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I'm a multimedia artist with a creator-owned illustration project -- for those of you who show in galleries and exhibit at comic conventions and the like -- What tactics have you employed that you may feel are useful to others?

I'm a resident artist at a gallery in the small city I grew up in -- I exhibited at NYCC last year, have shown in galleries across CT and in Brooklyn, New York -- reaching your target audience is extremely arduous, and I feel the internet is only a useful tool once you've gathered a sizable audience outside of this cyberverse. Cyberverse is good for research, but not for building a target audience, because attention on instagram and the like don't translate to sales unless your followers are buyers -- What are some of the tactics you've employed to build an audience?

The shows I've done have garnered me a lot of attention, because I'm very talented, but that attention is short-lived -- and big conventions like NYCC are too expensive to make a profit for artists with creator-owned projects -- I make money, but it's always a big loss when you're paying three grand on just being there when all's said and done. This year, I've decided to skip NYCC, and do Vermont Comic Con and Rhode Island Comic Con, alongside a solo show at a gallery this fall. What conventions have you done, what tactics and techniques have you learned, and what advice might we have for one another?

Feel free to ask me questions as well!

Thanks,
Travis
Concepts - Vol.1 : DUALITY by Ant1-Her0-Project
Concepts - Vol.1 : DUALITY
Front and back cover of my conceptual art book "DUALITY", The Deluxe DVD Edition. Available in September at all my gallery and comic con exhibitions. I'll be at Vermont Comic Con - September 19-20, and Rhode Island Comic Con - November 6-8.

www.ant1her0.com
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Prime Real Estate -- interior pages by Ant1-Her0-Project
Prime Real Estate -- interior pages
A preview of interior pages from my conceptual art book "DUALITY", The Deluxe DVD Edition. Available in September at all my gallery and comic con exhibitions. I'll be at Vermont Comic Con - September 19-20, and Rhode Island Comic Con - November 6-8.

www.ant1her0.com
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Wayward Warrior -- interior pages by Ant1-Her0-Project
Wayward Warrior -- interior pages
A preview of interior pages from my conceptual art book "DUALITY", The Deluxe DVD Edition. Available in September at all my gallery and comic con exhibitions. I'll be at Vermont Comic Con - September 19-20, and Rhode Island Comic Con - November 6-8.

www.ant1her0.com
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I'll be at booth 1058! If you're going, come check out The ANT1-HER0 Project!
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Travis J Gibbs
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
An artist, poet, and performer.

Travis Gibbs is a Hygienic Art Galleries Resident Artist, raised in New London, CT. He's entirely self-taught, and heavily inspired by comic book art, graffiti, and Japanese animation. He prefers to work in black and grey, and uses a variety of drafting tools, leads, and inks on illustration board.

*Not currently not taking any commission work, and will not design tattoos.

The ANT1-HER0 Project:

A multimedia concept I created to depict the world around me —
drawing from my thoughts, interests,
experiences and ever-evolving social, political and spiritual ideology.
The characters are all extensions of myself,
in a world where I’m trying to do so much more than just merely exist…

“Antai Hirow”, the tag name of a deeply conflicted graffiti artist,
turned revolutionary in a dystopian police state —
while “Ordinary Joe” and “Plain Jane”
represent products of American industry,
programmed to function as society’s ideal conformists.

A self-destructive vandal clashing with automated figures of authority —
is this an example of corporate America gone too far, or a society too far gone?
What happens when an isolated free-thinker
declares war on these super-imposed standards for conformity?

It’s in our nature to dehumanize our enemies and desensitize ourselves
as a coping mechanism for conflict —
how far will these characters go before their reality becomes distorted,
and the lines they've drawn begin to blur?

our mission:

Art is more than just entertainment and decoration,
it’s one of the fastest and most effective vehicles
for inspiring social change.
We aim to propel artists to the frontline of this
INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION.

YOU GO TO THEM FOR YOUR POP-CULTURE,
YOU COME TO US FOR YOUR COUNTER-CULTURE!

www.facebook.com/TheANT1HER0Pr…
www.youtube.com/user/psykosus/…
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:iconbleachedshark:
BleachedShark Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Happy Birthday! :star:
Enjoy your special day!
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Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RobertGill Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks for the 'Watch!
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:iconant1-her0-project:
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're work is awesome, thanks for sharing.
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:iconace-continuado:
Ace-Continuado Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :D
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Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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Apollyon888 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the watch, I really appreciate it!
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Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No doubt!
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mannieboy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional
thanks:D
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Mugaroo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I saw your comment on the forum. Thought I'd do my bit and seek out some talent for recognition, and my friend your gallery is amazing, I'd love to know your technique, how do you create such realistic renditions of your faces. Good work
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