So far Mindy Indy's trip to the Windy City has been great! C2E2 went pretty well - I've been drawing lots of dogs as super heroes lately. I also had a signing yesterday at the Graham Crackers Comic store in the Loop, which also went well! Been seeing some friends and family while freelancing in between all these events. I'll also do a signing/drawings at another Graham Crackers Comic location (it's a chain) for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)!
What IS FCBD? It's where you can go to any comic store in America and get a selection of comics for free. NO, not every comic in the store is free. It's a promotional thing. And it's fun! Always happens the first Saturday in May, which is May 2nd this year. If you're in the Chicago area, I'll have CRAZY discounts on my custom drawings! Here's where I'll be:
Graham Crackers Comics, 5443 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60640. From 11A-4P.
I found out the other day that it's illegal for Chicago to have a "happy hour." WHAAAAAAAA? Apparently bars can have some discounts on appetizers, but not drinks, and they can't call it "happy hour." That's a sad hour in my opinion.
In NYC I get asked to happy hours sometimes but usually decline because I'm working on freelance stuff and it kind of interrupts my groove... If I had an office job and was already downtown sure I might go, but it doesn't usually work as well for my schedule. After my signing Wednesday I caught up with a friend from art school around like 4pm and we found out this crazy fact.