I’m kinda really excited about the book coming out, and, assuming it does modestly well, I’m looking at doing a few more this year.

And lately I’ve been thinking about marketing Andertoons a bit more.  I’ve tried some advertising, I’m doing the monthly newsletter (and let’s not forget the blog), but the books open up another possibility – conventions.

After some searching I ran across, and while there a lot there that wouldn’t fit Andertoons well, there’s a few that look interesting:

  • MoCCA – No chance for this year, but maybe 2009.
  • SPX – Another really good opportunity, and it looks like I could register for this year.
  • SPACE – Close to home, but it doesn’t look as well organized or presented.  Another for 2009 maybe.
  • APE – Another possibility for this year, but it looks pretty comic booky.

I’ve only been to Wizard World here in Chicago once, and I wasn’t really paying close attention to the artist alley, so I have no idea if any of these would be worth it.

I think what I’m looking for is to:

  1. Sell a few books
  2. Create some new fans
  3. Get some publisher attention

So whatcha think?  Does this make any sense?  Or am I just looking for a way to justify a few days out of the house?

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7 thoughts on “AnderCon?!”

  1. Yeah, Mark, do it! If you come to DC for SPX let me know. I went last year for the first time and it was a hoot, and very friendly.

  2. Mmm! A whole SPX table fulla Anderswag! I'll be your overweight, sycophantic fan who hangs out by your table and laughs like Charles Nelson Reilly whenever you say anything. And I'll be wearing a Speedo and a beanie with a propeller on it.

  3. Mike'd fit right in. I'll be the one who sits on the floor in front of your table and reads every copy of your book then doesn't buy one, like the aisle-cloggers in the manga section at Borders.

    Still, you'll have a great time. If you can come up with a stuffed toy tie-in they'll fly off the shelf too, from what I've seen.

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