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Ponce Comic Bazaar 2015


So this year it was my third art convention and this time I went far beyond! After many bs that life seems not get tired throwing at me, I managed to organize and do everything on time. On Sunday, November 22, at 2 am, I got released from my job, to then arrive at home sleep for 3 hours. By 6:30 am got picked up by my partner and on 7:40 am we arrived to the place.

My table is all set up, all organized but still needs more improvement and merchandise!

My table is all set up, all organized but still needs more improvement and merchandise!

The Excitement Begins!

While I was setting up my table, I noticed that someone was greeting us one by one, it was the father of the manager of the event. He greeted me with a huge smile and awarm hand shake. A few minutes later the owner passed by my table and greeted me. We had a nice conversation about the arts and it’s development on our island, creativity and copyright issues. We shared our opinions and experiences with life and conventions, all I can say is that we both agreed on a specific subject…

I wish that art festivals and such events promoted more often the originality and creativity, because people rely so much on fanart these days.

I don’t have an issue with it nor supporting the artist for doing it. I’ve done a few fanarts for fun by giving it all the love and recognition it deserve. What I find unfair is that in order to people notice you and recognize your potential, you must do tons of fanarts, but I will leave this here and discuss it another proper time.

Sadly I can't remember the artist, but her work consisted mostly on minimalist, iconic characters | Mini Yoda!

Sadly I can’t remember the artist, but her work consisted mostly on minimalist, iconic characters | Mini Yoda!

My Experience and Perspective

Most of the participants were kiosk with general merchandise. A few were artists and we were scattered in different places, unreachable one to the other. These kiosk were a huge competition because they sold from general items to reproduce artworks; which can cause an impact to your sell flows. For me it went smooth, made new clients and allies, established some connection and even sold most of my merchandise, which helped me out to upgrade my tools!

 

Met amazing people who had crossed their country to come by this event. We shared conversations about work, struggles, careers and have the possibility to study to other countries. It was an amazing experience!

Broke but Satisfied!

Now I know what it feels like to have $20 on you and be able to buy 3 items only! I gotta say, you have to respects artist’s prices because these troopers worked endlessly to have their products ready. Anyway I set a limit to my budget and my money supported those artist by buying these beautiful pieces at the event.

Sticker creatures by XenoHybrida ART

Sticker creatures by XenoHybrida ART

stuff art

Pretty girl by Grrful | Acrylic delicious bunny from Grrful | Rilakkumma Sparkle Ring

Ponce Hilton Hotel means perfect view and sensation.

Ponce Hilton Hotel means perfect view and sensation.

Good Times

After the event my partner and I celebrated our triumph in the hotel with empty stomachs. First we headed to contemplated the relaxing view. We are so used to work under pressure in our company that sometimes we forget to relax a little.

Crab Salad | Shrimp Tempura and Volcano Roll and Freid Ice-cream

Crab Salad | Shrimp Tempura and Volcano Roll | Freid Ice-cream

I suggested to try the Fried Ice-cream for once. I think my partner dreams about the dessert because she goes nuts about it. We loved every byte even though it left us craving more for it. After that we headed back to our place which took us another hour or so. By 10 pm I was back home with my luggage, was quite tired but had fun. I’m proud of myself for making big steps and been independent. I’m still setting my eyes to another long journey for the sake of my passion and desire!



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