In the midst of all our preparations for San Diego Comic-Con International I’m flashing back (oh so far back) to 2006 – our f irst Comic-Con.
If you’ve ever been to San Diego for the premier pop culture event of the year you know how huge and overwhelming the massive show can be. In the summer of 2006 we were just starting to become Humerus and had only 1 shirt designed. We went to Comic-con to road test our idea.
There was no time to make an official appearance , but we did get shirts printed and walked around the floor with the only 4 Zombie Nixon for President shirts we had.
That was our learning year. In 2007 we had more designs, had some smaller shows under our belt, but couldn’t get a booth at the incredibly popular Comic-Con. Again we walked the floor in our shirts – talking them up to people, handed out flyers.
We caught the attention of George Romero who paid us a great compliment – He reviewed our product sheet and said “These are Fantastic!” I’m still proud of that undocumented quote.
They said it couldn’t be done, but last year, thanks to a last minute opportunity we got in! We expanded our line even more – and the crowd responded! We were the Zombie booth – with the big hit t shirt of the show – our Caution Zombie Crossing t shirt. Four rockin’ days of hanging out on the floor talking Zombie Humor with Zombie fanatics from all walks of life! We had a great time and were thrilled with the reaction to our stuff!
Now 2009 Comic-Con is almost here… (gulp) we’ve got a booth and we’ve got a lot to do… new stuff coming soon! I’ll keep blogging updates as the date approaches!
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