Hey all, come see us at Otakuthon this weekend! We have a nifty new publication, an original comic starring Otakuthon`s mascot characters - it`s official Otakuthon merch, so pick up a copy either at our table or at the merch table! We have some other new goodies, too, so come by and say hi!
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by AE
If you're interested in trying out to join MUSEbasement's team of artists, here's your chance! We're looking to expand our team and take on some new members. Experience in sequential art, animation, or architecture is a plus. Meetings are once a week on Saturdays and attendance is mandatory. Unfortunately, since we're located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, only Montreal applicants will be considered. If you want to schedule an interview, or have any questions, you can contact us at musebasement gmail com!
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by AE
Update your links!
Hey there, cats and kittens, time to update your links to your favourite abridged anime series, Sailor Moon Abridged! Their new home on the internet is at http://sailormoonabridged.blip.tv/, so be there or be square! The show is being reuploaded episode by episode, so if you haven't discovered these guys before, this is a great opportunity to go see what all the fuss is about!
See you there!
PS: Don't forget to come see us this weekend at Expozine in Montreal! Admission is free!
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 by AE
Just a shout out to say hi and thanks to all the cool people who came out to see us at MangaNEXT! It was fun meeting all of you. We hope to see you again soon!
Next order of business, we'll be appearing at Expozine, Montreal's small press fair, on the weekend of November 13-14. Admission is FREE so if you're in the area, it's definitely worth looking into! There's going to be a ton of small publishers and comics and zines and stuff. Check it out at www.expozine.ca .
See you there!
Posted on 01 Nov 2010 by AE
Hey, so we got our table assignation for MangaNEXT - we'll be sitting at Table 7, next to M. Alice LeGrow, creator of Bizenghast! It'll be tons of fun. Come buy some books and get some candy! Happy Halloween~!
Posted on 27 Oct 2010 by AE
MUSEbasement at MangaNEXT!
Hi all, I'm happy to announce that we'll be appearing at the MangaNEXT small press convention really soon!
When? Halloween weekend! October 29-31 2010
Where? Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, in East Brunswick, New Jersey!
Who? We'll be stellarly represented by KrisRix for this con, so if you like MUSEbasement *and* Sailor Moon Abridged, happy times will be had by you!
Come on in and say hi~ this is our only US appearance this year!
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by AE
Happy fifth anniversary, MUSEbasement!
If you look up you'll see that our header's a little different these days! Why's that? Because MUSEbasement has begun celebrating its fifth anniversary! Stay tuned for all kinds of nice things continuing into 2011 - updates to the store and forums, link exchanges, new comics, and more!
For now, why not check out our new Links page? You'll be able to find out about our affiliate Sailor Moon Abridged, a loving fan parody of the 90s anime series co-created by one of MUSEbasement's very own!
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by AE
We'll be at OTAKUTHON!
Hello all! We've had the honour of being invited to Otakuthon again this year, Montreal's awesome anime and manga convention. It's taking place at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, from August 13th to August 15th!
We'll be stationed at tables 505 and 506 in the Exhibition Hall. The guest area is tucked all the way in the back, behind the dealers and the artists' alley, but we'll try to have a big sign or something broadcasting our existence to the world, so come check us out! We have boatloads of cool pins and some exciting new publications this year, not to mention that our talented artists will be glad to draw you commissions or portraits on the spot. Fun times!
Keep an eye on the website over the next weeks for some special previews of new projects and other surprises!
Posted on 01 Aug 2010 by AE
Mb at EXPOZINE this weekend
Hey all, if you're in the Montreal area this weekend, we'll be having a booth at the fabulous Expozine! Expozine is Montreal's annual small press, comics, and zine fair, and we're thrilled to be going again this year. Come on by and check us out, as well as all the other awesome independent publishers who will be there!
CHURCH BASEMENTS FTW.
Posted on 10 Nov 2009 by AE
Massive store update!
We just updated the store with lots of cool new stuff, including LOADS OF NEW PINS! Check out the TWEWY pin list (current in-stock total: 153 designs!), and scroll down to the bottom of it to see brand-new additions to the store: pin designs unrelated to The World Ends With You, based on various other cool things! Go check it out!
