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Quick Update

The Con continues! Sales are down across the board, but I have virtually no overhead, being local, so no major worries there. It's worth it largely to go to the panels, see old buddies, get the delightful ego boost of perfect strangers coming up to you and saying "I LOVE GOTHBAT!" and, of course, the all important shmoozing. Art sale's going about like I expected--all the smalls, none of the big. I was hoping for at least one midrange sale, but hey, the Con ain't over, and it's not like the work won't sell eventually. Probably.

The one big surprise was the awards--I took three, including, to my profound astonishment, "Best 3-D" for the Little Brown Dude sculpture. This was completely mindboggling, since we actually had some nice 3-D entries this year--I'd only entered because there were hardly any 3-D entries last year, and Kathy asked me to enter my two (and only) forays into 3-D, largely to fill out the empty table space. Also got an Honorable Mention for the pregnant mandrake, and they invented the "Best Humor" category, (I am told) for "The Organ-Grinder's Slug," another one of those oh-crap-I'm-in-a-hurry whipped off little originals that, like the lurking sock puppet, stole the show from all the pieces I slaved over for hours on end. Eh, go figure. Sooner or later I'll learn not to overthink these things.

And yes, images of the Organ-Grinder's Slug, and all the other new originals done for the Con, will be put up after it's over.

And now, to sleep, perchance to dream...

breeden
ursulav

Quick Update

The Con continues! Sales are down across the board, but I have virtually no overhead, being local, so no major worries there. It’s worth it largely to go to the panels, see old buddies, get the delightful ego boost of perfect strangers coming up to you and saying “I LOVE GOTHBAT!” and, of course, the all important shmoozing. Art sale’s going about like I expected–all the smalls, none of the big. I was hoping for at least one midrange sale, but hey, the Con ain’t over, and it’s not like the work won’t sell eventually. Probably.

The one big surprise was the awards–I took three, including, to my profound astonishment, “Best 3-D” for the Little Brown Dude sculpture. This was completely mindboggling, since we actually had some nice 3-D entries this year–I’d only entered because there were hardly any 3-D entries last year, and Kathy asked me to enter my two (and only) forays into 3-D, largely to fill out the empty table space. Also got an Honorable Mention for the pregnant mandrake, and they invented the “Best Humor” category, (I am told) for “The Organ-Grinder’s Slug,” another one of those oh-crap-I’m-in-a-hurry whipped off little originals that, like the lurking sock puppet, stole the show from all the pieces I slaved over for hours on end. Eh, go figure. Sooner or later I’ll learn not to overthink these things.

And yes, images of the Organ-Grinder’s Slug, and all the other new originals done for the Con, will be put up after it’s over.

And now, to sleep, perchance to dream…

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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Phew...end of con. Didn't do too badly. Got to be on some panels with T Campbell, had a lot of fun, pimped Graphic Smash a bit. Sales not great, but overhead was low. Moved a coupla pieces in the art show, saw some nice work up, met a lot of people. (I'd list names, but then I'd seem like I was name dropping. But I might do it anyway.) Was on a lot of panels with Jael, who was the guest of honor and a terribly sweet woman. Had a lot of panels, overall. Panels, panels, panels. Getting into webcomics was something I have no regrets at all over, but shit, it made me eligible for a lot of panels...

My friend Leonor took third place in the costume contest, as a dead sexy gypsy undead hunter (and would have taken first, but Boba and Jango Fett had some damn nice costumes, and...sci-fi convention...y'know.)

Speaking of which...if I put up all the art I did in the last two weeks, it'd be one gross artsplosian, and people would glaze over, and *I* would glaze over. So I'll do a few at a time, starting with the ones that sold already.

These are the Organ-Grinder's Slug, which was the most popular piece I did, and got a lot of people coming up and saying "I love the organ-grinder with the slug!" (Twigjack there, Unicorn and Cardinal there, a neverbeforeseen Weird Fruit, the first Gearworld original EVER, the Lurking Turnip...and it was the 5 x 7 under-an-hour watercolor. I am delighted that people liked it, but I can't help a certain amused chagrin at the way these things work out...)
http://yerf.com/vernursu/organgrinder.jpg

Annnd his little buddy, the Slug Charmer!
http://yerf.com/vernursu/slugcharmer.jpg

The Slug Charmer was largely James's idea. Then he tried to convince me to do a lizard overclocking his slug, or perhaps modding his slug, but time was limited.

breeden
ursulav

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Phew…end of con. Didn’t do too badly. Got to be on some panels with T Campbell, had a lot of fun, pimped Graphic Smash a bit. Sales not great, but overhead was low. Moved a coupla pieces in the art show, saw some nice work up, met a lot of people. (I’d list names, but then I’d seem like I was name dropping. But I might do it anyway.) Was on a lot of panels with Jael, who was the guest of honor and a terribly sweet woman. Had a lot of panels, overall. Panels, panels, panels. Getting into webcomics was something I have no regrets at all over, but shit, it made me eligible for a lot of panels…

My friend Leonor took third place in the costume contest, as a dead sexy gypsy undead hunter (and would have taken first, but Boba and Jango Fett had some damn nice costumes, and…sci-fi convention…y’know.)

Speaking of which…if I put up all the art I did in the last two weeks, it’d be one gross artsplosian, and people would glaze over, and *I* would glaze over. So I’ll do a few at a time, starting with the ones that sold already.

These are the Organ-Grinder’s Slug, which was the most popular piece I did, and got a lot of people coming up and saying “I love the organ-grinder with the slug!” (Twigjack there, Unicorn and Cardinal there, a neverbeforeseen Weird Fruit, the first Gearworld original EVER, the Lurking Turnip…and it was the 5 x 7 under-an-hour watercolor. I am delighted that people liked it, but I can’t help a certain amused chagrin at the way these things work out…)
http://yerf.com/vernursu/organgrinder.jpg

Annnd his little buddy, the Slug Charmer!
http://yerf.com/vernursu/slugcharmer.jpg

The Slug Charmer was largely James’s idea. Then he tried to convince me to do a lizard overclocking his slug, or perhaps modding his slug, but time was limited.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.