Well the May MCM has passed and it turned out to be a great event for me personally.
It was my second MCM, but this time, I was showcasing just my artwork along side my friend and RS member TH Yu. I was told in the past that the spring/Summer London MCM’s are much busier events, and I can tell you, it was nothing like I experienced in the past. It was so busy on day one! the first couple of hours were slow but once the crowds built up, so did interest. The response of my work were very positive, which I really appreciated, and sales were good. I was also commissioned by a visitor to do a sketch of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, which was fun for me to do as I love the MGS series! I was also in conversations with visitors doing research on the event to possibly join in the future, or had portfolios/initial comic artwork/stories that they wanted advice on or information. I was happy to offer what info from my own experience as I could as I was very much in that some position starting out and in some ways, I’m still learning as I go myself. There was also the possibility of future collaborations, which I always love to be involved in exciting projects I was basically at the table from start to near the end, when I got the chance to stretch my legs haha.
Day two was much quieter and sales were decent, and had the chance to get a better look about the event.
Overall it was a great weekend, with commission artwork being the most popular from most exhibitors, and the increased popularity of video game characters. Cosplayers turning out with the most impressive costumes as ever, and a good line up of celebrities from TV/film and comics turned out. As tired as I was at the end of it all, it was fun and well worth it, so I hope to do it again.
Ciao for now Peeps.