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Make Comics #24 – Running a Convention Table

Show Notes

A listener writes in to ask about running a table for his self-published book at a convention this season, and wants to know if we’ve got any advice for him. We invited Mike Dawson, creator of Troop 142, and host of Ink Panthers to talk about plying your wares at a comic book convention. Mike has lots of experience traveling to different shows and dealing with potential customers and trying to push his work out into the world. We talk about everything from how to attract people to your table, how much product you need, and what sort of an image you want to project at conventions. It’s a big load of useful information for potential creators going out there to make a name for themselves on the convention circuit.

Andy Schmidt will be back next time.

Running Time: 00:27:40

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Andy Schmidt is the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, as well as a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing. Josh Flanagan has been working on iFanboy.com, talking, reviewing, and thinking about comics for over a decade, as well as writing and creating some of his own.

If you’re interested in going further, you can check out Comics Experience, where there are plenty of classes available in all the disciplines of comic book creation from writing to drawing to coloring to lettering.

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  1. My favorite part of the IFanboy Booth in NYCC last year was the Wierd Al sponsorship. Still makes me laugh. And for a first timer, sharing a table with another rookie (or a willing veteran) might be something to consider.

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