And once again, I went on a trip and forgot to take any good pictures! But that won't stop me from talking about it.
Emerald City Comic Con
was really great! I got to meet a lot of people, see some old friends, do some networking, sell some books, and overall have a bitchin' time.
Naturally I did a lot of hanging out with the Halfpixel
guys, both at and after the con. Scott is seriously my big bro, and the other guys were all great as always. I was constantly reminded of how lucky and serendipitous it is that I get to know and chill with these dudes. Thanks for letting me hang at your booth and making me feel welcome!
| Lots of other people were also there! As the picture shows, KC Green was boothing across from us, along with the rest of the Topatoco crew. KC was the first person to buy a book from me at the con! I hope he doesn't regret said purchase!!|
Aaron Diaz of Dresden Codak is also off to the side of that photo. I drew him a fanart like a big ol' fandork because his art is effing amazing. He drew me a sketch of Kim in return 'cause he is quite the dapper gentleman!
I also got to meet Magnolia Porter and Kel McDonald for the first time in person, but I didn't spend as much time with them as I wanted to! Luckily I'll be seeing Kel again for Anime Expo in July (Which, by the way, is the next con I'll be exhibiting at!)
I also ran around showing my coloring portfolio to some editors, who all had really positive comments and useful critiques for me. I definitely have some people to email and new portfolio pieces to prepare now!
I even sold out of the books I brought to the con! Surprisingly, everyone who had a character request wanted 42 in their book. Thanks to everyone who came and got a book, or just said hi! It's always great to meet readers IRL.
There were also a lot of kids who wandered over and flipped through it 'cause of the colorful colors. A few parents bought books for their kids; I did my best to warn them about the use of certain mostly-German cusswords.
Coincidentally, the head of my school's SEQA (aka comics, the major I'm in) department was also there! We talked about different things and I got to know him a bit better, which was really cool! It looks like SCAD might be buying a booth next year, which he said I'd be able to exhibit at. That'd be quite a savings, so I hope that works out. Otherwise, I'm definitely buying an artist alley table 'cause I can't NOT go back!
Anyway, just wanted to keep you guys posted on that front. On the art front, I've got some concept art for a pitch project up at my dA gallery if you're interested in that kinda thing!
The coming couple weeks are rife with finals, commissions, and artist editions (as soon as those books get here agh), so things are pretty nuts! But I FEEL STRONG AND EVERYTHING'S AWESOME!!!