Published originally as articles for publisher Apex Book Company over the course of two years, Life As An Artist In Repose is a look at the trials and tribulations of daily life as an artist. From working with customers in a gallery, to dealing with others who steal work, an artist's life is not always easy. Author and published artist Russell Dickerson takes a look at being an artist in a modern world, avoiding the worst practices of the publishing genres, and trying to continue creating artwork as a way of life.
Dickerson talks about a number of subjects that artists see in their working world, including:
- Too many awful book covers getting praise;
- Authors and publishers posting a great cover online and never giving credit to the artist;
- Using an artist's work for other things without permission;
- Arrogance and being good to others instead of an "artiste";
- Perception can change not only the reader's visual idea, but how artists interpret the story;
and much more.