Today, I’d like to talk a little bit about character design. Specifically, I would like to address the question of how to take a traditionally intimidating character and making them into an appealing protagonist. We’re going to talk about the decisions that led to taking this: To this: Before we go doing a point… Continue reading Cartoon Character Design: Creating a Character with Appeal
I remember that when I was starting my career I had a plan: I wanted to start my own business one day. But I told myself that I needed to work for a large corporation for at least 5 years to get the necessary work experience. I also told myself that I needed to work… Continue reading Saying NO to Your Excuses
It is very natural to feel afraid about starting a business. An average person might have a stable job, great pay, vacations, and a social life. When you become an entrepreneur things change: you realize that you have to work long hours, you have less time for family and friends, the future looks uncertain, and… Continue reading Do You Fear the Unknown? The Fears that Stop You from Starting a Business.
Hi everyone! This week is a special time in China as we are preparing to celebrate Chinese New Year. When it comes to this time of the year there are some things worth mentioning as they typically happen only in China: “The Great Migration” Imagine what happens when companies, factories, shops, restaurants, and stock markets… Continue reading Mass Migration, Forced Recession, & Racing Animals: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese New Year
In my last post I wrote out some of the details specific to the variety of artist that I work with. This time I will go into some of the major Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with these strange creatures. … Continue reading How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers!（Part 2）
In this week’s blog I’ll discuss some of the techniques and tricks for training and working with artists. Having an artist can be a fun and rewarding experience. If not handled in a stern but caring manner however, you might find yourself in a world of trouble, heartache, and frustration. There are many varieties of… Continue reading How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers! (Part 1)
My first job in China was an HR position for a start up company. I was looking through many applicants’ CVs each day, but it wasn’t until a year after I started that I received a CV of a talent that left me completely in awe: …In thirty years’ time he has… Continue reading Talent Can Be Learned, But Can Ambition?
When we hear about someone who has succeeded in business, our first thought might be that this person is very talented. By reading the stories of some of the most successful people in history, we can see that not all of them were born talented. On the contrary, they often attribute their success to their… Continue reading Talent or Ambition, Which Matters More When Starting a Business？
So it finally happened, we self-published for the first time. We ran a free promotion for 5 days and made it to #1 in three of our key categories: Comics & Graphic Novels, Cartoons, and Humour & Entertainment. The promotion went well and we were able to connect with our target readers and get their… Continue reading Tips For First Time Self Publishing: Things No One Told Me
The day has finally come! When we first decided to start a T-shirt business, Vali drew a short comic series to introduce our brand mascot Mort. At that time, we had no idea that we would be publishing this comic book. We knew that the traditional publishing process is cumbersome for independent producers, and takes… Continue reading The Journey to Self Publishing