The final day of Fan Fusion was a blast. I had so much fun! This whole event was a major boost to my self esteem and confidence in my art. So many customers stopped by just to ask my technique or compliment my style. It was amazing!
By far, Bakugou, Asui, and Denki did the best. I sold 22 copies of Bakugou alone! Good thing I like making My Hero Art! :D The 5x7 prints made up nearly 90% of our sales, and close to 70% of our total profit. Multiple people have asked why I didn't have an Aizawa, Stain, Deku, or Todoroki. Here is the simple answer: I should have. Lesson learned! I will definitely bring them to the next show.
Many people complimented or commented on Trevor Belmont, Vol'Jin, and Joker, but we didn't sell many of them (just one or two of each). I ended up taking most of the Rick & Morty prints and paintings off of the display, as I felt like they actually repelled customers. They would turn the card display, and when they reached the side with Meeseeks and Butter Robot, they would walk away. My suspicion was confirmed when customers started staying longer and looking at more prints. We didn't sell a single R&M print (I have 5 different ones) the entirety of the show.
***Side note: I love Rick and Morty, and this made me really sad. I hate that the fan base tends to be so toxic and awful.
We tried displaying the paintings both with prices, and without (after a tip from another artist at the convention.) Having the prices up seemed to fair much better for the canvases, as I believe customers took the lack of prices to mean that they were too expensive. We've all heard "If you have to ask, you can't afford it," right? I put the prices back up halfway through the day, and people started asking about the paintings again. All in all, we sold 4 canvases, making up about 25% of our total profit. Those four canvases nearly covered the booth cost, so selling even a few of them helps greatly.
I had a wonderful time this past weekend! I've never had so much fun working in my life. This has opened up a bunch of new doors for me and I'm super excited to see what's behind them. Thank you to everyone who visited and said hi! And thank you to all the people that supported the booth and made our weekend so successful. You've helped to make a dream of mine come true. I couldn't begin to tell you what this means to me.
Love you and DFTBA,