Since we’re in the heart of convention season, I figured take a minute to share a bit about my convention box in this guest post. Hope you enjoy!

Tyler’s Con Box Checklist

  • Thumb tax
  • Rubber bands
  • Binder clips
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Micron Inks (005 – 08)
  • Sharpies, Copic Multiliners, and other thick black inks
  • Silver/Gold Markers
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Altoids
  • Business Cards
  • Scissors
  • Colored Markers
  • Packing Tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Post-Its
  • Colored stickies
  • Convention change envelope
  • S-Hooks
  • Box cutter
  • Convention Ledger

So, what am I missing? Any convention “must haves” I should add to my box? Please chime in in the comments and let me know!


Tyler James is a comics creator, game designer, and educator residing in Newburyport, MA. He is the writer and co-creator of EPIC, a superteen action comedy, and Tears of the Dragon, a swords and sorcery fantasy. His past work includes OVER, a romantic comedy graphic novel, and Super Seed, the story of the world’s first super powered fertility clinic. His work has been published by DC and Arcana comics.

Tyler is the publisher and co-creator of ComixTribe, a new website empowering creators to help each other make better comics.

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