When I resigned from my design job last October 2011 to get back into freelance illustration, my goal was to get an artist representative. Being from the Philippines, it’s hard to get connections and client projects beyond Asia and my own country. As an illustrator, I would also rather work on the art than negotiate contracts, chase payments, create paperwork for licensing rights, and all that boring, nosebleed-inducing stuff.
That’s where the art rep comes in. Regular visitors to this site (all two of them) might have noticed a red “represented by” image on my blog sidebar I put up several weeks ago. I’m happy to announce I am now represented by Advocate Art, a UK-based artist agency 😀 They will make international projects and clients more accessible to little third world me, work out contracts, and handle billing (another nosebleed territory for me who flunked one grading period of 6th grade math– true story), among others. I am working with Natasha from Advocate who is guiding me and helping me prepare my illustration portfolio towards a more commercial market coz I’m a sellout like that 😛
So, hooray! I can’t rest easy though, as the real work will only be just beginning. But since it’s work I love doing, I don’t have any problem with that 🙂
Finally, here’s some work-related news I can share with “the Internet public.” I have recently finished illustrating my first children’s book! It’s called Ang Munting Anghel (The Little Angel), a story written by two-time Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) winner Bobim Papasin. I can’t show you the finished product just yet but the whole thing’s just been sent off to the printers. It’s a local (Philippines) publication and I expect it will be out soon! In the meantime, here are a few teaser images. Can’t wait to show you the rest of it! 🙂