Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recap: Handmade Mart

Last Sunday, May 31, 2009 Curls Studio participated in the first ever Handmade Mart on Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland. This was our first big craft show where we had to fill a full 10' x 10' tent. In order to fill space and have our area interactive I thought to display my Curls greeting cards in the sky on a clothesline with pins. I really give a pat on my back for that idea, because it's pretty clever although one person mentioned our space was not very tall friendly!

We had a great time interacting with people who weren't accustomed to or where shocked to see indie comics at an event like this. Children seemed to be especially excited, but were often shot down by their parents who said comics were not for them. Sadly, we still need to educate certain people that some comics are all ages. Specifically our Kid Roxy books! Come on people... the characters are in 8th grade!

A man near us was proclaiming the world to end on May 21, 2011 and we watched so many people argue with him. He was singing about it too. If I knew the world was going to end, I would not be standing around with a sandwich board sign on my body announcing it. There were a lot of entertaining people and activities going on along with huge gusts of wind. When it got windy Joe and I had to hold down our comics and tent, but luckily we held down the fort well and enjoyed our time at Handmade Mart. Hopefully we introduced a new audience to our products.

For more photos, visit our Flickr site (curls-studio2).

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