So, Now that the roars of the crowd, the stink of the Fanboys, and the overall ache of it all has subsided, it's time we talked about how did San Diego Comic Con go?
It's the most fun punch in the nuts an indie publisher can do.
Here we go:
Overall the Con was a success, though, a hard won battle for sure. SDCC, as we all know, is the mecca of the media surrounding comics. Notice I didn't say the mecha of comics? No, I would hold that to New York COmic COn actually, but this is not to dismiss San Deigo COmic COn in any way, but to better understand it: It's a media Convention, this is the pump, sell, buy, and trade in Intellectual Properties. Boom, that's it. It happens to surround comics, but it really, REALLY, REALLY0FUCKING)LEEE doesn't have anything to do with them. not anymore. Sure we can point to the Mile High thing, about them pulling out but it's not about that anymore. It's about Marvel and DC Movies, and Netflix shows and Toy Exclusives and a bunch of other shit that many fans love, but for some of us if not all indie creators we roll our eyes at ( unless you are on the other side of that) so it's hard for me to believe, people still measure the con at dollars and cents here.
I heard some creators out there pissed about it, for sure, considering the amount of money poured into just having a booth there (Ours was $3000) but to even think for a moment you are there to make some massive dump of cash, sorry Charlie this is China Town.
We hooked up with KECHAL COMICS, another local South Florida Publisher who do an amazing book like TART and UNDERWARS with Kevin Joseph and Christopher Brennan, who were great to room with, great booth mates. Obviously, it was John and me because, hell we're the mouths of Creature, that's for sure.