Wednesday, October 30, 2013

and on it GOES....






I only have about 3 shows left for the con season.  I am really looking hard at next year and expanding where i go, while possibly decreasing where i have been. After doing certain shows for a few years, i realized, i probably will not grow or gain anything more from doing certain shows every year. I had a bad experience with one show in particular, and attempted to resolve it in a peaceful manner, but was all but ignored.... A version of me from a different time in life would have reacted differently, did something or said something.... but the me of today looks at business and life differently. I handle certain things differently. It's business at the end of the day and even if it's crooked business, I can make choices that move me in a different direction. I don't even make my choices to try to get "even", i just strive to do better myself, and grow my overall brand and expand my reach for the success of what i do and the family i do it for. The example i set to the people i speak to, the people i speak for, and the people i will eventually speak with..... So with all that said, my usual show line up will see changes next year. Certain "regulars" with become every other year, while others i may drop all together. The ones that have been good to me, not just financially, but  the organizers behind them are just good people, will remain. Shows like Dave and Ricks Charlotte ComiCon. Its a 1 day show, but its fun, they treat everyone great, and have been very kind no matter what!! I will do that show as long as they have it and allow me to.  I treat every person who approaches my table at shows like they are the most important person i will meet that weekend. Even if i get busy, i try to not make anyone feel unimportant.   Or like they only matter as long as they are spending money, i honestly probably loose money sometimes because i talk with people who aren't buying just as much as those who are buying, making potential customers look over and think "he is busy i will come back" lol,  something i am working on, slowly, balance. But the point is, don't wait til someone becomes something greater to treat them great.... not so much me, but people in general. But the bigger reason for my change up is that some hows are the same for me or peeked at a certain point and are dropping down rather than increasing. So i realized that it is time to expand and go to locations out of my usual and see other places. I Did maybe 15 shows this year, a lot to some, nothing to others, but good for me. Next year i may decrease the conventions in numbers, but pick up some locations i have never been and hopefully expand my reach. I have hopes to return to Atlanta next year, see Texas, and maybe venture to Chicago twice in one year for shows.... Either way, the show goes on, i am also looking into appearing at some Colleges, something i haven't done in a while and something i have studied over time to handle better. I am also looking into art shows for next and putting some events together that expand what i am doing that isn't directly me drawing or coloring or designing, though all of those elements play a sweet part of it all.  Growth.....  it seems simple enough.  So anywho, forgive the long verbiage, Oh and the prints above are up for sale including 5 limited hand inked and numbered sign versions, as well as the traditional print @ 11x17 in size.....
speak soon,
wOlly
p.s.
i met a young lady who loves transformers and left her email to get copies of books sent to review, i may have emailed the wrong email but not sure, if you are reading this, email me to let me know i got the wrong email lol or the right one....




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