jilltaraphotoWednesday, September 16, 2009 marked the first “Ask Jill Seale” call. Part of the monthly Art Licensing Info “Ask” call series, Jill answered lots of questions about character licensing in particular.  Her experience in licensing her “Nun for the Road®” characters for the past decade made her a great resource for artists wanting to learn more about licensing characters.

The great news is that if you missed the call, Jill & I have decided to offer her first call audio replay for free!  She also enjoyed the process and will be doing another call in the future – the date still to be determined.

Here are the basics of what we covered:

  • How Jill got started with “Nun for the Road™”
  • Do the same companies that license art also license characters?
  • What does a character collection consist of?
  • How do you pitch or mock-up a character presentation?
  • How is character licensing different than art licensing?
  • How should I go about licensing a character I’ve come up with? How ‘true’ should the character stay to herself vs. appealing to as many diff. women as possible?
  • What is the best way to introduce a new character line?
  • How important is it to have characters in a book, etc. before trying to license them?
  • Does building a fan base help or potentially hinder licensing deals?
  • How do you manage the long-term exposure of a character & stay fresh?
    … and lots more!

Nun for the Road

More exciting news! Jill will be joining the list of available coaches at ArtLicensingInfo.com – as soon as I have my desktop computer back and am fully operational.  So I’ll keep you posted and please send good, healing energy to my computer – it is in the care of The Apple Store at the moment.

So who is this “Jill Seale” that I’m so over-the-moon about and where can you get the audio?
Here are some links for you:

MomScoutsLearn more about Jill’s art:  www.JillSeale.com

See more of  “Nun for the Road®”: www.cafepress.com/NunfortheRoad

Check out her latest project – “Mom Scouts™”: www.MomScouts.blogspot.com

Go get the mp3 replay!: CLICK HERE

OK… go!  Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara

P.S.  The October 21, 2009 call will be with artist Paul Brent, head to www.AskPaulBrent.com and start submitting your questions today!