Last weekend’s Vancouver Comic Arts Festival was pretty much everything I’d hoped for, with one predictable exception: getting to exhibit for the first time meant missing a lot of terrific panels.

But thanks to some terrific and talented neighbours (Nikkie and Cam Woo, Alex Steacy and Patrick Wong), I was able to leave my patch of table to catch one panel I’d found particularly interesting: Best Foot Forward: Promoting Your Comics and Yourself.

Animated by Lucy Bellwood, the session offered advice and insight from Kel McDonald, Shannon LeClerc and Ken Steacy (Alex’s dad, as it turns out!)

Lucy has posted the session online, which is terrific – not only for comic artists, but for anybody thinking about how to better promote themselves and their work.

And if you’re the kind of person who needs something to look at while they listen, well, my friend, have I got the sketchnotes for you:

And speaking of self-promotion… there’s still a little merchandise left over from the festival! I’ll be posting shortly about a few STAGGERING DEALS that could be yours at STARTLINGLY LOW PRICES. (Cartoonists hate him! Vancouver man’s weird trick puts humorous cartoons right into your hands!!)