rotinoma 2 Posted March 9, 2015 Report Share Posted March 9, 2015 My beef is more with whatever industry people accompany said artist where they completely slam the hammer down and don't allow it at all, regardless of what the artist himself/herself is personally willing to do. Aniplex in particular is extremely guilty of this, even in instances where it makes no sense for them to restrict or forbid it other than them just not wanting to allow it (I also have gripes towards them with straight autograph sessions as well, but that's a separate topic). I realize that I may not be privvy to all the particular details of what their considerations are, but in my personal opinion, if the artist is willing to do it then I don't see why the industry people should see fit to restrict them, or (in Aniplex's case) even go so far as to stipulate that they won't bring the artist to a con unless a "no sketches" restriction is put into place. It's an image thing. Pretty much the standard way these things work (and it applies to all JP guests...and non-JP guests too!) is that the guests are not the one who is suppose to say no, it's their escort that play bad cops. In reality the guest might not even want to draw or sign something, but they will always appear a certain way in front of fans during events and be welcoming. And truth is the guest might be okay doing one or two sketches but at a con when you do that, you're going to get a line of dozens of people. The buck has to stop somewhere. If you want sketches at a con, the best people are veteran animators. Matsubara is an example of someone who can draw really well really fast, and is not going to fuss over the details like someone who doesn't have that background, because of the nature of his work experience. That said there still needs to be a proper environment and setting when it is appropriate to ask for sketches, and that is more the logistics problem Jim alluded to. Or the contractual issues. I think when Aniplex brings over a guest they have their own rules and requirements, so you'll have to directly ask them about things like this. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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