Monday, March 7, 2011
Tessa is a contemporary web comic artist. She's fairly successful in this endeavor, and has a loyal fanbase. She still works a dayjob and isn't self-employed yet, but I think that she's heading in the appropriate direction for that to work out for her.
Bosma just recently graduated college, and has been largely recognized for his work by several contemporary illustrative sources:
"My work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY (Illustration Annual 53 (three pieces), 2008 Zankel Scholarship finalist), Society of Illustrators LA (issue 47), Spectrum (issue 16 issue 17), the American Illustration 28 web gallery, as well as on Drawn! the illustration and cartooning blog. My first comic, The Magnificent Zhao, can be found in Popgun volume 3, from Image Comics, which won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Anthology My second comic, Turtle Soup, is available in The Anthology Project, volume 2. Clients include The New Yorker, Plansponsor, The Stranger, Gulf Life, Paste Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Cicada Magazine, Muse Magazine, and others."
He seems to advertise himself well on the internet...I think that's really important and how I found him/chose him.
I'm not too clear on his clients...it seems like he gets picked up for his work that he places in gallery shows. I've seen fliers and tshirts both using his paintings on them. He seems to mostly exhibit his work over using it on merchandise or things like that.
I can't read french, but I deduce she does a lot of her selling/money-making on her own time, as she has her own shop and etsy shop. Perhaps she is self employed? I find myself interested in artists that are self employed over ones who are frequented by publications. I want to become self-employed and work with my own concepts and on my own time.
Ed Kwong worked with Joy Ang on the second volume of the Anthology Project, a novel of short comics. I can't really find his clients, the only money-making I have seen on his website and blog were just selling prints that he makes himself.
His clients are book authors and Magic: The Gathering...his book covers are really interesting and make the books look insanely good. He's also painted a Game Informer cover, Bioshock 2 promotional images, concept artwork, and packaging art. He does a little bit of everything because of his really insanely awesome digital painting talents, and is really sought after.