DC Zinefest is OVER!

FYI: this was supposed to go up days ago but then my nib piece came out,  and I wanted that post to have some breathing room. So here's this post almost a week after it happened!

Hello! So Steph and I are done with DC Zinefest!

We look pretty good in this photo, despite us being soaked because of lack of air conditioning.

We look pretty good in this photo, despite us being soaked because of lack of air conditioning.

Sales were pretty good (for Steph they were CRAZY good). I realize I'm not nearly as much of a salesman as I thought I was, it's really JD Lunt (one of my best friends and usual tablemate) who does most of the work.

For the second show in the row (this and PIX) Everything's Fine outsold everything by leaps and bounds. Like 2x as much as all the other titles put together. Regardless, as hard as tabling is for me (I am not great at cons), this was a good show.

KAPOW!

KAPOW!

SO I ALSO DID MY FIRST PANEL. I was told I did well, even though I was by far the least radical and least academic one there. I'm actually doing a comic about it for the sequel to Everything's Fine. I'll talk more about that later.

The Sunday after the con we went to Fantom Comics and Big Planet Comics (U Street location) to sell stuff. I also bought a bunch of stuff. So you know, I offset the money I took in a little bit (actually quite a bit. I'm into Hellboy now, which I'm pissed about because there's like 12 million volumes of it and now I will slowly have to buy all of them).

The manager of Bigplanet (Jarred) was nice enough to take this photo and buy me lunch at DCZinefest.

The manager of Bigplanet (Jarred) was nice enough to take this photo and buy me lunch at DCZinefest.

So if you're in DC but missed the fest, and are interested in buying my work, you should pick some of it up at either store!

One of the highlights of visiting DC was seeing some of my old friends. I saw my buddy Brian for possibly the last time (he's moving to Papa New Guinea), my family friend Brennan, my comics nerd bud Kira (who I wasn't expecting to see, she showed up to the con because she saw I was going on FB. I actually met her at Fantom's Lady Night, which is a safe space for girls to get together and talk comics), and my old high school crew! It's been 10 years since I graduated (AY YI YI)

I am writing a comic about my time with them also! So much inspiration this trip!

I am writing a comic about my time with them also! So much inspiration this trip!

So that's my DC Zinefest recap! I've got a lot of blog posts to do, so expect them in the next couple days