I made the cut for this year’s C2E2 Artist Alley and it was a great year. It was the first year I went in to focus just on my illustration work, particularly my drawing of muscle cars. By the end of the three days I had scored more money than any previous comic convention and actually attracted more interest in not only my artwork, but also my comic. Seems rock & roll and muscle cars go hand in hand!
The reactions to my car illustrations were so positive, that it has now given me a focus on how and where to market my illustration work. I’m in the process of tracking down car shows that allow in vendors like myself. There’s a lot of them out there and it gives me a direct link to my market. Very excited by all of this as it is the first time I’ve had a clear, well-defined audience to market my illustrations.
Plus, got to meet Tom Richmond of Mad magazine fame, and classic Playboy artist Doug Sneyd. Doug was really cool and talked with me for a long time. He asked me how I handled making money with my comics and we talked Patreon and Kickstarter. It felt good for a novice like me to give a master some advice.
In the meantime, enjoy some fun shots of the cosplayers that came by my table.