Toys Collectibles Curiosities Expo March 2019 Report

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back. This is the first of two blog posts today. I need to get this event report out of the way. Yesterday on March 30, 2019, the Toys Collectibles & Curiosities Expo was held in Moorhead Center Mall in nearby Moorhead, Minnesota.

The one-day event saw the sales of comic books (such as mine), toys, videocassettes, videodiscs, books, artwork and other merchandise. Of course, a farmers market was also held in the Moorhead Center Mall that day; fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, pastries and other such comestibles were available. This helped pull in a lot more traffic than usual. That worked to my advantage which I will get to in a bit.

I was set up with my various comics. Some of my older comics stock was put into envelopes which I dubbed “mystery packs”. Also there was Sunnyville volume 1, Sunnyville #17 and the Dominic & Claire Funnies (still for sale on DriveThru).

I was aggressively pushing the Dominic & Claire Funnies since it was in color, all ages and had a low price point. I sold some of the copies. What helped even more was because of the farmers market, a ton of foot traffic came by my table.

People attending the Toys Expo

So how did I do?


I made back my table fee plus extra by selling off a number of my older comics stock as well as copies of the Dominic & Claire Funnies! To say I’m excited is an understatement. However, I do not plan to rest on my laurels. I have a Kickstarter to launch on April 30. I will continue to pitch the Dominic & Claire Funnies too. And there’s my webcomic…but that’s for later.

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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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