Comic: Selling our comics at a convention in Tokyo

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A couple of weeks ago, Ryosuke and I sold our comic books at an independent manga/comic convention in Tokyo.

I had been twice before – but actually selling books at this convention was a completely different ball game. I learned a lot and met quite a few interesting people… but it was a looooooong day.

Ryosuke got bored around hour 2, taped a bunch of comics onto his body, and went running around the convention. Hahaha.

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I got into the writing business by accident. Now I live in the countryside near Tokyo with my husband, Ryosuke, where I draw comics, blog, and make videos about our daily life. Contact: Website | More Posts

14 Comments on Comic: Selling our comics at a convention in Tokyo

  1. At least he didn’t make paper airplanes out of them … although people still might unfold those and read your comics!

  2. he should take off his shirt and stick them to his six-pack, now that’s a commercial :D

  3. *squints at shirt* Haven’t seen that one… *squint reads…fails…*

  4. 2 hours is pretty long he did well XD That is a great experience this convention thing!

  5. Go figure, Ryosuke though is a ball of fun and I think that everything he comes up with is just to help you love him even more! You both are great together! And I would have to agree, I would have loved to have seen a picture of him running around with comics taped to himself.

    But just remember even if you feel like you are getting stressed and need to take a break from blogging or vlogging, that we as your loyal fans/readers are here for you and want to to take breaks; plus take time for you and Ryosuke! <3

  6. Was it on a Sunday? I can easily go to Tokyo on Sundays. Need to know about these things before they happen, though!

  7. I can understand your husband. I get bored just waiting at the supermarket while my wife shops and end up wandering off and generally doing embarrassing gaijin stuff (embarrassing for my wife, that is) like taking photos of food items, playing at the pachiko machine nearby and pretending I know what I’m doing, and so on. She only takes an hour or so to shop. I can’t imagine longer than that…

  8. ooh, that sounds like a brilliant idea for advertising! taping books onto your body and running around the convention XD
    Did it work…? lol
    You should write more on this experience: about the process, what to/ not to expect… lol

  9. Pics or it didn’t happen, haha jk!!

  10. Shingo Nakatani // 28 May, 2015 at 10:46 pm //

    Dear GRACE,

    Good afternoon.

    Just in case….

    An e-mail from WordPress links your latest blog in wrong web address (as below). The correct web address is not difficult to figure out if you know the convention in WordPress, but…

    Some people may not be able to figure out…

    All the best,

    Shingo (Wrong) (Correct)

  11. That’s pretty funny. Is there a picture somewhere?

    More importantly, did Ryosuke’s advertising steer more people to your booth?

  12. パンダ // 28 May, 2015 at 10:26 pm //

    But the main question is: Did you record it is sounds cool >o<

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