Wednesday, April 30, 2008

PITTSBURGH COMIC CON 2008 REPORT

So, the Pittsburgh Comic Con was this past weekend. I shared my table this weekend with Jamie Fay and Andrew Charipar. Both guys drew a story in the SENTINELS Anthology and were there doing sketches. They did a lot too! I don't remember when they weren't drawing at the table. Andrew was also selling copies of his OGN, TALES FROM THE CORNERSTONE. He had issues 1 and 2 and some copies of his sketch book there. Also there showing their support and helping out was Ryan and Lauren. Thanks guys!

Overall, I had a good time at the show. The only downer was that the attendance was much lower than ever before. I figure that was due to a few reasons. One, a bunch of creators cancelled for varies reasons. Two, this was the week after the NYC Comic Con and Pitts is really not that far from NYC. I think a lot of the crowd that normally would have gone to Pitts didn't because they went to NYC. Third, the weather was beautiful this past weekend and who would want to be inside when the weather is so great. Of course, there's also that other thing, but I'm not going to talk about that. I think all those reasons and the current economy all played a part in the small crowd.
Still, I did good and we had a lot of sales for SENTINELS. We also had a lot of requests for NEVERMINDS. And I can promise this, we'll definitely have it for next year. Patience! I got to talk to a lot of great people like Bob Eddy, Keefer, Jeff, Daron, Al, the Comic Geek guys and of course Bryan J.L. Glass.


Another great thing about this convention, is that I started my first sketch book. I know, that's really not that great a thing, lol, but I've never had a sketch book before and have always just gotten one or two sketches from various artists. But having a hardcover sketch book and having all your sketches together is cool to me. And I got some AWESOME sketches. In this post are the two I got from Jamie and Andrew (the two guys pictured above with me). I love them! I thought it only fitting that I got Jamie to draw Firebomb and asked Andrew to draw the tiplets. Sweet, huh? Over the next few posts I'll be posting the rest.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the Drumfish table and chatted with us!

And though I wasn't planning to go, I'm now going to be at the Wizard World Philly Con at the end of the month. Never been there before and it's my hometown. Hope it goes well!

5 comments:

Hellstormer said...

Eh, Philly's a bore. I went there 4 or 5 years ago and couldn't even find the artist alley because it was behind all the movie stuff. Good luck anyway. You're really hitting the cons hard this month.

Rich B. said...

Well, I wasn't planning to go, but I got offered to share space with a friend. It's cheap. Local. And it's a con I've never done before. So, I thought I'd give it a try. Maybe it's changed since you've been there?

Ryan McLelland said...

Do Philly...it is a bore but support the hometown!

We had fun in Pitt too...

SPX???

Rich B. said...

Yeah, well like I said, I got a table really cheap. So, why not try it?
As for SPX, I'm not sure yet. It all depends on work. It's a bit away though, so I have time.

jamie said...

philly! woot! lol we'll have fun at this one!