Writing

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should you take the (illustration, design, sculpture, painting, photograph, article, etc) job? Run through this chart to help you decide.

Illustrator Turns Author

Illustrator Turns Author

Lauren Scheuer’s illustrations have appeared in books and magazines including American Girl publications, Muse Magazine, Birds and Blooms, and Scholastic publications. Recently, she took a leap and became an author as well. Her new book Once Upon a Flock is written and illustrated (and photographed) by Lauren and tells the heart warming […]

The Importance of Networking

The Importance of Networking

I recently wrote an article for Jo Ann’s Art Advice blog about the importance of networking with other creatives to diversify your business and I’ll be touching on the topic during Justin and my webinar for RISD next week. —————————————————————– You can’t go it alone. Being a freelance illustrator is challenging […]

Once Upon a Flock Book Review

Once Upon a Flock Book Review

In the midst of reading Once Upon a Flock, I would catch myself glancing outside into my backyard from time to time. I didn’t really know why I was doing it- I certainly wasn’t bored and I’m not afflicted by ADD- and then it dawned on me: I was trying […]

A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

What we all need is a foot in the door somewhere. Whether it’s the door to an ad agency, a local shop or a publisher, a door that’s even slightly open to us raises our chances of getting the job. If you’re looking to break into the field of comic […]

Advice to Aspiring Comic Book Writers and Artists by Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins

To go along with the Top Cow Talent Hunt, we asked President/COO Matt Hawkins to give us a punch list of suggestions to those submitting their work for consideration. Here are Matt’s bullets: WRITERS Writers need to be able to convey mood, tone and character and do so very quickly. […]

Grammar, Illustrated: Heroine vs. Heroin

Grammar, Illustrated: Heroine vs. Heroin

There’s a lot of bad grammar and misuse of words out there- we’d like to fix one recurring mistake: © 2012 edfredned