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.More Like This
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
Artist Spotlight FeatureI've come across too many artists to count. There are so many of us here on this website that it makes authenticity and secular promotion a seemingly unobtainable thing to grasp, but some of us break through to the other sides of acclaim, popularity and recognition. How do those artists do that when art it self is as subjective as they come? Artists aren't know for being one to run with the pack, but when we are brought together as a whole, we develop a community of support and encouragement that we were denied by those who don't seem to understand the struggle we face, the longing we feel for our craft or even the joys of being able to create. It's one of the most important and contributing factors in earning a following and building your own gratification: Giving back . It's simply enough in concept. You say something constructive here and you say something helpful there. You share their painting somewhere else or you discuss with a writer what they story means to tMore Like This