Whenever I try to con one of my gullible illustrator buddies into doing a great piece of art for Irish Fest and not get paid for it, I lie to them and say things like "who knows, maybe it will lead to some actual paid work some time!"
At least I thought I was lying. Yesterday I got an email from the owner of a company in Sweden who has somehow stumbled on Tir na Blog and seen the art done for us in 2009 by my friend Maja Andersen. They liked what they saw and wanted to know if I could help them get in touch with Maja to hire her for some freelance illustration work.
Crazy small world. The best thing is now I have a great new story to tell future cow artists as I try to convince them to give us something for nothing.