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Sabrina @Sabtastic

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Posted by Sabtastic - 2 weeks ago


Hey Newgrounds! It's been a hot minute!

Hope you've all been safe + healthy!

I'm happy to announce that I'm finally back to my primary artist job of travelling to comic cons and artist alleys since the pandemic started. Feels really nice to be getting back to work after so long.. although international flights are still a little stressful.

Here's what my shared table from Otakon (in DC) looked like! I went for the first time with my talented friend Melora! (above)

Personal projects that got shelved for the pandemic are finally getting dusted off again, so I'm getting back to work designing new stickers, enamel pins, and that goofy 'Bird Crimes' Zine from a thousand years ago. Of course, I'll be posting all of that stuff here, so stay tuned! Already posted 1 or 2 new things in my gallery!


Here are the next few conventions I'm hoping to go to, in case they're anywhere near you! :)

Anyone planning to go to any of these?

Sept 10-12 - Calgary Expo (Alberta, Canada)

Oct 1-3 - Edmonton Expo (Alberta, Canada)

O̶c̶t̶ ̶2̶2̶-̶2̶4̶ ̶H̶a̶l̶c̶o̶n̶*̶ ̶(̶H̶a̶l̶i̶f̶a̶x̶,̶ ̶N̶S̶,̶ ̶C̶a̶n̶a̶d̶a̶)̶ <-- waitlisted, will update if that changes

Nov 6-7 Geeky Holiday Market (Alberta, Canada)

Dec 10-12 - C2E2 (Chicago, IL)

Jan 6-9 - MAGfest (National Harbor, MD) <-- not confirmed yet!

Feb 19-21 - Vancouver Fan Expo (Vancouver, BC)

April 15-17 - Sakuracon (Seattle, WA) <--just going for fun with friends

June 17-19 - YetiCon (Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario, Canada)

If conventions and big crowds aren't exactly appealing to you; totally understandable. It's kind of a lot right now, and I think a lot of folks are taking a break from large gatherings until things calm down a bit more. That said, I promise I'll always take everyone's safety seriously and mask up + provide sanitizer at my table, if you ever come out to see me! :)

I should ALSO mention something kind of new I don't think I've ever mentioned on Newgrounds before;

I made a private Discord Server! 🎨 🐔


It's a small artist community, and we're a really active little cluster of ~150 creative people. It's called The Birdhouse!

[It costs 1$ to join, through Patreon], and you can stay in, even after your pledge cancels / ends!

Here's our September calendar: we're planning a bunch of Drink and Draw events on Saturday nights, and we usually do the odd drawpile, D&D session, or game night in between!


ANYWAY; that's about it!

Take care, everybody!



Posted by Sabtastic - May 21st, 2021

Hi everybody! It's been a hot minute, but I've just re-opened my Etsy shop for a cute lil' virtual Anime Convention called Otafest Online! :)

Here's where you can find my Etsy Store, if you enjoy my work. The convention made a cute little interactive artist alley map to simulate browsing an artist alley / vendor hall, too! I'm so happy to have something like this again after all the shut-downs from the pandemic. You can view their vendor map with artist store links here: https://otafest.com/vendors/

Here are some of the things in my shop!

Sticky Notes ft. Sheriff Duck:


Large Canvas Totes ft. My Bird Designs:


Skateboarding Duckling / "Extreme Babies" print set:


And the long-time favourite, enamel pins!


Thanks for visiting, and have a great weekend! <3


Posted by Sabtastic - November 15th, 2020

I had the pleasure of participating in @TheNewgroundsPodcast recently with some very important people! <3

@xinxinix is our fantastic host and wholesome guy all-around,

@nikkinacks is my dear friend and talented indie artist,

@purefey is my bawss of a little sister, the full-time artist.

We tried to offer helpful insights into the artist hustle and discussed how we make freelance art a viable source of income:



Posted by Sabtastic - November 10th, 2020


Hop on over to my Patreon page in the next 24 hours for a chance to win 1 of 5 free T-shirts!

