Book Expo, Licensing Expo & 3000 E-Mail Subscribers, Oh My!
Life happens in waves. It ebbs and flows. There are high tides and low tides. Feasts and famines. That is surely the case for my life, and especially for Jetlagged Comic.
The last month brought with it a very high tide of success and opportunity. My second book Jetway Reunion was featured at the New York Book Expo at the end of May by IngramSpark Publishing. Then this week I’ll be heading down to Las Vegas for the International Licensing Expo where I’ll learn about the world of product licensing and (hopefully) find agencies to represent my work.
In preparation for the Licensing Expo, I worked with my wonderful business consultant Carolyn Edlund of ArtsyShark.com who helped groom me for the event. I’ve used Carolyn’s services for over two years and I highly recommend her. She put me in contact with a very talented and professional artist/graphic designer Leslie Kell of LeslieKell.com. Leslie and I worked together to create a Jetlagged Comic Media Kit, which I had printed locally and will be taking with me when I meet with a licensing agency in Vegas. If you’re an artist looking for some professional resources, these women have been a Godsend. They were the boost I needed in growing my own art business.
What does this all mean? It means someone out there likes what I do, so I’d better keep doing it!
If you’re not already signed up for the Jetlagged Fan Club e-mail list, make sure you do. I’m pumping out two new cartoons a week now (Wednesday and Saturday), a blog post and creating new products as often as I can. You’ll see all of that in the two weekly emails I send. If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, I can’t guarantee you’ll always see the new cartoons. These networks change their algorithms often and prevent my hard-won fans from seeing new content (unless I pay, of course).
I’ll keep you abreast of all the fun in Vegas next week. Well, maybe not all the fun. As they say, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…baby!”