Hal Mayforth

Facebook Experiment

FEBRUARY 23, 2010
One question for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

For the past several months I have been posting a drawing everyday on facebook as a way of getting some sketchbook material "out there". With the seismic change in the illustration markets, it has been my opinion that the more irons you have in the fire the better. Social networking as marketing  is something that I think deserves our attention given the sheer enormity of the phenomenon. Last weekend I attended a workshop at the Helen Day Art Center on social networking and had my first taste of Twitter. I still have alot of homework to do, but it seems like it might be a way to draw people into a site, providing you have interesting content and merchandise readily available online.On another front, my prints were recently accepted into The Artful Home site, and I am hoping for some traction there. Where's it all going? Damned if I know. But I do believe there are opportunities out there. Here are some samples of what I've been putting up on Facebook.

Dance of the Alpha Males
Metrosexual Cowboys
Hard Toys for Hard Times
Texting to Oblivion