It’s been over a month now since TCAF, and finally I have time to sit down and write a follow-up blog post! Heck, I still haven’t had time to get to reading all the cool books I bought. Anyways…
This was a bit of an experiment for me, since my only insight to how my work is received comes from the net. So far, drawing established characters always gets more attention than my original work (this is not surprising). But I wanted to put it to the test…
I was only selling prints this year - figuring that I cold keep the price low and try to get as many people as possible to see my work. I brought 70% original work and only 30% work based on other people’s IP.
The key was that I looked at the whole thing as an expense. I wasn’t expecting to recoup any money, so if I sold even one print it would be a bonus.
The goal was to get people to see my work, remember my name, and maybe buy a print. To that effect I brought some promotional stuff. I had new business cards made that focused on driving people to my Tumblr and Twitter. I also brought 250 1” buttons that I planned on giving away.
Jack and I were also promoting Alphabetic Al, the free comic download we worked together on for Saturday Morning Webtoons. J Torres (of the SMW) was at the table next to us and had these nifty banners.
So that’s the setup… I’ll write more about the results tomorrow!