Moved inside to Booth 250
Proudwest Funzone Had a nice little Mini con With about a dozen vendors in Innisil. Consisting of Comic, Card and Toy Collectables
Started Selling on Weekends at the Barrie 400 Market in the Outside Vendor area.
Proudwest Funzone In Innisfil held a small FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD) Event, It had a few Vendors of Comics, Cards and Collectables.
1st Time Selling again in public since Covin-19 started in March 2020, it was nice after over a year of not being able to sell in Public again.
After being in the Sudbury areaa almost 40 years I desided to relocate to Orillia Ontario.
In March 2020 Covid-19 Shuts down all non Essential Businesses, including Comic Book shows, and otheer Live events. in 2020 Both Timmins Comic Con and Steel City Con in Sault St Marie in April where Canceled, Sudbury Graphic Con In June was Canceled along with Other shows I attend like Brampton Comic and Collectable show. Shutdown Timeline Unknown at the time
While I was in Sudbury, I attended several Comic Conventions and Shows across Ontario, Including Timmins Comic Con (Northern Expo) Between 2015 to 2019. Sudbury Graphic Con 2015 - 2019, Brampton Comic and Collectable show 2017-2019, Steel City Con (Sault st Marie) 2019 and was a Founding creater of Northern Game Expo Oct 2015. I also attended various Flea Markets in the Area over the years.
Comic Books have always been a passion of mine, ever since I was only 12 yrs old I have been selling comics. It started out at having booth at the Grab Bag Flea Market in the early 1980s in Sudbury, Ontario Canada.
Opened my 1st Comic Brick and Motar Store in the Place Boniventure Mall in Chelmsford ON
Promoted several Comic and Card shows in the Sudbury area with my Mom She Loved the Hobby also in early 1990s We started Traveling Across Northern Ontario doing Various events.
Opened up a 2nd store that was short lived simply because timing was bad, Sudbury Was in hard Times, Inco on strike, Metro Groceries and several other Local businesses where on strike, so choose to close the store and continue to do only Shows and conventions.
Choose to Rebrand my Business name and what I did, The Cats Grafix was a multi business conisisting of Selling Comics and Collectables, Fixing and Repairing Computers and Graphic design work. Thus the name The Cats Grafix. In Early 2000s I took time off to deal with both my moms and my own health issues. Sadly in 2007 we lost my mom to Cancer.
in 2010 I decided to get back into doing Comic Shows, Conventions and events.
In 2015 I was Contacted to help Create a local event Called Northern Game Expo. a Comic, Video game and Anime Expo to be held at Cambrian Collage Oct 2015, I designed the show from the ground up, mentored the other owners as they never did events like this in the past, but due to its sucess I was pushed out by the other owners for future shows and they retconed me from ever being involved. but they forgot we where in the newspaper and they spoke highly of me at the time saying but in future never mentioned me again. here is the Link to that article for public record. I was very proud of the sucess of the event just sad how some people get greedy and use your ideas to benifit themselves without giving credit where credit is due.The Sudbury Star - Northern Game Expo 2015