All you need to do over there is like the post so I can pick from the list tomorrow night.

There's no purchase/pledge necessary either, I just want to do this as a thank-you to the folks who support me over there, and maybe direct some attention to the fact that this page even exists! <3

Patreon Link: patreon.com/sabtastic

Ends Nov 11 at 11:59pm MST


Posted by Sabtastic - February 9th, 2020



Here's a list of all the conventions I'll be setting up shop at from February to June 2020!

  • Vancouver Fan Expo Feb 15-17
  • C2E2 Chicago Feb 28-Mar 1
  • Witchery Market Edmonton April 18-19
  • Calgary Expo April 23-26
  • Fan Expo Regina May 2-3
  • Otafest in Calgary May 15-17
  • Yeticon Toronto June 19-21
  • Montreal Comiccon Jul 3-5

Tag yourself, I'm Chicago.


Posted by Sabtastic - December 29th, 2019


Who's heading to MAGfest this year?! :D

It's been years since I last attended in the Sleepycabin days, but I'm looking forward to the trip!

It's January 2-5 (Thursday to Sunday) and I think it's a bit expensive at about 85$ for all four days, but Sunday's badge is only 25$.

I'll be heading out with the talented Castcuraga -- feel free to say hi in the comments to tell us if you're going or not, too!

P.S: This was my 100th news post on Newgrounds, I guess, so WUHOO! *confetti*


Posted by Sabtastic - April 7th, 2019


Hi everybody!

Convention season is picking back up so I'll be using this news post as a reference for conventions I'll be attending. If you've ever wanted to support my work, meet me, or talk shop in person, I'm planning on travelling to all of these Canadian cities (and Portland) in 2019!

Also since some of these shows have yet to be locked down, I'll leave a little * asterisk if I haven't officially gotten in.

Check it out!

🐦 Edmonton - Animethon (Aug 9-11)

🐦 Montreal - Otakuthon (Aug 3-5)

🐦 Edmonton - Animethon (9-11)

🐦 Toronto Fan Expo - (Aug 29-Sep 3)

🦅 Portland - Rose City Comic Con (Sept 7-9)

🐦 Edmonton Expo (Sept 21-23)

🐦 Calgary - Foothills Comic Con (Oct 5)

🐦 Halifax - Halcon (Oct 25-27)

🐦 Calgary - Calgary Holiday Market (November 30)

🐦Edmonton - The Gamers Lodge Community Holiday Market (Saturday December 7th)

🐦 Edmonton- The Witchery (Dec 21-22)

P.S. Pico Day falls on a convention weekend for me this year, so I sadly won't be able to visit my pals in Philly for the big day -- I'll be in Ottawa for Comic Con instead! Hope everybody still has a fantastic time regardless. Wish I could be in two places at once. </3

P.P.S. Lawd have mercy on me for somehow booking 5 consecutive con weekends in a row. Please check on in me during my 6 week convention gauntlet lol -- the most I've ever done in a row was 4, and my body is not ready. haha

P.P.P.S. If you WON'T be visiting any of these cities or events but you STILL want to support my work somehow, my Etsy Shop is likely the best / most worthwhile purchase you could make in terms of getting the most out of your money. I personally package and ship those orders myself, so I usually toss in a couple extra goodies when I get orders. Obviously I have to close down the store while I'm away at conventions, so if you'd rather just donate some COLD HARD CASH on Ko-fi, that's an option too if you don't want anything in return.

Thanks for checking out my tour dates!



Posted by Sabtastic - December 5th, 2018


It's okay. You're safe now.

Nobody's gonna flag your art here.

If you're new to Newgrounds and you'd like to post your art here, I can help out by 'scouting' your work. The art portal will ONLY make your art visible to the general public if you post a minimum of 4 art pieces. Once you do this, hit me up and let me know you need to be scouted! I'd be happy to expedite the process and get your work seen a bit quicker. I'm on here pretty much every day.

We have a solid art community, and an even stronger animation one. Everybody's pretty open and supportive here. 

