Art, Cartoons, Comics, Design, Manga

Cartoon Character Design: Creating a Character with Appeal

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

Art, Business, Design, Entrepreneurship, Humour, Management, Motivation

How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers!(Part 2)

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)

Art, Business, Cartoons, Design, Entrepreneurship, Humour, Management

How To Train Your Artist! A Handling And Obedience Manual For All Managers! (Part 1)

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)

Art, Business, Cartoons, China, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation

Talent Can Be Learned, But Can Ambition?

     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?

Art, Branding, Business, Cartoons, China, Comics, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration

“An Expat Couple on a Business Adventure in the Middle Kingdom”

We are Kat and Vali, an expat couple who met in Beijing.  We’ve been in Beijing collectively for over ten years. While its very hard to put a 10+ year story into an intro paragraph, for now we will just say briefly that we both came to learn Chinese and met at our first job… Continue reading “An Expat Couple on a Business Adventure in the Middle Kingdom”