This weekend Alisa and I exhibited and debuted new comics at Brooklyn's first annual King Con. Hopefully other exhibitors are remarking about how EXCELLENTLY we were treated. I've never been to a con where the organizers:
1. welcomed you at the door and escorted you to your table.
2. delivered bottled water to your table every few hours to keep you hydrated (and happy!)
3. played modest mouse while you waited for coffee at the upstairs cafe.
4. rocked this TOTALLY EXCLUSIVE red velvet security rope service for the exhibitors.
5.made announcements every few minutes (albeit a little too loudly on the speaker system) about general going-ons and con-news.
6.had their sh*t together, and if/when issues came up, made sincere efforts to accommodate and happify.
7. came to their senses and gave Steve Flack a megaphone.
The crowd we got was diverse, in a great mood, supported art with their dollars, and made Alisa and I feel wonderful for two whole days. We did excellent and can't wait for next year!
This pic says," Listen to the Pixies and buy Urban Nomad. "
The best part of selling a music influenced comic/zine/artbook ''thingie'' is connecting with new and old fans of punk/hardcore live shows. This gal gave me a great music rec, checkout the knockdown . I got the heads up on the nasty second show the Getup Kids did (the one who dressed up as the tin man for the Halloween show had an allergic reaction to the paint and couldn't sing, yikes), talked about how sweet Polar Bear Club was, and oh! A quick shout to Jon from brooklyn monster factory. Jon's an oldschool hardcore scene cat who runs a great comic shop between Windsor & Prospect in Brooklyn with his brother.
The Fabulous Things I've Seen at Shows street team makes an appearance!
I don't recall this gent's name, but he's hard at work on a romantic comedy screenplay that takes place in a game studio. For the first (and possibly last) time, we took a verbal lap around THQ KAOS, Bungie, and the CMJ music festival in one breath. Speaking of games and art, our concept artist friend Pete Lazarski also exhibited. Pretty sweet chat!
Jeremy Arumbulo and I talked about how both our parents demanded us home next weekend for the Manny Pacquiao fight. It's a filipino thing.
Our pals Raina and Dave gave a panel talk on Sunday.
I got a great music rec from these two. Check out Salt and Samovar.
King Con was a Hella Yes. Alisa's friends with Mike Zagari, who gave us the scoop on this great new show. Thanks Mike!
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