This convention completely exhausted me. I’m disappointed to say that no one moved a lot of merchandise from the booths to “Artist’s Alley”. There wasn’t much spending done by the attendees. But we sold 18 books and 30 new subscribers will be joining the mailing list soon. That means I’m going to put every effort into getting a store page up this week so we can accomodate new fans and old fans who couldn’t make the show. The best part about every convention is seeing people, and I was heart-warmed by the number of people who told me they signed up for our strip last year and still enjoy reading it. It’s also great hooking up with our creator friends and meeting new artists.
t’s the day before Emerald City Con and all is a lot more well than it has been with past conventions. The cards were printed last night, finalizing the last items up for sale this year. There’s a new card featuring Ed being insulting, which I did a little differently by doing full color on the character instead of spot. I tried on the women’s fitted T-shirt and you bet I will be wearing that, it looks terrific. It’s not too tight or too large, so women should be able to get a good idea about fitting into it based on how I look in it. As I was looking through our books I found the section of strips based on last year’s convention, reminding me that the last time we did this all we had was a sign-up sheet and some cards. Now with shirts, books, buttons and an expanded card line it makes a lot more sense to have reserved a space. On a final note, this is a transitionary weekend for me as I will be turning 30 on Sunday. I’m very excited about this, as I tend to look younger than I am and could use the digits to prove I’d had some experience. Spending my birthday at a convention isn’t exactly how I would have planned that out, but some things can’t be helped, and I could use the sitting around time this weekend to write more strips. If you can make it I’ll see you there!