Articles by: Ed Shems

Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

There are a large number of comic book conventions happening throughout the year so we pulled together a list so you can find the one(s) near you. The list is organized by region and then alphabetically. If you’re looking for a list of conventions organized by date, a friend of ours, Franklin […]

Parking At MassArt For Creative Relay Events

Parking At MassArt For Creative Relay Events

Some of our live events are held at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Here’s some information to help you find your way. Please be sure to note whether the event will be held at the KENNEDY CONFERENCE ROOM or the TOWER BUILDING’S TRUSTEES ROOM. MassArt Kennedy Building Address: Kennedy Conference Room- 2nd floor, 625 Huntington […]

Dog Boarding Sign

Dog Boarding Sign

Here’s a person who is thinking positively despite the current economy. She printed some homemade signs and posted them around town and is just so absolutely certain that there is a strong market for dog boarding that she took steps to make sure she won’t run out of tags for […]

Be a Creative Partner to Your Clients

Be a Creative Partner to Your Clients

What is a creative commodity and is it a bad thing? Well, that depends where you’re trying to go in your career. I am of the opinion (shared by Jackie Goldstein who was the guest speaker for our webinar How to Avoid Becoming a Creative Commodity) that it’s vitally important […]

EAT

EAT

I found this sign in a very small town in New Mexico called Cloudcroft, and I loved the bold, no-nonsense statement it made. EAT. No specials in the window, just a bold-faced command and each viewer certainly must pause to consider whether his/her own mother placed that word there just […]

Illustration © edfredned 2011

Save the Wabbit

I’ve been catching up on old Looney Tunes cartoons lately. My 5 ½ year old son has really taken to those old Warner Bros characters so the show got added to our DVR list and his grandmother bought him the Golden Collection Part 1. While I’ve never thought of myself […]

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

There’s much to be said about drawing the human form. In fact, there’s much artwork to be seen celebrating the beauty of the human body as well as whatever challenges the artist was trying to surmount (likeness, color, fluidity, lighting and so much more) in whatever style he or she […]