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World of Freelance here we come
on 4 April 2007
I bought this book on a whim. I have always loved to draw and had thought wouldn't it be excellent if I could make a living from it (yeh sure like that could happen!), but I never expected i'd find a book that pretty much told you exactly how to do just that.
I've read it through once, in two nights, i've now gone through it quickly again and marked the pages with the best and most relevent advice to me.
What is written seems so obvious once it's been said, but alot of the ideas and concepts you would not be able to think up yourself without the advice of an experienced illustrator.
He tells you how to approach a company, how to sell yourself, and be business-like whislt remaining the chaotic artist that you are!
There are so many little tips, like how to keep a database of prospective clients, advertising and self-promotion.
It's written very well in a friendly, uncomplicated manner (although there are some serious typos!)
It's not gonna get you famous, it may not help make you any money as a freelance, but it would certainly give you a sturdy, helpful and much deserved push it the right direction!
Recomended for any one who has ever thought about drawing for a living.