Part of being a commercial artist is running a business. While there are aspects of this that I’m horrible at and procrastinate on (accounting, marketing) and parts that I very much enjoy (comic book conventions, book fairs, meeting fans and showcasing my latest books, and art), I still have to do all of them. This series of my process blog will talk about different aspects of the business.
This week, I will be at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in New York City with my Mom, who co-created the Up-In-The-Sky series of books with me. It’s a three day affair, with the first day being a workshop for illustrators. The two days after that will be a seminar with guest speakers and lots of schmoozing with fellow artist, writers, publishers and agents. My mom and I don’t know what to expect, but I always go to comic book conventions with very low expectations. This shouldn’t be any different. What I do expect is to learn about the business of children’s books. And that’s what I’m most excited about!
I’ll write a review of the conference the following week, going over what happened. I’m hoping to come away with some good tidbits on the industry and those are things that I’ll try to share. If you have any questions that you want me to find out about, and that I currently have no prior knowledge feel free and ask me on Facebook or on the JnkImagery website. If I don’t know the answer, I’d be happy to ask them at the conference. Have a great week everyone!