Get Advice from Illustrator Lisa Congdon

Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist is Lisa Congdon’s latest book. Artists who dream of turning their passion into a career need only the expert guidance in this beautiful volume. The author unveils the multiplicity of ways to make a living from art—including illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, and teaching— and offers practical advice on cultivating a business mindset, selling and promoting work, and more. 


Hello, friends! My name is Lisa Congdon and I am and artist and illustrator and the author of Art Inc. Art Inc comes out this coming week on August 12, and we are organizing several exciting events happening over the next months to celebrate, starting this coming Monday with a blog tour! Here’s the blog tour schedule for those of you wanting to partake in the internet party:

Tuesday 8/12 – The Jealous Curator: Blog tour debut! Danielle is giving away a copy of the book on The Jealous Curator!
Tuesday 8/12 – Jonathan Fields: Jonathan, who wrote my foreword, will share a book excerpt!
Wednesday 8/13 –  Uppercase: A story by Uppercase Founder Janine Vangool about our work together over the years!
Friday 8/15 – Inc: The fine folks at Inc. Magazine are going to publish an excerpt!
Monday 8/18 – Design Crush: Kelly is going to feather a Q&A with me about the book and also do a book giveaway!
Wednesday 8/20 – Art & Lemons: Nikki will feature a Q&A with me too!
Wednesday 8/20 – SF Girl By Bay: Last but not least, come with Victoria to my studio for a peek into my world!

We’ve also got a few book events planned, and here’s the 411 on those so you can RSVP:

Tuesday, August 12, 5 pm PSTGlobal Book Launch at CreativeLive. Anyone all over the world can participate in & view this event, since it will be broadcast live over the internet! The amazing Meg Ilasco will be interviewing me about my journey as an artist, the writing of Art Inc, and the lessons & advice in the book.Get all the information you need to either watch this event online here.

Wednesday, September 17, 7-9 pm, EST*: In this special event at Powerhouse in Brooklyn, New York. I’ll be in conversation with one of my favorite people, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge! We’ll discuss my journey as an artist, the lessons I’ve learned along the way, and the tips I give to other artists in Art Inc. The conversation will be followed by a book signing. RSVP’s are recommended. You can do that and get more information here.

Thursday, September 18, evening, EST*: I’ll be giving a 45 minute talk at CUE Art Foundation in Manhattan followed by a book signing. Seats for this event are limited. Tickets will go on sale soon (the event will be free to CUE members), and I’ll keep you posted here on the blog with all the information you need.

And here’s the book trailer to give you all a bigger peek into Art Inc!

Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon is an author, illustrator, and fine artist. Her other books include Whatever You Are be a Good One; Art, Inc.; Fortune Favors the Brave; and The Joy of Swimming, also from Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can see more of her work here.

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