Weekend before last I was at the Stumptown Comics fest, splitting a table with my students and promoting Modest Medusa. My niece Marah (who is an occasional guest star in the comic) was with me. We had a huge amount of fun/ here's the good and the bad:
Good: Meeting tons of new people who really like Modest Medusa!
Bad: Drawing Sketches. I did a few a the show, and one of them just turned out sooooooo awful! It was just... the worst sketch I've ever drawn. Guy, I'm so sorry I ruined your sketchbook!
Good: Selling out early on the first day. The books and t-shirts went really fast. we were out of hand out cards really early as well.
Bad: Not having anything to sell, or even show, for most of the con. For those of you who came to get a book or a shirt, I'm really sorry! You can order them here and here! Sitting at a booth with nothing to do but explain to people that yes, you make a comic and yes, I will happily write down the address for it and no they can't see any samples because your sold out is less fun than you would think.
Good: bringing Marah along to help work the booth and sells ales, she did a great job, was super friendly and allowed me to get out from behind the booth and walk around.
Bad: Having people think that Marah was the one who made the comic. I had several people tell me how nice the book looked, especially for an 11 year old. Sigh...
Anyway, it was a great show. I got to spend a lot of time hanging out with friends, I got to look at a lot of really amazing comics and I got to meet a lot of really great new people!