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message 1: by Steve (new)

Steve Ross | 7 comments MY CAR NEVER LISTENS TO ME by Steve Ross


I'd like to pick your brain on a certain subject: The licensing of images (comedic?) for commercial use including advertising.

I believe that the attached animated (self-driving) car with arms & legs image has commercial potential.

Any thoughts on how I could take this image (and other cartoon images in my book covers and interior illustrations) and get the attention of companies who might benefit from its use?

Should I try to find a cartoon-art agent to sell these? Do I send a letter to someone at Walmart/Google Cars/greeting card companies/wherever?

How to proceed?

Thank you.


message 2: by Tom (new)

Tom Kane (tigerbites) | 1 comments Hi
People like Shutterstock may be interested, or you can try the loss-leader approach and put it up for commercial download free of charge with a site like pixabay.com
Either way a direct approach is probably best as getting an agent for anything is like getting blood out of a stone, unless you suddenly write a best seller... then they will be on you like flies to rotting meat.
Tom


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