Heading off to the New York comic con in October.
I’ve done the NYCC a few times before, but this is the first time in several years and so, I’ve been trying to get meetings set up and see if I can chat to various publishers, drop portfolios, etc.
I’m not expecting to come away with firm work commitments, but I am hoping I can chat to all the publishers that I think I would sit comfortably with and send them ongoing packets of work.
I’ll be working on this book I’m doing right for about six more months, but after that … nothing. So I’m trying to figure out how to land work before I need it, so when I need it it’s waiting on me. Up until now I’ve been able to secure work just through word of mouth and luck, but it’s easy for publishers to forget you exist – because every year there are new artists out there, and older ones looking for more work.
So that’s it. I’ll probably organise a signing at the 2000AD booth, and I’ll be certainly dropping by the Dark Horse booth (having just finished World of Tanks with them) and I’ll be dropping portfolios at various booths (it’s always a gamble, but DC, Marvel, Aftershock, and more are all open to portfolio drops).
If you’re in New York I’ll still be hanging out on twitter, and probably organising my day around it, if you like my work and want to commission a sketch for New York we can organise a pick up somewhere, I’m sure…