Hi there, it feels like I’m very late to the reporting party, but I’ve been more or less drained after my two conventions (SIS 2017 and Confuzzled 2017). However, i thought it could be nice with a short little blog post about each con, so I’ll start off with Stockholms Internationella Seriefestival 2017!
First off, me and 8 other awesome comic artists had an exhibition in Gamla Stan, starting on Friday! The vernissage was a success, a lot of people attended, and everyone seemed to have a great time :)
This was my part of the exhibition – my theme was SPEJS, space and fabolousness :) I’m still very much in love with the paintings I made, and even though I didn’t sell anything, I’m happy with the stuff I made :)
Saturday was the first day of the Small press Expo part of the festival, and I joined my friend Magic, whom I shared the table with, and we set up our table. I think it turned out nice, even though my side is very very cluttered lol :D
I really enjoy sharing a table, because that automatically gives you a table buddy that can help keeping an eye on your side of the table if you need to eat a sandwitch, take a toilet break and whatnot. Also, it’s really nice to have someone to talk to, and Magic was a really nice person to have a conversation with, which made the days go a lot faster than anticipated :D
The Saturday evening was spent eating out with some friends and watching the Tom of Finland movie – a very well spent evening :)
As I’ve been visiting this comic festival for about ten years (but not tabled every year), I’ve started to recognize a lot of other awesome indie comic artists (and usually they recognize me). It’s kind of like one big family reunion and I sometimes wish there were one more day of just hanging out more haha :D I’m also happy that I almost every year seem to learn to know someone new (or say hi to someone I’ve only talked to on twitter etc), so yay for that! :)
As always, I’m buying soo many new awesome comics during the festival! To be honest, I have barely started reading anything yet because wow, the first 6 months have really taken a toll on my energy reserves…but I’m really, really looking forward to reading everything during my vacation <3
I actually did sell pretty well during this convention, about as well as last year (even a little better heh), which was very surprising since it was the week before payday in Sweden and the weather was soooo good – who wants to be inside and buy comics when it’s the first sunny & warm weekend in Stockholm in like forever?! But yeah, people got the newest chapter of my comic SPEJS, and some people actually contacted me back and gave me some really nice comments about it afterwards, I feel so blessed!
For instance, Elisabeth’s loot video for Raidkommissionen, had a small notice about SPEJS #3, check it out!
Also, Karrey gave SPEJS some really nice words on twitter:
— Karin Rindevall (@karrey) 17 juni 2017
And that’s it from SIS17! I really enjoyed this year’s festival, even though it always feels a bit short! Next up will be a post on how Confuzzled 2017 went, stay tuned!
Dod you go to SIS this year, what was your impressions?