BLOG*November 26, 2018

Revamp and renew! Artist As Brand has been on hiatus over the last year as I moved to Santa Fe, NM and set up shop. It is a new life in a new land. I have been working extensively on a music album which is about ready to launch. Learn more about about...

BLOG*July 30, 2015

  Coming off of another Comic Con I am reminded about the importance of table dynamics on the convention floor. Do I stand out, make a statement with my set up and attract interested people? Every year I re-evaluate my set up.  Am I representing my brand in an authentic...

BLOG*July 24, 2012

Another year of Comic Con and finding my purpose in it. Go to the Spalenka Eye for...

BLOG*August 2, 2011

LESSONS LEARNED Experiences are going to be good and bad depending on your perspective, but if we focus on the lessons learned we can always view it through a positive lens. Every San Diego Comic Convention since my first in 1974 has taught me something. In the beginning Comic Con...

BLOG*July 19, 2011

It is that time of year again when San Diego is transformed into a popular art culture paradise. Being a part of this event for twenty years has informed much of my course instruction with AAB. It has really turned into a monster of an event. If you have not...

BLOG*October 13, 2010

Photo by Spalenka I met Ric Meyers at the San Diego Comic Con two years ago where he hosts the annual Superhero Kung-Fu Extravaganza. Here you see, learn about the art and history of Kung-Fu through dozens of film excerpts. Ric was the first non-martial artist to be inducted into...

BLOG*July 27, 2010

Steam Punk was big this year. Just returned from another whirlwind San Diego Comic Con. Planning and running a booth for this event is a lot of work. I learn something new every year and will be sharing some booth insights soon. One thing is for sure, Comic Con is...

BLOG*July 20, 2010

Bee Prosperity for Flowers of Fortune Art Card Set & Game It’s that time of year again when the world of popular art culture collides with the city of San Diego. I have been frequenting this event since 1990. I was part of Allen Spiegel’s booth ASFA for many years...

BLOG*July 13, 2010

Greg Spalenka In this high tech world it can be easy to forget the importance of human connection. An infant and mother understand this crucial bonding, and as we grow this personal connection to touch and intimacy never really leaves us. In life our relationship to others reflects how successful...