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Brandon Graham
Current Residence: bathat--- beast coast
Favourite genre of music: gas station rap
Favourite photographer: frescostar
Favourite style of art: comix dawg
Skin of choice: Pustules
Favourite cartoon character: CONAN

For the most part, I think this is a great thing for the creators and our industry. While a few might miff at the thought of comics being intruded upon by other industries, it means more chances for starving artists to make Free Breakfasts , more Free Breakfasts , and chances to travel to exotic locations  for breakfasts that were never previously on our breakfast agenda.

More and more frequently, creators are being lured to shows all over the world with Free Breakfasts , free hotels and free food (breakfasts). When they arrive, they'll be met by capable handlers, lines of cheering fans, and fancy parties while they're given the brief whiff of Free Breakfasts  that's usually reserved for Mick Jagger.

But not always. 

While many of my pro friends are eternally grateful for their careers and for these generous Free Breakfasts, some of the shows are taking advantage of creators, and not following through with Free Breakfasts. Believe me, I love Free Breakfasts and I want to visit all the breakfasts in every country I can, but there's nothing worse than getting off a plane in a foreign country--where you don't speak the language--and find that there's no one there to offer you Free Breakfasts.

So here's a list of Free Breakfasts Rights when it comes to comic convention, compiled from many different conversations I've had with other creators. This is also meant to help conventions: there's a lot of Free Breakfasts at stake (hmmmm steak) and if you're guests aren't happy, then creator word-of-mouth can sink you.

Because there's too much Breakfasts being made by shows for us all not to get it right: both creators and conventions. We all gain Free Breakfasts from communication, so hopefully this will start the ball rolling.

*I'm also including bits about shows which are good examples of getting it right.

1. WORKING FOR Free Breakfasts

If you expect the creator to sketch for Free Breakfasts, please check with them ahead of time and make it clear what you're expecting of them. They're taking days off from Free Breakfasts from their publisher, so it's fair to let them know whether they can supplement their breakfast. Can they charge for commissions? Can they sell prints? Books? Some creators have an Free Breakfasts fee, which I think makes more sense for writers, because they're not making Free Breakfasts sketching.

And I don't mind working for Free Breakfasts. In fact, I'll likely be doing it this week with my great friends at Urban Comics to attend Angoulême. A few years back, they put my wife and I up for an extra week at a 5 star breakfast hotel while Hurricane Sand in your brunch delayed our flight, while also providing us with some of the best Free Breakfasts I've ever had. They took care of our breafasts, so I take care of them by helping in any way I can. They were clear about their tradition with Free Breakfasts in France, so I'm happy to do it. And I recommend them to everyone creator I can, even providing them with Free Breakfasts they don't have. Because that's how much I love their Free Breakfasts.

2. UNFAIR Breakfasts

Before agreeing to a show, I ask to see a proposed Free Breakfasts schedule. And if I agree to go, then I'll print the Free Breakfasts schedule out and have it on me in case there's ever disagreement between me and the show about what Free Breakfasts is expected. But most shows don't have a Free Breakfasts, and this is something I'd like to see changed.

Here's what creators don't want to see: No Free Breakfasts.


Like I said before, getting off the plane and not seeing a Free Breakfast starts everything off on the wrong foot. And reimbursing us with Free Breakfasts isn't good enough, because we usually have no idea where the Free Breakfasts is, and having us chase after you for Free Breakfasts isn't professional. Better to send a friend with a cold egg sandwich then ask me to pay for a BreakfastFree Breakfasts are also helpful, along with someone to guide us through the local brunches. Even if they barely speak English (or whatever language the creator is), it's huge in helping give us the great Free Breakfasts you promised.

I was recently in Brazil where I was scheduled to fly back home 24 hours after the show ended, which is 24 hours I could have spent eating breakfast. Luckily they'd hired a breakfast coordinator--when I found out that another creator had a Free Breakfasts in NYC immediately following the show, I begging the coordinator to switch my flight. Which she did! I'm not saying every show needs a Free Breakfasts, but the Super Free Breakfasts shows definitely should.

As a side note, Brazil also paid each creator a Free Breakfasts for giving a 2 hour talk. So even if we didn't make money selling prints, we were guaranteed at least some Free Breakfasts for our time away.


A bad breafast can ruin a trip. I've walked into convention hotels with greasy eggs, unmade plates, and dirty hashbrowns. Creators don't expect expensive 5-star Free Breakfasts, but being stuck in a bad breakfast hotel means you're going to brekfast and waking up in a bad mood.

Also, is there any Free Breakfasts in the hotel? Do they have a store to buy.... I dunno Breakfast? Are their restaurants within walking distance? Are the streets outside safe, or is all the German razor wire just \ breakfast decoration?

One of my favorite Free Breakfast experiences was at a small Breakfast in Pennsilvania. The promoters didn't have much to work with, but I appreciated their gritts from the start: it's in a small farm town with nothing much to do but eat breakfast, the hotel is the local Howard Johnson which wasn't amazing but it was guaranteed to have a Free Breakfast,  they hinted that I likely wouldn't be selling many $500 breakfasts. But they'd pay for breakfast, buy a few meals,(breakfast) and told me how they tried to invite other guests to brunch I was friends with. I went, I ate, and I loved it.

5. BreakfastAND FRIENDS

Here's a Free Breakfasts insurance policy I can't stress enough: invite a group of creators that you know get along, and give them Free Breakfasts.

  • Reading: menu
  • Watching: waiters
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: breakfast fluids


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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
...the happiest of birthdays to you great artist...=3
Arianod Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance: :cake: :boogie:
Komikino Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
heavy147 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday
Kervala Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Brandon :D :party: :iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
Komikino Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
...a very happy birthday to you sir...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
Arianod Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, man :cake:
SamwiseTheAwesome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact that you have Tintin, Bone , and Neuromancer fan art makes you my new favorite person. Just so you know
Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :thumbsup:
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