OmegaCon Report

Lady and the Tramp Squid

Lady and the Tramp Squids by Meg Lyman

8×10″ graphite OmegaCon doodle; SOLD

OmegaCon was a first year fantasy/sci-fi convention in Birmingham. I had art in the art show and a table in the dealer’s room next to the Wandering Men. The dealer’s room was huge and fabulous and the turnout was phenomenal. The art show organization was abysmal, but it all worked out in the end.

I sold enough to cover my food and my half of a hotel room, which is more than I was expecting! Most of my sales were prints and originals. I took some older illustrations (~5 years old), because they were on-topic for a fantasy convention, and actually sold some of those old ones! It doesn’t hurt to try, especially if your prices are reasonable for older work (unless your old work is really horrible). I didn’t put any old art in the show – it was all in a binder at my table. I was pleased to see it sell but a bit hesitant putting old work out there, even if it was hiding in a binder.

What are your thoughts on selling older work?

4 thoughts on “OmegaCon Report”

  1. OmegaCon rocked! It should be better next year.

    The Wandering Men loved have Meg next to us! There was some great synergy. I herd there was a cowthulhu sighting? Any truth to the rumors?

  2. Sounds like a fun show. Older work? I was advised recently to enter my older work for a jury if it was under five years. Older is in the eyes of the beholder.

    I think the main thing is how much your work may have changed. Then again, when I look at my work which is 5 plus years old, I dislike somewhat poor technique, but I value good composition and content.

  3. it’s not MY fault the art show sucked… next year (if there is one) will be better. live and learn and all that jazz…

    old art: i cringe at everything more than a year old, but then i smile and ask for only a dollar for issue #1.

  4. You “herd?” *groan*

    I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Cowthulhu, since I haven’t seen the scan of it yet. ;)

    Casey, some of the old stuff I put out there was clearly a different style and a different “Meg.” I’m still struggling with balance between “it doesn’t represent me well anymore” and “$30 in my pocket is better than keeping that old thing.”

    I know it wasn’t your fault at all. I think you did a great job with what you had. And glad to know I’m not the only one peddling old stuff for cheap. ;D

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