Part of life is dealing with adversity. As an exhibitor, adversity may arise during a convention as a small inconvenience, such as forgetting price labels, or big inconveniences, such as having your luggage full of product lost by the airlines. For the former, exhibitors often find support from their peers. For the latter, hopefully an empty table is the worst that happens. Fortunately, with the power of the internet, there are a myriad of groups where exhibitors can offer up their table for use at the last minute. This year an exhibitor had difficulty getting staff to exhibit at his booth. As a result, he allowed us (the Sketchy Bug Group) to share the table with him on a day to day basis. If you met me at the table, you have Ollin Press to thank!
If you were one of the 15 or so writers I met at the Creator Connect event on Saturday night I hope you reach out to stay in touch. I am really interested to see where your projects go in the future and perhaps working with you. Speaking with the writers and seeing the other artists, I definitely will be preparing a portfolio with a wider variety of my work for future events. In particular, clean thumbnails, lettering samples, coloring, character design and sequential art for variety of styles (simple, realistic, dark, bright) and themes (sci-fi, horror, humor, children, fantasy, noir, etc…). Perhaps this is my goal for this year!
If you enjoyed the event and you’re in the LA area I strongly suggest you try and attend one of the Sketchy Bug Group events held at the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach. We meet on Wed nights and have a really good mix of writers, illustrators, animators and fans hanging out and supporting each other. Once a month we have a special guest come and talk to the group on a Saturday. You can find more info at:
http://www.thecomicbug.com and http://www.sketchybug.com
‘Til we meet again!
Thanks for dropping by the booth at SpX 2017!