I haven’t added any new prints to my convention table in a long time. Way too long.
I mentioned a few months ago that I wasn’t sure if I’d do many conventions in the future and wasn’t sure if they were worth it. I’ve decided that for the time being they’re worth doing. For me at least. For some artists it doesn’t really add anything, I suppose.
In my case, I do make a bit of money. They help break up the monotony of working at home. And I do enjoy getting to see actual people that like my stuff. It’s almost like human interaction is important. Imagine that.
So I’m in the process (in addition to everything else on my plate) of updating the prints I have available. I’m also looking into some more merchandise of my work. Like pins, trading cards, etc. Different price points for passersby.
One way to keep from being overwhelmed by this is that when I do commissions I usually scan in the line work. That way I can go back and make some nicer colors and a more finished piece to sell as a print.
You have to look for ways to parlay one thing into another.3