Professional cartoonist Bill Greenhead (stiktoonz) talks to us about being a Zazzler, and his “World of Cows”. Check out the interview below, and be sure to check out his gallery Stiktoonz!
Bio: Professional cartoonist for 21 years. Appeared in the Big Breakfast, FHM, The Times, Punch, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror….Amongst many others. 43 married with 3 children. He’s a prolific creator of silliness who has over 790 cartoons from his World of Cow series on display in his blog at http://wwwstik.blogspot.com.
Zazzle: What’s your inspiration for your designs?
Bill: I’m a professional cartoonist, so I’m always sketching gags and images that pop into my head. I do a cartoon strip daily for my blog called “World of Cow” so I use a lot of these designs for Birthday and Christmas cards.
Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?
Bill: Probably the “We come in Peas!” Birthday card. A very silly joke, but it always makes me titter.
Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle feature? How do you use it?
Bill: I just love the ease in which I can create designs on Zazzle. I can upload as many images as I like. It means I can spend less time making merchandise and more time creating the designs to put on the merchandise. I love it, it’s so sexy.
Zazzle: Do you have any fun stories about being a seller on Zazzle?
Bill: I stupidly started putting one design of mine on several different shirt designs one at a time, not realising that they automatically go on all the different designs of shirts. When I finally worked it out it saves a lot of time, I’m telling you.
Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?
Bill: It’s sooo sexy to use. Not only is it easy and quick, I like the social network aspects of it too. I also liked the way you can use any face of a card in my design. It gives you a lot of freedom, especially if your joke needs a double page spread inside, which a few of my designs did.
Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?
Bill: I love using different models for my t-shirt designs, and putting them on Twitpic to promote my latest designs. It’s a good way to promote yourself, and looks very professional.