Friday, August 1, 2014
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 report!
And so, after days of travelling, I'm finally back home, sitting at my desk and able to write this here report.
SDCC was a complete success. Our plans to be ridiculous and have lots of fun by turning our booth into a ballpit paid off tremendously, and we got five incredibly entertaining convention days out of it. It's one thing to have a booth at Comic-Con, and it's another altogether to be in a ball pit, wearing a slutty robe, at Comic-Con. We had tremendous laughs and people really seemed to enjoy it. It called atention to our product and so I'd say that we have no regrets concerning our ballpit plans.
During those 5 days we met a lot of interesting people, and I got to meet some amazing artists, most of which were awesome. It's probably one of the best feelings in the world to get to meet somebody you admire and find out that they're not only skilled but also just great people. Sometime you also get that artist that just isn't all that nice. And it's sad, for sure. Dissapointing. But fortunately, there's plenty of artists to go around so you can get over those things quickly.
I'd like to thank all the people that stopped by out booth and supported us by either buying our products, jumping into our ballpit or even just saying hello. It puts tremendous smiles on our faces and it means a lot to us. Thank you all.
Today's comic is something I drew while at the airport, waiting for my flight back home (which was delayed, of course). We'll have our regular comics back on Monday, so don't worry!
It's good to be home, now let's get back to work.
NOTE: It's weird how people ask me to tell them about Comic-Con and eargerly ask about this or that which might've happened on the convention floor.
Let me tell you right now, I saw nothing. Really, I didn't. Sorry to dissapoint you, but it's true. I mean, I did see plenty of things, but probably not the stuff most people would be expecting me to see. I saw some cosplayers, met some people, and saw a few interesting things. But I don't have any fascinating stories to tell or interesting annecdotes about running into celebrities or such. This is because - as weird as it sounds - I went to Comic-Con to be seen, not to see. So I stayed at my booth most of the time and people came to see me.
I say all this because most people expect to read about how I met some celebrity or got an autograph or went to a panel. When really, all I did was stand at my booth and work.
Don't get me wrong, Comic-Con is an incredibly fun convention to be at and I hope to do it every year as long as I can. But it's not a vacation to me, it's work. And yeah, my job is awesome. But that's another issue entirely.