The beautiful weekend meant a great turnout for the Artists & Fleas market! mindy indy was placed next to Tony of "Golly," who makes custom T-shirts out of 70s/80s cartoon character bed sheets (like She-Ra, Transformers, etc). I think it was a good pairing, and Tony was super supportive of me! I learned a lot from him too. I think he's in mid-blink in the pic, but there wasn't much time for pics as there were lots of people visiting our tables. I also definitely need a huge background poster to attract people's attention! mindy indy did ok sales-wise for the first time there, but the exposure was awesome. Paid $90 for the table and only made $74, but that's a much closer gap than when I paid $150 for the Bronx con and only made like $40.
This time I sold The Misfortune Cookie comics for $3 each or two for $5, because of the context of the more artsy environment. I was the only cartoonist there - that flea market is mostly for artsy vintage clothing. I didn't sell as many comics, but I made just as much cash as when I sold 75 of them for $1 each. I think I'll keep them at this price - it will save me lots of trips to Staples for printing, folding, and stapling them all. Also, in the pic above, I tried to get a poll started asking if people would buy a Misfortune Cookie T-shirt or tote bag (same for Aer Head too). One of my room mates suggested selling higher priced items at this venue, which is a super good idea. Once I get a few more Misfortune Cookie stories out, I'll make a real "book" of them, but in the meantime, I'm not sure totes or tees would do that well at this time (although I didn't keep up on asking people about the poll...)
The cards did pretty well! I KNEW they were a good idea!! This time I sold them for $5 each, which is a fair, normal price for a card. People seemed to like orange that day.
Random fact: Did you know my drawing table can fold up? I saved $10 by bringing my own table!
It was a pain in the ass to lug it all the way to and fro the subway stations though. I mean, it was doable - it has a handle and isn't as heavy as a table could be (being aluminum). But it was hella tiring! Luckily some people helped me carry it partially on the way back. It's hard to unfold too, it requires a screwdriver and it sticks. Was it worth saving the $10? Not sure, my arms still hurt :/ But it was an experience! I think I'll wait awhile to do Artists & Fleas again until I have higher priced items, but I'm learning a lot!