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Hey everyone!!!

Sorry that I'm not around as much anymore. However, I just added a couple new pieces. I'm trying to get into art mode to be ready for Fan Expo in September!!!!

Nowadays you can follow me on twitter: twitter.com/amy_gouin

Or you can buy cute buttons @:

GUM-GUM ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/GumGumPins - Send orders through the messages
GUM-GUM ON STORENVY: www.storenvy.com/stores/127183… - Currently down. They have a new payment system that we're not impressed with yet.... Come buy from us at conventions instead for now. ^^


WORKING ON: Mad Max, Gotham, Game of Thrones, Fairy Tail etc.
  • Listening to: Interpol, Vance Joy, Brand New
  • Watching: Community
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Hey!

So. I'm not dead. I'm still somewhat working on art when I can. I should have some new stuff for convention season. :3

Nowadays you can find me on twitter: @ amy_gouin

Or you can buy cute buttons @:

GUM-GUM ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/GumGumPins
GUM-GUM ON STORENVY: www.storenvy.com/stores/127183…

Hope everyone is good!! :D
  • Listening to: Cage The Elephant, Editors, The National, Interpol
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Hey guys!!!

Sorry that I've been away for so long..... Just working a lot. I've also completed a lot of art. Just haven't felt like posting. :/

ALSO. I got Twitter! So follow me please: @ amy_gouin

I'll be posting art things... and ramblings....

Gum-Gum Pins is still going strong too. I'm working on the site. You can order from the temp one here: www.storenvy.com/stores/127183…

It's not totally up to date... But it has a lot of the selection.

That's about all. Convention season is done. So I'm hoping to get back into the art thing for the winter. :)
  • Listening to: Panic at the Disco, Editors, The National
  • Watching: American Horror Story
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Happy New Year everyone!!! :D

So... I'm not really back yet. I just wanted to make a little post stating that GUM-GUM PINS IS BACK ONLINE!!!!!! We've opened our store through "Storenvy" and we're working out a few bugs still.... But... It's fully updated and accessible and you can now order from us again!! Yay!

Gum-Gum Pins: www.storenvy.com/stores/127183…
Gum-Gum Pins on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

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I am still accepting commissions. Since I am barely on DA, please send all enquiries to: amy_gouin@hotmail.com

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I hope that everyone's doing well! Andddddddddd I hope to get some new stuff done soon and posted up!!!

Until then.... xoxo
  • Listening to: Panic at the Disco, Editors, The National
  • Watching: Ray Donovan, Gossip Girl, Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Hey guys!!

So sorry that I've been gone for so long. Work kind of took over my life again... And I guess that I have lost the will to draw for a while. :C I know... Tragic.

I'm sure I'll get back into it, but for now this is a heads up that you won't be seeing much out of me for a while.

I will still be accepting commissions though. If you're interested in one, please contact me @ amy_gouin@hotmail.com since I won't be checking DA too often

Gum-Gum Pins is still up and running, and Chris is FINALLYworking on the new design. Updates are still being posted here: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

I hope that everyone is alive and well, and I also hope that you won't have to wait TOO long for some new art!

Until then, all the best! <3
  • Listening to: The National, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Strokes
  • Watching: Freaks and Geeks
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
IT IS OFFICIAL!! I AM GOING TO AX IN CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah. For you with fine observation skills, I just said "I" not "We" :icondesfunk: can't make it. :C I'll be taking along one of my friends as "button slave" instead. Should still be fun, and all of our stuff will be for sale there. :D

Convention Schedule 2013

Anime North - Dealer's Room (Toronto, Ontario - May)
Niagara Falls Comic-Con - Dealer's Room (Niagara Falls, Ontario - June)
Fan Expo - Artist Alley (Toronto, Ontario - Aug)
Anime Expo - Artist Alley (Without Chris. :C)(Los Angeles, California - July)


Fanart Button Commissions:

A lot of you are always requesting certain buttons to be made. I basically add them to a list and maybe.. but maybe not.. one day get to them. :C
Now you can commission me for buttons!
For $10 I will draw whatever anime series, video game, tv show, music characters.. etc. that you want! (This is a one character commission only.. You can only fit so much on a 1.25 button..)

The $10 (actual money. I won't be accepting points) is paying for the immediate completion of your request and you get 2 copies of the button mailed to you! You will not be able to have a copy of the original image either.

