Snail Poo Mail

My new font arrived in the mailbox (in amongst the snail droppings, how appropriate!) yesterday morning and my Children’s Market book arrived in my post office box so I am now all set to start my new marketing campaign. Besides sending out hundreds of postcards I am keen to find an artist’s representative both here and overseas to help bring in some more work. I am not really sure what that entails but suspect it will mean sinking more money into self promotional stuff. I wonder if it will be worth it.
I am also currently working on a double page spread for a cook book by designers. [May Contain Traces of Nuts] has to be one of the best cook book names ever. As you can see by the roll call it will feature the work of many talented designers and illustrators and I am totally honored to be taking part. Cass and Nicole are currently looking for a publisher but it’s all very exciting and snowballing along. Here’s a snippety preview of my page.

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10 Responses

  1. i wish i could purchase a loobylu calendar from somewhere! i wonder if you could convince Cafe Press to sort something out?

  2. I’m sure you’ll be very successful, Claire! You have this amazing and wonderful talent very difficult to find. I wish you the best of luck!! :o)

  3. says:

    Having 2 small children, we’ve read hundreds of children’s books. And your illustrations are way up there with the best of the best. Good luck to you! Mary Engelbriet watch out.

  4. I love your web. I love your illustrations. I would love to have a loobylu mug (for me in mexico, the shipping alone is more expensive than the mug itself :(so I’ll keep on wishing…
    I want to share a link.. which I hope you find interesting
    from argentina

  5. says:

    forgot the link. sorry

  6. i just wanted to leave a note to say i love your illustrations…i’m sure i’m one of many who do. still, one more person rooting for you. i ordered your mug and it’s on its way! thanks for freeing your talent. only the best!

  7. Your illustrations continue to impress me. How I wish I had one iota of your talent for design!

  8. Well that is special! And what a great idea. I hate it when other people have good ideas without me lol. The illustration “snippet” looks awesome – can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  9. If you put even half as much effort into self-promotion as you put into the illustrations I’ve seen on your site, then it should pay off big-time. I’m not trying to flatter you when I say that you are one of the most talented illustrators I’ve ever seen. Your work has inspired me to work on my own drawing again. 😀

  10. Claire, self promo mail outs will waste valuable money. Trust me. I’m a pro comic strip cartoonist and have realised that on average for every 1000 letters sent you get 3 return responses and 2 might be they want you to do work. Go out and door knock and I guarantee you a 90% strike rate at getting a gig. If you want to email me and I’ll be happy to help on the self promotion side and getting an agent. Good luck with it all anyways!