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Tessa Stone
United States

Current Residence: San Jose, CA
Favourite genre of music: anything that rocks
Favourite style of art: candycoated horror
Favourite cartoon character: Owen Burnett [Gargoyles]
I totally had this dream last night where I asked you guys on DA what conventions you would suggest going to, and then I woke up and was all 'GOSH SO WEIRD' and once I had breakfast and coffee I started realizing this wasn't a bad idea.

Gee golly, thanks subconscious!!

Anyhow, I have a few cons already lined up in my mind, but I also wanted to expand my horizons and not just repeat the ones I did last year (plus I like seeing new places!). I am going to try to pick my cons very carefully and make a smart schedule this year (meaning err, 2011!) as last year I ended up doing everything last minute and being weirded out and sick the entire time (which sucked). So planning ahead for me this year!

What cons would you suggest? I am kind of looking for conventions in these regions (but am also open to anything):

Seattle, Chicago, New York <<(really need a con in New York cos of a friend, so help me out here! <33)

I know people have mentioned it several times that they'd like me to go to a con in Canada and England (you guys are so sweet!) and boy WOULD I LOVE TO but I am not sure next year I'll have the finances to do that, but we'll see! I imagine Canada is much easier to manage than England (though overseas, nnghhh sounds so lovely!) Life is surprising sometimes! Never know where you are in a year from now.

I still don't know how many cons I am going to. Five was pretty rough on me this year, but probably with some better planning I can avoid the mega-stress I put upon myself. Plus, I was practically a con virgin last year so I was constantly bewildered. Now I have some experience under my belt! But I realized that when I try to look up cons I don't even know what they're like and there's like a CON EVERYDAY SOMEWHERE, so I figured you guys know the convention scene better than me.

I mean, you have to. I don't know it at all! Thanks so much in advance for your help!!
  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: Take Me Out - Atomic Tom

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Jinjinhana Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
What happened to Tessa's art style? :'( It's not nearly as beautiful as HINABN's. I understand if maybe she went years without practice and her skill got a little rusty though. But whats up with her new comics title?? It has nothing to do with the story! :( I know lots of people are trying to be really nice and support her but I guarantee this new comic just is not going to be as good as HINABN. We know she can do better than this. Tessa changed....
PeixesdeAquario Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I never knew she has started a new comic book, but I can assure you about one thing... As progress goes, so comes change. Whilst her style used to be much more to my liking, I cannot argue that she SHOULDN'T change. As she progressed, so did her art. Of course I am not saying you're stating that she shouldn't have changed.
Though I haven't read the comic yet... I cannot comment on the story telling.
But if it's too different then, it might not be something I enjoy. I'm too used to the story of HINABN, and it was a really great and fantastic story.
Yofo-alien Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
i have to agree with you. the style and the narrative ways are too different now... 

i feel that this comic it's just too slow... at the start was like: omg what happened to that guy!? 

BUT NOW... it's been like... 5 pages? and the characters are just there, arguing to each other and nothing happens. it's hard to me not to compare it with HINABN cuz it always had a fast rhythm and went slower at the right time. but NDE is just... like nothing is going to happen soon. 
Syntelle Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I am so glad you're still making comics and being kickass at it even after going through so much. You're one of my favorite artists and primary influences on getting me into academic drawing, as I've realized I need to lay down the basics before I can stylize my work as well as you do. Cheers to your new comic and I hope you're doing well!
SacreMoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's back on Tumblr, but she doesn't care about DeviantART anymore. Sadly
PastlStar Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
what's her tumblr?
SacreMoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Rhealm Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love Tessa's art. I love her stories. However, as one of the people who used to donate to her monthly, I am still incredibly irritated by the fact that she not only disappeared for years, but that she popped back into existence with no explanation or apology. Not even any kind of announcement.

The fact that she dropped HiNaBN is not my issue. That would have been fine, artists do it all the time. But she dropped EVERYTHING. Long enough that a lot of us thought she was dead.

I don't know about you, but I was invested in HiNaBN and checked religiously for months to see if she was back and okay. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, months into years. Whatever faith I had in her has been reduced to nothing, and even though I'm sure this new comic will be great, I don't trust her not to drop it like she has other projects. 
Dracona Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I was also quite devastated when Hannah vanished, and it is hard to build up trust with readers again, I understand. But as a person going through my third year of debilitating Depression, I understand that Depression and things like it can drain all motivation, enjoyment, and hope out of life.

"What is the point of updating the comic if I can't draw anymore?"
"It's too much trouble to renew my website's domain" so it just expires.
"I know I need to respond to the messages, but I don't feel like it," in fact you don't feel like doing anything.

I don't know if Tessa has suffered through those kinds of feelings or not, but if so, any progress, any art at all is a great leap forward. I applaud her effort and maybe if people don't get too mad, she could even pick Hannah up again.

I am just glad that she is NOT dead.
Rhealm Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Don't misunderstand. As someone who is STILL battling depression, I completely understand the lack of motivation, lack of interest, anxiety, etc. IF that is what Tessa Stone was going through. We don't know, and we may never know. I am also happy that she's alive, but disappearing off the face of the Earth without so much as a 'I'm fine' is like posting something sad on social media and then disappearing completely, not saying a word to your closest friends. 

My point is, I would have accepted anything. Even just as simple as 'I need a break.' I'm less upset about the comic itself and more upset that she disappeared without a word, only to REAPPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE expecting us all to jump right back on the wagon. I'm glad that she's alright, and that she has support. However, as a fellow artist and a fan for years, I feel cheated. She gave us no explanation or apology, even when she came back. No announcement, nothing.

I unfortunately can't bring myself to be excited about another project from her, but I wish her luck and hope that she doesn't pull the rug out from you all again.
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