This update comes to you from the depth of indie awesomeness. Full disclosure makes me want to inform you, dear citizen, that the first time we approached Cave Mind/Jesjit/Free Drawings as a sponsor, their response was something along the lines of "How could we sponsor you? We have no money."
In some ways, these are the moments I enjoy. I get to tell Jesjit that an amazing contribution of copies of Free Drawings for all of our swag bags is a massive gift to us and that it is worth money (or has a value). Let me explain: Free Drawings is one of those magical, ideal projects that brings together a loose collective of artists to put out a publication that is then given out free through various indie outlets (fairs, boutiques, book stores, galleries). It is so close to the ideals that founded City of Craft, that it almost aches.
I could gush endlessly, but the point is this: all of our lucky swag bag recipients and talented vendors will be receiving a free copy of Free Drawings. Yes, all copies of Free Drawings are free but, as with most magical projects, the difficultly is not in affording them but in finding them.
For those of you who are not vendors or lucky enough to be one of the first 100 attendees each day, there are lots of places to track the publication down. Check the Free Drawings site for tips.