Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our First Comic Book Signing - Wrap Up

Last Saturday we had our very first in-store signing at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, CA. As part of the Free Comic Book May events, we represented the local Indie side. The store was pretty busy since they had a lot of great deals going on. We were setup in the middle of the store so it was easy for people to approach us. Some had questions on how we got started and wanted to know what cons we're hitting up next. We also talked about our up-coming projects which hopefully be done by the end of the year. People were genuinely interested in our stuff. And, our friends and family came out to support as well. It was a wicked awesome day!

Thanks to Ed and his fine staff at Collector's Paradise for the opportunity.

Jared, Giulie & Rob

Talking to fans.

Friends & family dropped by to support us.

Name Plate for Legitimacy

Jared signing a copy of Jingles are for Losers.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Long Beach Expo: 2012

Two Saturdays ago was the Long Beach Expo, a smaller, single day version of the Long Beach Comic Con. We missed checking out the show last year, when Giulie and I were busy scoping out wedding venues, but this time we were excited to make it our first post-wedding convention!

The expo was a lot of fun! This being our third time tabling at a show we've started to get the hang of it. We were able to easily set up and quickly pack at the end of the day. Everything went smoothly, making it by far our least taxing show. We didn't set the world on fire with sales, but Jared and Giulie were fortunate enough to be interviewed a couple times (one of which can be found: HERE) and I was able to talk to people from a couple of different comic stores who were interested in stocking Clown Fight (Metropolis Comics & Collector's Paradise). We've even gotten familiar with other creators during our last couple shows and it was great seeing a lot of them again. Some of the creators we talked to were:

Sheika Lugtu - OMGcow
Clint Wolf - Zombie Ranch
Kirk Kushin - Ozopolis
Gavin Andazola - The Stone Legacy
Chris Kawagiwa - The Sunless Circus

We had a blast and though it's not until November we're looking forward to the bigger, multi-day Long Beach Comic Con!

On our way to the show we saw spotted a DeLorean!

Long Beach Convention Center

A-Team van

Ninja Turtles van

Entering Artist Alley

Rob & Jared

Giulie & Rob

Clown Fight ready to fly out the door

Ultimate Spider-man cosplayer

Iron Man cosplayer

Jared looked surprised all day

The view from our table

Tables spilled outside of the main ballroom

One of a handful of modern comics dealers

Jared likes his Dustin Nguyen print

Post show dinner at Islands

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 19th, 2012: Collector's Paradise Signing

We're currently working on a Long Beach Expo wrap-up post, but something really cool also came about last weekend. After the show, we headed up to the Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, CA to join in the festivities at the Dames in the Atomic Age party. We were introduced to Ed, the owner of the store, and he offered us a table at their Indie Comics celebration the following weekend! So, priding ourselves on not being complete morons, we gratefully accepted. It'll be our first in-store signing and we couldn't be more excited! So stop on by and spend some time at a cool comic book store.

May 19th (Saturday), 12pm - 3pm
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306

Check the flyer below for their upcoming events.