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Nine Worlds schedule

Nine Worlds is *this weekend*, and after all the really lovely comments I heard flying around about last year’s, I’m excited to be going!

I’ll be doing a few panels, so here’s where you can find me (and listen to me hopefully sound vaguely like I know what I’m talking about):

Fri:

-How To Break Into Comics – But Seriously, How?  //  Room 11  //  1:30pm

The requisite how-to-break-in comics panel, we’ll hopefully have some good discussion on some nice chewy, practical stuff, and hey, what does ‘making it’ even look like to different people? I don’t think there’s just one route to go within comics, even professionally, so let’s chat!

-Representative Drawing for Graphic Narrative – How to draw the comics that look like you  //  Connaught A  //  3:15pm

Life drawing session, whee! I think I’ll just be floating around helping out, so if there’s any drawing stuff you want to ask me about, this is a good time!

Sat:

-Show, Don’t Tell: Wordless Comics – Why make wordless comics? What do they represent?  //  Connaught A  //  10:00am

I’ll be here in capacity as a person-who-sometimes-makes-wordless-comics. I love them.

-NaNoSessionMo – Write a novel in 1 hour, 15 minutes!  //  Royal A  //  1:30pm

Come and help write a whole novel in 75 minutes! Sounds like ill-advised fun! 😀 (It does actually. I think you should go!) I’ll be there sketching a cover for whatever you lot come up with, in the same amount of time. I definitely got the easy job here.

-Magical Girls 4eva – The mystical feminine, from cave walls to Comixology  //  Connaught A //  3:15pm

I hope the many holes in my magical girl history don’t show up too much here. I’m on this one as someone drawing from this feminine-mystical-kitsch-awesome well in my work, and noticing a ton (a TON) of my peers doing the same. (See also: My slowly ongoing Blood and Roses illustration series)

The rest of the time I’ll be floating around (not literally). See you there! 😀

Freelance Friday 10: On Selling at Conventions

Happy Friday everyone! This post is a response to some good posts around the net this week. Earlier in the week, Matt Badham posted some excellent thoughts on selling comics at conventions. This was followed by a great post by Joanna Zhou of Maqaroon, on tabling at trade shows (of course, lots of crossover to comic cons!). Both are great reads!

So I thought I’d join in on the theme-of-the-week and post some thoughts of my own, especially as we’re just coming into fall con season. (For those interested, this year I’ll be at Nerdfest, Nottingham; MCM, London; Comica Comiket, London; and Thought Bubble, Leeds.)

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So here are a few assorted thoughts, trying to add something to the conversation with hopefully not too much repetition. Take everything I say with a grain of salt though – despite doing cons for years , I still have very mixed results!

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Grid of Mystery plus Conventions!

Hi all! Apologies for the radio silence over here. My fantastic webmaster (aka husband) and I have been working on a big site update, so I’ve been staying off the blog to make it easier to move everything over, but we’ve decided to use the current blog for a bit longer to get the rest of the site updated sooner. Will post and tweet and make general noise when that happens! 🙂

Since it’s been a while, I thought a little snapshot of a few current projects might be nice – I’ve got more than this going on, and some cool bits hopefully starting soon, but hopefully it’ll be an interesting overview!

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