GEAUX Fund Me: Post 1
GOFUNDME Campaign towards art supplies for a very cool Cosplay Dance Party my friends Liz O and Diana M are throwing called Matinée!
Here's the flier/poster for the event:
Q: "Wait, why do you need art supplies for a Cosplay Dance Party, Jeaux?"
A: Simple! Liz O & Diana invited yours truly to have a caricature booth at Matinee's inaugural event! I am soo excited to see everyone's costumes and to draw them all! Hence, the need for art supplies! I'm sure I'll take a couple dance breaks in between too!
I wanted a place to keep the kind folks who donated towards the campaign updated. A place where they can watch the rest of my GoFundMe campaign unfold and watch the vision of my cosplay caricature booth come to life and stay intact and secure. To nurture that seedling of an idea into a tree of success! And not just the people who donated, but those who helped me by spreading the word, reblogging, tweeting, and sharing the link! So I figured I'd dust off my poor, neglected little blog and put it back to use!
I still can't wrap my head around the generosity I received, especially during these rough, economic times we're in the midst of. I am truly amazed by the kindness and the knowledge that there are people out there who believe in me. Along with the GoFundMe donations, I also received offline donations via paypal, a check from animation great Gene Deitch (all the way from the Czech Republic), and even scored some way cool freelance offers! I am humbled, and truly honored.
So here is the 1st update to my Geaux Fund Me Journey!
Thursday, May 15th 2014
|My friend Bruce Heller and I|
So we hit up an In-N-Out burger for lunch, caught up, and checked out the Topanga mall to hunt down a Lego Store he's never been to! I briefly worked at that mall and had no idea we even had a Lego store there while I did my "Disney" time! It was a very cool store! I learned all about bricks, AFOLs ("Adult Fan of Lego"), VIP lego boxes, lego engineer designers, and saw the incredible wall of Legos that had bits and pieces of every lego imaginable! It was eye-opening and very cool!
|Bruce & his AWESOME "Busby Berkeley" marker set|
|My Cosplay Consultant: the Fabulous Lisa Fabio & I|
We headed out to wander about the Northridge Mall, Fashion Center, Excuse me... to pick up a few birthday presents for one of Lisa's pals, a couple Disney products (Lisa's a HUGE Disney fan!), and I picked up an integral part of my own cosplay outfit at OLD NAVY of all places!
|I know, right? Crazy that Old Navy carries Military Jackets.|
Afterwards, we were gonna head out to an art store but it was getting late and we were hungry so we opted for the world famous (and delicious) Brent's Deli for dinner. Which happened to be right next to an Office Depot where I bought a huge bulk of art supplies there for Matinee.
|Most notably, the 80s Glam set of Sharpies!|
It was so fun seeing old friends and buying art supplies for Matinee! I know it's gonna be a super fun party!
Stay tuned for Geaux Fund Me: Part 2!
|Richard Elfman, Director of the cult classic Forbidden Zone, has donated towards the cause!|
My eyes grew really big, and I almost had a mini-heart attack because one of my heroes, Richard Elfman, director of one of my favorite Cult Classic films of all time, Forbidden Zone (!!!) just donated to my Go Fund Me campaign!!!
I'm extra appreciative of this because this is so close on the heels of his own big Indiegogo fund raising campaign for the sequel to Forbidden Zone!
You all saw the Forbidden Zone 2 cartoon promo I made for a cool FZ fan doc by Mikal Watson, that Richard then placed on his personal Youtube page, right?!? I'm really super proud of it!
Thanks Richard! So very appreciated!!!
Jump ahead and read GEAUX Fund Me: Posts 2 & 3!
Labels: afol, art supplies, busby berkeley, cosplay, dance party, Disney, etsy, gene deitch, gofundme, jimmy kimmel, lego, lisa fabio, little penny lane, liz ohanesian, matinee, neil patrick harris, true enchantment