If anyone is interested, please NOTE ME on here.


So excited to get this convention season started!! Hope to see some of ya out there! :D
  • Listening to: Two Door Cinema Club, Metric, The Strokes
  • Reading: Silver Linings Playbook
  • Watching: Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Wow. 250,000 pageviews!!!! I almost fainted when I saw it. I don't know what to say... just.... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Well, I can say that so far I have kept all of my New Year's Resolutions. I usually don't even bother making them, but this year I did. Among other ones, I have kept up my MORE ART one and I have no intention of stopping!!! Yay me.

Also, as you can see in my gallery, I have been taking commissions here and there.

Fanart Button Commissions:

A lot of you are always requesting certain buttons to be made. I basically add them to a list and maybe.. but maybe not.. one day get to them. :C
Now you can commission me for buttons!
For $10 I will draw whatever anime series, video game, tv show, music characters.. etc. that you want! (This is a one character commission only.. You can only fit so much on a 1.25 button..)

The $10 (actual money. I won't be accepting points) is paying for the immediate completion of your request and you get the button mailed to you! You will not be able to have a copy of the original image either.

If anyone is interested, please NOTE ME on here.

Convention Schedule 2013

Confirmed:
Anime North - Dealer's Room (Toronto, Ontario - May)
Niagara Falls Comic-Con - Dealer's Room (Niagara Falls, Ontario - June)
Fan Expo - Artist Alley (Toronto, Ontario - Aug)

Pending:
Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California - July)

Not doing too many cons this year. It's too tough to get the time off. :C


Anyway! That's all my news for now!! I will continue to get art done on a pretty regular basis. Thanks for sticking around!! :D
  • Listening to: City and Colour, Metric, Interpol
  • Reading: Silver Linings Playbook
  • Watching: Portlandia
  • Drinking: Tea! Always tea.
Hey guys! Hope that everyone had a great holiday!!!! :D

So yeah, I know.. I haven't been around too much. :C Sorry 'bout that. I have been busy with art, but it's mainly been for commissions. Speaking of, I may be opening up a few slots soon. They'll usually run you $30 a character. $20 for each additional character. Just so you know.

I have a bunch of new button designs to get started too! :icondesfunk: and I are hoping to get our website totally revamped and updated this coming year!! Orders can be made at any time, even if the image isn't on the website yet. Just send us an email @ gumgumpins@hotmail.com or message us on Facebook.

Gum-Gum Pins On Facebook: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

We won't be attending that many conventions this year either. Mainly just local ones. We may be venturing out to one US convention and that will be, AX in California. :D

Here's hoping for more art in 2013! :D
  • Listening to: Milo Greene, The Black Keys, Metric
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Tea!
FanExpo 2012 was probably the greatest weekend of all weekends!! :icondesfunk: :icontiikay: (and her helpers) and I had such a blast!

Thanks to everyone that came out to buy or even to visit us. We just love to see all of you every year!!!! :D We already bought our table for next year so we'll see you again then! :D

All of the photos are already posted @ www.facebook.com/gumgumpins Feel free to "like" our page. A lot of the updating will be taking place there until the Gum-Gum Pins website is back. We're totally revamping the site to hopefully include a "shopping cart" system to make purchasing easier for everyone. We'll be posting update progress on the Facebook page. It's going to be a while before it's back since it's a total re-do. However, you can still purchase buttons even though it's not updated just by looking through our galleries and sending an e-mail to gumgumpins(at)hotmail.com telling us what you would like. :D

I probably won't be updating too much for the next while. I'll be working a ton until the end of November. :C After that, expect more frequent art. :D

As usual, I'll be making it online every couple of weeks, so don't be mad for any delayed responses to notes. I do get to them eventually.

Thanks to all the new watchers! (and the old too of course. :D)
  • Listening to: Linkin Park, Metric, Arcade Fire
  • Reading: A Dance With Dragons
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Drinking: Tea!
:icondesfunk: and I will be in the Artist Alley!!!!!! :D Please come and visit us!

Sorry for the lack of updates. Like I said before.. I needed a break. Coming this Winter I hope to get a lot more art completed. I'll only be working 1 job instead of 2 so I'll have plenty of time to do what I actually love! :D

Until then.. I'll be updating here and there.

