Premium CAF Members will have early access to Comic Art Live
beginning at 11AM EST on Saturday May 21st, allowing them to purchase artwork or get on commission/sketch lists 2 hours prior to the general public.
Exhibiting at Comic Art Live will be open to anyone who is a Premium Member
and/or current Advertiser
on ComicArtFans.com. The Show will be hosted on ComicArtFans.com and will have separate virtual Exhibit Halls for Original Comic Art Dealers, Collectors who are selling artwork, Artists and Vendors. An Online Preview of Exhibitors will be posted later this week.
To guarantee excitement for this event, we expect that the artwork an Exhibitor chooses to offer for sale during Comic Art Live be either new to the market
, priced to sell
, or created specifically for the Show
. If you're a vintage Comic Art Dealer we encourage you to set a few pieces aside for the Show, and Original Comic Art Rep’s could schedule a portion of an art drop to happen in their Comic Art Live Booth and have their Artists create pre-drawn artworks to sell during the Show. Comic Art Collectors who are exhibiting could display new artworks for sale from their collection and post additional artworks at a reduced price. The choice is up to you on what to bring, but trying to sell artwork that has been on the market for a while will most likely not result in a sale.
We are also providing Booth opportunities to related businesses not selling fixed priced artwork, like Auction Houses, Comic Art Restorers, Archival Suppliers, Publishers, Not For Profit Charities and Organizations, and even other Comic Art-Centric Conventions. We'll work directly with these Exhibitors to set up their Booths for this Show. We will also be streaming Panels and Artist Interviews, in which Artists will interact with Attendees through a moderated video stream, so they can sell pre-drawn artworks and accept commission requests - just like they normally would at an in-person event. If you feel that you fit into any of these categories or have questions, please contact us
. The only requirement to participating in this first Show is that you must either be a premium member of CAF or an active advertiser on our website.
Attendees will be able to chat directly with Exhibitors using Facebook Messenger
. They will also be able to send Exhibitors an Email.
We are developing the Comic Art Live platform to become a stand-alone site for hosting future Comic Art Conventions, with the ability to mirror the Shows directly on CAF just as we're doing for this inaugural event. This will allow us to rent this platform to other businesses and entrepreneurs, so they would be able to host their own Comic Art Shows online through the platform site or their own domain, as well as on CAF. Convention Hosts utilizing this platform will be able to choose their Exhibitors in a configurable environment, and we envision virtual Shows selling Exhibitor booth space to cover the expense of using this platform.