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‘Marketing Your Art Online Panel’ from C2E2 2014

In Art, Best of Panels, Business & Marketing, Live Panels, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

Recorded at Chicago’s C2E2 2014, this panel of professional artists, illustrators, writers, business owners and web consultants discusses marketing and selling your art and services online. Guests speakers Karen Hallion (illustrator and T-shirt designer), Andy Schmidt (founder of Comics Experience and former editor for Marvel and IDW), Janet Lee (Eisner award-winning artist of Return of the Dapper Men), and Kelly Stephenson (SEO consultant for SSM Healthcare, social media expert at SageLark) talk about starting an online business, their experiences with different vendors, licensing, intellectual property and engaging their audience via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske.

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Drew Blank, Illustrator and Writer

In Art, Business & Marketing, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

We talk to writer and illustrator Drew Blank, a veteran of the convention and expo scene with a highly recognizable, humorous art style that attracts a crowd in every city. We discuss how the loss of his previous job kickstarted his career selling fan art, and how he juggles that with his true passion, writing. Drew is the author of the hit indie novel ‘Memoirs of an Anti-Hero’.

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‘Turning your Art into an Online Business’ from Wizard World St. Louis 2014

In Art, Business & Marketing, Live Panels, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

This panel of professional writers, crafters, business owners and marketers provides helpful tips on promoting your art, and yourself, online. Topics such as starting your business, targeting your audience through advertising and social media, protecting your designs, time-management, and how to maintain an online shop are discussed.

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‘How to be a Nerd for a Living’ panel from Wizard World St. Louis 2014

In Art, Gaming, Live Panels, Podcast, TV & Film, Writing & Publishing by Nerd For A Living

Recorded at Wizard World St. Louis Comic-Con 2014. This panel of professionals discusses different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture entertainment, gaming, film-making, writing and more. Get tips on finding a way to a new career from those already working in the industry. Moderated by N4AL’s Wendy Buske, panel speakers include: Rachel Rieckenberg (Sass and Slash Creations), Jeremy Corray (Coolfire Studios, Voltron), Amanda Nuckolls (GnomeAcres), Matt Raithel (Graphite Lab), and Genese Davis (author of The Holder’s Dominion).

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Paul Horn (“Cool Jerk”) and Darlene Horn (“Girl with the Donut Tattoo”)

In Art, Comics, Podcast, Writing & Publishing by Nerd For A Living

This week we talk with Paul Horn, writer/artist of the long-running webcomic Cool Jerk, and Darlene Horn, food blogger for My Burning Kitchen. Together, this couple also produced the illustrated food comic The Girl with the Donut Tattoo. We talk about comics, blogging, self-publishing and selling online, the wonders and pitfalls of San Diego Comic Con, learning to be a “carnival barker” and much more.

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‘Turning your Art into your Business’ Panel from Wizard World Chicago 2013

In Art, Business & Marketing, Live Panels, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

At Wizard World Chicago Con 2013, Nerd For A Living presented a Saturday afternoon panel on marketing your brand or product. The panel, “Turning your Art into your Business: How to Market & Sell Online”, was moderated by N4AL’s Wendy Buske and featured social media strategist Kelly Stephenson and Armadian Creative owner Adron Buske.