Comic Con Stockholm

This past weekend I took myself and Lady Phantom to Comic Con.

I had my own booth, staffed by yours truly and two lovely helpers, and together we did our best to present Lady Phantom to the audience.

We had fair success considering that our title is still fairly unknown and illness had prevented me from going above and beyond in my preparations.

We met a lot of people, we connected with some who were already fans of Lady Phantom, and all in all we had an excellent time.

I had the fortune and pleasure to get personal meetings with both the editor-in-chief of Marvel comics and veteran comic book artist Barry Kitson – both really nice and helpful people – and thanks to their respective advice and input I now have a much clearer plan for my future as an illustrator and comic book artist.

All in all, it was pretty much the best experience I could have hoped for.

As we move forward with Issue Two of Lady Phantom, there are other comic book opportunities on the horizon for me and Chimaeral Creations, and as of this writing I have already started to make plans for next year!

Besides Lady Phantom comics and merchandise, I also had the pleasure to sell some original art and make connections which may give me other artistic opportunities in the future.

I was interviewed by one of the big Swedish newspapers and I talked to some other reporters, creators, retailers and people in the comic book business and other media production.

I want to extend a big thank you to all the arrangers, exhibitors, guests and visitors who helped make this an unforgettable weekend!

Closing Time

The crowdfunder for our Lady Phantom comic book mini series is fully funded!

We are on our last day with nearly $1,600 raised as of writing this, and it has been both nerve wrecking, stressful and a lot of fun. And now it is almost over…

…but really, it has just begun.

Now comes the past that will take the most work – fulfilling orders, creating custom rewards, getting the stuff out to our backers and finishing the next 150 pages of comic.

There’s A LOT to do now.

Me and Julie ate both very grateful of all the help and support we’ve gotten during the past two months, and it is really exciting to see the growing interest for Lady Phantom and what we do. Creating a comic book is hard work when you do everything yourselves, so every little bit of encouragement goes a long way.

We are also examining the possibility of taking Lady Phantom to a few cons over the next year and a half.

We are still very small, and cons can be costly affairs when all expenses are taken into consideration, but at the same time it is an excellent opportunity to get Lady Phantom seen by tens of thousands of comic book fans.

After all, we can’t succeed if we don’t try!

At the end of the day, we know that realistically or little comic book will barely make a dent in the market. But being realistic is not the way to acheive big goals.

So – thank you to everyone who has followed us and supported us so far, we hope you will stick around!

Sketch of the Week

NightsketchAnother Sharpie on rough paper, ca 13×10 cm.

I’ve been doing a lot of these, doodling as I sit watching Netflix or TED Talks or Short of the Week or whatever, to the point that I am now considering getting one of those massive packs of Sharpies – you know, the one with all the colors – just so I won’t be limited to just black and red.

On the one hand it will open up for more choice and expression through color, but on the other it might take away from the spontaneity and improvisation. So I’m kind of on the fence.

What do you think, Dear Reader?