Rhomboid (major & minor) Stretch

Rhomboids often tend to become under used and weak, adding to the slumped shoulders/hunched back posture associated with poor sitting habits and can sometimes be the culprit when experiencing burni…

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Rhomboid (major & minor) Stretch

Rhomboids often tend to become under used and weak, adding to the slumped shoulders/hunched back posture associated with poor sitting habits and can sometimes be the culprit when experiencing burni…

Source: Rhomboid (major & minor) Stretch

Self-Publishing: Going to Comic Con

This is the last of the Comic Con experience feel free to see the other Blogs at caedar-writing-artwork.com. Normally I post this Saturday. I will repost it in a couple of days for those who migh…

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Self-Publishing: Going to Comic Con

Self-publishing: Table at Comic Con

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Pre Set-up for Kitchener Comic Con April 2nd 2016

My brother Andy suggested we do a pre-set up.

T-shirts on racks; posters by Ian G.; posters in frames; and books with business cards in front.

Hidden is a price list, calculator, and cash box.

 

This was not only the first time with a table at Comic Con but my first time ever going to a Comic Con, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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2016 Kitchener Comic Con table

Our table:  caedar-writing-artwork.com

This my stressed out look because I have no idea what’s going to happen now that we’re here.

I have to say the other vendors were very helpful and I learned a great deal from their displays.

Penney's Steampunk General Store penneys@bell.net
Handmade jewelry. Penney’s Steampunk General Store penneys@bell.net.

This couple makes jewelry.

Underworld Larp PR@LARP.CA
Live Adventure with Underworld LARP pr@larp.ca.

This group does live D&D weekends.  www.LARP.ca

Knightmares & Daydreams rotaruc@msn.com
People loved this stand. Knightmares & Daydreams rotaruc@msn.com.

Knightmares and Daydreams

facebook.com/knightmares-daydreams

This couple were our neighbors and very friendly and very busy for most of the day.

We didn’t make a lot of money but we had a great time meeting people and other vendors.  What we did learn was, most people who go to Comic Con want to buy books or comics of pre-established companies, such as, Marvel and DC.  They want to be able to dress up like the characters they read about.  Finally, we should have dressed up like the characters.

A table for 2 is more expensive (it was $100 for Kitchener Comic Con this year) but I would recommend you get a table for 2.  When it’s slow you have someone to talk to and you have someone to watch the table if you need to use the facilities or take a lunch break.

Next Up!  Writing a story for Young Adults:  Healing The Temple Of The Soul

Self-Publishing: Comic Con: T-shirts

For those who missed this Blog. Its a continuation of preparing for Comic Con with self-published books, T-shirts, and Posters.

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Self-Publishing: Comic Con: T-shirts            September 21, 2016

Kitchener Comic Con was April 2nd of this year.  It was around February when I decided to get a table.  Not a lot of time to design and order books, business cards, and T-shirts.

The more colours, the higher the cost; so I went with two colours for each T-shirt.  Ruby is black and red (on a white T-shirt) and Sylvia is black and green (on a white T-shirt).  I focused more on the artwork and less on the sayings.

Leah Weir wearing both Ruby and Sylvia from the Children of the Myth Machine T-shirts

DSC_1593 My helpers Andraya and Kaitlyn between a girl who lets you sign your name on her arm. The girls wouldn’t tell me who the girl was, said I wouldn’t understand.

My helpers Andraya and Kaitlyn wearing T-shirts with mysterious girl.

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Taylor Norris, RMT and me wearing the…

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Self-Publishing: Comic Con: T-shirts

Self-Publishing: Comic Con: T-shirts            September 21, 2016

 

Kitchener Comic Con was April 2nd of this year.  It was around February when I decided to get a table.  Not a lot of time to design and order books, business cards, and T-shirts.

 

The more colours, the higher the cost; so I went with two colours for each T-shirt.  Ruby is black and red (on a white T-shirt) and Sylvia is black and green (on a white T-shirt).  I focused more on the artwork and less on the sayings.

Leah Weir wearing both Ruby and Sylvia from the Children of the Myth Machine T-shirts

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My helpers Andraya and Kaitlyn between a girl who lets you sign your name on her arm. The girls wouldn’t tell me who the girl was, said I wouldn’t understand.

My helpers Andraya and Kaitlyn wearing T-shirts with mysterious girl.

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Taylor Norris, RMT and me wearing the T-shirts for our Health and Exercise Blog twhealthhumor.com

Most people felt comfortable wearing the Sylvia T-shirts.

 

I went with 4imprint for the Sylvia T-shirts and R&S Screening Inc. for the Ruby T-shirts.  Both these companies were great.  They asked for a download of the art and lettering and e-mailed me a copy to make sure it was correct.  PDF is generally accepted and the more pixels the better.

 

Some things to consider is:  who will wear the T-shirts; is it the artwork or the logo and sayings that should be dominant; what are the preferred colours?  What sizes are the most common and should they be generic or male and female and do you want T-shirts, polo-shirts, etc. printed.

 

Get a few T-shirts made if you can or print them yourself before doing it en masse.  I had very little time to prepare; take your time to figure out what will sell.

 

Next Blog: what else you’ll need

Comic Con, Kitchener: Posters

September 19, 2016

If you are using artwork, the larger the reproduction the greater chance for graininess.  A graphic artist can only do so much.

20×66” or 51×66 cm Poster             5.5×8.5” or 14×21.5 cm Book Cover

I was very lucky to have the posters done by Ian G.  They’re photographs so the actual posters are brighter than what you see.

These pictures are from pre-display set-up (another Blog).  The posters giver you a better idea of how they actually look.

What we found was that Ruby, when blown up past a certain point, looked grainy.  Sylvia, because Randy (the artist) drew mostly her head on 11×14” (28×35.5 cm) paper whereas in Ruby, on the same size sheet, he drew the Queen’s entire body with background.

Ian made a number of samples and sizes.  My brother Andy, put them up on a wall and asked people to say what they liked, based on first impression.

We also made 8.5×11” (21.5×28 cm) posters in both colour and black and white for Sylvia and Ruby with just colour.

Next Blog is designing T-shirts and getting them printed this coming Saturday…

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