Con Dump Part 2
You can read the first part of my MegaCON experience (with photos), if you wish.
I didn’t spend too much money at the show this year. I noticed that more folks seemed to gravitate towards the booths with T-Shirts, weapons, DVDs etc. than actually buying comics from dealers. I wasn’t interested in buying any back issues or comics, but the few places I briefly stopped at were asking outrageous prices for their books. Instant pass.
I picked up Least I Could Do Book #5 (signed by Lar and Ryan). I’m really looking forward to reading it. Even better, Ryan gave me LiCD Book 1 for free. The quality of both books are amazing – and hopefully I can get some ideas from their layout when the time comes for me to make my own books.
Speaking of books, I received a few copies of the Nightgig Sampler #4. This comic features the first-ever appearance of UNcubed in print. It also features a few pages of PC Weenies comics. The quality of the book is really solid. Before I actually saw the book, I was concerned that the print on the text may have been too small – but when I actually saw the book, my worries were for naught. Everything looks fine.
I learned something from the experience of seeing my work in print. The comic book format is not something I want to go with. I want the artwork to be larger – and I feel more strongly than ever that I should publish in a trade paperback format instead.
With the trade paperback format, I can have more control over the dimensions of the book. I want the books dimensions to be more horizontally biased, much like the Least I Could Do books.
As I drove back from the show, I felt even more inspired to create a book. Perhaps two books, if I can get away with it. And I now have a few connections I can contact to make that a reality.