Look At My Stuff!"
This is a documentary due to be filmed at Wizard
World Chicago 08. It's primary goal is to document the trials,
tribulations and wierdness that goes along with being an Artist's
Alley Exhibitor at this major comic book and media convention
don't know about you, but one of the most exiting things to do
at Wizard World Conventions is browse the Artist's Alley. Even
before I was "In the business" of comics and displaying
my own works at Artist's Alley, I spent a lot of time there perusing
new artist's work, looking at fresh new comics being self published
or published under REALLY small press. I talked one on one with
people who could be the hottest creators of tomorrow, if only
given the chance.
of them are just doing it for the fun of it, some are trying desperately
to make a profit, or start their own publishing business. Some
are hoping to be recognized and hired by the likes of DC, MARVEL,
Image, Darkhorse etc... Others are just hoping to be able to sell
out, and make off with some cash when a major publisher buys their
I tell you from experience, it's a long hard road for many of
them, especially those who have day jobs, families to feed and
too many other things that keep them from diving in feet first
as a profession. Some are starving artists... literally. Others
may be doing well with a day job, but desperately wish they could
be doing comics and art for their living.
after over 5 years of the Artist's Alley experience I decided
to document some of the trials, tribulations and general weirdness
that is the life of an Artist Alley exhibitor.
I'll be filming candid and staged interviews with Artist's Alley
exhibitors and professional badge holders, walk
throughs of the entire Artist's Alley, and of course the parties
I am lucky enough to happen across. Parties are a big deal for
the Artist's Alley exhibitors and professionals, because that
is where some of the most lasting inter-exhibitor and inter-industry
networking can be done.
you are an Artist's Alley Exhibitor or a Professional Badge holder,
and would like to be interviewed for this documentary, contact
me via the PM system, or stop by the Kaosfield Studios table at
WWC's Artist's Alley in June. If you see me walking around with
my camera and a microphone, say hello to me.
also plan to do some candid interviews with patrons of the Artist's
Alley, asking your opinions on some of the work you've seen there.
So stop me if you see me. I'll have my CaelynTek Video Productions
badge right under my Convention Badge.
documentary will be available for purchase on DVD online when
it is finished, and at the Kaosfield table at WWC 2009. Short
previews of it will be available for viewing on Youtube as well.