As always, we can make any other pin for you for a small fee, and the pin-ordering faq are here:
Posted on 21 Oct 2009 by AE
Hey everybody! Have YOU ever wanted to join MUSEbasement's vibrant circle of sequential artists? Well now's your chance~! MUSEbasement will be holding interviews throughout October and November to add to our team. If you live in the Montreal area and have experience in comic book or manga drawing, animation, architecture, or other related disciplines, we'd love to hear from you. Just drop us a line at MUSEBASEMENT (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM with a short statement of who you are and why you're interested, and we'll be happy to schedule an interview!
See you there!
Posted on 15 Oct 2009 by AE
Otakuthon was awesome!!!
Hey everyone! Just want to thank everybody who came out to make this Otakuthon the most awesome one ever. It was great to see some familiar faces and get to know a lot of new people! Being guests at Otakuthon is always the highlight of convention season and this year certainly did not disappoint. I hope you all had as much fun at the Making Comics workshop and the Exhibition Hall as we did! Extra special thanks to the wonderful Otakuthon staff and organizers who were super considerate and clever and kind. I've been impressed with Otakuthon in the past, but this year was extra impressive - they've almost doubled in size, without losing any of the vibrant energy and close community feeling they had at the beginning. Keep it up, guys! I foresee a great future for this convention. ~ <3
See you all next year I hope,
Posted on 04 Aug 2009 by AE
Website back up
Hi all! Just a quick note to say that our website is back up and operational after a long period of difficulties. The same applies to our forums and email accounts, so if you tried to reach us, there's a good chance we didn't actually hear from you! We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused, and let's keep our fingers crossed that everything stays fine now and that it doesn't happen again in the future! ^_^
Posted on 04 Aug 2009 by AE
Updates and ordering info
many of you are writing asking on how to order pins from our store, so we thought we'd give an update. Essentially, it's being tricky for us to setup a Paypal-button ordering system for the pins like we have for the books, only because we have hundreds of different designs. Our web team is working on it, but for now, the only way to place a pin order is to email us. So for your reference, here's a nifty step-by-step ordering guide!
1. Click the 'Contact Us' link on the left of the page and pick the 'Orders' option, or email orders [at] musebasement [dot] com directly.
2. Let us know which pins you want, and how many of each, ideally by in-game number. If a pin you want is not already in our catalogue, we'll be happy to make it, but there's a 1$ setup fee and approximately 1 week's delay to your order per new pin, since we need to draw them. Our full up-to-date catalogue is available at http://www.musebasement.com/pins.php.
3. We'll get back to you as soon as we're able to, with a price quote.
4. Payment can be done by Paypal, credit card, or money order if the other two are impossible.
5. Once payment is received, we'll make the pins that need making and ship as soon as the order is ready. Delivery takes about 1-2 weeks within Canada and the continental USA.
You can always check the pin FAQ, available at http://www.musebasement.com/pin_faq.php.
Hope this helps, and happy shopping!
Posted on 09 Mar 2009 by AE
Happy Holidays (and unhappy delays)
The snowy season is upon us again, and with it, holiday cheer! The best of the season to you all. We've been having topsy-turvy times here at MUSEbasement over the last few months, causing a bunch of unfortunate delays in emails and shipments, for which we sincerely apologize. I'm pleased to say though that things are caught up now! Every pin order that has been paid for will have been shipped by the end of today at the latest.
Regarding pin orders: the shop remains open for you to order any The World Ends With You pin you might like. Special orders (i.e., pins from the game that aren't yet in our catalogue) are still fine, but starting from now special orders come with a little caveat: that we WILL do them is a promise, but we can't promise any specific timeframe for your order. It will depend on the availability of our artists, since we draw each pin by hand and it takes a lot of work. So, if you're fine with getting them eventually (if maybe not very soon), then by all means make all the special orders you like! :3 If time is an issue though, we recommend you stick to the in-stock list, that you should find in our store page.
And we still have a few Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann drill necklaces in stock, too!
Thanks a lot for your understanding, and happy holidays!!
