I was invited to be on the wholesale panel at the Maker Conference, because I make stuff from my cartoons. Cards, prints, magnets, books.
I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve had sales representatives and distributors. I don’t anymore. I haven’t figured out how to run an active product based business and still have time to create.
Maybe one day I will, and for the time being, I'm happy to sell directly at shows, and license my cartoons to companies that know how to run an active product based business.
It's good that there are many different ways to make a living as a maker!