Enjoy! :D
  • Listening to: Linkin Park, Metric, Arcade Fire
  • Reading: A Dance With Dragons
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Drinking: Tea!
Kind of need a little break from art for a bit. I burned myself out from all of the new stuff for the conventions so far. I hope to get back to it soon. I'm thinking when I have some time off in August.

Enjoy what I have in my gallery until then. I'll be around to check in here and there.

Thanks and have a good summer!
  • Listening to: Silversun Pickups, The Boxer Rebellion
  • Reading: A Feast For Crows
  • Drinking: Tea!
Just to 100% confirm :icondesfunk: and I WILL BE AT ANIME NORTH!!!!! But.... IN THE DEALER'S ROOM!!!!!!!! :D

Our super nice and awesome friend :iconrococoneko: hooked us up with a Dealer's table so we'll be sharing with her and a couple other people I believe. It will be awesome times! So. Excited.

A few things to get done for this.... More Tiger and Bunny and Doctor Who is on the main list. If I have more time I'll see what I can get to. With pretty much a week left, that will probably be all. Sakura-Con and ACen had the brunt of my new drawings. ^^

Anyway, hope to see a lot of you back there again. I'm so happy to be back at this con! :D

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Gum-Gum Pins Store: www.desfunk.ca
Gum-Gum Pins on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins
  • Listening to: Silversun Pickups, The Boxer Rebellion
  • Reading: A Storm of Swords
  • Watching: NHL PLAYOFFS!!! King Henrik!!!
  • Drinking: Tea!
:icondesfunk: and I will be there in the Artist Alley under Gum-Gum Pins. Come and visit us if you're attending! We'll have tons and tons of buttons for sale for you!

We just completed Sakura-Con a couple weeks ago in Seattle. We had so much fun. Loved to see some people from last year, and of course the new ones too! We're not too sure if we'll be making it back there next year though. If we do go to Seattle it may be to sell at the Emerald City Comic-Con. But we'll have more details on that later on.

For all of our fellow Canadian followers, it looks like we're going to Anime North in Toronto in May. We will be in the Dealer's Room!!!!

Our convention schedule:

Anime Central (Chicago, IL - April)
Anime North (Toronto, Ontario - May)
Niagara Falls Comic-Con (Niagara Falls, Ontario - June)
Con Bravo (Burlington, Ontario - July)
Fan Expo (Toronto, Ontario - Aug)

Hope to see a lot of you out there!! I'll be getting tons of new stuff done for these!

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Gum-Gum Pins on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins
Gum-Gum Pins Website: www.desfunk.ca
  • Listening to: The Boxer Rebellion
  • Reading: A Storm of Swords
  • Watching: NHL PLAYOFFS!!!
  • Drinking: Tea!
FINALLY BACK INTO WORKING ON ART!!!! YEAHYEAH!! :D I love when this happens. Mostly before convention season.

Speaking of conventions... Here's the confirmed list so far for this year:

Sakura-Con (Seattle, WA - April)
Anime Central (Chicago, IL - April)
Niagara Falls Comic-Con (Niagara Falls, Ontario - June)
Con Bravo (Burlington, Ontario - July)
Fan Expo (Toronto, Ontario - Aug)

Looking good! :D

My "Art To-Do List" consists of: Adventure Time, The Walking Dead, Final Fantasy 13-2, and The Hunger Games (the main list) and sooooooooo much more if I have time!!!

So. Keep an eye out for updates... cause... they're coming!! :D

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Gum-Gum Pins - www.desfunk.ca - Go here to buy our buttons!
Gum-Gum Pins on Facebook! - www.facebook.com/gumgumpins - Go here for updates etc!
  • Listening to: Florence and the Machine
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings
  • Drinking: Tea!
:icondesfunk: and I are coming to see you!!!

We are officially confirmed for both, Sakura-Con in Seattle and Anime Central in Chicago for 2012!!!!!!!!

Hope to meet a whole ton of you there! We'll be coming with like 400 different button designs! We can't wait!!!!! :D :D :D

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Our button site: Gum-Gum Pins, is still down with domain issues. All updates are being posted on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

We hope to get it back soon!

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SO MUCH art to do!!! I have a list that keeps growing with, more Walking Dead, more Adventure Time, more Lady Gaga, Hunger Games, My Chemical Romance..... etc. etc. etc.

