Although it was a small, one-day show, the Calgary Red and White Expo was great for Twogargs’ sales! Although larger shows may offer more traffic for Artist’s Alley, smaller, more intimate shows give one a much greater chance of connecting with one’s audience! Sales were good, and having time and space to chat with fans and peers alike made this show a “must-do” for the future. Already looking into next September’s show!
There’s a definite community “feel” to the show; our group of friends have been attending it for years now– this was our first time exhibiting at it. Familiar faces, veterans of the comic and toy collecting communties, and family events like a kid’s costume show (but seriously, guys, TURN DOWN YOUR MICROPHONE)! It was a good feeling and a great way for kids to get a little break from the hubbub of “Back to School.”
My personal highlight? I MET BAYMAX. So there.
BIG WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT!
You may already be aware that twogargs.com is updating, going through some changes. Part of the reason is that, starting today, Twogargs will be making its comics AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ONLINE. Yup, you read that correctly– there is now a “Comics Archive” link at the top of the home page that will take you to our comics page where you can read what you’ve been missing or re-visit old favourites! I’ve started with Diaperman, the comic that started it all– I’m posting pages from the Complete Series Graphic Novel– including the writer/artist commentary written by me, Michael McAdam, and original artist Mike Rieger.
I’ll be posting a new page every day so you can follow along. Also, there’s a series category for “Behind the Scenes” — in which one-shots like “Two Gargoyles Texting” will pop up every so often! If you like randomness, you’ll like Behind the Scenes.
Onward and upward!