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BALTIMORE COMIC CON 2014

The Super Duper Ham series that I had launched the previous year was revealed to have a number of narrative issues that I needed to address. I decided that if I were to continue the series, I’d have to start it over. So for this show, I decided to withhold the remaining copies of SDH....

GRAND COMICS FESTIVAL 2014

This Brooklyn-based show was arranged by filmmaker and cartoonist Pat Dorian, who was kind enough to include me. Unfortunately, I went into it with the products and strategies that had served me well at shows like Comic Con. I didn’t understand the difference in what people were selling and how they sold it in this...

MOCCA ARTS FEST

I published a 2nd edition of Sketches and Streams, which included Robots Follow Me Home and Blanco y Negro. Around this time, I started to see the need for new material. It had only been around 6 months since NYC Comic Con (also in Manhattan). There were plenty of people who had not bought, or...

NY COMIC CON 2013

This show was the beginning of the next phase. I was launching a new series Super Duper Ham, a re-imaging of my 2009 comic. I felt really good about the project and some friends stopped by to help me out at the table. I met more fellow comics-makers. It was a great show.

MOCCA ART FEST 2013

I remember eating Stella D’oro “S-Cookies” when I was a kid visiting my grandparents. They were still readily available at my local supermarket, so I would buy a package or two to entice people over to my table. I figured the S-shape would be associated with either my book Sketches and Streams or my character...

NYC COMIC CON 2012

This show had gone pretty well. It’s nice when I can just take the subway across the city to get to the venue from my home. Artist Alley is pretty big and is set apart from the rest of the convention floor. It can feel like two separate events are happening side by side. I’m...

SPX 2012

SPX was an interesting show. I didn’t sell that many books, but I did sell more artwork than I did books. I forget if I came out of it at a loss, or if I broke even, but I did meet some great people. I reprinted The Early Years Collected as Sketches and Streams. The...

C2E2 2012

This was my first time to Chicago and my first time flying anywhere for a show. As we were checking in, things had to be redistributed from our check-in bags to our carry-ons to meet the weight limitations. Luckily, we didn’t have to leave anything behind. I continued to experiment with ways of drawing new...

MOCCA ARTS FEST 2012

I debuted Cut and Pasted at this show. It was a staple-bound sketchbook collecting a selection of the collages I had made the previous year.

NYC COMIC CON 2011

This show set the bar. It was the longest, 4 days long, and had the largest attendance of any show I’ve been able to participate in. It went well. I found that the more of an effort I made, the more that effort was rewarded. Not everyone liked my stuff, but many were nice enough...
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