The Bristol International Comic and Small Press Expo will be the first convention I have ever been to. And I’m going to it with the aim of pitching Displaced to a few small publishers…
Maybe a little nervous is an understatement.
I’m off to the printers later to see about finally ordering my business cards for next week (after having them review the design). And I’ll probably be there again in less than a week’s time asking them to print off sample artwork, synopsis/outlines, sample chapters and a couple of full bound copies of the actual full version of Displaced.
And before I go to Expo, I’m planning on having a working FB page up for the graphic so that people can oogle at art work and the such like. Obviously once that’s sorted I’ll be linking to it here and everywhere.
There’s about five publishers, who after looking at their websites, it may be worth me approaching at the Expo to see if they would be interested in the graphic novel if it was to be fully illustrated. After all, I don’t see much point in asking my artists to do all of the art work for a 250 pages plus graphic novel, only to be told that it needs some serious further editing, despite Paul’s and mine’s best efforts.
Currently, I am unsure what my stomach will be doing on the train up to the Expo. I think I’m going to have to dig out some motion sickness pills and take those. Nervous butterflies and travel sickness can’t be a great combination, I’m sure.