|Thriller Stage Show Halloween 2010|
photo by Jennifer Miller
|Billy talks about how he got started...|
The couple shared excellent marketing and branding strategies and explained how to actually make money on the convention circuit! Keep your naming simple and logical - cool names will often just cloud your branding and folks won't know why your studio name doesn't match your website name! The concept of keeping a common style and appearance throughout your marketing materials was brought up several times. They even set up an abbreviated con table presenting some of their better selling merchandise. Billy advised to used your art and design skills to make your booth/table reflect your art aesthetic and branding themes.
|Examples of some of Billy's artwork |
translated onto merchandise.
Justin Stewart was awarded the inaugural annual award for "the local cartoonist who contributed the most to the local artistic community."
The 2010 CCG Stewie Award is named after Justin and will be awarded annually at our Holiday Dinner. Justin was not available to attend that function this year so this announcement had to wait till now. Join me in congratulating and thanking Justin for all his work with Live Drawing Events and his assistance with this years UP! Fair! We are proud of you, guy! Nominations for the 2011 CCG Stewie will be accepted in November!