Hi all. First off, this will be a short article since due to working 2 conventions in a row, my immune system took a hit and now I have a bad cold/flu/something-or-another. Lesson learned for next year, my friends.
Baltimore, as always, is a great convention that only gets better. The crowds on Saturday were amazing, and the vibe was the usual perky excitement. The star of the show was the “baby hulk” as we called him, even though he was about 5 or 6. Most excited child ever, happy to pose for anyone and flex his little muscles. The after-party on Saturday at Pratte Street Ale House (3rd year in a row) was a great place to mingle and meet other creators, and I got to hang out with many friends I haven’t seen in a while. Didn’t earn quite what I did last year, but it was another successful comic con.
SPX, or Small Press Expo, was this past weekend in Bethesda, MD, and I was excited to see what an indie book expo would be like. As expected, the crowd (along with the exhibitors) donned a high percentage of hipster glasses… but the crowd strolled through the show floor at a casual pace, being very open to hearing our pitch and flipping through our books. I’m not sure if Z&F and my Abby kids book series, was quite what attendees came for, but my table mates Chris Flick of Capes and Babes, and Krishna Sadasivam of PC Weenies, hatched a plan. We offered 1 of each of our books in a great $30 deal, that a ton of customers took us up on. That, I think, it was made the show a success for me… I sold enough books that way, to pay off my expenses. In fact, I sold out entirely of Z&F Volume 1!
Here’s a slew of Pictures
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