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    Some very good advice here. I had some interesting experiences recently. Here's my list:

    If you're a pleasant person, be pleasant, be yourself.

    If you're in a negative mood, please, please, please say as little as possible. Your body language speaks volumes. I encountered a very negative situation where the artist was talking at length about why he thinks he hasn't gotten more work. I actually avoided passing the aisle on a second round as a result.

    Let your work speak for itself. The old cliché is that a picture is worth a thousand words. Don't tell the AD what to think.

    Never shake hands with an AD and tell them you just got over the flu. They'll surely remember you but for all the wrong reasons.

    Time to take my Sudafed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sfbcmatthew View Post

    Never shake hands with an AD and tell them you just got over the flu. They'll surely remember you but for all the wrong reasons.

    Time to take my Sudafed...
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    Do show me your sketchbook because I will know instantly where you are at in your evolution as an artist. I can tell how far along the road of seeing and hand/eye training you have been, and I can tell how much I can trust you.

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    Do show me your sketchbook because I will know instantly where you are at in your evolution as an artist. I can tell how far along the road of seeing and hand/eye training you have been, and I can tell how much I can trust you.
    whoa, wait, you mean you want to see a portfoilo, and a sketchbook? (just rying to clarify )

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    With a mention of comic cons and since SDCC is fast approaching:

    * Remember, no matter where you're at - it's professionalism that counts. So, dress the part. That means, while it may be a con (SDCC in particular), don't dress up as your favorite character. That will NOT give you an edge.

    Not that anyone here would do that....

    Speaking of figure sketches - I often contain the figure work and sketches in a separate book (to allow the option to look through). Should I even bother this year (I intend on going to SDCC)?



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    I often contain the figure work and sketches in a separate book (to allow the option to look through). Should I even bother this year (I intend on going to SDCC)?
    hey, if nothing else, it's always fun to pass around when everyone's hanging out late night
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriciaS View Post
    With a mention of comic cons and since SDCC is fast approaching:

    * Remember, no matter where you're at - it's professionalism that counts. So, dress the part. That means, while it may be a con (SDCC in particular), don't dress up as your favorite character. That will NOT give you an edge.
    I heard from the heads of some local game companies that its ok to dress comfortable, and to just dress like you would on a normal day. They also said that dressing up will make you look silly because everyone else will be in normal clothing. They said they want one to be them self, they want the person at the interview to be the same person if they are hired. So imho just dress like and be the person you want to be and be the artist you are, not what you think they expect. Common sense, but I think it should be pounded into everyone's head.
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    Agreed! I'd say it's a pretty good rule of thumb that if the person you want to be is Matter-Eater Lad then you should talk to a therapist rather than an art director. Don't go in costume to somewhere you will seek a job unless you are trying out to be a team mascot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkounios View Post
    wait wait wait...portfolio on the iphone!?
    I understand where Peter is coming from...but an iphone as a portfolio? really?
    the iphone could access the internet and I had work online (my blog), it was easy to pull up the website and show them.

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