This past weekend I tested my first out of town show in Bryan and I sold nothing the entire weekend. Talk about a LONG three hour drive home… I hit traffic which added time… The drive home was filled with all sorts of emotions. Most of the emotions were very positive. I have had a few good shows. One show, I even paid off my table. Seven others though barely paid for parking.
So why even do more shows?
My readership goes through the roof after each comic convention appearance. My Facebook number grow only slightly which is fine. The reason I must continue is the fact that my numbers on my website www.OkraComics.com always blows up.
My next show be be in mid June next year. I am not gonna do any more shows until then. I am done, I even unpacked my suitcase this morning… A suitcase that has remained packed since my first show last May. Time to set away from the shows and work on my art.
Next year I will work two shows… Comicpalooza and Amazing Con. Both are great shows for which I will gladly fork out some big bucks for. If I do any other shows, it will only be because I had free tables offered to me. I hope those offers come up again because even at those free shows, I barely mad enough to cover parking!
Don’t get me wrong, I am no way down in spirit over this year. It was so much fun. I love meeting and talking with possible readers. At a few shows I even met some hardcore Charmy’s Army fans! Yes, they ARE out there!!!! Those experiences were amazing.
Next year will be great. I have big plans for Comicpalooza that will hopefully draw in people to my art. I made so many amazing friends with the other vendors that seeing them next year will feel like a family reunion of sorts.
Once again, thanks for all who came out to support me and my ants! I hope to see each and every one of you again next year at Comicpalooza!!!!
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