CrockerConSmallWhen Long John made its first public outing, it was at last year’s Art Mix | Crocker-Con event held at the Crocker Art Museum in downtown Sacramento, California. I was kind of a last-minute addition and I scrambled to make the preview books for the show, but I went and it was a blast! Because of that, I’ll be going again this year, which will be Thursday, 10 September 2015 at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California from 5pm-9pm. Admission is free to members of the museum as well as anybody that shows up on cosplay. College students get a $2 discount. Otherwise it is the cost of the normal admission to the museum, which is $10. The official Facebook event page has all the information you need, and you can go to the museum’s website as well.

Perhaps because it’s a young show, perhaps because it’s at an art museum, but it really attracted an interesting and diverse crowd of people that helped to ease my own worries about making a western comic in an age of superheroes and genre mashups. Talking with all sorts of people about the comic showed how Long John as an idea stands out from the traditional western which harvested the attention of those who would say they don’t like westerns as well as those who do.

I didn’t have much to sell to potential customers last year, luckily a year has yielded some growth in the merch department. Here’s what I’ll have at my table:

  • Long John, volume I
  • Long John 11″ x 17″ poster
  • “Beam Me Up” Spock/Leonard Nimoy tribute print 8.5″ x 11″
  • “Doctor Cthulwho” print 8.5″ x 11″
  • Long John bookmarks (free)
  • A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes flyers (free)

I may develop some other items before then, but with school starting up and a lot of new responsibilities on that front this term, I’m not going to aim too high.

I look forward to this year’s event and I hope you can make it out to Crocker-Con if you’re in the area (or near it)!

Event Poster by Sean Sutter

Event Poster by Sean Sutter