Art Heroes Review No. 002, Hugh MacLeod

Art Heroes Review, No. 002
Why Art Success Can Suck— a conversation with Hugh MacLeod
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Hugh MacLeod is an artist who first made his name with “cartoons drawn on the back of business cards”. Although originally resistant to the idea of selling his art, Hugh found that his ideas and his engagement with his audience have created a strong market for his work. He now makes his living mostly drawing “Cube Grenades” for clients and publishing fine art prints via the internet. Hugh started blogging at in 2001. He started off just publishing his cartoons, but as time wore on he started blogging about his other main interest, marketing. In 2005 he scored his first major blog marketing success with, a blog he started with Savile Row tailor, Thomas Mahon. It tripled Thomas’ sales within six months.

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