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Sabrina @Sabtastic

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Posted by Sabtastic - 2 weeks ago


UPDATE: Pre-orders for my new #duckiedress just wrapped on Etsy!

The shop will re-open some time before the Christmas holiday. Thank you for your support!! With everyone's help, I was able to use the sale proceeds to fund just over 30 extra dresses! <3


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I'm stoked. this is my FIRST APPAREL launch, Y'ALL!

Grab one for yourself, or your favourite femme before September 20, 2022 (when my shop closes).


Delivery estimated for late November 2022

65$ Canadian, sizes XS-5XL (fits one size up from your usual T-shirt size)


[Duckie Dress Pre-Order Link]


Since these are pre-orders, (or if you're new to pre-ordering from artists in general) this means your specially ordered dress doesn't actually exist yet. By ordering these now and paying in advance, you're helping me roll the proceeds from this sale right back into ordering MORE dresses in one big bulk wholesale order to re-sell at conventions! <:


Most independent artists like me can't really afford to order like 100 dresses of different sizes up-front ($$$$), so this approach for merchandise really helps take the financial pressure off.


Thank you for considering that!


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If the sale goes well, I'll look at expanding to other patterns + clothing options. <3


Thanks for reading, everybody! <3


Sab


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Posted by Sabtastic - 1 month ago


I just realized I've been selling my art at comic cons and artist alleys for more than 10 years!


Here's what my first tables looked like in 2013... (note the hand cut PVC pipe construction from home depot)

The overall look of my art has changed so drastically since then!

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I started with nothing but a binder full of prints, posters, buttons, and MAYBE stickers back then. (Everybody has to start somewhere!)


And here's one of my more recent Artist Alley tables from 2022~!


Over 100 shows later, I'm still learning to this day. My merchandise has expanded to include things like tote bags, coasters, and enamel pins.... And I've travelled all over Canada and the US independently!


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Why am I sharing this?


I actually owe a lot of my start to folks here on Newgrounds! (Hi, Tom!) The community here has been with me since the very beginning (I joined for the Art Portal back in 2009, got scouted by Mindchamber/Jose who was NG staff at the time,) and started tabling in 2011). Ever since I visited Newgrounds HQ to meet other artists at one of the Pico Day meetups, I've seen first-hand that being an independent artist is a perfectly attainable, possible career path, and the talented folks already doing it full-time gave me the courage to try and do it myself! It's a slow, difficult, steady grind, (of course) and the income is extremely unpredictable, but I love everything about it.


If anybody here is thinking about doing their first artist alley tables, I'm an open book! Hit me up with artist alley specific / questions anytime.


Just wanted to share and celebrate the progress.

Thanks for reading! <3


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Posted by Sabtastic - July 13th, 2022


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Hey all! I managed to get a Pro Plaza table at Anime North in Toronto this weekend! Come stop by if you're in the area!

The show goes July 15-17 and Anime Conventions are awesome places to encounter other artists / creatives.


Tickets are about 45$ per day, and the weekend pass is $70.


Here's an older artist alley table with some of my usual stuff for sale. I won't bring any fan art to this show, though; because Pro Plaza is specifically original art only.


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Posted by Sabtastic - June 24th, 2022


Hey all! I'm having a short little Etsy art sale until June 30th!

If you've ever been interested in owning / supporting my art, now's your chance! <3


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Shipping is FREE worldwide, but tracking is not included to help keep costs low.

etsy.com/shop/sabtastic


Thanks all~!


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Posted by Sabtastic - September 2nd, 2021


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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!


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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?


  • Dec 10-12 - C2E2 (Chicago, IL)
  • Jan 6-9 - MAGfest (National Harbor, MD)
  • Jan 14-15 - A Taste of Animethon (Edmonton, AB)
  • Feb 19-21 - Vancouver Fan Expo (Vancouver, BC)
  • Mar 18-20 - Toronto ComicCon (Toronto, ON)
  • April 2-3 - Geeky Spring Market (Edmonton, AB)
  • April 15-17 - Sakuracon (Seattle, WA) <--just going for fun with friends
  • April 21-24 - Calgary Expo 2022 (Calgary, AB)
  • May 20-22 - Otafest (Calgary, AB)
  • June 17-19 - YetiCon (Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario, Canada)
  • July 29-31 - AniRevo (Vancouver, BC)
  • August 25-27 - Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, ON)


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! 🎨 🐔


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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!


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ANYWAY; that's about it!


Take care, everybody!


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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:

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Large Canvas Totes ft. My Bird Designs:

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Skateboarding Duckling / "Extreme Babies" print set:

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And the long-time favourite, enamel pins!

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


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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:


HERE'S THE EPISODE! <3


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Posted by Sabtastic - November 10th, 2020


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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


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Posted by Sabtastic - February 9th, 2020


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UPDATE: ALL CONS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE DISREGARD THE FOLLOWING DATES




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.


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Posted by Sabtastic - December 29th, 2019


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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*


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