaistMajere Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ehhhh... I know the feeling with the whole portfolio thing. *dies* Good luck with everything! I wanted to buy a tote bag, but I don't have any money what with me being a student LOL. *dies again*
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lyssalove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
I listen to lovedrug :] They came to MS to play shows for a while but then stopped :[ I miss them
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CheshyPanda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Don't get to overwhelmed. The fans understand that you're a human being and that you have a life too! :hug:
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alexabexis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
You're so busy! Good luck with all of that, but try to take it easy sometimes, too. :D
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NarutoHinataLuvr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its alright, dont rush around. just do what you need to do and when your done being busy then you can continue your art projects =]
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Plixs-1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dude, trust me, EVERONE has been busy.
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Taiyo85 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! =D

Loving all the new stuff on the store =D
I see you are into secret stuff! =P Congrats for being all busy and excited about all your projects!!!! YEAHHH
And I'm finally following you on twitter! =D

HUGS! Keep up all your creativity!
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Amux Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009   General Artist
wowiEeeEeee thatz alot of work!!
such effort surely pays off in thr end..
Have a lovely Autumn!
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and goOood Luck with
all the wonderfull work!!
keep it up
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Cold-Creature Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it sounds you've got a lot on your plate. Hope things start to settle down.

Glad I got in early and grabbed a tote bag though (: Btw, I love it pieces :heart:
And so does my white cat... :D
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Qui-pro-quod Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
God luck!
All my best to you! Keep on with your great work. :P
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Rochedhel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Photographer
I wish I lived any where remotely close to Long Beach, that's what I get for attending school in Montana. I love Pon and Zi, they have captured my heart. I'll definitely be sure to buy some of your merchandise soon. Thanks for creating excellent art!
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ZillahRex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Photographer
Hurrah for the Pon and Zi animated show. Soon my prediction shall be confirmed.
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Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very interested to see what this secret project is! c:

I am sure it will be great!
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DiskoFaery Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
One day, you and I. DDR. Okay, maybe not.
I'd all on my ass.

How about one day.
My walls. And your prints.
<3
They'd be a happy couple.
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
oh mah gawd. this is the first i've heard of comic con long beach. :ohnoes: and i already went to san diego comic con, which is like double the fucking distance long beach is from my house. fuuuuuck.

if i had known about this before i would be there (probably go to both since they are so fucking huge and overwhelming). sheesh. i feel like a moron, but now i know thanks to you. *hugs* sooo best of luck and i hope you have a ball.

next year i'll be there for sure though!! so if you are, i'll keep a look out, in a non creepy-stalker kind of way.
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Avatarfan91 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
i cant make the comicon...im so upset!
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LuthienIsilra Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
:) Good luck with all that you're undertaking! I bought a tote and print from your shop, I love them! Keep up the awesome work!
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azuzephre Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student
I'm glad to hear it! Thanks for placing an order. I really appreciate it. : )
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LuthienIsilra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Of course. When I heard it was how you were getting your income, I knew I had to buy something right away! Can't have beautiful art if you're starving!
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SnowyHail Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Yaay :)
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