Today was Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) and I spent it at the comic book store Collectors Corner, Bel Air who graciously hosted Tristan and myself for this celebration of the sequential art.
A New Direction
We (Tristan and me) arrived early, set up, and got ready for FCBD – I had decided to use this day as a test of my new approach to my Teddy Bear Tales setup. We were going completely Teddy Bear themed with the art and prints, totally embracing the Teddy Bear mash-up (with some pop culture exceptions) and Tristan’s world. With Deadpool Bear, BatBear and the recent Star Bears piece.
The idea worked, and released from a confused pitch of showing regular human designed characters with my art, the prints complimented by books, everything felt more streamlined, and clicked. The day turned into a good day with nice turn over of prints and books. Plus I snagged some cool free books for myself.
Free Comic Book Day at Collectors Corner Bel Air turned into the most successful FCBD I’ve ever had and being able to spread the word about the Teddy Bear Tales to a new audience is priceless.
Thank you to Dave (Store Manager) for hosting us, thank you for Randy (Collectors Corner Owner) for letting me join their FCBD event, thank you to all the Volunteers who worked tirelessly to make all the Creators comfortable, thank you to Dan Nokes (Teddy Bear Tale Artist) for making the sharing of our small space easier, and thank you to everyone who picked up a Teddy Bear Tale book, or print today, enjoy the books, the prints and I hope you come back for more, and explore Tristan’s world further.
Today has been a Stonker 🙂