Hope to get more done soon with the days off that I have.

If I don't make another post before... I just wanted to once again say, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my friends and watchers!!! :D
  • Listening to: Florence and the Machine, Evaline
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: Christmas movies!!
  • Drinking: Tea!
Hey guys!

Sorry for the lack of updates and everything. After that Dead Island pic, my will to draw left.............

But now it's coming back!! I have a couple pics in the works and hopefully more after. My work life has really slowed down, so I hope to get back to art while I have the extra time.

In other news, :icondesfunk: and I got into SAKURA-CON in Seattle! Sooooooooo excited!!!!!!

Pretty soon we'll try our luck getting into Anime Central in Chicago. *fingers crossed*

For those wondering, our button website Gum-Gum Pins is currently down. We're having some domain/server issues. Hopefully those will be settled soon.

I guess that's all for now.

Happy holidays everyone!! :D :D :D
  • Listening to: Florence and the Machine
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Drinking: Tea!
So conventions are over for the year...

Fan Expo was a blast as usual. All of our crazy antics can be seen at: www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

Next year we're planning on attending many cons. Sakura-con in Seattle again. Anime Central in Chicago. Our usual Anime North and Fan Expo in Toronto.... and it looks like we'll actually be getting a convention in our hometown Niagara Falls!! Which is awesome!

In other fantastic news my brother and Gum-Gum Pins partner :icondesfunk: has just opened his own new and used video game store called The Basement! So if anyone lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario feel free to stop in and buy some stuff! Our buttons are there for sale too!!! All info is here: the-basement.ca/

I really hope to complete some new artwork over this slow time...... so hopefully I'll get something up over the next while!

And as usual... a HUGE THANKS to all of the new and old watchers of my page. I love you all!! :D
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Drinking: Tea!
:icondesfunk: and I will be there in the Artist Alley as Gum-Gum Pins! Please come visit us if you're attending! :D

I'm finally complete my gigantic spurts of work and I am hoping to get some art done! Coming up you'll see some designs from: True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and the beautiful Voldemort from Harry Potter. :p I'm trying to get those done for Fan Expo.

So yeah.. I am alive and well... just thought you should know. :D

Also Gum-Gum Pin's was updated a while ago with new buttons to purchase: www.desfunk.ca

And you can always "like" our Facebook page for up-to-date information on conventions, art etc. www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

Expect lots of new stuff soon! :D :D :D
  • Listening to: Matchbook Romance, The Bravery, Incubus
  • Reading: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Drinking: Water
Totally in the art mood lately. It's about time!!! :D :D :D

A couple of things...

Gum-Gum Pins has been updated with new button designs to purchase. Including: Panty and Stocking, Super Mario, Sucker Punch, Ghost Trick etc. www.desfunk.ca/

Only 2 conventions left this year. Con Bravo in Burlington and Fan Expo in Toronto. We're planning on going to a BUNCH next year. Con-G, Sakura-Con, Anime Central, Anime North and of course Fan Expo. 2012 is going to be HUGE!!!! So be excited... cause I am.

Anyway, I hope to get a few more pics done before work tries to kill me. I have a spurt of at least 22 shifts in a row starting soon.... OOoooooooooooooh shit.

To all current and new watchers to my page... THANKS!

More art to come! :D :D :D
  • Listening to: Death Cab For Cutie and The Sounds
  • Watching: Eagerly waiting for The Stanley Cup final!
  • Drinking: Chamomile
It couldn't have went any better than it did. Well.... I guess that it would have been better if we didn't run out of button parts... but still. It was awesome!

For those of you that came out and saw us... Thank you so much!! It was quite an experience for us to travel all that way and get such a wonderful response from you guys. Sorry that we didn't bring enough product to last us for all 3 days. We totally weren't expecting to run out of stuff... because we never have before. lol We're hoping to make the journey back to Seattle next year and do it all over again, so please come out and support us once again.

I just posted all of our convention pics on our Gum-Gum Pins facebook page so go take a look! www.facebook.com/gumgumpins

So much great cosplay out there.

Anyway, the convention totally put me back in the art mood so I think that I'm really going to get some artwork done this time. lol My work shifts have went down too.. so there are no more excuses!!

Expect updates soon! :D :D :D
  • Listening to: The Strokes
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Hockey! Go Canucks!!
  • Drinking: Tea!