Is this cool and edgy enough?
I have a whole checklist going on here, so I’m going at this for a while.
Reminder that there are two weeks left to pre-order my book!
I’ll ship international, including Canada, You can see the pricing by adding it to your cart and checking out after you select your country.
I’ve opened up pre-orders for my first book!
The purchase link can be found here http://eu03.storenvy.com/products/8063049-meraviglia-eu03-color-works-2014
I’m only taking pre-orders until the end of July. After that, I will have a small stock left afterwards for open sale, but I will not be reprinting this book for online after the original stock is sold out.
So if you want to guarantee a book for yourself, pre-order one right now!
I know people are asking about poster sales; I am also planning to open those up, but the logistics for those are slightly more complicated. I’ll figure it out after probably SDCC.
If you have any questions, drop me a message.
Thanks so much for stopping by and purchasing my prints for your friend! Your cosplay was pretty good, too (I regret not getting a picture). Maybe we’ll see each other again at CDA, haha.
So, con season is already here (AX starts tomorrow!), so I’d like to give some words about attending an Artist Alley, both as an attendee and as an artist.
Don’t show prints behind your display
This is becoming a rule at more cons, but even if it isn’t, please don’t hang your art behind your table. It’s extremely rude to the table behind you since it interferes with their display space. One year, I had a table behind me do this; people constantly asked me to sell art from the opposite side. Eventually, I got fed up and had to ask the other table to take it down (which they kindly did).
Don’t play music or be loud
Probably another more prevalent rule now, but for the love of god, don’t disturb others with your crappy music. The worst I had was a girl at AA playing on the violin, which was just super obnoxious.
You can always say no
If you’re taking commissions, do realize you can always politely decline one if you find it unreasonable/uncomfortable. You are not going to hurt anyone’s feelings by saying no.
Get zipper wallets
A money box might seem ideal at first, but if you don’t have a lot of table space, a box might be too heavy and bulky to keep taking out every time you make a transaction. I find zipper wallets to be much easier to handle. I keep three different bags, each one for a different denomination.
I find the best thing to have a sale is to make eye contact and actually say hello to anyone passing by. You’d be surprised how many customers are not willing to speak up to make a purchase until you engage with them.
Don’t feel pressured to lower prices
From my experience, changing prices doesn’t really have a dramatic effect on total volume of sales. Selling prints and commissions for dirt cheap is also disrespectful to other artists, and it cheapens art in general to attendees. Last-day sales have never proven to be effective for me.
Look for written prices before asking
I put up prices for all my prints and have a sign up detailing my prices, and yet I still get many people asking me what my prices are. Having to repeat that hundreds of times throughout the con can be a bit exasperating, so please look before you ask.
Don’t take photos
I don’t know why, but there are people out there that take photos of prints without permission. It’s extremely rude. If you’re doing it for reference purposes, please ask the artist before doing so.
Don’t hang around tables
It’s nice to say hi and have small talk with an artist, but please remember they’re also trying to sell. If you find yourself standing next to a table and eyeballing the artist for more than five minutes, please consider moving on. You’re taking up space and blocking traffic for the rest of the crowd.
Don’t engage in extended conversations
Following with the previous point, don’t suck up too much of the artist’s time. I’ve seen some cases where a person will talk with an artist for over thirty minutes. Customers are unwilling to stop a conversation to make a purchase, so don’t kill potential sales for an artist.
Don’t be weird
I think this explains itself.
Mostly, just use common sense! Be respectful and gracious to everyone you meet; and don’t impose yourself upon others.
I’ll be at AX with these cool people! Hope to see you there!
D39- Alex Ahad/o_8
Also thank you, Karen, for the map!
I am D42. D:
I’ll probably going to be drawing flat(er) chests for a while. Sorry!
So I got my books in! It’s an A5-sized book with 32 pages of full-color drawings, mostly from the collage earlier in the year.
They’ll be ready for sale by AX next week; people who are interested in purchasing them online will have to wait a bit, but expect updates on that soon.
I’ll also have the above two prints, as well as a fresh stock of the Kill la Kill ones I had from Fanime. Those sold out really quickly, so grab them as soon as you can!
I’ll be at table D42 at the Artist Alley, so look for me there with several of the people from Mechafetus/Lab Zero.
This is my OTP. Zero is really pretty! Still working on stuff; expect an update soon.