Thursday, September 30, 2010

Up to Date.

Hey. For those kindhearted souls still frequenting this blog, I've got something on my mind. I mentioned recently that half of the hot rod book is done, but at the rate I'm going, I'm probably a good 8 months away from the big finish. And people have indicated they're interesting in buying some of the new art now.

The other day it occurred to me that a hot rod calendar might well be the answer. Poked around the internet today to look at my options, and I've settled on RedBubble. Which leaves me in a bit of a quandary - should the calendar be a standalone piece, or could it overlap some with the book, in terms of content? I certainly don't wanna stop doing the automotive art anytime soon, but at the same time, if I have to do 12 more cars on top of the 50 in the book, then the book release will be that much farther away.

I'm also looking into magazine options from Magcloud. Maybe take the same cars that are in the calendar/book and show a bit more of the creative process - initial sketches, maybe some discussion of the different directions a piece might've gone in.

I dunno, a lot to think about here. I'll have to make a decision fairly soon to cash in on the Christmas market, but some feedback would come in handy at this juncture. While you're thinking about it, feast your eyes on some eye candy:

What say you?


Jadielady said...

Perhaps people who purchase the calendar could get some kind of discount on the book? Pretty easy if folks hold onto their email confirmation or something :)

Jeff Hotchkiss said...

Not to be glib, but I have no idea! If you have a market for a way to sell your work, then sell it. Strike when the iron is hot.
On the other hand, you'll lose some sales because you have competing products.

Bret Taylor said...

Thanks. Good advice here. Think I'm gonna go ahead with this; no sense in passing up on an opportunity while Christmas is this close.