Salt Lake Comic Con Artist Alley Day 2

Day 2 of the con i got to my space a little early. ( i was ten minutes late yesterday)
The pace was similar to yesterday, slow at first then people start buying. However this time around I probably had double more prints sold mid day than i did day one mid day.

Furiosa got a ton of love today with the Rey print behind. Stranger Things took the lead by a long shot and i sold a ton of them today. Some people bought multiples. I did end up posting Millie's signing times on the display print and a few people took advantage and bought a print immediately to go take to her to sign. That made me super stoked. A buddy of mine put it a funny way at the con "It's much cooler to have that print signed and on your wall than a signed picture of a 12 year old girl on your wall." (at her signing table they offered photos of her that she could sign)

 

Stranger Things fan art

I had a friend come and babysit my table for half an hour so i could go talk to a few professional comic artists that I'm a big fan of. 

I stopped by Steve Lieber and talked to him for a while. He's a comic artist who has done work for Marvel (Superior Foes of Spider-man) and is currently drawing for a creator owned series called "The Fix" (Which by the way is legitimately the funniest damn book I've ever read. It's immature, crass and irreverent. I highly recommend it) I briefly got to talk to him yesterday and he told me a story about an editorial edit they made him do in a spider-man panel. The scene was a bad guy imagining killing his lawyer, be-heading him and then peeing on the corpse. They made him take the peeing part out. Luckily for me, he fixes this at cons. So i brought my trade paperback of the book today and he corrected the editorial revision. It's pretty great. We talked a bit about the industry, how long he's been doing it and other comic stuff. Steve Lieber is awesome guys, go read The Fix. I snagged a few prints from him and I was off to the next.  

 

 Steve Lieber correcting an editorial revision. 

Steve Lieber correcting an editorial revision. 

 Steve Lieber's prints of Swamp Thing and Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Steve Lieber's prints of Swamp Thing and Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Next is one of my comic rockstars. Elizabeth Breitweiser. She's my favorite color artist. She's done work for Marvel but the past few years has been primarily on creator owned book by my favorite writer Ed Brubaker. She came a few years ago and i talked to her then and she was so damn cool. That was my favorite con experience. This time wasn't any different. Surprisingly she remembered me. Mostly cause i was wearing my battle vest at the time and she complimented it. We talked comics, what she's working on and I asked her about getting into coloring and her color process. I told her i had a table in the alley against the wall. She was pretty interested in what i was doing and said she'd come by sometime. (Crossing my fingers on tomorrow). I got my big art buy of the con from her before i left, a page from her new series "Kill or Be Killed" (which is also excellent), I got one the last time and i had to get another.

 

 Elizabeth breitweiser color art in Kill or Be Killed #1

Elizabeth breitweiser color art in Kill or Be Killed #1

The rest of the con was normal, It got way busier at the end, since people were getting off from work and coming to the con at the tail hours. 

I did receive one little gem from the universe. I got a random text message and picture from a mysterious number
It read "I'm stoked to have your art next to Albert. You did a great job. Enjoy the convention and have fun. Sincerely, a stranger/happy customer."

 

 A mysterious customer hangs an original by Ian Maxfield

A mysterious customer hangs an original by Ian Maxfield

At that point I had only sold 5 of those prints and i can't place who I think It might have been. They must have taken one of my cards and got my number from that. Definitely a little gesture to add to the pile of good things.

At the end of the day, I sold almost double more than what my quota  was for that day. I texted a buddy who can print me some more in a pinch. There's a few prints that are close to selling out.
Day 2, Very successful. Loved it.