I went to the Spectrum Fantastic Arts LIVE! event in Kansas City, MO this past weekend, along with Andrew MacLean, Toby Cypress and Alexis Zirrit. It’s the first year of the show and also OOSA’s first convention appearance, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I think it’s pretty safe to say that we had a great time.
We ended up getting a second booth due to a last minute cancellation. The guys had to customize it to meet their needs a little, but it made a great space for them to draw and meet people. Our other booth turned into more of a storefront where I could show off all of the OOSA artists and talk to people about what Out of Step Arts is all about.
It was hard to get away from the booth as much as I would have liked, but the convention center was full of amazing talent from what I got to see. I also met a bunch of great people that I had only interacted with online; artists, peers and other enthusiasts alike. The event organizers and volunteers all did a great job and were super easy to work with. They should be proud of what they accomplished. I hope they do it again in the future.
And P.S.: I know that a lot of people have talked about all of the great BBQ they had while in Kansas City, but unless they drove 30 miles to eat in a run-down area out in the middle of nowhere that housed the oasis of bar-b-q awesomeness that is Mr. Epps, then they don’t what the hell they’re talking about.
Spectrum LIVE! is just around the corner and we are getting excited for Out of Step Arts to make it’s official debut. Alexis Ziritt, Logan Faerber, Toby Cypress and Andrew MacLean will all be there, so come by booth #903 to chat and check out all of the books, original art and prints they’ll be bringing. And speaking of prints……
Since this will be OOSA’s first convention appearance and all, I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. OOSA artists Logan Faerber and Greg Ruth (who were both selected to be in the upcoming Spectrum 19) worked together to come up with this amazing piece just for the show.
We’ll have prints of this for sale, as well as the original, so be sure come see us and pick up this convention exclusive!
UPDATE: Regrettably, Logan Faerber had to cancel his appearance at Spectrum LIVE. I’ll still try to have some of his work on hand for everyone to check out, though.
Spectrum Fanastic Arts LIVE has released the floor plan for the event in May. We were given a great spot on the front row near Stuart Ng Books and comic book artist Ben Templesmith. That should provide us with a lot of traffic from comics-minded people. So, come by booth #903 and see us. Toby Cypress, Alexis Ziritt, Andrew Maclean, (and even though he’s not listed on the map yet) Logan Fareber will all be there with me.