Don’t like my advice? Or are you looking for more tips? Here’s some places around the intartubes that I’ve found doling out advice on selling in the artist alley. If you’ve found other useful sites, please let me know!
Added June 10, 2015:
- Derpygurl supplies 25 Reasons Why You Don’t Make Any Money at Comic Cons. (Thanks to Jackie Lo for pointing this out to me!)
Added July 8, 2014:
- Andy Fish details 10 Tips for Success in Artists Alley.
- Anime Boston has posted a beginner’s guide.
- Jackie Lo’s posts in the category Angry Artist Alley are well worth perusing.
- Manga Tutorials has an article by Rio titled Surviving the Artist Alley.
- Paper Wings explains 3 Costly Mistakes That Sabotage Sales in Artist Alleys.
- theartslave has a 3-part Artist Alley 101 tutorial on Deviantart.
- Zoe Moss curates a Pinterest board full of artist alley tips and display ideas.
Added January 30, 2013:
- GrandmaGos on Reddit has some advice for someone selling at a craft fair for the first time. Almost all the advice translates to artist alley.
Added December 31, 2012:
- Novemberfalls has quite a lot of FANTASTIC advice over on Livejournal, especially for those of you thinking of getting into the artist-alley game, but who haven’t made the jump yet.
Original list of links:
- Anime Los Angeles, a panel from the 2012 con titled How to Get Started in the Artist’s Alley was filmed and posted on YouTube.
- bigbigtruck, a well-known convention artist, has Advice for Anime Con Artist Alley Types
- blix-it has posted an Artist Alley 101
- jinyjinjin has a couple of YouTube videos that serve as her Guide to the Artist Alley
- Malfoy129 has a video with Tips for the Artist Alley
- QLP gives you Artist Alley Booths: 7 Awesome Tips to Take the ‘Starving’ Out of Artist
- Scar23 dishes out Advice for First-Timers on Deviantart
- SmackJeeves: Artist Alley and Convention Tabling
- Tumbler: Artist Alley Info