Anthrocon 2013 Wrap-Up

So Anthrocon 2013 has ended.

I suppose all of you want to know my thoughts on this event and what it meant for me. Well…I’ll tell you.

Just as it was before, the event was a mixed bag for me. My artwork in the Anthrocon art show did not sell. I’ve been trying that for five years straight and not once had any sales. A lot of good material by other creatives didn’t sell either. What was more appalling however was what pieces were picked for the annual art show awards. Not only did my pieces not get chosen (as always), but others of questionable quality were selected. I cannot figure it out. I wonder if it’s just pure chance that some pieces are awarded as being best while others aren’t.

On another note, the art show enhanced my standing as I got more attention and some fan mail.

I also got some sales and potential sales as well. As I reported before, Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 actually sold on Amazon and just today, I shipped out more books to them.  Plus some other retailers were interested in carrying my books, both my present title and future titles coming out.  Also, many more people were requesting copies of my book through my Goodreads giveaway.

I’ve already made my decision that I am NOT going to Anthrocon next year.  Ironically, it is closer to me now that I live in North Carolina than in New York.  But it’s just not worth it for me.  For the time being, I’ll have to stick to North Carolina as well as the closer areas here in the Southeast.

Stay tuned to this blog for more information about my next convention appearances.

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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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