All this year we have been upgrading various areas of our Mega Comics Group web site in celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary. Several pages needed a face lift. One of the sections that we most wanted to upgrade was our gateway page. That’s the first page of the site. Those familiar with our pages may not have seen the gateway page all that often. Most of the weekly focus has been here on the blog page for the past years. But if you go to www.megacomicsgroup.com you will see a totally new entrance to our web pages! We think it turned out pretty good!
Back to the drawing board!
That’s where I want to be. After it’s all been said and done, I just want to draw. Cartoon art is what I have done best. I love doing single character illustrations of mascots and other subjects to sell as clip art. You see several examples of those here on this site. Last year I started with the huge photo and clip art reseller Shutterstock.com. I have sales with other clip art brokers but the results I have been getting at Shutterstock puts the rest to shame. So I’m re-doubling my efforts to upload a lot of my treasure trove of clip art I’ve done over the years to Shutterstock‘s website as well as produce some new art for them as well. That’s part of my goal.
The other part is to produce the comic book art and stories for MegaComicsGroup.com. At times it’s a balancing act to be sure. At times the clip art demands more time and at other times deadline for the comic books are more pressing. Whatever the results I will share it here and try to do that more often than I have been in recent months.
I just got approved today to sell clip art on Shutterstock.com. I’ve started uploading images and filling out the catalog information for each one. It’s not that hard to do it just takes a little time and is somewhat tedious. Even though these images are new to Shutterstock, some of these are images I’ve sold before on other sites. I have a lot more I will be adding, some which have never been sold. Some of these I did about 5 or 6 years ago preparing to sell them on clip art sites like Shutterstock. As soon as I exhaust my stockpile I’ll start drawing some new images.
I appreciate your interest in my work. I’ll be updating the blog site a lot more regularly now and adding new portfolio images. I’ll be telling you more about what I’ve been up too and what my new projects are. The two areas I’m focused on now are:
1) My comic books. Check out the links to the Mega Comics Group web pages.
2) Mascot Clip Art. A personal passion of mine for almost as long as my interest in comic book art and cartooning. Make sure you check out my latest clip art endeavor with Shutterstock @ http://shutterstock.com/g/Mark+Poe
I’ll dedicate a couple of articles to each of theses subjects in the near future. So don’t be a stranger. Catchya later!
I started ArtMarkings back in 2006 as a showcase for the commercial art I’ve done for the past 25 years. Right now, I’m in the process of re-making the site, which is long over due. A lot has happened since I first put up ArtMarkings.com: Facebook and Twitter have come on the scene, the iPhone has changed not only the world of cell phones but computing as well. Ditto on the iPad. Computers are more than twice as fast and have twice as much storage. Storage is not done just on your hard drive anymore but on Cloud servers, flash drives, or numerous other options. TV has gone digital, HD and is gradually evolving into a hybrid of television and computer. All this is just a mere drop in a very large bucket to illustrate how much has changed in 6 years. But to keep this brief, something that is increasingly more important in this Digital Age, I’ll save detail commentary on all the changes for future ramblings. Right now I have a web site to re-build.
This new site will not only show off some of the work I’ve done in my career but, unlike the old site, also be a blog for whatever happens to be on my mind on any given day. Most of it will be concerning art but since there is more to my life than drawing, I’ll probably veer off on a tangent now and then. I promise I’ll try to keep it interesting.
As I end this inaugural post I would just like to say “Thanks!” to all those who complimented the old site and the art I had featured there and the requests for freelance art. I don’t do “walk-in” freelance assignments anymore in order to concentrate more on a few areas of my work and long term obligations.
Have a great day. Hope to see you back here again soon.