Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Pen Has No Focus. My Pencil is Anal.

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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 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.

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