I know it’s all cool and junk to hate Wizard World. But I gotta tell you, I think they’re awesome. And they treat me super-nice. I’m as excited for Wizard World Chicago as I used to get for Comic Con International.
I’ve got an awesome spot in Artist Alley — Table B-21 — right around the corner from the legendary Neal Adams. I’ll be doing two great panels, and I’ll have all of the Evil Inc books, The Webcomics Handbook, Phables, and original art on hand. Plus, I’ll be opening a commission list at the table for personalized drawings and sketchbook pieces.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
1:00-1:45PM WEBCOMICS 101 (ROOM 2)
Wanna start a webcomic? Sure. We all do. But where to start? Brad Guigar, author of “The Webcomics Handbook,” — the popular sequel to “How To Make Webcomics” — takes you on a step-by-step tutorial of setting up a site, using social media for promotion, and making money from your work.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
11:30-12:15PM PATREON PRIMER (ROOM 2)
Patreon has become the most significant force in comics crowdfunding since Kickstarter. Webcomics veteran Brad Guigar leads a guide to using Patreon successfully to fund your comics business.
Like I said, Wizard World has been very, very kind to me. The space I have for Artist Alley is waaaay more than I had expected. So much so, I’m a little unprepared for it. My little banner stand is gonna get lost in that 30 square feet of space. So, I’m putting the word out: If you live in the Chicago area and you have a lighting rig I can borrow from Thursday through Sunday, I’ll make it worth your while to deliver it and pick it up. Here’s what I’m looking for (minus the lights, of course).
I can use something like that to hang my extra-large convention banner from. It’s that big monstrosity the the rear of the booth set-up below. If you have any other ideas (the vinyl banner is gonna be too heavy for PVC pipe), feel free to shoot them my way.
If you’re a Patreon supporter, be sure to stop by and give me some feedback on Evil Inc After Dark, uncensored Courting Disaster and the other cool stuff going on over there.
PLUS… for the first time ever, EVEN MORE GUIGAR. My youngest brother, Jason, will be driving in from Bad Axe, Michigan, and spending a little time at the booth (when he’s not out drooling over the Knight Rider car, scoping Star Trek panels, and stuff like that).
And, ladies… He’s S-I-N-G-L-E.