Thursday, November 25, 2010

Long Beach Comic Con

I know, I know, I'm a little slow on the posts. Internet in this crazy studio is soo damn patchy lately. Anyways...
I (Dcastr) was fortunate enough to attend the Long Beach Comic Con this year. I heard a bit of crap through the vine on how slow it was, but I had a great time! I was actually hanging out at the Heroine Addict booth most of the time doing random live art stuff. Amer was splitting a table with Willy Tarkington, Nathanial, Donna, Dan Smith, Karl Alstaetter, Bee, Dale and James were all there setting up shop. It felt like home. I really didn't care about the money.
Like all shows I go to, I learned a lot. I know for the sellers it wasn't pay dirt, but for the attendees it was fantastic! I got to talk to many artists I follow. In a more personal setting.
As per the business many things things did not go according to plan. I was late, had trouble getting in the last day, and the budget didn't allow me to smooze after the show, but I'll take what I can get. Scott Aicher came by to talk of future shows and artist stuff. It was really cool of him to come check out the show.
Slum Circus was in the Program this year to talk of things in the Independent world. On the stage was Amer, Josh Waldrop and myself.
I'm gonna be honest there was more people than I expected (cause I expected 0). I believed it was a good panel. Influenza Magazine covered the panel. It was really nice of them to do so. Met a few other people I feel would be cool people to work with in future Slum Circus activities. There's been talk of making a short film of some kind, but the ideas and production are in the infant stage right now. The Long Beach comic Con made me feel like I need to get things moving for the Slum Circus "Land of Misfit Toys" show. I'm still on the hunt for a suitable venue. Sorry to keep it short, but there's work to be done people!
Thanks for reading!