Thursday, August 6, 2009


I went to Virginia for the Capi-Con show last weekend. Jeff was the guy who ran the show was very nice and professional. He runs a good show and it had a good crowd show up for it. I talked to a lot of people (those who would stop), told them about Intermezzo, they would laugh, and then walk away.

This seemed to be a collecting only crowd. When I walked around the room, it was almost all silver and golden age books. I didn't see any newer stuff. I guess the crowd that came to that show knew what to expect and no one was interested in giving a small press comic book a try. Except for the one guy who actually bought from me, yeah... one. Talk about a depressing experience. Even Stacy (my freind who makes the leather masks) didn't sell anything. And after her extremely successful show in Charlotte, it is very surprising.

So, not a great experience for the bottom line, but not a bad show in itself. If you are looking for the older comics, its a good show for you. Not really a place to see artists or find new or underground stuff.

The next show Stacy and I are set to do is the Charlotte ComicCon on September 13th. I went to their last show just to check it out and they had a lot of artists and small press people. So I think it will be a better fit. After that is Richmond on September 20th.

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