Episode 19 + 20: NYT Bestselling Illustrator, Eleanor Davis

Jan 11th

This week I’m joined by Illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy, among other books. Her work has been included in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics in 2008.

Key takeaways

  • How to stop self-care becoming a chore.
  • How, as a freelancer, you can become a good boss to yourself.
  • How to beat the dreaded drawer’s block.
  • Why turning down low paying jobs helps to support your peers
  • Why you should keep schtum about your goals until you achieve them
  • Why artists should occasionally put down their brushes and get online
  • The importance of going through contracts with a fine-toothed comb

In this week’s episodes, Eleanor and I discuss artistry from both personal and professional standpoints. In episode 19, you’ll learn how to stay healthy while being an activist. Furthermore, we devise two neat ways to trick your brain into making your self-care habit (or any habit) stick. Are you sometimes guilty of negative self-talk? We also cover why it’s essential you learn how to use kinder language when speaking about yourself.

In episode 19, Eleanor gives some stellar advice to those wanting to make money from art. You’ll learn how to secure clients, work with Art Directors, and stay competitive. Eleanor is also incredibly open about money. This episode will teach you how to price your illustrations and what book you should refer to for pricing guidelines. Also, find out what contracts you completely avoid.

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