Well, we survived Jet City Comic Show. And had a good time. Bonus, I didn’t get sick, though it does mean I have had one year of unknown hives. At least the zyrtek squashes it.
Anyways, this was our best show yet. We sold a lot of my $1 mini originals. I was pretty pleased with that. I have noticed, without surprise, that the emotion + action ones are more popular at indie shows and fan art ones, like Doctor Who, Star Trek, and superheroes, sell better at the pop culture cons.
I was pleased to see a higher portion of alternative comics this year, less cheesecake stuff. We did significantly better than last year due to the change in booths. Another factor is that we have a full year of conventions under our belt, so we weren’t sweaty and nervous this time. People are also starting to recognize our comics from shows and shops. A huge thanks goes out to Sean Kent at Comic Stop in the U District for pushing our comics. We had no less than three people tell us that’s how they came across our comics.
Also exciting, we sold some 2011 collections. People really liked getting a custom-drawn wrapper. The only one I remember is “crying and flying.” No picture. I forgot.
Another fun thing were costumes. I like that part of pop culture cons. There was a cute little blond boy dressed as Batman who kept throwing his plastic Batarang down the aisle and sliding after it. And a lady in a superhero man costume with actual tightly whities on the outside of her costume. We would have given her a free copy of “Tightly whities and their men,” but we didn’t see her again.
So for all you new folks to the site, look around! Under ‘by comics,’ you can find a page for each describing each of our comics. Most of them have a link to an online version of the comic. Now hopefully we see more folks at Bellingham ComiCon next month!
Why yes! We will be at the Jet City Comic Show! How did you ever guess? Oh, did you see that we are on their web site? Why yes you did! That’s wonderful. And did you know that we will have a new comic there? You didn’t?! For shame. Well, let me give you a hint. It is titledTighty-Whities and Their Men. You’ll have to come by to find out more. Or wait for us to put it online.
As a reminder, here’s where you can find us!
Jet City Comic Show 2012 show floor – Can you find the Flying Dodo Publication booth?
We went to the Seattle Aquarium a few weeks ago. Our friend Jeff came from out of town to visit. Angela made a bunch of drawings, which she might post later on and Abe took a pictures which you can see here. We had a great time!
Sorry for the lack of posts. Things have just been crazy at the FDP headquarters, which is our apartment. We have been trying to move for a couple weeks and it failed! Who knew that could happen. Anyways, I will try to post more here later. We just don’t have much to announce right now.
Have you been keeping up on Angela’s autobio comic at spazhandscomic.blogspot.com? People seem to be enjoying it.
Brief notes on Geek Girl Con. I loved it. I had a lot of fun talking with everyone and there were some great costumes. I look forward to going back next year. I didn’t go to any panels or anything, but I did wander down to the Connections room just in time to see the end of the comic editors group! Which even the last 5 minutes of was encouraging. I thought I had a picture of my booth (our first time with a half table since I split it with my mom, Anita Boyle of Egress Studio), but I couldn’t find it. Instead, here are some things I drew.
Shh, says Batman
The Doctor is shocked
The Doctor is happy
The Doctor and Tardis in love
I got a magnet made of one of my images!! I love Cardassians.