May is always a busy month, and this year was no exception: Free Comic Book Day, my first time at Motor City Comic Con, and my third trip to Cherry Capital Comic Con in Traverse City, Michigan.

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Cartoon commission. “Cute, insecure, cat, robot.”

This year at Cherry Capital Comic Con was my best yet. I had a few return customers from the past couple of years, which is always nice, and I cranked out a record amount of cartoon commissions (tiring out my hand in the process). 


The short “preview night” was Friday, which is always a gamble. I had a single sale, but in years past I’ve had more. The upside to arriving on Friday is I get all of my set-up finished and don’t have to do it Saturday morning. Plus there was the Drink and Draw event held in the resort after the preview night wrapped up.

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Random cartoon commission.

The downside to arriving on Friday is paying for another night at the resort, and the traffic at the preview night being a big question mark each year.

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Random Cartoon commission.


The big day! And a busy day too. I cranked out a lot of cartoon commissions throughout the morning and afternoon. I got to see some of the aforementioned returning customers again.

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Random Cartoon commission for a Doctor Who fan.

The highlight was Saturday night however, at the karaoke competition. Lots of fun, and silly songs. I really enjoyed all the post-show events held at the resort this year, it made it easy to hang out with everyone and partake in the good times.

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Cartoon commission. “Iron Man turtle.”


Sunday went pretty well. Like I said, I beat the last two years. I can happily say I sold out of my 11×17 Big Monster prints, so those are gone now (you can still buy one online, however).

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Random watercolor Cartoon.

Cherry Capital Comic Con continues to be a fun show, and it keeps getting better. I might need to limit how many days I actually stay at the resort, however. It is by far the most expensive show for me to attend (three nights at a resort really racks up the expenses, compared to other shows where I stay one night at a hotel or don’t stay at all). I went into more detail about this on Patreon.

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Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.

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