So I finished my second year at the Artist Alley and while I didn't any bad experience whatsoever, business wasn't as good as I expected XD Most probably because I was put at the back of the con, where most people can't even find us and that the competition was huge (there was a butt-load of Kill La Kill fan art). Apparently, family friends came to the con to see my booth but couldn't find me
Perhaps I'll have more success next year when there's less competition for the series of the year. My Attack on Titan prints got quite the attention, especially the Mikasa one XD (Yui Ishikawa as guest of honour). Eren was also surprisingly more popular than Heichou lololol But generally the merchandise that didn't sell well last year did better this year.
I'm mainly proud at how I handled my live commissions even though my bedtime is at 3 AM lolol. One guy was so impressed at how much effort I put in his commissions that he left me a 5$ tip! (If you're reading this, I want to say that it's been a pleasure and thanks a lot )
I also want to extend a BIG thank you to my friend Victoire, who doesn't have a DA account but I'll make you read this
Another thank you to my table buddies AyumiNazu
for lending me material when I needed it! ^_^;
Last but not least, I got to meet and talk with some really cool artists. Seriously, you're all very good and the art trades just made it all the more worth it
C'était un grand plaisir de vous rencontrer XD Espèrons que nous allons se revoir l'année prochaine. Je vais garder une copie de Saber cette fois ci XD
who sat across me, but we only started talking on the last day XDD It was very nice art trading with you. I'm happy you like my Levi print
We didn't talk much, but I was behind you when you were at the printing shop
We art traded!
btw I love your icon.TUMBLR ONLY you most likely won't read this, but whatev
mallius (art traded your dual KLK posters, which are frickin' epic), spookysketches (right side neighbour; traded AOT and an Aldnoah.Zero poster. I believe you're the only one I've seen that drew this series), 6-heures (I sat behind your table XD My friend also bought your Free x Jojo comic), madqueenmomo (traded KLK and my friend really loves your Space Dandy), Saucy McFuzzy (art traded), papricots (traded your Roly Poly Pokemon poster. It's the best).
I'm kind of at lost of what to do after Otakuthon.. Hopefully I can come back for 2015 and visit Anime North all the while. Now I have to look for a job and open commissions XD Anyone interested? I'll make a journal when I'm ready.