I spent the end of the week and then Saturday preparing for and attending Comic Book Mania, a comic show put on at one of our local libraries. Above you can see a shot of my table near the end of the day (with my daughter holding up the Sherlock Holmes book she was reading to cover her face.)
It was probably the best show I’ve ever attended (which isn’t saying TOO much, since I have not had much luck with comic shows). Not just in terms of sales, although I think I sold well for a small show, but in terms of just having good conversations with people and enjoying the day.
I finally got to meet Art Baltazar, artist behind Tiny Titans. (We have a mutual friend in the talented Denver Brubaker) Very nice guy, I left him with a Rock and Tin comic, which he said nice things about.
My goal was to give out 500 Rock and Tin bookmarks. There just weren’t enough people to do that, but I think I gave away something like 150. (Not everyone comes to your table, or even comes close enough to hand them something either.) I sold some Marooned books, Rock & Tin books, a couple prints, a Marooned patch and other various things.
Books Are Available
I don’t have any more shows to do on the horizon, so the question is what to do with the remaining books. I have something like 10 Marooned graphic novels left, 10 Spare Parts books (companion book to Marooned with side stories and art), and around 10-15 of Rock & Tin #1 and #2. (Top supporters in my Patreon group get these sent to them for free.)
I have been wanting to run a little contest for awhile, so I think I will do that for starters. This is what I am thinking the prizes would be:
- 1st Prize: a signed Marooned graphic novel, Spare Parts book, a Marooned print, patch, sticker, bookmark and postcards, Rock & Tin #1 and #2 and a signed Rock and Tin piece of art. Basically everything I have that I could give you.
- 2nd Prize would be a signed Spare Parts book and Rock & Tin #1 and #2 and postcards, bookmarks and such and a Rock & Tin signed piece of artwork.
- 3rd Prize would be Rock & Tin #1 and #2, bookmarks and such and a Rock & Tin signed piece of artwork.
I’ll put all this in another post with timelines and rules and so forth when it’s time to start. It will likely be restricted to US only to keep shipping cost down. All you will have to do is basically comment here, and share my comic to earn entries, and then I will pick the winners at the end.
There will be no comic Monday since I did the show this weekend. I’ll try to get you one comic this week though.
Be watching for the contest!