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: New Member ~Krizpie Waffles~


Krizpie Waffles
04-11-2019, 10:26 AM
Hello everyone my name is Krizpie Waffles.

I am fun and passionate artist with a unique style. My goalis to one day be able to create adorable fun loving children’s books foreveryone to read.
Most of my things are displayed on DeviantArt.. if you’reinterested but why I am joining ArtisForum is to expand my knowledge, refine myart, and who knows… Connect with likeminded members who enjoy, well all thingsart!!

Here is something I did recently for St. Patrick’s Day.

picassolite
04-13-2019, 02:18 AM
Hi Krizpie Waffles,


If children's books is what you want to do ...



I trust original story and art work by you ... then -


get paid to try out your story concepts ... by getting on your Public Library list as a story-time vendor ...


You can print up a prototype of your book with your art work - and try it out with the little ones ... to see which story ideas keep them enchanted.


When you have 2 or 3 ideas that seem to work every time ... then copyright your story and your pictures.


Don't make the mistake that Hardie Gramatky (https://www.californiawatercolor.com/pages/hardie-gramatky-biography) made ... come up with a great idea and sell it for peanuts.


Gramatky sold the rights of Little Toot to Disney, but never received any royalties for the merchandise, recordings or videos that were sold over the years.


So once you have your copyrights (https://www.copyright.gov/) in place ... then get a copy of Artists and Graphic Designers Market (https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Graphic-Designers-Market-2017/dp/1440346577) ... and research which publishers you want to shop your story to .


Never sign a 'work for hire' agreement and reserve your 'serialization rights.' You want royalties on all items that your story may be used with.



Best regards