How to Take Convention Commissions with Guest Blogger Timothy Delaney

 

I first met Tim at Brisbane Supanova two years ago when he sat next to me at his booth. He had his new comic Sunsets and Sodas for sale, and was taking commissions. He was so busy all weekend.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to Tim again at Gold Coast Supanova April 2017, and it was there I asked him to write an article on how to take commissions at conventions and events.

Being a genuinely great guy and fantastic artist, he agreed on the spot, and it’s with pleasure I present to you:

How to Take Convention Commissions

– Written by Timothy Delaney.

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The Worlds and Creatures of Anthony Christou – An Interview

One of the friendliest and skilled artists I’ve ever met at a convention would have to be Anthony Christou, an artist that brings amazing skills in landscape and character design to his fans and the public in general.

Anthony has been creating art for the last five years (and beyond), has a Patreon page (which I support monthly), and currently has a Kickstarter campaign for his brand new Worlds and Creatures – the Art of Anthony Christou. The book is 100 pages, hard cover and full of art of his last five years of publishing, video games, comic and film projects he has worked on. Continue reading “The Worlds and Creatures of Anthony Christou – An Interview”

Coloured Pencil Illustration – $20 Art Supply Challenge

A while back, I posted a new challenge I created to help people realise they only need a small amount of money to start creating their art studio.

Well, the video is in, and for only $20, I got everything I needed to create a sweet little coloured pencil illustration from start to finish. Continue reading “Coloured Pencil Illustration – $20 Art Supply Challenge”

How Long Does It Take To Produce A Manga?

Facebook is a fantastic tool for illustrators, comic creators and all sorts of creatives to talk to others involved in the industry. Recently, a group I was in had German artist, Olga Rogalski, make a post about how long it took her to produce a manga novel.

 

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Post-Con Blues and how to combat them.

Hey guys, Kay with MCA Studios here, bringing you a topic that usually doesn’t get discussed in the lead up to conventions.

Post con depression (or post con blues).

I talk about this now, because I’ve just had a dose of it, and wanted to share how I got myself through it, but first a little back story. Continue reading “Post-Con Blues and how to combat them.”

Where is MCA Studios next?

Hi guys – Kay here with a quick update for you all about what is happening with MCA Studios over the next few months.

As you know, Supanova season is upon us, and the 22/23 April will see MCA Studios have its first Supanova table! This is so exciting for me, because who knew back in August last year that I would get to this stage of having enough Australian creator content to put on a table to sell on behalf of those creators? Continue reading “Where is MCA Studios next?”

$20 Art Studio Supply Challenge

It’s hard to buy art supplies on a budget, and at times, when bills get just too much, it’s the art supply money that gets sacrificed so we can eat.  But I’m here to show you how you can spend just $20 per fortnight and start to equip your art studio with the tools you will need to create a full colour illustration from start to finish. Continue reading “$20 Art Studio Supply Challenge”

The Dreamer’s Gate and Tim Stiles

Tim Stiles is the creator of Cthulhu Williams, and today, we are interviewing him. What excites me about this interview is that not only has he successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign for his comic “Cthulhu Williams”, (we all love success stories, right?) but he’s a down to earth creator who values his artists and skills, and has worked in the Killeroo ‘verse that Darren Close has created.

 
   (Big Tim promoting Cthulhu Williams)

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Comic Conventions Part 4 – Practical guide to recording sales at events.

In part 1 of Comic Conventions Part 1: The ins and outs for beginners, I spoke briefly about what to do when you don’t make any sales. Today, we’re going to look at what we do when we do make sales, and how to track each sale to keep for our records. This helps us to see what is selling well and to keep track of numbers of stock.

 

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