Stay a while! Make some friends!


Posted by Sabtastic - October 19th, 2018


Hi Newgrounds! It's been a while, but this year has been full of drastic changes for me--in a good way!

If you're not familiar with my work, I'm a Canadian artist in Edmonton, Alberta who draws three things; 

Monster girls, cute fat birds, and pinups! ...Sometimes all at once in the same drawing!

For the past couple years, I've been building my brand, expanding my artistic skills, finishing a teaching degree, and scraping by as an artist. I did some teaching work related to my degree, but I always had way more fun creating art for myself. This year, I took the plunge and registered for 25 different artist alleys and conventions all over North America, and I'm really happy to report that those shows were all a huge success! I'm finally seeing enough of a positive return to support myself and perpetuate what I love to do: creating original art. I even stopped taking commission work so I'd have more time to get my own ideas out there! I've even got my own art office and registerd business license!

Here are a couple of the things I've made for the first time this year... 

Hard Enamel Crow Pins (new ones coming soon, too!) -- 


Gold Ink Linen Cover Stock Prints based on my original inktober work-- (they're made with a specialty ink, too!) 

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Handmade Vinyl Decals-- (my sister taught me how to plot vinyl and mask layered designs, which was cool)

Birdblob Merchandise (based on a little drawing game I made up to play with my art students)...


I  wanted to announce (to any fellow Newgrounds users) that I'm going to be heading out to MAGFEST 2019 this January with my artist friends Nackem, Purefey (my sister), and Castcuraga! I think one of us is confirmed for an artist alley table so far, so not all of us will be vending, but if you see us, feel free to say hello! Since Pico Day isn't a thing anymore, I'm hoping that a few of the OG Newgrounds folks will make the trip out-- but who knows! It's nice to meet new faces, too!

If you've never been to MAGfest before, it's the closest thing I can think of to 'nerd burning man', if you're really into Music and/or Gaming. It's expensive, and it's pretty tough to get a room for the convention, but it's definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.



Posted by Sabtastic - February 11th, 2018

2916822_151841605073_ConventionMap.pngHere's which conventions I'll be attending this year if you're interested in checking out my art or meeting me! 

I'll add to the list as I get confirmed for shows, but here's the projected list for 2018 so far!

Feel free to drop a line here or on social media letting me know if you'll be attending the show, too! It's always nice to put a face to a name ahead of time. If you know of any shows you think my art might be a good fit for, feel free to suggest it here, too! I'm always looking for new cities/towns/events to check out, and I try to add a few new artist alleys to the roster every year.


Edmonton, AB - THE WITCHERY (Feb 17-18)


Seattle, WA - EMERALD CITY COMIC CON (March 1-4)

Edmonton, AB - POP CULTURE FAIR (March 25)

Seattle, WA - SAKURACON (Mar 30-Apr 1)


Calgary, AB - CALGARY EXPO (April 26-29) 


Regina, SK - FAN EXPO REGINA (May 5-6)

Calgary, AB - OTAFEST (May 18-20)

Toronto, ON - ANIME NORTH (May 25-27)


Calgary, AB - HORROR CON (June 2-3) (unconfirmed)


Montreal, QC - MONTREAL COMIC CON (July 6-8)

Calgary, AB - NSFCON (Date TBA) (unconfirmed)

Saskatoon, SK - GANBATTE CON (July 21-22)


Vancouver, BC - ANIME REVOLUTION (August 4-6)

Edmonton, AB - ANIMETHON (August 10-12) 

Toronto, ON - TORONTO FAN EXPO (August 31-September 2)


Saskatoon, SK - SASK EXPO (September 15-16)

Edmonton, AB - EDMONTON EXPO (Sept 21-23) (unconfirmed)


Calgary, AB - FOOTHILLS (October 13) 

Halifax, NB - HALCON (October 26-28) (unconfirmed)


Vancouver, BC - VANCOUVER FAN EXPO (unconfirmed)



Edmonton, AB - TASTE OF ANIMETHON (Date TBA) (unconfirmed)