Artist Agent or Not? Printed samples vs. emailed links to a digital portfolio? Book dummy written & illustrated by the Artist or just Illustrations?

What is publishing looking for these days? I would love to hear from Publishing professionals as well as professional Illustrators, their thoughts on these questions:

  • Artist Agent or Not?
  • Printed samples vs. emailed links to a digital portfolio?
  • Book dummy written & illustrated by the Artist or just Illustrations?

I am a freelance Illustrator and Designer. I worked full-time as an Art Director and Illustrator in both Children’s publishing and Gift products for over 10 years. For the past 7 years I have been freelancing while raising my children. My goal is to push my freelance Illustration and Design  business now that my children are a bit older. Can you give any suggestions as well as answers to the above questions?

Thank You,
Kim Gatto

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