Good news! I stopped by Desert Island Comics yesterday to see how well The Misfortune Cookie sold, and the owner, Gabe, said he'd sold 2 more that day! He said one girl (from Japan?) bought one for herself and one for a friend. That makes me super happy! So over about 2 months, I'd sold 4 copies. Not bad - they SOLD! And without me being there in person to show them how great my comics are. I dropped off copies of The Misfortune Cookie 2 and signed an agreement with the store. Before, when I gave the owner copies of my mini comics, we did a trade and I got another comic. But now that he sees my work sells, I have an official contract that says I get a certain percentage of what sells. I raised the price - before, my mini comics were $1 at Desert Island, but since the store would take like $0.40 from that, I put the retail price at $1.50, so I'll get $0.90 for each copy sold. Not much, but hey, gotta start somewhere. I was considering selling The Misfortune Cookie comics for $3 like usual, but compared to the other independent comic prices on the racks, $1.50 was reasonable. Other ones were twice the size and had twice as many pages for $3. Context is everything! When I'm the only cartoonist at an art show, I can sell comics for higher, but not compared with other comics. This is a very curious thing. I both dislike and like it at the same time.