Corecon 2016 Final Report

Now it’s time for my final report and debriefing on Corecon 2016.

Corecon 2016 artist alley

I have good news and bad news about the event.  First, I’ll give you guys the bad news.

My sales were weak.  Only a handful of books got sold.  

I was not alone.  Very few people in the dealer room and artist alley sold well.  I talked with other vendors and they did NOT get a lot of business.  I’m not sure what it was; from what I gathered, there was not as high of a number of attendees at Corecon 2016 as there was at Corecon 2015.  This lower number of attendees ended up hurting all of us there.

And now for the good news.  Many copies of Free Sunnyville were handed out.  Traffic on the blog went up.  But most importantly, I made a very important connection.  There is a local gallery here in Fargo called Parallel Galleries.  This gallery is owned & operated by M. Koskela and Sophia Koskela, whom I have met before at previous conventions.

Sophia Koskela & M. Koskela

These are the two individuals in question.  They have a gallery right here in town and artists get displayed there.  Artwork displayed also happens to get sold there!  Plus the exposure, attention and blog traffic would be valuable to both me and Sunnyville.

I will get in touch with the gallery later this week to see what I can do.  This also means going through my existing artwork & deciding what should be submitted.  It may even mean I have to create new and better Sunnyville artwork.  But at least this could mean a huge break for me.

And that’s all there is to say on CoreCon 2016.  Till next time, fans!

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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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