Last weekend, for the first time since November of 2019, I went to a convention and sold comics and books and stuff. Well, not stuff since I didn’t have any stuff for sale. I had bookmarks and business cards, but I gave those away instead of trying to sell them.
I, along with the owner of Hadithi Sambamba Comix – Brian “Bigger Lion” Daniel, went to the Motor City Black Age of Comics. On Saturday, all my finely honed elevator pitches I use to entice people to pay attention and buy stuff turned into random syllables which may, or may not, have resembled words. I was never so nervous in my life. Everything was new again. I stared at my books and comics like I’d never seen them before.
By the end of the day I finally found my groove. On Sunday I was my usual mix of a force of nature blended with a toddler on meth.
All in all we had fun. It felt good to reunite with old friends, make some new ones, see my family whom I haven’t seen since the pandemic, and generally get my feet wet and begin to rejoin the human race.
Last week I told you about the tone reel being done by Freddy Noriega from Fredits. I even shared an unfinished version with you. Much to my surprise, several of you wrote me to offer solid advice on how to make it better. Others just seemed impressed and happy to finally see progress. No matter what, all comments were appreciated.
If you want to see the final cut, JUST CLICK HERE and enjoy. One important note, it does contain graphic violence and brief nudity, so maybe don’t share it in your local house of worship, at your job, or anywhere near children.
That being said, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that playing it on a large screen with killer sound truly enhances the experience. Freddy really went the extra mile for us.
I’m going to be taking next week off to spend some time with my lovely bride and work on the script for the pilot. Also, in my copious amounts of free time, I’m assembling a Pitch Book. That’s a visual synopsis of the story which contains incentives for investors to invest. Not financial incentives, anything like that only happens with lawyers in the room, but valid reasons why someone should chuck several million dollars at my idea. Believe it or not, there are some.
If you click the Pitch Book link, be advised it’s not ocmplete but it is a large PDF file you can scroll through. Don’t look at it on a phone. It’ll be a waste of your time.
Until next time, thanks for being here.