The Game Plan for Anthrocon 2013

I’m getting ready for Anthrocon as I type this.  Unfortunately, there’s a big snag that I’ve hit.

As some of you may know, I have roomed with someone else while attending Anthrocon – that’s Steven Martin of Santa Ana, California.  He’s the cover artist for Sunnyville Stories episode 5.  He’s also been a dealer at Anthrocon and he’s sold copies of my comics at his table in the dealer room.  This year, I had copies of my book Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 (which received rave reviews in the Midwest Book Review) for him to sell at Anthrocon.

Then, during the week, I called to check in and found out that Steven Martin will NOT be attending Anthrocon this year.  This means that I will not be able to sell any comics or books at Anthrocon…keep in mind that I am ineligible to be a dealer as I lack a sales tax permit from the state of Pennsylvania and I’ve missed the deadline for the artist alley (not that I’m sure that I could have sold those in the alley).

This means the art show this year will be the only potential source of sales.  In spite of my better skill and stronger credentials, chances are slim of my selling anything.  But I still have to try.  I’ll be sharing with you some of the art I’ll be displaying in a later post.

My main focus during Anthrocon will be to promote myself.  I’ll be handing out business cards, trying to get people to carry my work, and also looking for freelance jobs.

It’s not going to be easy, but I know I can do this.  Wish me luck!

Copies of Sunnyville won’t be available at Anthrocon, other than what M&T Comics and Rabbit Valley will be selling.  However, you can still buy a copy of Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 from these other retailers.  And don’t forget that copies of Sunnyville Stories are available on Amazon!

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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