With a couple weeks past I suppose it's time to talk about the Winter Zine Market...
But first I should point out that my wedding day is soonish and I'll soon begin the process of freaking the hell out
. Because of this the time I spend on here might/should reduce, so if I don't comment or submit stuff at what might seem my "regular" pace or if I completely disappear for a bit, that'd be why. I'll still be doing the "30 day" OC challenge
in my down time at work and uploading that, so that's something.
So, the market! It was at a different location form where the Zinefest has been held in the past, slightly smaller venue but a hand full of stall holders didn't show so there was plenty of room. I had some concerns with the impact of the market being held on the same day as Armageddon. Fortunately(?) there was also a Comic-con sponsored gallery just downstairs (the guy who paints the metal album covers and stuff, freaking awesome stuff!) so there was a bit of shared draw because of that. Even the artist himself (who was painting live
in the gallery) came up for a bit of a look.
Because of Wellington
I had to traverse a few blocks in the icy cold wind and rain carrying all my possessions (interestingly I found a car park near where I used to do kung-fu training, which was also on a Saturday. So much nostalgia). So because I got finely coated with Wellington's middle finger to humanity (one of many I should add), and probably also due to having just had a hair cut, and maybe also a butterfly flapped it's wings just right, I ended up with a bit of a head cold. I didn't say much or engage with many people at the event, because I have 0 interaction skills and M'lady wasn't present to help me out, and my head was beginning to kill me so people probably assumed I was a particularly grumpy, brooding anti-social kinda guy (which is alarmingly accurate!). I did get some drawing done, which is good. I also saw a talked to some of the "regulars" and people who haven't made an appearance (as far as I know) in years!
I need to force myself to make a new promo poster for the next event I got to (which won't be this year due to the aforementioned wedding) because this one's
getting a bit dated now...
The issue I had going to the Zine Market is that I haven't released anything since The Zinefest last year! I felt bad taking up a table with nothing new to show so two days before the even I quickly whipped up some mini-zines of true, and possibly humorous, stories. I had them photocopied Saturday morning before the event. I've put them below for you to read, if you like.
Of course after photocopying them all I think of a better main title for them.... silly. Something interesting I did noticed was my favourite one sold the least, and the one I like least seemed the most popular. ...Of course.