What a weekend!
So Louisville Supercon was this past weekend. It was a show that was met with mixed reviews from attendees and artists/vendors alike, but at the end of the day I think everyone had fun at one point or another. When it's all said and done that's what it's all about.
The weekend was special for me though for a very different reason. This was the first weekend long show I have done since March and it was my first opportunity to "get back on the horse" after a long and grueling year both mentally and emotionally. I didn't know if I wanted to do this anymore, the grind of the show/convention schedule and the crazy pace of the weekend ahead. But you know what? Something pretty sweet happened. I was reminded why we as entertainers, storytellers or what have you, do what we do. We do what we do to entertain all of you. The fans of my work really came out in force (those that could logistically make it) to support me. It was truly humbling and eye opening.
I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know really what to expect but seeing all of the familiar faces of fans, friends and convention family really does remind me of why I love being part of this crazy, busy lifestyle. It fuels you. The weekend itself can be incredibly taxing but as a creator, the interaction and camaraderie just reinvigorates you and makes you want to create that next thing for everyone that you just met, for all of those people who just told you how much your work means to them.
So I wanted to take this moment to thank all of the fans of my work, those who just came on board this weekend as well as those who have been believing in what we're doing since the beginning of this journey. I could not and would not be doing this without your love and support. I'm mindful of what lies in the path of hard won lessons and missed opportunities behind me but also recognize the victories and the amazing moments that lie back there as well.
I'm looking forward to what we're all going to create together in the future, it's an exciting time to be an independent creator and I am on fire to get back to the work of entertaining all of you with stories, art and characters that you care about. I consider being a storyteller an honor of the highest degree because it is my humblest honor to offer you other worlds to escape to when you need a reprieve from this one.
So thank you all for the support, past present and future. Amazing things ahead.