Happy New Year! Have fun, Ibrahim.
This is the end of the chapter, and would also mark the end of Volume Two! However I’m still not done with Volume One, and because of that I’m afraid I’ll have to take a hiatus to focus on it. I’m hoping to be back at the end of February or early March, but we’ll see. I also have to write the next chapter, which features all new characters in a new place! Get excitedddd!
Thank you for reading! If you want to keep track of what’s happening TMK-wise, please check out my Tumblr! I post sketches and other art up there.
My first SPX behind a table was AWESOME. I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but it was so great to participate in such a friendly, positive show! Our neighbors were friendly, the attendees were friendly, other exhibitors were friendly, everyone was just so friendly! It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people who were so eager and excited about indie comics and art. Quite a few of you readers showed up too, and I can’t thank you enough for stopping by! It’s so invigorating. It also cemented my resolve to get a trade of TMK out within the next year. I might even start a new Kickstarter within the next month! Would it be tacky if I just reused the same video?
Oh right, back to SPX! My friend Hannah and I tabled next to some awesome people. On one side was Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota of Johnny Wander, Tom Siddell of Gunnerkrigg Court, and Magnolia Porter of Monster Pulse. On the other side was Ben Fleuter of Derelict, Natasha Petrovic, and Cat Caro, and there was another guy I didn’t get a card from but was so nice I’m so sorry!!! Everyone I met was so nice and encouraging. I even found out Carla Speed McNeil reads (or has read) TMK, since she suggested it to one person to come to my table. I gave her a bonus comic in thanks, and she was so nice. EVERYONE IS SO NICE.
Just two days at SPX has invigorated me more than three days at AwesomeCon did. Everyone attending SPX was so excited about comics and art, they knew what to expect and they were eager to find new comics to read. It inspired me to keep going, to try harder, to look for other conventions to show at. It definitely lit a fire to get a trade put together, and try another Kickstarter. Keep an eye out for that, for sure. ;3
To all the readers who came by, and to any new readers who found me through SPX, thank you so much for reading! I love all you guys. <3
I finally bit the bullet and created a store for TMK! You can buy the bonus comic about how Loki met Thor and Odin (according to TMK’s canon) and also a set of small prints. So far that’s all there is to buy, but right now it’s the only way to get the bonus comic. You can even get a sketch in it!
Also I’m sorry for the cost of shipping overseas, but that’s beyond my control. International orders get free buttons though! :D;
EDIT: For what it’s worth, I’ll be selling a digital PDF version of the bonus comic this summer, probably in July. This way international people can at least read the comic without paying really stupid shipping prices! You’ll just have to wait a little bit.
AwesomeCon was…awesome (sorry! you have no idea how many times they made the pun themselves). I was really amazed with how professional it was, especially for a convention only it its second year. Apparently its size increased a great deal too, and on Saturday, the longest and busiest day, a volunteer told us that they expected 15 to 20 thousand people! That may not be a lot to most of you guys who go to conventions, but it was still way more than I thought it would be for a convention in DC. We’re not exactly known for our pop culture like New York or San Diego. It was heartening to see so many people there, including a lot of young families and kids! They even had a kid-friendly area set aside; I’m not sure I’ve seen so many young kids at a comic convention before. There were a number of adorable little cosplayers.
I opened up a Society6 shop! If you’ve ever wanted prints from me, this is where to do it. You can also get iPhone/iPod cases, laptop cases, and eventually maybe more things if I think of stuff to do.
If you have suggestions for what you’d like to see, please tell me! Just leave a comment here, or send an email, or whatever. :D