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They pay attention.
Attention being the most valuable, and most limited, resource there is for humans. It’s more limited than money; you can’t just print more. People don’t “consume” art, they attend to it.
Meanwhile, here’s a little thing on Sita’s distribution model in the Wall Street Journal.
Continue reading Everyone pays for my art.
Since we’re running low on pins at the Merch Empire, I ordered another batch. But this time I got some pendant/charms in the mix.
I had this crazy idea I’d attach chains and findings and sell necklaces and earrings. But after a few hours of struggle with pliers and only 10 pairs of earrings to …
Continue reading Coming soon: Charms/Pendants
My goodness, no one seems to know what grand juries are! I sure didn’t, until this week. Because they’re called “juries,” people think they’re trial juries. Not at all! Here’s a good article explaining how grand juries work by activist Craig Rosebraugh.
Continue reading “if no one is informed, no one will object.”
Pardon my French – or is that legalese?
As of today, I’m required to serve as a grand juror for the next two weeks. Meaning I had to cancel my only paid work for the month, speaking at Alma College in Michigan. The court said essentially, “tough shit.” Ironically, if I’d been mugged on the …
Continue reading Grand Fucking Jury
OK my peeps, your feedback on the preceding post has been excellent. Here are 3 more images to compare and contrast:
What’s happening here? Do we even need to put it into words?
How about this? Does the addition of the flowers help, or hurt, or just make it different?
Same idea, different rendering. This one has …
Continue reading More examples: TMI?
I’m working on a new project – a book, or comic book, or illustrated book, or graphic something about free culture/free content. I’ll probably use a mix of styles and techniques, since that’s how I roll. But I’m trying to figure out the dominant one. And the question is: hand drawing with ink on …
Continue reading How much hand?
“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
“Most thinkers…hold that you own your own life, and it follows that you must own the products of that life, and that those products can be traded in free exchange with …
Continue reading “Intellectual Property” is Slavery
Content is Free, Containers are not; the commerce in mass art is all in the packaging. Hats off to band Weezer for devising the most brilliant CD packaging ever:
It would be even better without the copy restrictions on the content, but they seem to comprehend that those are irrelevant to making money. It’s all …
Continue reading Weezer gets it right
So there I was reading an old New Yorker, and came across this article about a lawyer who exposes overpaid corporate CEOs. The name and the picture looked familiar. Could it be the same Nell Minow who interviewed me about Sita Sings the Blues? Why yes, it is! Turns out the “Movie Mom” is …
Continue reading Nell Minow: Film Reviewer, “CEO Killer”