It went very well!
I had several high points at the show (the only downside was that it got progressively hot inside the building as the day went on; on the bright side, the crowd was very clean and kind, and fresh snappy dressers). But the show was incredibly easy to set up at with street side parking right in front of the doors, and no hassle getting in our out. The people who ran the show were super.
I signed at the Allen Spiegel Fine Arts Tables, and Barron Storey sat at my table and drew pictures the entire time. He was a lot of fun and we drew pictures at dinner afterwards (and he's having a gallery opening this Friday at the Society of Illustrators in NYC).
Director Darren Aronofsky came by my booth and picked up The Shy Creatues and also left with The Alchemy. Allen Spiegel introduced us and my conversation with Darren was high point of Saturday.
MC Chris came by the table and we talked about doing a new project together.
Lots of people at the show picked up a Kabuki book for the first time ever. The Alchemy was a hit there and I sold out of all them and the other books that I brought.
One of the coolest things was having a lot of artists come to my table that I had spoken to before and seeing their improvement over the years. It was really nice to hear people say that after they read The Alchemy they felt inspired and began doing their art.
It was pretty busy, so I only left my table once a day to go to the restroom, and there I ran into Adrian Tomine who I had met a few times before - and I let him know I was really enjoying his New Yorker covers.
Jose Villarubia came by and we got to catch up on stuff (there is a chance I may speak at his school in Maryland after I sign at the Baltimore show).
I met some cool cats from the board here at the show. A lot of people asked me about the new Philip K. Dick project I'm doing at Marvel, and The Alchemy hardcover was the hit of the show for me. The DVD was pretty popular too.
I felt like I met a lot of new readers. And Allen Spiegel kept introducing me to new children's book publishers.
Lots of great artists there. Good to see Dash Shaw and Becky Cloonan, who showed me their early work over ten years ago - and great to see that they have put so much effort into cultivating their work over the years.
A great show for people passionate about their ideas and books on both sides of the table.