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At 10:23 AM 10/26/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Mike - I am curious. How do you make money with your art work? Also, what
>>do exactly suggest artists do to support themselves and still have time
>I am an illustrator. I paint images for books (mainly children's
>literature), design projects (annual reports, brochures, collateral
>pieces), advertising (posters, packaging, ads), institutional (posters, PR
>materials) and editorial (magazine articles, newspapers, some television
>I began as a film animator and did Sesame Street segments, commercials, a
>piece for Nova and even Saturday morning cartoons.
>I also occasionally teach drawing and life drawing in a local college and
>drawing seminars to corporate design departments.
>An artist CAN make a decent living - provided he divests himself of the
>foolish notion that purity is some kind of virtue. If personal projects are
>important to you either do them on your own time or you can forgo the money
>to be had from commercial ventures. Should you choose the latter you
>shouldn't expect the public to pick up the tab for your decision.