- AE and the rest of the MUSEbasement team
Posted on 17 Dec 2008 by AE
There's a new poll on our Forum, guys, in the category "Announcements". Check it out!
Posted on 01 Oct 2008 by AE
Thanks New York, see you again soon!
Thanks to everyone who came by our table at the New York Anime Festival! It was a rainy weekend, but we made the most of it. MUSEbasement will visit your city again, for sure!
Posted on 01 Oct 2008 by AE
Look for us at AA53
---EDIT: we are at table *53* in the NYAF Artist Alley, *not* table 57. That puts us at the end of a row, in the right-hand side of the hall. I'm sure you'll be able to find us anyway! n_n
See you next weekend, guys!
Posted on 07 Sep 2008 by AE
Another convention confirmed
Big news for you tonight! MUSEbasement will be attending its first ever con in the USA, the New York Anime Festival, this September!
WHEN: September 26-28
WHERE: Jacob Javits Center, Manhattan, NYC
Come and see us in the Artists' Alley! Booth number will be confirmed soon, and as always, you can keep track of everything Mb is up to in our forums!
Posted on 24 Aug 2008 by AE
Vancouver con coming up soon!!
A reminder, MUSEbasement will be at Anime Evolution in Vancouver, BC from August 22nd to 24th. West coast, here's your chance at getting hold of our cool doujinshis, as well as loads of high-quality TWEWY-style pins and Gurren Lagann-inspired core drills! ^___^ Come find me in the Artists's Alley, there will be a biiig poster with our logo on it ~
One important note: the con is at the University of British Columbia, NOT Simon Fraser University, as previously planned. More details are on the Anime Evolution website.
See you there!
Posted on 14 Aug 2008 by AE
Guys, Otakuthon was just plain awesome! Thanks to everyone on staff who invited us and treated us so well, and thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi and shop! It will have been a memorable weekend for us all. I'm thrilled that my hometown has such a vibrant and solid anime convention now! Way to go, everybody!
Posted on 30 Jul 2008 by AE
As some of you may know, we've been making cool little one-inch pins lately based on the video game The World Ends With You. We have lots of designs already, but if you want any custom orders, let us know! Any in-game pin is fair game. We'll have them next weekend at Otakuthon, particularly, but there are shipment possibilities if you're not in Montreal. Click on the "Contact Us" tab if you want details!
Posted on 17 Jul 2008 by AE
West coast, here we come!
Hi there everyone,
If you've been jonesing to see MUSEbasement in person but reside at Pacific rather than Atlantic longitudes, have I got good news for you! We'll be making our first journey to the west in just a couple months, to attend Anime Evolution, a sweet convention in Burnaby, BC. Come visit us in the Artists' Alley!
WHEN: August 22-24
WHERE: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada)
See you there! :D
Posted on 14 Jun 2008 by AE
Back from AN
Thanks to everyone who came and saw us at Anime North! We're very happy to have been able to be there and meet all of you. Feel free to keep in touch via our forums!
Until next convention,
Posted on 27 May 2008 by AE
Another convention confirmed!
We're pleased to announce that MUSEbasement will be strongly represented at Otakuthon 2008, in Montreal, Quebec. We're honored to have been invited as guests this year! Come visit us at home~ We'll be in the main Exhibition Hall this July 26th & 27th. For details check out www.otakuthon.com!
Posted on 12 May 2008 by AE
CONVENTION APPEARANCE COMING UP SOON!
Hey there! MUSEbasement will be making an appearance at Anime North once again this year! If you're in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) from May 23rd to 25th, why not come find us in the Artists' Alley. Drop by to pick up some neat Mb items or just to chat! :3
Hope to see many of you there!
Posted on 11 May 2008 by AE
We've added loads of lovely stuff to the personal portfolios of our members! Check it out.
Posted on 26 Feb 2008 by AE
Happy new year, happy new site!
Welcome to the reworked and improved MUSEbasement.com! Why don't you kick off your shoes and explore a while? Shop in our store, chat in our forums, draw in our oekaki board or get to know us better in our profiles and portfolios. We'll be updating regularly, so keep an eye out for new stuff and exclusives!
Posted on 11 Jan 2008 by AE
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