It was a small con, so not a ton of people, but that’s okay! I had a lot of fun and met some really cool people. Thank you so much for coming to see me!
So, I’m going to be at Asheville Anime Regional Convention on July 26th (the only day it’s happening.) I hope no one felt cheated by coming to see me at Heroes when it would have been more convenient to see me in Asheville! I didn’t even know I’d be attending until I did some more research when coming down off of the exciting high of doing Heroes.
At a glance, it seems like I’m suddenly doing the convention circuit, but since I announced Heroes, I get asked a certain question a lot.
“When are you coming to the convention in _________?”
I’m sorry, but probably no time soon! I rely entirely on my little car that could and keeping my costs to the bare minimum. If I did every convention I wanted to do, I’d be broke!
Feel free to recommend any convention that’s within an hour or two of Greenville, SC, but even then I might not be able to do multi-day conventions. Travel and hotels really add up! I’m also not going to be doing Dragoncon this year, but I will strongly consider it for next year.
I’ve also decided to focus more on anime and webcomic-specific conventions. They tend to be cheaper for both you and me, and have more fan overlap than with superhero/comic book conventions.
I had a blast at HeroesCon! A lot of really cool nice people came to say hi and support my work!
Thank you all so much! I tried to get pictures with all of you, and if I forgot to get a picture with you, please forgive me! You’re all terrific and beautiful, and thank you so much for making this comic such a fun thing to make.
This year I’ve placed my images in an imgur album because it’s way easier to paste into, so here it is!
No, thank you!
I love you all very much, and I know you only want to make me happy. I get this question a lot, and my first thought is always how sweet and kind you are to me.
Unfortunately, there are a few problems with bringing me McNuggz. The big one is that convention floors are almost always no-food-allowed. I don’t want to get either of us in trouble! Also, it would be unlikely that I’d have a lot of time to actually eat and enjoy them.
Lastly, Chicken McNuggets are pretty cheap around these parts! I have no problem dropping a fiver on some sweet nuggz whenever I like. Simply buying a poster or book can get me a bunch of nuggz as well as giving you something nice to take home.
I’m really excited for this convention. I anticipate having a great time, and I can’t wait to see you.
Do you already have my merch? Do you not have the money? Do you simply not want anything? That’s absolutely fine! Please come by and say hello! I want to see each and every one of you, and it doesn’t matter one bit if you want to buy something or not. I know you’re already spending money on travel, food, lodging, entry and other tables, you don’t need to give me money to make me happy!
Your kind face is more than enough~
“What if I see you walking around?” If you know it’s me, feel free to walk next to me as I go to my next destination! I love to chat. You can also shout! Conventions are loud anyway! AAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
“What if I see someone who looks like you but I’m not sure?” Maybe don’t bother that person! I’d hate for some poor soul to be compared to me! Here’s what I look like, and I may be wearing a couple of the same shirts: http://www.whompcomic.com/2013/07/15/pictures-from-the-con/
“Can I get a sketch without a book?” I’ll be selling custom quick sketches on 9″x12″ bristol vellum varying from $10 to $20, depending on the complexity of the request. If you bring me your request on day 1 or 2 and pick it up the next day, I can work on your sketch overnight and it’ll be nicer than if I draw it right there during the busy day.
“Will you take credit cards?” Cash will be preferable since it’s faster, but I should be able to take Visa and MasterCard and other major cards, but it’ll be my first time and I don’t know if my payment system is gonna be kind to me. Ugh! I hate talking about money. I always feel so gross! HEY GUYS GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEYS! ARGHBLAHVBGJHLHGLRGL
“Will you be there all three days?” I sure will! I’m gonna be there from the time they open the doors to the time they make me leave. It’s only a couple hours’ drive to my house, so I don’t mind leaving as late as possible.
If there’s anything more I can think of, I’ll add it here!
Anyone who has ever e-mailed me probably noticed I took a long time to respond. It was mostly me fighting my e-mail client with the massive amounts of spam I get in it. This is going to happen with any somewhat popular website, so I’m not surprised.
However, I’ve found out you can use Gmail to check other accounts. It’ll probably handle a lot of the spam for me from now on, so I’ll be able to respond to you better!
I apologize if you never got a response to your e-mail. I should be better equipped to respond now!