Another year, another S.P.A.C.E. convention in the back pocket. S.P.A.C.E. was my first comic convention that I ever attended, and my first convention to exhibit at. Every year I do a little better then the previous year. This year was no exception. S.P.A.C.E. stands for Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo and is the longest running show of it’s kind. I really enjoy the feel of the show, a lot of people looking for something unusual or out of the mainstream.
Last year I bought a button maker and have been selling buttons at shows. I clip up old comics and make them into one-inch buttons. A lot of kids don’t have a lot of money to spend at shows like this. Selling little kid friendly odds and ends carves out a nice little market for me. And it brings people to my booth. Stop for the buttons, talk about the comics.
Another thing that people talk about is the Gashapon machine on my table. I told you good folks already about my luck with local garage sales, right. Well sales of the first Akatomago manga comic are doing very well so far. It even made it to finalist in this years S.P.A.C.E. prize in the mini comics category.
My next show is in two weeks. Appleseed is the mid-west’s most talked about artist only show. Formerly Summit City Comic Con, Appleseed is the show to go to if you want to meet your favorite mainstream artist or writer, and groundlings like myself. May 11, at the Grand Wayne center. Cosplayers welcome! Kids welcome! Your welcome!
PS: I’m debating attending Ikasucon. I missed the deadline for a table, and late admittance is a lot more moneis than I’m comfortable spending on a table. If I know people visiting this site will be there, I may bite the bullet and shell out for a table. (And hope I make back the costs)
Let me know by May 10th. I have something planned for July that will take the place of the show. Maybe another “At Home Con”.
This was taken on Sunday of the show. I was tired. If I change one thing about the show, it would be skipping Sundays.
I’d go to the Lego store Instead. ==:> D
My first convention of the year is fast apoching. Maybe too fast. It’s this weekend.
Saturday I will be attending the Small Press and Alternative Comix Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) in Columbus Ohio. The show is both Saturday and Sunday, and I’ll share a table with my good friend Ben Teide. I want to encourage people to show up to conventions to see me if possible. So I have come up with an incentive.
Use this Coupon for a free black and white inked 5 x 7 sketch card.
S.P.A.C.E. is this week end and might be a bit short notice for some of you, but Appleseed and Ikasucon are further down the road.
For information on S.P.A.C.E. go to backporchcomics.com/space
Appleseed comic con was formerly Summit City Comic con, and can be found here and is named after Fort Wayne’s folk hero, Johnny Appleseed.
Ikasucon is an anime convention. This will be my first year attending, and I’m not sure what to expect. For more information on that show go to www.ikasucon.org
I look forward to seeing fans this year, and love meeting new people.
Hopefully I won’t be a total space cadet this year. ==:>’
Ok BAD news is there isn’t a new strip ready for this week,
BUT (and this is what I hope the good news will be) Bridgette’s Belly Volume 8 is ready for purchase. I spent the week putting the finishing touches on the book. It’s available at Lulu for digital, and it’ll be available for sale here in print after May 12.
I will be back next week with a brand new Bridgette page and information about my Convention schedule for the year.
lets start out with this.
This is james. He was born in November, and since then I’ve been a bit busy. My other job is Stay at home dad, so studio time has to be juggled with lunch packing and butt scraping. Once things got back to normal, he’s a pretty mellow little guy. I took some time off of doing comics so that I could settle things house side until my wife went back to work. The last three weeks have been the two of us getting a routine down. I think I got this guy figured out. But the minute I say something like that, he’ll throw me something new. Thats just the way it goes.
Bridgette will be back this week. But due to family matters (I’m just going to say “Baby” from now on) the update schedule will be more spread out. possible every other week. I’d like to go back to weekly, but we’ll see.
Toc-Tic will be back by the end of March. I say that now fully realizing that when ever I say things like that, I usually screw up and drop the ball down the road and into a gutter full of dog shit. I’m not doing color, I’m just gonna head down and bore through this comic and get it up and out there. That too will be back with a spread out schedule. At best I should have two comics per week to pencil and ink.
happy ==:> )
Latter on I’ll have a post about conventions I’ll be attending this year. I also have some more cerebral postings that I want to tackle, specifically “What is modern anthro”. (At least by my definition)
Bridgette’s Belly volume eight is very close to completion. It might be up for sale by March. There I go again, the balls in my hands and I can see a dog down the road squatting over a sewer drain.
At least the balls washable.
I dug out some old sketches I did a few years back and decided they needed to be made into T-shirts.
Men’s, Women’s, kid’s, and Infant shirts are now available at my Cafepress storefront. Also I have Tigerthighs coffee mugs and a tote bag. In lieu of running a kickstarter campaign, I’m just going to introduce various forms of merchandise for people to purchase.
Also don’t forget the there are still books available via the site shop, ETSY, and Lulu.