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I’m thrilled to be an exhibitor and panelist at Fan Alley’s on Feb
I’m thrilled to be an exhibitor and panelist at Fan Alley’s Ground Zero Animation Expo on Feb. 18th & 19th! This is a really fantastic event full of talented artists selling merchandise, doing portfolio reviews, and doing panels and workshops. If you’re in the SoCal area and interested in… [more]
I didn’t have time to do a new holiday picture this year, but Merry Christmas, happy 1st night of Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays everyone
I didn’t have time to do a new holiday picture this year, but Merry Christmas, happy 1st night of Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays everyone!
Hello Chelsea! It's the anonymous anon from last ask. Thank you for your thorough response! I just have one more question: in the case of royalties (like for book illustrations, etc.), do you invoice your client every pay period? Or does the contract combined with the first invoice count as enough to remind them to pay you? Thanks again!
No problem! Good question! I actually haven’t received royalty payments before (my first book I've done that I expect royalties from doesn't come out until next year) so I don't have firsthand experience with this yet but I think the publisher typically sends out royalty payments, unprompted, on a regular payout… [more]
Chelsea!! Hello! Quick business question: Since you freelance, how to you manage royalties or payments when you get hired for a project? Like, do you sign a contract or something? Since I'm assuming you are your own boss, how do you make sure people aren't trying to rip you off or use you because you're not with an agent-- I'm assuming-- or something like that? I've been curious about attempting to do freelance work. Thanks!
Yup, contracts are definitely important! Most established companies will send you a contract after an informal agreement to do the project, but if they don't, there are some great sample ones in the Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines that you can use to make your own.Any time you're… [more]
Hey guys, everything in my TeePublic store is on sale for the next few days
Hey guys, everything in my TeePublic store is on sale for the next few days! http://tee.pub/lic/chelseakenna