Well, the stock is all ready for this Thursday.
Tom McNally's Semiotic Cohesion puts me at ease with sharks,
Daniel Merlin Goodbrey's All Knowledge Is Strange jolts wicked, poignant and mapped.
Jeremy Dennis' Scattered Leaves, comics that journey through time and mind.
Lambden and Powell's collected Tales From The Flat with character camaraderie in city suburbs and big layers.
My own assortments of recycled rage, with love, comedy and ESP from my life.
Felt Tip Market the name comes from author of Wasted Epiphanies'Deirdre Ruane Its good but not disposable a name. I'll be selling these comics at Gloucester Green Market, leaving just before 7am. Thats the hope. My emails and phone calls to the local council havent been returned and I'm going on the talk circulated with other stallholders. The person I spoke to in the farmers market assures me the antiques and arts bit operates alongside on the 1st and 3rd of each month.
Unlike those baby faced Camden boys with their covered market and probably a mention from Simon Amnstell, I'll be braving whatever elements are distributed. I havent a polythene top in case it rains sideways, I think hitting Staples or a bigstore for some delivery packaging. Got my tablecloth in the form of a spare bed lining and a pen and paper and some loose change. Theres a listing up on Oxford's Daily Info and pop up on the dreamingspires community in a bit.
I'll probably not Felt Tip Market next week unless the test flight is an overwhelming success. For those who missed my initial post, table costs at Oxford's Gloucester Green Market are 13pounds for a half (which would do) and presumably double for a table thats just huge. Now that I think back to Oli's planning, I ought to get those boxed comics into a wheely travel bag. A simpler weather protecter, and bus ride. I also should look for a burly man with clear address and directing skills.
Knowing the comics I'm selling is a big help, though most customers are best left with little persuasion to their own reading skills. Theyre not likely to grab me and squeel "Sell me a comic which comic must has now!" Or maybe they will. If that happens I'm primed to direct them.
I can say to them, John Robbins Sad Chemistry is like having free cartoons all_the_time, or Itch Publishing's Rubins, Hewes and Korsten have Japanese supermarket spirits ! Or, "A shirt and tie? In the office? A Caption T-shirt will win you a greater financial value!
And a reminder that you can buy many more of these exciting accessories to life um, there, there it is. With a special artist's take down party towards the end of the month.