We survived the 15th International Comic Salon in Erlangen 2012 and we’re back home. First of all a huge THANK YOU to every one who was helping so bravely with our stnad, transport and supplies. It was a great festival, where we met a lot of artist and publishing colleagues. This year we could realise that the audience that is attracted by comics and comic art is is becoming larger and more diversified. So thanks to alle guest and their positiv feedback.
Because one shouldn’t avoid a challange, we chose the smallest car on the planet as our transporter this year. However nearly everything fit in and Mrs. Fürstenau was stashed professionally and space-saving.
This time we wanted to build a variant version of our patented cardboard booth. But first we had to assemble nearly 50 cardboard boxes.
While Mrs. Fürstenau is already rolling up her sleeves, Mr. Meier is standing around still aimlessly …
… only to transform our booth into a pile of crap just a couple of seconds later.
Luckily we could trust Ms. Röper’s cleverly devised behind the scenes stacking system.
Nearly done! Finally time for beer and “coq au vin”.
The calm before the storm. The colleagues came to rummage in our stuff quickly before the gates opened.
And Mr. Meier still had some time to pick at his fingernails.
On Thursday our first reading was passed with flying colors: star artist and voice wonder Thomas Wellmann performed his new comic book Renés Meditations with great acting talent and passion. It was a blast.
A lot of people were interested in our books and booklets, …
… certainly just because of the formidable selling skills from Ms. Redlich.
In the end we had many happy readers. That’s what we wanted to see!
Sandra Brandstätter and Sebastian Koch, who ranked #2 with their Neufundland magazine at the Comic Clash, visited our booth as well …
… while Mr. Meier pretended to draw.
Next to all the great exhibitions amongst others by Winsor Mccay, Lorenzo Mattotti, Charles Burns, David B., Tonto and Spiderman there could be seen some original drawings from German newspaper strips published within the past two years. Part of that were also some pages from Michael Meier’s Inferno, that was printed in the Frankfurter Rundschau from 2010 to 2011.
It was a lot of fun and we’re already excited about 2014, because after the Comic Salon is before the Comic Salon.