I used to be way into guns when I lived on the ranch. had all kinds of wacky crap. AR-15, Mini 14, Mac 10, Army issue 45, Walther PPK , an HK 380 full auto. Thing was huge. Most the stuff I had was semi and .223 but I had 1 in 5 tracers we used to light up coyottes at night. All I have now is a 1952 Remington .22 single shot bolt action.
Here in Austin there are quite a few designers. Either I'm oblivious or there truly is no spiteful hard feelings or even competition for gigs. We all coexist just fine and we personally have no desire to put anyone out of a job. There's small money being made if any at all on this stuff. I don't beleive in "turf" and anyone can do posters for shows anywhere. All I think is they should be working with one of the entities responsible for the show.
"Kevin, no one DESERVES anything. This whole idea that you have about that doesn't fly in the real world. You get the work by working hard and paying dues.... by making connections and being someone whom other people want to work with, not just because you did a couple of nice posters.
Nothing gets handed to anyone on a silver platter. If you think that's how some of us got the "breaks" we did, you are dead wrong."
This is 100% dead on. We have been bustin' our ass and going after promotors and clubs and bands for almost a year now and it's finally starting to pay off. We do good work we are on time and we have very clear communication to our clients. The last two have more to do with our success than being good. We can be the next Warhol or Kozik or whoever but if we sit on our ass and do two posters a year vs almost 100 which we are about hit nobody is going to know we exist.
When you are unknown you have to do the leg work. Nobody is going to just hand you the job because you have a couple of cool posters. You can be awesome but that doesn't mean you deserve anything.