WOW – Illustrator & Cartoonist Stephen Collins

Stephen-Collins

My best bit of advice to new illustrators is, don’t rely on emails for your self promotion. adidas stan smith dziecięce Instead, send out postcards or packs of prints. Canotte Minnesota Timberwolves And here’s the important bit – follow these physical prints up with phone calls to art directors.

I have this theory that half of the illustrators who give up early on do so cos they’re just too shy to pick up the phone and actually talk to an art director. Nike Free 5.0 Dames

There’s no shame in being shy – it’s quite likely part of the reason you are good at drawing in the first place, cos you stayed in and drew during your teens while everyone else was out having sex. Adidas Schoenen But you need to remember that if you can just get over your initial fears of selling yourself, then in 3 years time you probably won’t have to be a self-salesperson anymore. bestellen schoenen nike air max 2016 goedkoop And anyway, there’s no reason to be bashful about calling art directors – if you’ve posted them stuff already, you’re not cold calling them. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw

You’ve physically sent them a present – they *owe* you a quick chat. Kansas Jayhawks Jerseys In reality, they’ll nearly always be polite and impressed that you’ve phoned, and are usually quite flattered that you’ve done something so old-fashioned and gallant as posting samples through. nike air max 2017 femme noir If you send an email, it will probably go to junk and they won’t even see it.

Stephen Collins, 2013

Stephen Collins is a UK illustrator and cartoonist who has been working professionally since 2003. air max 1 pas cher His work has appeared in many publications, and he has a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine. West Virginia Mountaineers In 2013 Jonathan Cape published his debut graphic novel The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, which won the 9th Art Award 2013 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Of The Year award.

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