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National Cartoonists Day

National Cartoonists Day National Cartoonists Day! It’s my own personal holiday and no one can take this day away from me. I mean, it’s a day that is dedicated to all things cartooning. If you’re in the cartoon business and you draw for a living, go and have yourself a glazed donut and a big […]

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CARTOON SERVICE ADVERTISING | PROMOTING YOUR ILLUSTRATION SERVICES

Cartoon service advertising your illustration services Cartoon service advertising can be costly. If you decide to promote your illustration service or cartooning service, it can add up quickly. Whether you decide to use print advertising to promote your cartooning or cartoons, or if you buy banner advertising or even run digital ads like those offered […]

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VISUAL ARTIST | SCRIBBLE MONGER | INK SLINGER | CARTOONIST

Visual artist specializing in cartoons A visual artist is described in one word – “cartoonist”. Personally I think the term visual artist personifies a bit more. I like to think of other terms that come to mind. Ink slinger is another acronym for cartoonist Terms like “graphic humorist” or “scribble monger“. Other terminology that applies […]

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PROTOTYPE CARTOONS | CARTOONIST PROTOTYPES

Prototypical cartooning Prototypical cartooning is something I did not aspire to be. Although I found myself following that path. As a young kid, I loved drawing and creating goofy looking cartoons. I found lots of cool magazines in the school library that ran cartoons like Boys’ Life magazine, National Review and of course The New […]

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BEST CARTOONIST IN THE CARTOONING BUSINESS

Best cartoonist can be you! Being the best cartoonist you can be requires consistency. Being consistent means you have to constantly draw new cartoons every day. You also need to promote cartooning services you offer on a continuous basis also. Sometimes to be the best, you have to incorporate a mindset that means you are […]

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LUCKY CARTOONIST | CARTOONING LUCK | CARTOONISTS ARE LUCKY

Being a lucky cartoonist requires commitment Lucky cartoonist may be a moniker given to any cartoonists who devote as much time as possible to their chosen profession. It takes commitment to succeed in the cartooning business. You cannot treat it as a hobby or devote just a few (even several hours!) per day. When I […]

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CREATING CARTOONS | DRAWING COMICS | CREATIVE CARTOONING

Creating cartoons requires self commitment Creating cartoons is a form of self discipline. At least for me. An unusual form of “escape”, to say the least. More over, it’s my bread and butter. My chosen profession so to speak. Those creative souls or anyone with an artistic “bent” or drive will tell you they always […]

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SELLING CARTOONS REQUIRES CARTOONISTS TO INVEST TIME AND PATIENCE IN THEIR CHOSEN CARTOONING NICHE

Selling cartoons Selling cartoons to a tumultuous market base. By “tumultuous” I mean it can be a variety of things such as competitive, difficult, fickle and a many other descriptive terms. Selling cartoons for any cartoonist is tough when starting out. You basically need to find your niche. What you’re good at or what you […]

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CHART CARTOON SHOWS DOGS WITH ROCKETS STRAPPED ON THEIR BACKS

Dog chart cartoon Dog chart cartoon showing dogs with rockets strapped to their backs. Why did I draw this cartoon? It was created to depict the up and down sales of a dog food. I sill like the cartoon because it has a lively look and appearance and speaks for itself. Cartoons depicting charts available […]

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