So I know it's short notice, but I've added another convention to my schedule. On Sunday, March 30th I'll be at the INDYpendent Show in Indianapolis, IN. I'm going to this as part of my attempt to focus on smaller shows and shows closer to where I live.
The INDYpendent Show isn't your typical con, as it's focused on independent comic producers, and I think it will be a lot of fun. Besides my normal excitement to get my work out in the public more, this is going to be a really fun opportunity to see what other artists are producing in my local region.
Because it would be nice to talk about comics with other creators for once. I haven't done that for a while.
Anyway, it's a small one day show, but admission is only $3. You should totally come down if you have the chance and say hi to me. Because that would be awesome.
You know you want to be awesome.
I may be adding more Indiana dates to the calendar down the road, but nothing major. There are a couple of attempts at creating large "Comic Cons" in Indianapolis this year, but I want to see how successful they are before I ever try and get a table at them. Right now their prices are justifiable if they're big shows -- but with no attendance history, it's hard to see if that will pan out.
So I'm taking a wait and see approach.
The con scene in Indiana is still so alien compared to where I came up in Wisconsin. I see attempts to build it out and do more with it, and shows like the INDYpendent Show are a step in the right direction.
But there's a reason I still drive up North four times a year.