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!