Getting my ass in gear for Illuxcon now... man the time snuck up on me. I ran out of time to make any new originals, but I spent the past couple days ordering a set of 2-sided bookmarks for giving out/selling and promotion. Since I'm fairly new as a freelancer, it will take some time to research and collect promotional and sellable items using my art. I plan on eventually making t-shirts and prints, but in the short term hopefully this makes my showcase table at the convention not too bare. Since I have to take 4 planes to get to Altoona, Pennsylvannia, I'll likely just take a carry on and avoid luggage disconnect. This limits what I can bring, but with 7 2-sided bookmarks I will have 14 images floating and promoting me, which should be effective.
I like using online printing services. They are cheap and offer simple solutions and good variety of options. Since I live in the backyard of the oil industry, anyone with a grade 7 education makes 100k a year here, so I don't even bother looking into expensive local services.
Check out the newest Ninja mountain podcast for some chat on Illuxcon: http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/2010/10/episode-84-illuxcon-is-nearly-here.html
And another one that mentions me for 1 millisecond...
It's gonna rock!!