Category: Tips & Tricks

When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money. – Oscar Wilde I have yet to meet an artist that doesn’t feel the need to do a better job organizing their finances. It’s important to keep track of your income and expenditures so you can identify issues, evaluate your product sales, and get your taxes straight. Over the last few years I’ve been putting together a set of spreadsheets to manage our studio finances. It occurred to me that this might be useful to other people, especially those starting out, so…

Blog Store Tips & Tricks

Over the last year, we’ve spent a lot of time figuring out how to get more things done.  For the last few years, we’ve had to accept that we can’t work the way we did in our early twenties.  Back then, it wasn’t an issue to work a full time job and stay up until 3am drawing or writing.  That isn’t working anymore, and it’s been tricky figuring out how to keep up a reasonable level of productivity while staying on top of our other priorities like health, day jobs and relationships. I’ll go over a few things that have…

Tips & Tricks

The last trick is the simplest, but it’s really the key to de-stressing your convention prep, and allowing you to take advantage of sudden opportunities. 5. Never unpack your con gear. It’s just that simple.  When you do your final test display at home, pack everything up (remember, reverse order, so that the last thing packed is the first thing on the table) and put it away somewhere safe, all together. If you’ve made a checklist, go through it and make sure everything is there. (This is where duplicate supplies come in handy-you won’t be pulling sharpies out of the…

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