Few people see the hard work behind the scenes to build a bookstore booth from scratch.
It starts back at the store in Torrance.. pulling and boxing stock and loading it onto a truck. Once the truck gets to the convention center... the boxes are hand loaded onto pallets and forklift drivers take them to the SNB booth location...
Stuart is known for rare items... like these exhibition catalogs below from the Art Ludique Museum in Paris.
Annette Marnat http://stuartngbooks.com/moana-and-the-ocean.html
and Claire Keane http://stuartngbooks.com/little-big-girl.html
Titles here included volumes from the Valerian Series http://stuartngbooks.com/valerian-2-the-empire-of-a-thousand-planets.html
On Saturday..photo below shows Stuart with guest artist Tony DiTerizzli signing at the booth.
Another photo at the signing.... this one taken by Stuart
After Comic Con closes at 5PM on Sunday.. the clock starts ticking for tear-down and load out. Again, our local helpers arrive to get the job done
Thanks to the support of con attendees, we are grateful to take home fewer boxes than what we bring. And the boxes we do bring back include new items. Stuart's customers who can't make it to Comic Con, count on him bringing back the best selection of sketchbooks from his many artist contacts.
San Diego Comic Con has exploded in growth and popularity over the years. While this is good news overall.. it does bring challenges. Logistics for doing the show... and expenses for both attendees and exhibitors.. have become more complicated. A full schedule of activities on the convention grounds... and the many FREE attractions surrounding the convention... all compete for the time and budget of attendees.