Now that I don’t sell retail any more I was able to go out to the San Francisco Renegade fair just as a shopper.  There was unfortunately a bit of repetition, which will happen whenever any meme proves itself to be commercially successful.  I saw at least four booths selling spiral-bound journals made from recycled book covers, and there were more mustaches, bacon and abstracted San Francisco maps than you could shake a stick at.  Still, when you have 300ish vendors, you’re bound to find a few new and interesting things and find them I did!  Here is a sampling … Read more »

If I want to transition into doing more editorial-prop-type work, I’m going to need to beef up my portfolio.  I’ve already done some work for book publishers like Chronicle and Scholastic, but most of it’s not very sophisticated, being geared mainly toward the kindergarten crowd.  My portfolio needs a lot more examples of the kinds of projects I’d like to get hired for.  It needs to demonstrate that I’m capable of handling more complex work of various scales, while appealing to the needs of marketing and art directors.

I’ve therefore begun an on-going … Read more »