I was first introduced to M.C.A. Hogarth’s work by Liana Mir. At that point, I hadn’t quite made the decision to self-publish Shattered. I knew that I was interested in going into business for myself, but I didn’t have a plan, I didn’t have any tools, and I didn’t have the mindset of an artist-entrepreneur.
Enter Hogarth’s Three Micahs–cartoon jaguars who understand the creative process and make business principles fun and accessible. Hogarth is pretty amazing–she’s a writer and artist who has also held down day jobs in the business and technology fields. Over the years she’s experimented with interactive storytelling, serialized fiction on her blog and small press publishing, not to mention creating visual art (fantasy illustration and cartooning) which she’s productized (yet another word I learned from the Micahs!) in her Zazzle store.
People, this lady has a lot of experience in combining the creative right brain and the analytical left brain into a career as an artist-entrepreneur, and she’s shared a lot of her insight in (free!) monthly columns.
And now she’s running an Indiegogo campaign to turn her columns into an actual book (with extra chapters! and worksheets! and more cartoons!).
To say I’m excited about this is a wee bit of an understatement. So, if you’re interested in making money off of whatever kind of art you do–be it writing or costume-making or jewelry design–you should run, not walk, to see what Hogarth is offering. Check out the Three Michas columns that started it all (Roles, Products, and Plan) and if you’re convinced, help support her campaign.