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My New Artisan Fan Page!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 14, 2011, 8:46 AM

Cross-posted from Angelic-Artisan as it seemed relevant to my interests here.

Lately I've noticed a trend with my crafts getting all the attention, even over my main job (which is illustration).  So in order to combat the crafts from taking over my 2D fan page, I've created a little niche in Facebook just for them!

It will be my placeholder until I have the time to build a website dedicated to my leather crafts and jewelry.  I really like the sound of 'Angelic Artisan'. It could be the beginning of a whole new sub-studio of Angelic Shades (and perhaps less confusing for those people who think I sell window shades XD).

You can see it here:

Angelic Artisan on Facebook

I'm also pondering getting into the wholesale orders business, but I'm not quite sure how to price for that yet. Do any of you fine folks have any advice?  It could really be useful for me during this damnably slow and depressing job hunt I'm on. (More on that later)

Till next time, stay crafty, folks!

  • Listening to: A Clash of Kings audio book
  • Reading: Minors Tarot - Pui Mun Law
  • Watching: Torchwood
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed Revelations Beta
  • Drinking: Khalua Coffee
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Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wholesale like mass producing your leather stuff and selling wholesale to shops to sell for you?
My friend did that with Hemp Jewellery I think, and i know how to do it with comics, but I'm not sure about such leathery things :B
I can ask my friend if she did that (she may have done consignment) if you want? :D
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure! I'm pretty clear on how consignment works, but if she has any tips on wholesaling, I'm all ears! Thanks.:)
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
K i'll ask soon. Unless you think how doing it with comics would be relevant?
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey all knowledge is worth having, should I ever get into that. I do have a comic on the backburner.;) Would love to hear your advice on that as well.
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
SPEAKING OF COMICS... it's not a secret so I can tell you... Our next anthology's theme is going to be "twisted fairy tales". I thought that might interest you in case you'd like to participate. Ghost tales did so well We're going to keep doing them every year now :) It's not going to start right away (maybe in june-ish), but something to think about :P

Well anyway, with our comics, if we were going to sell whole sale, we're going to either do something like -50% of retail profit (like if cost is 2$, retail is 4$ whole sale is 3$) or something close to that. So if you do offset printing that price can vary quite a bit for different sized orders because of the cost of offset printing going down for larger bulk orders and stuff. Print on demand is harder to give better discounts because there is no price breaks. Print on demand is what we have to do because we have no place to store boxes of comics and so we have to do smaller print runs :( Once we get a studio (soon?) we're going to switch to offset and get some better bulk pricing. Not that Ka-blams pricing is bad! It's actually quite awesome, but still I want to have a skid of comics delivered to my house at least once :|

One of the cloudscape members Vanessa (cloudscape is the comic society here in Vancouver [link] ) did an awesome series of videos on how to make comics and the last part deal with wholesale and printing and distributors [link]

Hope that's somewhat helpful :B
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
All great info. Thanks for pegging all that for me! I have been considering sticking to e-book version of Rapunzel at the moment. It's such a short comic so far that it'd be pointless to print it unless I get a few more fairy tales done and then went for a larger bound book. We'll see how it goes! It is yet another project on my long to-do list. x_x
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
welllll, you could submit it to an anthology for now :p
We're launching the Fairy tales Anthology sooner than we thought.
My list is growing so fast it's painful. I'm overwhelming myself, with studio space, and classrooms, and conventions. It's crazy HAHA!
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
We should start a group for recovering Project Fairies...but I fear that would just be perpetuating bad habits! XD

Haa I still need to get to the end of Rapunzel! It's all thumbnailed out (and has been for awhile)...just haven't had time to sit and draw it! Laaame. :P
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