The Baltimore Comic Con was a super success for mindy indy! I made back my table money and more! The table was $200, and I made $219, so that's pretty darn good for my first big convention :) Especially considering lots of artists don't make their table money back. I'm so glad people like my comics, and appreciate everyone that stopped by my table! Special thanks to anyone that bought anything and/or signed up for the mailing list! I loved meeting new people and talking about my artwork. It was a pretty exhausting weekend, but it was totally worth it :)
I didn't get to see much else of the convention, but you can see a bit more of artist's alley in this picture (taken before the convention opened to the public). I was lucky to get a table on the corner. Oh yeah, and see that huge purple suitcase behind me? I lugged like 70 of my new books from New York on the Megabus in that thing!
Here's my new book, "Mindy Indy's Daily Misfortune and Flip Book!" It's 2 books in one! On the right page is a collection thus far of all the Daily Misfortunes that I've been posting here on mindyindy.com, and on the left is a brand new quirky animation that's a flip book! I spent most of the time for this book drawing the animation. I wanted it to have the same look as the comic, so it's all hand drawn. It involves a giant godzilla-like-pacman-like misfortune cookie eating a city, then trying to eat a spaceship and getting zapped by the ship. At first I wanted it to be a simple animation, but it got more complex as I kept drawing :P Oh and in the picture above, the artist at the table next to me cleared their table early and I took it over :)
My friend Tracy, who helped me out with the table, suggested stacking my books, because people are attracted to vertical things. It was a super great thing to do, because if you just have flat objects, people can't see your stuff until they're already at the table. I even stood up my mini comics too. I think it helped!
Here's Tracy modeling another new addition to the mindy indy table: Misfortune Cookie Charms! My mom made these tiny cute charms BY HAND out of sculpey! You can put them on your cell phone, key ring, rear-view mirror, and other stuff :)
I had to take a picture of the GIANT box of fortune cookies. I stayed with Tracy in Washington D.C., and there's a super awesome China Town where I got this box of 350 cookies for $15. I wanted to make sure we had enough to last the whole convention, and we certainly did. I have enough left over to last like A YEAR.
Again, thanks everyone for making this convention a big success! And more good news, a spot in artist's alley opened up for the huge New York Comic Con, and I got a half table! Since I did well at Baltimore, I feel more comfortable spending $300 for the table at NYCC. It's the next big step in my career and I'm super excited! To all peeps in Baltimore, it's only a $9 Megabus ride to New York! So please stop by and see me and other spectacular artists and cool stuff at NYCC October 11-14 at the Javits Center in NYC!
No, I won't be at SPX (Small Press Expo). I missed the application deadline, and already have plans that weekend. Maybe next year!