Cory Lally talks with me this week about nurturing a creative work environment to help artists feel confident and thrive in a retail setting. Other members of the California boys join us to corroborate his claims and talk about customer management. THanks to Cory Lally, Kirby Rudolph, Chris Chua, Jordan Martin, and Cory McCollough for their insight.
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In this bear of an episode, we explore the art of the Convention. We talk to Tyler Johnson and Kirby Rudolph and their experiences with selling their art and doing caricatures at the conventions. In the second part of the episode, I talked with veteran Convention Comic Guy Lar DeSouza who has gone to several conventions with Blind Ferret to meet fans of the comics he draws for (Looking for Group and Least I Could Do) and the artwork he creates.
Jeremy Townsend, aka Jert, sat down with me to talk about his move from retail caricatures into his illustration career and the impact that his time in caricatures has had on that. We also find out what the #mostleastfunniest things are and Jert answers this weeks hashtag, #whatsinmybeard.
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Tom Faraci pays me a short visit on his way to interview myself and a few other caricature artists for his documentary “American Caricatures”. We chatted a bit about his project before getting into a huge disagreement about retail caricature prices. Our friendship is still up in the air. Maybe ice-cream can fix it.