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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Book

So I settled on "On Sight" [sic] as my title. And here is the final product I sold this weekend at the Small Press Expo.

On Sight side by side

I managed to put together 10 books, 5 of which actually sold. TO REAL FRICKIN' PEOPLE nonetheless!
It was pretty sweet.

On Sight

Granted one of them was sort of a pity-buy by a friend (though he kindly denies it) but I'll take it anyway. My table was shared with two friends, and talented artist both, Greg Lendeck and Tom Galambos. Our table space was a little smaller than anticipated so only two of us could fit back there at a time.


I have to admit I felt a bit of frustration for the first... oh, 12 hours of the combined two day (14 hour total) event. Not because I wasn't having fun talking to people and seeing *coughbuyingcough* a whole lotta beautiful books other people and publishers brought, but I had really hoped to sell at least one copy to someone I didn't know. So when Greg was behind the table and somehow tricked a very kind gentleman to buy a copy I was pretty happy and suprised. The next 3 sales were all just as unexpected. Especially the lovely girl who came running to our table as we were clearing it off to leave SPX until next year. So thank you Greg for pushing my books and making those sales.

It was a great weekend and all the better for having Greg, Tom and Matt (said kind pity-buyer) around to enjoy it with. I look forward to being even more prepared for SPX next year.

4 comments:

Diahn said...

Congratulations, Christian! Very nice!

Steven said...

Got any left? I'll buy one -- and you don't now me. DM me on Twitter (possum4all)...

Big Speck said...

Hey C,
What tricked, "Hey mister watch me pull a comic outta this hat..."? They sold themselves. I figure comic people just don't know how to take art books when they are looking for stories - we were there to educate 'em. Sitting back here in my class that little space seems down right pleasant. I was a good time and we talked a great deal about the show and future projects. Next year we'll clean up.

Richard said...

Very nice man, that looks pretty dope. I best be getting one for Xmas