Sports Agents

Representation Of An Etch A Sketch Artist

Back on February 27th, I wondered if there was a market for representing sports artists.  Coincidentally, that same day, contributor Matthew Allinson announced that only one day earlier, he took on a client who is a graphic designer specializing in sports cartoons, logo creation, and other illustrations.  Now I ask a new question, and I highly doubt that Allinson is going to submit a post about it later today…what about representing an Etch A Sketch artist?  I am not talking about any Joe Shmo Etch A Sketch artist here.  The guy has to be the best I have ever seen (Disclaimer: I am not very well versed on the Etch A Sketch) and loves drawing sports-centered pieces.  George Vlosich III has been honing his etching skills since 1989 (when he was 10-years-old) and is most well know for his etch of LeBron James.

His most recent masterpiece is of the Chicago Cubs and took him over one-hundred hours to complete.  George is giving away free prints of the sketch on his website.  Is there a market out there for George?  Is this an area where a traditional sports agent may help out?  Check out the YouTube below, and let me know what you think.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.