Convention Cons



I forgot to mention in the last post that I've lost all of my pens in the moving process so I'm using what's on hand. It takes longer and I think it reflects. :( I must go buy more.

Anyway, just a tidbit from the last AdultCon. The convention has been going downhill each time it goes on, getting smaller and smaller and making less and less sales so I think this may have been my last one. :/
Anyway, because it was so slow I figured I was gonna try to have fun one way or the other so I devised a little "buy me a drink" sign to hang above my ass. People are always taking pictures of my butt so I knew this was likely to get some attention and indeed it did! I had a good many drinks and it improved the slow days.
However, more than actual drinks purchased for me were people asking "does that actually work?" I got REALLY tired of fielding the same question over and over, especially when surrounded by empty bottles and fresh drink in hand. Instead of assuring people it was working I started telling them to buy me one and find out. They didn't. Dicks.

Ha, so, yea. Anyway, it was fun enough. Wish I'd made some money, though. :(

And speaking of money, this is the source of my woes lately. I usually try to hold back on turning this into a huge complaint forum for myself but I've been struggling for months now and it hasn't been looking up. I know it's hard times for everyone but that's meager consolation when I'm fretting about the possibility of being homeless in a few months since rent is hard to come by...

Because of that I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to be in the dominatrix business. This isn't a prank, btw (abit early for april fools anyway.)
It sucks.
It sucks REALLY bad.
I still love my job. I still love what I do. But the client base just isn't there like it once was and if I can't get by then I can't rely on it anymore...

I miss the good times when money came free and easy. I miss being able to make a living at something I love.

Anyway. For now I plan to try to keep up with it afew days a week and look into other possibilities on the side. Even if I have to quit the official business I will see my regulars (like TheShocker) on the side when they are available.

Also, fret not, I have loads of comic scripts stored up for you guys so this doesn't mean the end of NicBuxom by any means. I'm just sad that I may now become a retail slave who does bdsm on the side. :(

Anyway. Enough sad stuff. I'll keep you all updated on how things are going and if I find something new to do with myself. At the very least I'm sure retail will lend me lots of new sadistic fuckers to comic about....

Oh yea, and I forgot to mention last time that I have a tumblr now. It's not art based, though, it's strictly sexy photos of me so don't bother with it if you're in it for my intellect and talents, you'll probably only find it interesting if you're captivated by my ass. ;P


11 comments:

Skipper the Stripper said...

Sorry about your declining business - that really sucks :( It's the reason I was forced out of stripping, too. I make more, consistently at least, installing radios than I did prancing around naked. I miss it so much, but I also like not being homeless.

Best of luck to you, and I hope you can at least keep enjoying your side business, even if it can't be full-time anymore! Hugs, and keep your chin up! Sometimes good things fall into our lives when we most need and least expect them.

Sans said...

I feel for you, 'cause we're all in the same boat. Let's just keep hoping for a better tomorrow and do what we can to keep it up :)
On a lighter note, have you ever thought to post your strips in the tumblr too? I follow it and I'd be glad to receive updates there...

Nic said...

Sans, I'd rather keep the updates isolated to the actual comic. And like I said, the tumblr is more just for sexy photos and promotion of my sex industry work. :) I DID post a doodle up there today and might do some more like that in the future.

nekoMimi Loli said...

Awe man that does suck...the declining business, not the free drinks. I wonder if I could do that at event and give them to my husband...hmm

-shakes her piggy bank so I can get those commissions ordered to help you out...and 3 pennies fall out- eh...will still be a lil while darling but I assure you its coming.

Have you considered signing up for sex toy affiliate programs? I've been doing that to monetize my blog without having random ads pop up for things like viagra and adult diapers...though I guess those wouldn't be completely random for my blog...

Anonymous said...

I started reading your comic quite a long time ago now, and I like it a lot. It made me laugh, enlightened my day when I was grumpy or sad, taught me things (for example, I know what "cattleprod" means in english and I know at least one of its uses ^^) and more important, took away all the prejudice I could have towards BDSM. I don't practice it, but I don't think anymore that people who are into BDSM are strange or abnormal : it's just another way to have fun with your body !

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for all that you gave to me, and I hope that everything will work out for you (and Prettyboy of course). I know what it is to be payed for something you love and it is wonderful, everyone should have this luck. I hope you will be able to continue working in your dongeon (and draw this webcomic, but that is also a selfish wish ^^) for as long as possible.

(By the way I'm sorry for my poor english, it's not my native language ^^' )

Nic said...

Anon, your english is excellent! I understood you perfectly (I wouldn't have known it wasn't your native language if you hadn't mentioned it.)
Anyway, thank you for the very nice comment. It means alot to me to hear things like this because dispelling prejudice is one of the reasons I write this comic. I like showing the world that we're people, too, like everyone else. :)

Thanks to everyone else, too for the supportive comments. :)

Trixi said...

I'm real sorry that you're having tough times, crossing my fingers it gets better for you.
On another note, you're gorgeous in those Tumblr photos! I wish I had a even a fraction of your confidence ^^; Loving the shiny shoes and pretty corsets too. I feel oddly like a fangirl as I write that, but I thought you might like to know.

Angela said...

Sorry to hear about the decline in clients, it's the same in Britain, too, don't think I know any pros that are able to fund themselves purely on their domme work at the moment. Damn recession. Good luck, hope you can find a job you don't hate to pay the bills.

Nic said...

Thanks for the sympathy, guys. :/ It's SOMEWHAT consoling to know it isn't just me... Makes me feel like less of a failure and whatnot. Uuugh.

Also, Trixi, thank you so much. :) As far as confidence, fake it till you make it!!!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought of putting ads on the site? Maybe it could help a little and I know it would bother me or the fans that know you are struggling

Nic said...

Anon, I always wanted to avoid doing that but I guess at this point it's something I should consider. I always worried it would be obnoxious and wanted to keep the layout clean and NB related... I guess I'll ask what everyone thinks in the next update.

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