another clothing art theft story i can add to my list. the popular online clothing store Romwe has decided to steal my artwork without permission for a new sweater design. (it’s a re-coloring of my original artwork which can be seen here.) just so you know: i’m not making a penny off of this! please do NOT buy this item, and if you can/feel like it, spread the word about what jerks Romwe are :(
Here is the problem with this post and my life:
- I will get stressed out because of an exam IF I receive a horrible grade, but I know that I myself, have studied really hard for it. So no need to stress out if you have studied, you will do fine. If you did not study, then who cares, you will get a average or lower grade. But if you’re lucky, then you might get an “A”.
- This is a bad habit of mine, but if I miss a call from someone that I am not eager to talk to, then I will just text them. Time-conserving and no need for the face-to-face talk.
- What is a party? What exactly defines a social gathering? I can have a party, and it will be something similar to a book club. Then again, I will not attend a party that I do not know anyone in. Although… If you have food, I will see you there.
- My internet is unreliable nowadays, so it is expected when it crashes. If I am in a bad mood when it crashes, I call my internet provider the next day and complain about it, and they will give me a discount on my monthly bill. Also, I use a certain “drive” that automatically saves everything every second, so I do not get hysterical when I lose everything that I have typed up for the last 5 hours.
Thank you for the in depth analysis of my comic. You probably spent more time on this then I did actually making it.
Walt Disney and Salvador Dali - Destino
I NEEDED A PANTS-LESS WALTER ON MY BLOG.
Me too. :D
Ode to Tina.
Richard Avedon Francis Bacon, Paris (1979)
"All painting is an accident.
But it’s also not an accident,
because one must select
what part of the accident
one chooses to preserve.”
Hey Kalo, I was just curious how you originally started getting editorial work. Did you hire a rep or mail out promotional stuff to ADs? I'm trying to get into editorial work myself, thanks! // asked thenazzaro
I started by sending emails and postcards to ADs. Emails are definitely easier and cheaper, and I think postcards only work best if they’re very well done or unique objects that ADs would remember. Being brief in an email is fine—just show your interest in working with them, and include a link to your portfolio site.
I found emails through the websites of newspapers and magazines, and I even spent one day combing through the mastheads of all the magazines with illustrations at Barnes & Noble, writing down names and addresses (that method was not the most fruitful, but it was nice to just browse through magazines for a day) There are also lists of AD emails & addresses that you can buy from various sites.
It’s totally normal to not hear back from ADs at all after you send emails/postcards. They’re busy people, but if they like your work you may end up with an email out of the blue 6 months later.
Keep sending some sort of promo consistently, every 2-3 months in the beginning if you can!
Over time, word of mouth and recommendations from other friends & illustrators have played a big role in helping me get jobs. I try to pay back the favor!
Taking part in industry events, participating in the illustration community (through social networks or otherwise) and being a nice person never hurts.
Shrinky Dinks! Yup, I’ve been experimenting with them to sell in the near future.
I have a list of sewing projects I want to tackle by the end of the year. One of which is this small throw pillow from an old Society6 t-shirt by Jon MacNair. I actually like it more in this pillow form than a t-shirt. xo
I made my cat a new collar after I saw a string of pearls in a clearance bin at Joann’s for .50 cents. All I did was string the pearls onto an elastic string to the length of her previous collar, add a jump ring for the id tag n’ bell, and add a bow. Yup really easy, simple and cheap!