Local show to check out as a venue for greeting card & paper product designs; also the NY show, largest of its kind:
ArtRage– a digital painting tool; free 30-day trial on website.
Online company that reproduces paintings & art on canvas, prints giclees, etc.
Network of freelance creative professionals: graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, writers and video and film producers. Website showcases members portfolios with direct contact information.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, runs local conferences for writers & artists where you can learn about the publishing industry, meet editors, art directors, agents, pitch your work to them.
Largest comic book convention in the world
Cintique digital screen
SAI Paint Tool
Autodesk Alias Sketchbook Pro – program for sketching, 30 day free trial
Boris Vallejo fantasy art
Free website builder for artists

Nestology –
A store in the King of Prussia Pavilion that is an artist collective, selling unique art & prints by local artists and independent designers.
The Society of Digital Artists
Free and subscription online software training tutorials on almost any computer program.
Interesting free site displays human musculature models in just about every imaginable pose, great for figure drawing an unusual pose angle.

For scanning and art print printing, several members recommended both Bucks Digital Printing ( in Newtown and Graphic Imaging ( in Pipersville.

Printer Ink Tip:
For good deals on aftermarket ink, type into your search engine your printer model & ‘compatible ink’ – e.g., ‘Canon ip3500 compatible ink’ – you can also add in ‘ebay’ since they often have the best deals. The price of aftermarket ink is a fraction of retail.