Author Archives: Carlos Castellanos

Protecting Your Work As An Artist: Interview With Attorney Zack Strebeck

Protecting Your Work As An Artist: Interview With Attorney Zack Strebeck

Today Bob and I speak with attorney Zack Strebeck about legal questions you have as an artist about your work, protecting your rights, staying out of legal troubles when it comes to others right.

Some of what will be covered:

• Whether or not you should form an LLC
• What to do when someone steals your blog or art content
• What kinds of things should be in an agreement that you sign
• Can you create drawing of a celebrity or known character and sell on your own merchandise
• When to trademark and copyright your work or brand
• And a lot more

As always, I invite you to share your thoughts, questions or experience with us in the comments section below.

Links mentioned on the show:

Strebecklaw.com/DrawnBySuccess – Zack’s ebooks and sample DMCA Take Down Notice.

ALawyerAbroad.com – Zack’s “digital nomad” lifestyle blog for people who want to run their businesses from their laptops while traveling the world.

5 Things To Do When Business Is Slow

5 Things To Do When Business Is Slow

During the holidays business for most artists seems to slow to a crawl. Clients are away on vacation, no one is returning phone calls or email, it’s just the nature of the beast. There’s no sense in tormenting yourself over it. One of the problems is we sometimes don’t maximize our downtime as well as…Continue Reading

Where’d My Time Go? Friday Hangout with Carlos and Bob

Where’d My Time Go? Friday Hangout with Carlos and Bob

Ever have a project or something you’ve been wanting to get started or completed? You know, a new series of cool illustrations for print, or a new line of designs for licensing, or perhaps something really crazy and fun like you marketing plan?   No matter what it is, we all have things we let slip…Continue Reading

Studio Talk With Carlos and Bob

Studio Talk With Carlos and Bob

Thankyou for joining us on another episode of ‘Friday Hangouts with Carlos and Bob’ Today we talk about Bob Ostroms’ recent SCBWI North Carolina Conference event where Bob was a featured speaker. Bob shares who he met, what he learned and hints at some upcoming projects born of his attending the event. All cool stuff!…Continue Reading