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Freelance-tastic! 2011!

Another Thanksgiving and another super fun podcast on freelancing!

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Got Questions About Freelancing?

Tomorrow is the third annual Work Made For Hire podcast on freelancing!

Each year after Thanksgiving, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Bill Mudron and I get together and talk about what they’ve learned about working for themselves and being a freelancer in the last year.

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We’ll U-Stream the podcast live so you can catch all of the swears and ask questions of the crew.  Last year we had some pretty great conversations about how the heck to figure out taxes, making yourself known to other artists and storytelling.  Who knows what this year has in store!

So if you’re a freelancer, or want to be a freelancer, tune in tomorrow, Sunday, November 27th at 1:00 pm Pacific standard time.

Actual details and links to the U-Stream will be posted on Twitter; you can follow any of us to get more info.  If you have a question you’d like us to address, feel free to post it in the comments here or let me know on Twitter, @WMFH_Blog.


Freelancepalooza Podcast 2010, Part the Second

Here it is, the second installment of Freelancepalooza Podcast 2010.

And if you didn’t catch Part the First, well here you go:

By the way, here is a collection of the some of the sites, posts and resources we mentioned throughout the podcast.

Outright, the online accounting resource Dylan & Erika love.

Traveling & don’t want to keep 942 receipts?  Look up the per diem rates for the city you’re visiting.

The IRS’s online small business tax workshop.

Advertise your blog or comic to people who are, you know, actually likely to read your stuff with Project Wonderful.

Dustin Harbin reminds us all to be nice.  (Clam the hell down!)

Steve Lieber is awesome and fully endorsed by all four of us.

For sanity’s sake: Clients From Hell.

Erika’s new comic, Bucko, with Jeff Parker will be up February 1st!

Erika will also be in London for a book signing & gallery show at the end of December.

Sam Orchard: one lovely dude.

We all agree that Chris Baldwin is the shit & that you should check out his new comic Spacetrawler.

Carla Speed McNeil makes beautiful, beautiful comics.  If you haven’t read Finder yet, Dark Horse is coming out with the whole darn thing starting next year.

You know who else makes beautiful comics?  Der-shing Helmer.  Like whoa.

And that is it folks.  Thanks for listening!

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Freelancepalooza Podcast 2010, Part the First

Last year I talked Bill Mudron, Dylan Meconis & Erika Moen into doing a live two hour podcast about being independent artists on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

But they must have forgotten.  Because when I asked them to do it again this year, they all said, “Yes!”

So here is the first part of our conversation about working for yourself as an artist.  We talk about all the coolest things about being a freelancer: figuring out taxes, how fan art can get you work, and “freelance school.”  All without the 17 minutes of technical set up!

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Talkin’ Shop

This might be the most helpful thing I’ve posted on the blog so far.

The day after Thanksgiving, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Bill Mudron and I got together and decided to talk about comics, being professional freelancers, getting comfortable with the business of art and how awesome Steve Lieber is.

Dylan will have the full podcast here later this week & Erika has the full 2.5 hours of UStreaming Fun here.  I’ve edited a version that highlights all the great information Dylan, Erika & Bill shared about being professional freelance artists.  Here:

What makes this so helpful, in my humble opinion, is that all of the advice is coming from people who make their living as professional freelance illustrators and comics artists.  They talk about everything from how to start your next big project to how to talk to clients about work, the benefits of working with other freelancers and what to be on the look out for if you decide to post your work on collective sites.

I’ve been wanting to do something like this since earlier this year when a reader approached me at MoCCA asking for more practical information about working as a freelancer.  I think this podcast is a great start for that conversation and I’m looking forward to tricking folks into doing many more.

[The audio levels can be a bit goofy; we used the internal mic on one of our laptops & the fan really kicks in toward the end.  The version posted here clocks in at around an hour; if you want to download it go here.]


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