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Akon 22 Staff Shirt Art by Artraccoon Akon 22 Staff Shirt Art by Artraccoon
This is the art for 2011's Akon 22 Anime Convention. The theme was SF/Space Opera...so I went for a psudo "Space Cruiser Yamato" meets Geishabot with battlegear.

The ship( Lamar Class Battlecruiser) is very much inspired by the "Yamato 2520" designs, and has been laying around for quite sometime for me to work on it.
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aleerasuru Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
that bad ass im volunteering this year again and im getting the shirt awsome though ill be cosplaying so i dont know if ill get the chance to wear it
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
I'm glad you like this year's Staff Shirt, and feel free to stop by my table in Artist's Alley and say hi. And if you want I'll sign your badge.
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aleerasuru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i did stop by and i was going to bring you a picture and even asked how long you would be there then i got sick today and had to go home before i could bring it to you im sorry :[
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P-A-C-O Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
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WOW!! I'm glad that I put an order for the staff shirt. I hope to see you at A-kon this coming weekend, with the artwork
that we talk about. Let's hope that you and Togo don't get any more weather scares(Let's be safe out there).
See you at the convention, PACO.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Howdy! I'll have most of what you want, and maybe some new things that you'll like too. I'll see you there!!
The weather is just hot and humid now...and that's a bit taxing. It also brings out the snakes, I have to keep an eye out for them and and let my boy Togo get bit.
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DONIELL15 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Weapon overkill?
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Will there be a poster of this work? I'd like to get a copy for my studio wall!!!
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Oh crap!! We've got tornados!! I just got in from work and walking Togo...
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Eeek! Are you and Togo alright?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Yea, we're still here...got pretty scarey. We had two lines of storms move through, sirens blaring, then the power kept going out. Togo Wolf got real clingy.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awwww... Poor lil' Togo!!! T_T

I'm glad y'all made it through safe! When they started reading off all the places being hit, I got a tad concerned!

Let me know how much you want for the poster, OK?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I think I could swing one for you. If you are at the con I'll give it to you there, otherwise I'll mail you one.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet. I won't be at A-Kon this year - gotta take care o' bidness - but I'd appreciate you mailing me a poster. How much do they cost? I'll make sure to compensate you for the poster & postage.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Impressive. Most impressive... ^__^
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gyro5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Sweet reference to that show. Although I have seen very little, I love the Syd Meade designs of the ships. Keep up the awesome work but I have one complaint.
IT'S SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO! Cruiser and Yamato are two totally different words in japanese. How in heck did they make such an epic mistake is beyond me. It's insulting for someone who is 1/6th Japanese.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Funny enough that most of my Japanese books have the title as "Space Crusier Yamato" in English. All I can ever figure is that "senkan" just wasn't translated correctly and they just stuck to "Space Cruiser". Perhaps it was just an "Engrish Moment". If I went around saying "Space Battleship Yamato"( as much as I would prefer), most American "Starblazers" otaku would correct me. Sigh...

Now for real obscure SF reference in the picture...who's going to know what show the "Black Sun" in the background is from?
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gyro5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Oh my. I have no idea. Good one.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Space 1999, first season episode "Black Sun".
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gyro5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Okay. Thanks.
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OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
All I wanna say about this is that I am in UBER support of it (even though on Otaku side regardless). If a gamer does this outfit SOMEHOW, you are beset to be Anime God for some years.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I'm both an Otaku and a Gamer, and I don't see why I can't have both. I've been doing art for Akon for...22 years, and plan on doing it for as long as I can and as long as they will have me. Thanks for the great complement.
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OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg.
Thank you so much for doing this art. Let me say, you have made this Otaku VERY happy.

Do you have a table at A-kon?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I'm supposed to have a table down in the Comic's Market...but Akon staff will probably have forgotten...again.

I'm glad you are happy, and hope to see you at Akon!
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OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
-nods-
Any cosplay? SO I'll have a clue?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Sorry, no cosplay outfits. Most likely my fat, bald self will be wearing street clothes( maybe an Akon shirt), and often an Israeli Army hat or a cowboy hat. Look out for the Stellar Horizons banner, we share tables and my art prints will out for display.
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OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
So?! strut your stuff man! seriously! I wish you would.

And what's a Israeli army hat look like?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
The one I wear is just a basic cammo "gimmie cap" with "Israel Army" written in Hebrew & English on it.
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