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  • Mood: Insulted
  • Listening to: God Is An Astronaut
  • Reading: Dune
  • Watching: the news
  • Playing: with my mecha
  • Eating: BBQ Chips
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
  Doing my morning Facebook check, someone posted at the Official A-Kon Facebook Group's page that A-Kon "needs a mascot", which just set me off.  What the heck have I working on all these 25 years?  Literally hundreds of pieces of art work have been done for A-Kon's badges and staff t-shirts, all featuring Aki, Hitomi, and friends.  It's insulting and considering we artists live for our work and it's recognition, extremely hurtful.  Whether out of ignorance, indifference, or ingratitude, the hurt feelings remain the same. Years of hard work, developing skills, keeping to a motif, and trying to produce work of improving quality seems to be unappreciated, or worse unimportant.  My part in A-kon is a small but visible part, I was there the night it was born, I was asked to let A-Kon use my Geishabot art, and to produce all that followed. I love doing it, even though at times I feel like I've been cast into the "outer darkness", only to make a brief appearance like a short period comet.  Despite my work I remain unseen, but by a few that know me and those who stop by my convention table and discover who I am.  I feel that I could fall off the planet, not another Geishabot ever be produced, and the average A-Kon goer would never notice.  This has left me upset...angry, heartbroken, and disappointed.  Please A-Koners, staff and convention goers alike, tell me that my work matters. 


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Lee W. Madison
United States
Current Residence: Arlington , Texas
Favourite genre of music: Techno, Rock, Metal, and Classical
Favourite photographer: Bunny Yeager
Favourite style of art: Anime, fantasy, pin-up,& Sci-fi
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: none
Shell of choice: KwK43 L/71 8.8cm. Armor-piercing
Wallpaper of choice: A girl wearing only a cowboy hat & a smile
Skin of choice: female
Favourite cartoon character: Courage the Cowardly Dog
Personal Quote: Yes, I'm the A-Kon badge art guy!

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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Lovely colourful art! very cheerful and optimistic style. Made me feel better just looking through your gallery.
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you for the comment, I'm glad you enjoy my work.  :D
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you everybody for the Birthday greetings!!
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy birthday!
Lt-Havoc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy Birthday, mate!
teturo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
A very Happy Birthday to you ^_^
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Terring Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy birthday :)
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