For being the first time guesting at the Eau Claire Comic Con I have to say that I fared pretty well. Original art was the order of the day…color sketches, sketch cards, original comic strip art…followed by a few book and greeting card sales. Throughout all, there was a lot of talking. I got to promote my new Spencer plush toy, upcoming 10th Anniversary Collection and Patreon page and got to meet a lot of new people.
The con itself was set up in a large activity room off the main arcade and go cart rink at Action City, which was pretty awesome. It was a pretty small show with more vendors than artists but hey…it was a lot of fun. I may even have gotten some leads up work and promo gigs. We’ll see.
The best part about the show was that I got so share a table with a fellow Cartoonist, Scott Gallatin, creator of MadScott Comics (http://www.madscottcomic.com/) We met at CONvergence this past summer and became friends. I also had the pleasure of meeting his son Andrew, who also likes to draw…a lot. Andrew drew up a bunch of sketches and Scott inked them and sold them for $1. I bought one!
Please enjoy the blurry and off center pics that I took during the show. Hopefully those that are featured in the pics aren’t too offended by the poor quality…
The host, Rachel Gierke, was a joy to work with. She answered questions and resolved any issues that I had before the day of the show. I look forward to being a guest again next year!
Thanks for reading,
Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to provide a humorous dose of nostalgia, insight and fun for you every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (and make enough scratch to keep the creativity flowing,) I’ve gone ahead and set up an account on Patreon.com (see link to bottom right of page.) It will allow you to place a recurring pledge, in the amount of your choosing, with the goal if keeping Best In Show live and generating laughs. Kind of like an NPR sponsorship. And like NPR and other patron funded efforts, there are bonus gifts at different levels of participation. Cool stuff like free PDFs of Best In Show comic strip collections, books and original artwork. Please check out the page and make your pledge! Thanks for your support!
This is an initial inquiry for everybody that enjoys reading my comic strip…Who would like to be a patron Best in Show? It would be like a ‘supporting member’ of NPR…We could set up a recurring donation (say $1/week) through a website called Patreon to keep the comic strip up and running. There will be member bonuses like artwork, books, drinks with the artist (ha!), etc. No pressure, just gauging interest. Thoughts?
That’s right! The first ever Spencer plushie toy is now available from the amazing Joy Filled Puppets workshop! See pictures below…
Isn’t he CUTE!? Please go to the Joy Filled Puppets Etsy.com page and order here:
As an added bonus, you get a free Best In Show comic mini coloring book! Get buying and own your own Spencer plushie!
Greetings, loyal readers! I am happy to announce that Best In Show has been included on The Comx Box Syndicate Group website! There, Spencer, Peej, Sierra and Rach will be introduced to a whole new plethora of fans…
As a creator, the site offers another venue for Best In Show as well as several revenue streams such as marketing and promotion to newspapers around the country and links to purchase books as well as a link to a Zazzle page, where you can buy anything from coffee mugs to dog shirts (as in shirts for your dog!) with the artists’ comic on them. I hope that you check out the site and the cool comic strips that are featured there. Just go to: