Blogs, Interviews and the Licensing Expo

6 06 2014

After 20 years of attending the Licensing Expo (I have missed only one in all those years), I still get excited about going to the event. It really feels like one of the last places where new and truly original creations can still get discovered.
In fact, there have been many properties and businesses which have been launched or grew rapidly through their exposure at the Licensing Expo. Several of these were recently pointed out in an interesting blog from Michael Dismuke, the creator of a comic called Roshambo. He has written about ‘Why The Licensing Expo And Not Comic Con?’, where he explains his decision to attend Licensing Expo.  He also talks about  how Licensing Expo helped build the  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and My Little Pony brands. I would add The Ugly Doll, Paul Frank/Julius and Skelanimals to that list. Nothing ventured; nothing gained.

All Art Licensing Update

As you can see with this video, I am adding new dimensions to my blog. It will be expanding to include interviews, video interviews and more about individual artists and companies who, like you, are developing a viable licensing business to present their creativity through the media and products.
For the next few weeks, I will be including interviews and news specifically related to the Licensing Expo, as their official Art + Design Blogger. So stay tuned, and watch for the Skype video interviews, which are filled with lots of ideas, information and inspiration.

Roshambo from GameMastersroshamboCreated and written by Dismuke, Roshambo has been called “a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and the Colbert Report.” The comic is about three children who boast the power of Rock-Paper-Scissors and battle villains named after schoolyard gags and games, such as Hopscotch, Freezetag, Red Rover, Thumb Wrestling, Leapfrog, Foursquare, and more. The comic is illustrated by Susan Tsui.



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