I feel like I should have some grand comment on the demise of Tokyopop, but my reaction really just went something like this:
…So yeah. I guess I'm not really that surprised or upset. I was much more disturbed when my editors and all the other people I cared about got laid off, or when they halted production on bunches of OEL manga and stranded them in limbo. Nowadays, I just don't don't feel much of anything anymore, regarding TP.
I came, I saw, I finished my trilogy of GNs before the company imploded. That is all.
And now, here is an ABC meme to kill time and space.
A – Age: 30
B – Bed size: Double
C – Chore you hate: Vacuuming the carpet.
D – Dad’s Name: Dana Ivan
E – Essential start your day item: Coffee, in all it's various forms.
F – Favorite actor/actress(s): Hugh Jackman, Clint Eastwood, Christian Bale, Adrian Brody, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner (hahaha) Robert Carlyle, John Cho, Daniel Day-Lewis, Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst…. There's honestly a ton more, I just can't think of them all, or list them all.
G – Gold or Silver: Silver, usually. Though I'm trying out the gold in an effort to look more fly.
H – Height: 5'3"
I – Instruments you play(ed): Cello. Back in 4th grade. I also used to compose music in Mario Paint.
J – Job title: Freelance comic artist/designer/letterer/colorist/etc.
K – Kid(s): Just my cat, folks.
L – Live with: aforementioned cat (Ozma!) and also infinityduck.
M – Mom’s name: Janet Lynn
N – Nicknames: (oh lord, I've been given so many) Jo, Jo Prime, Jobear, Bearz, Bearzenheim McBearzington, Sis, Seestar, Joanna Banana, JoJo, Jobeast, MojoJojo, The Wonderlizard, Jou, Jou-chan, Princess Bear, The Cryptkeeper, and those are just the ones I'm somehow able to remember at the moment.
O – Overnight hospital stay: Not a one!
P – Pet Peeve: Being late to the movies. Being late in general. When people disrespect artists without realizing it. Getting my paychecks late. Blatant PDA.
Q – Quotes you like: (I still dig that SK quote that sits at the top of my layout) "Do any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' deepest loves, even when they leave us only for minutes, and on the most mundane of errands? No, not at all. Each time they go from our sight we, in our secret hearts, count them as dead. Having been given so much, we reason, how could we expect not to be brought as low as Lucifer for the staggering presumption of our love?"
R – Right or left handed: Extremely right handed. My left hand is essentially a paperweight.
S – Siblings: Two younger brothers, one deceased, one not (tragic_frog).
T – Time you wake up: Between 7:30 and 8am, typically.
U - Unusual Craving: Chili spaghetti for breakfast, with lots of Jalapenos.
V – Vegetable you dislike: THE WRETCHED ONION.
W – Ways you run late: Forgetfulness, typically. If I remembered all my engagements, I'd never be late to them.
X – X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth, SPINE, teeth, teeth teeth, PELVIS, teeth, teeth.
Y – Yummy food you make: I use a sauce mix, but the vegetable curry I make comes out pretty delicious.
Z – Zodiac: Aquarius-Pisces cusp, y'all. I'm an artsy fuck.