Thursday, September 5, 2013
My Pen Has No Focus. My Pencil is Anal.
This should be a short post. I've got things I need to do and things I want to do. I started a new sketch pad. YEA FOR ME. For those who have followed this blog (all 8 of you) you'll recall the aggrevation I've had with the previous pad. It wasn't 8.5 x 11 and was a pain in the rear to line up on the scanner. This one is 8.5 x 11. It even has a pocket...how cool is that? Now I can yell at it to get its hands out of its pocket and stand up straight.
Progress on the cartooning business front. I sent out over 260 promo pieces to magazines and another 500+ to newspapers in the last few days. I'm about to send out more to advertising/marketing/PR firms, but not sure how many yet. I bought the most recent edition of Artist Markets, on my Kindle, so working my way through it. I really wish I could find my old marketing data base from 1995..that one ginned up a lot of business over time. So far my efforts have been met with no results. I don't know if it is the times or the markets.
Happy Birthday to Mort Walker, cartoonist of Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois, Boner's Ark, Sam and Silo and other strips. He would have to be my childhood cartooning influence and I'm sure a dicerning eye can see hints of his style in mine. Anyhow, he is 90 now and Beetle turns 63 this week also.