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Creators Rights at ConventionsConventions have become big business in the last few years. More shows keep popping up, attendance keeps rising, and there's more money than ever being passed around as comics continue to merge with pop culture/big media/corporate sponsorships into what I've been calling Supershows.seangordonmurphy
For the most part, I think this is a great thing for the creators and our industry. While a few might miff at the thought of comics being intruded upon by other industries, it means more chances for starving artists to make money, more money for commissions and prints, and chances to travel to exotic locations that were never previously on our agenda.
More and more frequently, creators are being lured to shows all over the world with travel costs (at least partially) comped. When they arrive, they'll be met by capable handlers, lines of cheering fans, and fancy parties while they're given the brief whiff of stardom that's usually reserved for Mick Jagger.
But not always.
While many of my pro friends are ete
Laughing at Evil - editIn my previous journal, I wrote about caricatures and talking about topics that not everybody might like to hear about.rieke-b
However, just like everybody else who likes caricatures and satire, I felt a shudder of cold fear when I heard about what happened to the editors of “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris, followed by deep sadness.
Talented satire caricaturists know how to get to the heart of things by using only very little text and some cleverly chosen visual elements. Not every caricature is equally successful, of course. I’ve seen many caricatures that can be described as bad taste and I can understand when some people might get angry when they see them. In democratic countries, everybody has the right to express their disapproval of something and propose a discussion, after all.
Because there’s something called freedom of speech.
Because of this human right, everybody also has the right to create satirical caricatures.
They’re meant to make people think, often by
Year-long absence, year-long project.Upon completing my 365 day project in 2013, I had plans to create another year lapse project, something to keep me on my toes everyday. The 365 seconds project caught my eye and I’ve been taking clips everyday through the whole 2014. Most of it was spent in Melbourne, a(n almost) full year away from Malaysia, some days were static, slow, and uneventful, some days were exciting, happening, full of surprises, some days had so many cool stuff happening I couldn’t just settle for one clip.DaphneNg
This has been said often enough, but 2014 has been a pretty rich year for me.
In 2014 I turned 21 three times, celebrated Chinese New Year Eve at a 7-Eleven in Taiwan, suffocated from pink powder, had my first art exhibition, joined MUMSU as a committee member, started to understand the concept of Friday Nights, spent close to a month backpacking in New Zealand, dove off a ledge 400m above Queenstown with only a harness tied around my waist, experienced falling snow for the first time, t
Complaining About Bad Pay Isn't Fair [UPDATE]UPDATE: Although a confessing capitalist, I acknowledge that not everyone has the same chances and opportunities in life. (and this I know because I'm a nearly-deaf freelancer who can't telephone with clients, doesn't understand presentations, speeches, or video tutorials and has a hard time understanding anyone in social settings.)KristinaGehrmann
It's a fact that an individual is often powerless to get the work they want in situations where that work is simply not reasonably compensated. This is not a fault of our own -- even when we reject that kind of work, others will happily accept it and make low rates the standard.
My point is that even then we should not be inactive, but always look for new ways to use our skills to make a living. We are experts at what we do, after all.
This is why we need groups like ArtPACT that educate and inform about the industry, and illustrators' guilds like the IO (in Germany), the GAG, AIGA, and AOI to educate ourselves about legal practices, business standar
Underappreciated Art: The 57th FeatureI would like to thank all of my watchers for viewing and favorite the pieces I put in my journals, again and again!J-Skipper
You guys have been awesome!
These journals have been getting more and more popular with each one!
And I feel that these artists are finally getting a small piece of the attention that they deserve.
But, none of that would be the case, were it not for you guys!
So, thanks again, you're all awesome!!
These, are pieces of art, that deserve way more attention then they are getting!
Please view and favorite their art and if you like their work, click + watch!
Artatart.netThere's a new art gallery site that's started up called Artatart.net --> http://www.artatart.netSeanE
Running much the same as drawcrowd.com and artstation.com (which is the best of the 3 IMO) you can upload your artworks of course, have your own 'webspace' gallery/site and even have the provision to set a price on prints for your pics and sell them, though since I don't do that at all, I'm not too sure exactly how that works and who gets a cut of your sales and how much.
You can like and comment on each others works naturally but here's a heads up - turn OFF the notifications in your settings otherwise you'll be inundated with email notices that someone liked or fav'd or commented on your artworks. Unless you like that sort of thing spamming up your email inbox, and then of course, go for it by all means. Frankly since you can see who did what on the site itself, much like DA's messages, a regular check of that is all you really need.
Anyway, if you're looking for yet another place to f