Chloe and I were also extra prepared – we brought a large package of bottled waters, scissors, and tape, which are absolute must-haves if you intend on having a table at a convention.
It also helps if you have business cards, which I FORGOT the first day of the convention. Because I’m a derp.
However, I did meet a ton of cool people at the con, and I even snagged a TON of new comics to read. (Expect the return of Review Day Tuesday to cover all these awesome works!)
The first day, Saturday, was even busier than I expected, but that was because of 2 things:
There was a thunderstorm outside, which led to,
The Sidewalk Arts Festival being cancelled and making everyone who WOULD go to the festival, come inside for the con.
Since it was my first time in Georgia, I didn’t realize that thunderstorms in the area were as common as fleas on a dog. But hey, you live and you learn.
So because of the thunderstorm, Saturday was the busiest day. But Sunday still went well, too.
In fact, both days, I was busy making commissions for folks (which I wasn’t expecting. So…thank you!).
In fact, here are some pictures of the commissions I made for attendees, along with the attendees posing with their new works.
I missed a few pictures, like I forgot to take closer pictures of Brienne from Game of Thrones, Grandpa JoeStar from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (an anime I REALLY want to get back into because it has all the things I love in an anime, like muscles), and Figaro from Pinocchio (he was a sketch card commission).
Still, it was a lot of fun to be at this convention, and I hope I get to come back next year!
I found out about this show from my friend Chloe, a grad student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She and I are going to be in the Artist Alley April 25th and 26th, showing off and selling our work. If you can make it, I would love to see you there!
And if you want to help fund another campaign, Pink Dollar Comics (the soon-to-be publisher for Seeing Him) is raising funds to get to Flame Con. So if you can, pledge and spread the word for them too!
When I come back (on Tuesday), I’ll tell you all about my trip.
And, who knows? There may be a sale on my Storenvy soon after. ;)
Well, a lot of the stories I’m writing recently (especially their’s in particular) take place in places I haven’t visited in a long while. Like Chicago. And Pittsburgh. And there are even some that may take place in New Mexico or Tennesee.
So I’m wondering…should I take some time away from conventions…so I can go on research trips?
Another friend of mine, Suzy, did a research trip in lieu of conventions, and that has inspired me to consider doing the same thing.
I have quite the travel bug, and I would love to do more of it so I can see new sights, meet new people, write about new things, and share more of my experiences.
Either way, whether I do more conventions or more research trips, I intend to write about them here on this blog.
Have any suggestions for places to go? Travel tips? just have something you gotta’ say? I would love to read about it in comments.
Thank you for reading and I will see you on Monday.
When I’m not making comics, I work at my day job, at a craft store.
Something I have noticed is that there are a LOT of people who buy seasonal crap. Halloween wreaths, Christmas decorations that leave waves of glitter at my register, and even the odd Thanksgiving table topper, are all sold to people who think buying these things will get them in the “spirit of the season” (whatever that means).
In case you can’t tell, I’m not a fan of seasonal things.
But I have started doing something that somehow gets me in a festive mood without feeling like I’ve sold my soul to kitschy trinkets.
I hang up posters.
I hang up prints, postcards, and posters I’ve gathered from conventions and traveling.
But I have so many of them I can’t hang them all.
So I only put up the ones that I feel fit the season.
Since it’s fall, I put up a bunch of prints of people in costumes, and prints and postcards with warm colors and dead trees and other related subjects depicted.
It’s unusual, but it’s something I’m comfortable with.
Plus, I get to surround myself with things made by artists I know or have otherwise met at cons! That is WAY more personal to me than a tabletopper you can get at the craft store.
But that’s just me.
Have you been feeling festive this season? Or do you hate this kind of stuff? And why? Let me know in comments below!