For those who aren't familiar with the comic-con circuit, Wondercon is a pop culture convention in southern California. It's a bit of a vagabond as it moves from city to city, and this year was no exception as it relocated to Los Angeles after being in Anaheim for several years.
This was our third year of exhibiting at Wondercon. It's one of my favorite shows to do from the fun perspective, even though the cost of exhibiting there has grown faster than a radioactive kitten at a tuna farm. When taking travel expenses in to account, it's slated to be the most expensive show that we do this year.
So how did it go? Well, four of our top five best sellers featured cats, three of them featured skeletons, and two of them featured outer space. The best performer, Six Feet Under, includes all three! These are my favorite painting topics so I'm happy to find a tribe at Wondercon that shares my sensibilities.
Our seven new metal bookmark designs also made a strong debut at the show. They are pretty, they are durable, and oh yes, they are shiny!
Wondercon is moving back to Anaheim for 2017, and I regret to say that I don't know yet if we'll be able to attend. The dates are in conflict with another show that we want to do, and Wondercon's growing popularity promises to drive exhibiting costs even higher in the coming years.
For now though that's a problem for another day. We're in the middle of a two-week break between shows, and I'm relieved to be back to painting, at least until the next outbreak of radioactive kittens.
About the Author
Annie Dunn is the artist behind Chaos in Color. She's been a digital painter since 2003 and a scrap paper doodler for her entire life. She's kind of nutty about cats, has an odd affinity for skeletons, and likes to watch period movies on Netflix.