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*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*April 11, 2011

Mark Murphy is a champion of the artist. He publishes books about them “Murphy Design”, makes films about them “Scribble” , and creates shows for them “Survey Select”. Now it is time to celebrate Mr. Murphy! There is an opening of his one man show, “Plug Me” this Friday at...

BLOG*August 16, 2010

Two free interactive opportunities for creatives to learn about the status of their art community and hear what you can do to make it more profitable for yourself. 1. FREE– San Diego Artists take this Survey. 2. FREE– This Tuesday, August 17th at 5:30 PM (PST) join me, and fine...

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 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...

BLOG*July 6, 2010

Brendan Monroe (detail) I have known Mark now for many years, watching him rise as a graphic designer, publisher of fine art books, event designer, artist, and now film maker. The one thing that has always stood out for me about Mark is his commitment to championing the artist. He...

BLOG*July 3, 2010

Learn the secrets to creating your own unique art empire. Bring clarity to your life, art and prosperity. See what participants are saying about the Artist As Brand Workshop Here. With Mark Murphy and the “Survey Select” Art Exhibition August 20, 21, 22 Fri-Sun 10AM- 8PM Wonderbread Factory 171 14th...