Just got back from the Baltimore Comic-con... my first time there as both visitor and exhibitor, although to be honest, as an exhibitor I spent nearly the entire time behind my table. It looked like a terrific show from where I was sitting!
Overall, it was an excellent learning experience. The first day started out slow, and moved to depressing, until it was explained to me that most of the crowd head for the freebies, the big names, and the mainstream stuff first, and then eventually migrate to the independents like myself. Good to know for a first time convention go-er! And it was true! The afternoon picked up quite nicely, and Sunday went very well. Made some great friends, both fans and pros, sold some books, and just had fun altogether. :0)
HappyGlyphs Comics will definitely be doing more shows next year, and we'll be back bigger than ever once we've implemented all that we learned inthe last few days!
Meanwhile, until the coffee hits, and my brain clears, here are some lovely photo high-lights from the show!
The very awesome Leanne and Rod... 2 great talents that work great together! Expect great things from these two!
Check them out at http://www.rodhannah.com/ and http://www.leannehannah.com/
This Lady in Red is an awesome artist and all around great lady. People like her make conventions fun. :0) I'll post name and link as soon as I track her down!
SuperFan Jen showing off the new HappyGlyphs Comics Bag, which made it's debut in Baltimore!
The littlest Art Lover, checking out our most popular print. :0)
The Awesome Matt, who went beyond the call of duty to help me survive 15 hours sitting behind a table!
"Who was that masked man?!" Inside this costume is a great guy who took the time to pose for hundreds of photos, and was nice to everyone who stopped him. And what a costume, huh?
See? Buy a book, get your picture taken, end up on the internet. Fun!
If you were at the show, and especially if you stopped by the table, please comment below. We'd love to hear from you!
Cheers, JOHN :0)