Monday, 22 April 2013
Comica Comiket Report April 2013
I was worried about this show after all the news about them not doing any advertising until the last minute, but in the end it went very well. I sold lots of comics and met a lot of people I haven't seen for ages. As there are so many shows now, and its getting difficult to get tables at them, I don't see everyone as often. The show started a bit slow but got really good about one o'clock.
Even though I sold a lot of comics (for me, it's the most I've ever sold at a London show which is cool!) I didn't manage to make a profit on the day due to the price of getting to London and back. If the organisers can announce these shows earlier so I can get a cheaper train ticket I would go again, though I'll probably only do one London show a year. Slightly cheaper tables would help too.
Francesca Cassavetti which is the book they did for Angouleme this year. From Douglas Noble I got 'Certain Events in the Years Prior to the Death of Abernathy Saint' which was really interesting and a part of his 'Lives of the Saints' story.
I really enjoyed OD Pomery's 'Between the Billboards - Part One', I'll have to get some more parts of this story as it's really good. Colin from Accent UK kindly gave me a copy of Josh Kramer's 'One Place, One Cheese' about making cheese in Vermont as I am a cheesemonger.
I bought Hirst and Wells 'Department of the Peculiar - Part Two' which I liked a lot. I thought it was better than the first part as the story is getting going now. Sarah Graley gave me a copy of her Hourly Comics Day comic which was fun.
Also I traded my 'California' series with Dan Berry for his 'After we Shot the Grizzly' and 'Hey You' books which were great. I especially liked his sketchbook from Algiers and his 'Grey Man' stories.
Thanks everyone for looking at my stuff at the show! Its all on sale at my website.