Alliance Chat 38


Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before!

In this podcast,Β we chat about Comics Are For Everyone, an experiment Dawn Griffin and three other all-ages comic creators tried recently at a convention in Philadelphia. The idea was to get two booths in Small Press instead of tables in Artist Alley and present all their all-ages books for sale under the banner of “Comics Are For Everyone.”

We are joined by Ryan Fisher of “Torchlight Lullaby”, Charlie Dowd of “Lilth Dark” and Lee Cherolis of “Little Guardians”.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages

A Picture is Worth… a lot of podcast babbling…


An early shot of our booth, before Charlie arrives with his books & Lilith dark banner.


Us knuckleheads.


Even Throg liked our prize wheel.


Books! (and a little sneak peek for you Z&F fans of something special in the near future….)


More Books! We were all about the books!


The print tower! Lee’s cutouts of the Little Guardians characters really grabbed attention.


The Meet the Artists table proved to be HUGE. It reminded people that WE are the artists behind the books, and as people watched Ryan watercolor, he talked up our books right around the corner.

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  1. Another great show- very interesting insight on the prize wheel! I thought about doing raffles before but it just seemed like a headache. Also, its very true that crafts are taking over ( i buy plenty at comic shows so im guilty) but i think people are just looking for more specialty geek items, and fashion/accessories is a great way to express your interests. My comics just dont..sell- but i have people buy all the jewelry i make of my characters (without knowing who they are).
    Also any chance of seeing a photograph of your booth? ^__^

  2. Sounds like you guys are onto something, forming a Con Group. The name ‘Con Artists’ comes ot mind there. ;`D
    Looking forward to hearing how this all works out at your next group con adventure.
    As for the wheel, adding to your already superb ideas, charge $10, or a 10 dollar purchase, for a chance to spin? That would cover the time it takes to make a very quick sketch (single character).
    Great show as usual people. <3

  3. Once again guys thanks for having me on the show. Casey and I had a blast in Philly sharing a booth with you all. Here’s to taking our roving circus of misfits on the road to another show sometime next year! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for having me back Byron and Dawn! I had a blast both on the show and at the con. I’m sure I said during the episode the show was socially more than worth it for me just for the camaraderie during the show. I’m more than willing to team up again.

    See you all at the next one!

    Also, invite me back on the podcast whenever you like. πŸ™‚

  5. Yeah, I’m cutting down on ‘comic’ and ‘anime’ cons for many of the insights mentioned. I do do a lot of prints but I love art and comics books. As a rare type, I’m starting to have more connection to others who love books like me. Still, I’d say that most of money comes from commissions, prints and bags.

    I won’t have a wheel at NYCC, but I’d like to have something like that, even if its to get ride of grab bags

  6. Hi guys, I just wanted to make a suggestion…

    Dawn had mentioned about having bags to sell since so many tables have free flyers but don’t offer any bags to put them in.
    I used to work at Six Flags doing caricatures and we put them in clear bags. This way while the customer walked around the park with the finished product in the clear bag, other people in the park could see the product. This got us additional sales from people inquiring “Where did you get that?”.
    I feel the same thing can be applied to your books and prints. πŸ˜‰

    • I’d like to add to what you said, Bill. One of my friends, a caricature artist, does the same thing only he has his logo and info printed on the clear bag. Not only can people see his amazing work, they’ve got the bonus of remembering who did it and how they can contact him.

  7. Great show and great idea with the combined booth idea. Thanks for posting the pics! looks like you had a lot o’ fun πŸ˜€

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