The Local Artist Sketch Day at the Spokane Community College last week went really well. There were five of us from the Spokane Comicsmiths' Guild there; we were scheduled for 2 hours and ended up drawing for about half an hour longer since there were so many people still waiting for sketches. There were quite a few people asking if we were coming back - we just told them to let the people in charge know they wanted us to do it again, so hopefully we'll be asked back.
The Emerald City ComiCon is in Seattle, March 13-14, and the Guild will be there en masse. We'll have a spot in Artist Alley (Tables A-16/17), where myself and 5 other members (Jay Gunter, Jesse Acosta, Matt Nelson, Rachel Green & Zephan Osiris) will be representing the Guild, selling merchandise and art, and taking sketch commissions.
In addition, we'll be right next to The Sketch Crew (Tables A-18/19/20), which has been a regular fixture at ECCC and features 2 more members of the Guild (Levi Skeen and Nathan O'Brien). Also, Guild members Lars Brown and Erik Thompson will be at their publishers' booths, Oni Press and Micro Brew Comics, respectively.
Emerald City is always a great convention, and this year looks to be no exception. We're all really excited about the show, and looking forward to both it and the Spokane ComiCon, which is on May 22. I'd encourage anybody who'll be at either show to swing by our table and say Hi, and see what Spokane creators have to offer the comics community.