Whoo! Another Edmonton Expo come and gone! Jeremy Thew and Michael McAdam manned the table at the con, and had an excellent time (as usual) with our talented friends Kyle Burles and Mike Rieger.
Although sales were down this year, we noted that attendance was up, with even more potential for expansion. Thus, we’ll definitely be back in 2015 — who was it that said “90% of life is just showing up?” You can’t be recognized for your creations if you’re not there to promote them, that’s for sure!
As I write this, Jeremy is busy sketching future print ideas and project covers for our five-weeks-from-now appearance at Bent-Con in Los Angeles, California. One of the key things all conventions seem to engender is a heightened sense of inspiration for the future, and Edmonton Expo was no different– as soon as we got to my place we started discussing ideas for the next show.
Jeremy goes home today but he’ll be loaded down not just with luggage but with ideas (and my voice whining in his ears to keep a steady drawing schedule). For my part, I pushed through my lagginess on some writing projects– I’m proud to say THUNDER #5 is in the hands of an ALL-NEW ARTIST. That’s right. A new artist is taking the reins for issue 5– watch this space for a promo announcement!
We debuted two new products on the table this show, our FIGHTING MOTHER PUCKERS puck starring –er– Puck from our favorite cartoon, Gargoyles. We also had the TWILIGHT DETECTIVE AGENCY CASE JOURNAL, a fun blank journal that looks like a detective novel based on our TDA comic.
Speaking of TDA, WE SOLD OUT of issue #1 at the show. Also, we sold out of the Diaperman Graphic Novel, the
complete collection of Diaperman from webcomic to issue 12 inclusive. Still popular after all these years! Watch for an announcement regarding Diaperman coming soon!
I’d like to congratulate the Edmonton Expo staff for a smooth, easy signup process, for being visible and around the whole weekend. It’s appreciated exhibiting at a show that’s not only popular but knows what it’s doing. See you in 2015!