Since I have a comic store, it’s easy to have a display up front. If I make a pitch to someone asking if they want to read my comic and they say no, I take their snapshot and do a photorealistic portrait of them. Right now I have about 80 portraits on my wall of people who have said no to my sales pitch. I then print out the new portraits of those people in the next issue of my book, so that when I see them again, they’re compelled to buy the book. It’s been working so far.
Other quotes from Gareth Gaudin.