Event, News, Ted Washington
Day Five: The Finale
What a great day! What a great Con! Many reasons to be pumped about the ComicCon 2019. The sales were good and could and will be better. The need for more product is the driving force for belief that we can do better. We sold out of Layla prints day two and sold out of Barzilla T-shirts day three. But there are more reasons I’m stoked.
I mentioned in a prior post that a comics luminary purchased a copy of Less. I didn’t understand that he was such a star in the comics world at the time and still didn’t truly get it until after The Con was over. Wow. Scott McCloud bought my book. He wrote Understanding Comics. This book is legendary and a staple of the comics world.
But that’s not the end of the story. On Sunday near the closing of the event a man was thumbing through Horn Dog 7 and turns to me and asks “How much.” I answer “$ 4.00.” He proceeds to take out his wallet and pulls out the last of his cash, that happens to be $ 4.00. He states he will buy the comic so that he can use it in his class on making comics. I ask where does he teach and states Otis. I am stunned and flabbergasted. Otis College of Art and Design is one the best art schools in the world. When it was known as Otis-Parsons I applied during my senior year of high school and did not get accepted and thus went on to pursue a degree in engineering (that didn’t work out). He liked the simplicity of style melded with the complex staging. Validation feels good. I always write and draw HD for myself first but an audience is in my mind. Nice meeting you Jim Higgins and thank you for the purchase.
That’s all folks.
Till next time.
Comments are closed