I’ll be at Oz Comic Con Sydney this next weekend at table #129! I’ll have the usual masses of badges, stickers, keychains, card decks, prints etc. but with some new additions. Just look for the banner with the snoozing dragon! Hope to see some people there!
I was in the artist alley at Oz Comic Con Adelaide last weekend. This was the first time we have shown our game jam game to the masses of Adelaide, and the reactions were priceless. It’s definitely motivated us to continue working on the game to get it to a ‘finished’ stage. Some of the highlights of the con include:
- the kid who was pulled away by his mom because he was too into our game.
- the kid who yelled ‘BUT I HAVE TO SAVE THE KOALAS’ after siblings pulled him away
- just the reaction people have when playing our game in general.
Here is a photo of my humble setup, after I had sold out of one print and had to take it off my backboard. It had been awhile since I last did a convention, I had even forgotten how to make a badge for a moment. Asides from a few awkward mistakes making change (hey I have an artists’ brain ok), the whole convention went rather smoothly (mostly thanks to my friend and handy helper Andrew).
I realised that I finally used up all my clear sealable tiny bags for sticker and badges. I had bought a 1000 of them in a pack a few years ago. So yes, that means I’ve served 1000 people since around 2013! (more or less, since there’s also a lot of loyal repeat customers in there) Kinda amazing to think about. Once again thanks to everyone who bought something from me or played our game. It helps me keep making art and more cool things. Hopefully we’ll be doing Oz Comic Con again next year!
So I tabled in the Artist Alley at Supanova Adelaide this last weekend! Weirdly enough, it was way busier on the Sunday compared to the Saturday. I blame the ACDC concert on the Saturday ;). I didn’t have a super huge amount of new things to sell this year because ever since June, my year has been jam packed with Pixar internship and starting a new job. The volunteers at Supanova were very friendly and it was especially nice that they have a system for ordering lunches.
My next lineup of events include Adelaide Night Market on November 29th and December 13th. I’m focusing on just caricature drawing at these next events and will probably apply for the rest of this seasons’ night markets. With holidays approaching I’m putting aside artist alley until the next big Aussie ones in 2016. I’m also considering Auckland Armageddon since I’ve had so many lovely New Zealanders asking me if I plan on doing a con in NZ again.
As always I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came by my tiny corner of the alley and bought something from me. I’m always open to new suggestions for the types of products I should make. Making people happy with my art keeps me going after all!