May 06, 2005

Pittsburgh Comicon Wrap-Up

Real Frontier Comics!

Some stuff on the Pittsburgh Comicon:

First, here’s what some of the other Frontier guys have to say:

  • Russ Anderson, Frontier writer and editor extrordinaire, posted some of my photos from the Pittsburgh Comicon on the Frontier Message Board and shares his observations.

  • Derrick Ferguson’s observations and travel mishaps are here.

In a nutshell, we didn’t sell too many books, but it was a great learning experience. Right now we’ve sold more books through the Frontier web site. I still had a lot of fun. I took a lot of notes on things we can do better next time, and I’ve got a lot of ideas brewing, which will come to fruition later this year.

It was great to finally put some faces to names. After creating the comic, I thought of Russ and Derrick as old war buddies, but this was the first time I ever met them. Strange thing, this internet. We also had a chance to meet some other small-press folks and some great artists, and attend a really fun party.

So what’s next? Well, we’re doing at least a couple more conventions this year, logistics permitting. Tentative so far are SPX in September, and Mid-Ohio Con this November. We’re looking at other opportunities right now as well.

If you know of any comic books stores that are indie-friendly and carry small-press books, drop me a line in the comments of this entry, or email me using the address on the inside page. I’ve got a couple local places I’ll be contacting in Cleveland soon. Any indie-friendly shops in the Greater Cleveland and Akron area are also appreciated. I only know of a few right now.

Meanwhile, since the cat’s kind of out of the bag on the Frontier Message board, I can mention that we’ve started work on Frontier Publishing Presents #2. I can’t really say too much else about it yet, except that I’m drawing one of the three stories. I just read the first script this morning. Things are looking good so far. Sometime in the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting a call for artists for the book. Stay tuned …

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