CUSTOM QSL CARTOONS
Custom QSL Cartoons
I thought I’d write a brief synopsis of these unique personal identification cards that also offer great potential for cartoons to be personalized upon and illustrated for their owners.
For those who are unaware, a qsl card is actually a form of “business card” that is exchanged between fans of amateur or ham radio and citizens band radio users who make long distance contact over their favorite frequencies.
Both types of radio aficionados utilize these unique post card size cards as their “calling card” that includes their call sign, some personal or favorite graphics (and yes, cartoons!) emblazoned across the card and their favorite frequency they hang out at or “monitor”
CB Radio Cartoons and more
Many years ago when I played around with citizens band or CB radio, qsl cards were very popular. I’m talking about the 1970’s and long before the popularity of the internet was even a glimmer in the eyes of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
You could say CB radios were like Facebook back in those days.
Then a one hit wonder of a song came out by country singer C.W. McCall entitled “Convoy” which made the popularity of CB radios explode and in a way, it ruined the allure since so many people went out and bought their own CB radios….every person on the block had one and all the order that once existed across the 27 Mhz frequencies was a mixture of “opinions” – like what we now see on Facebook. I’d like to offer my samples of recent QSL cards I created here in this post, and let you know I can create any kind of custom cartoons for your card you’re planning.
Whether you need a comical logo-type image created, or have a specific vision of how you want yourself portrayed in your ham shack, I can create rough sketches based on your description and attach then for you to review.
Changes can be made at your request and prior to finalizing the image file you approve, it will be appropriately sized for your convenience and sent to you or your printer who I could work with.
Pricing to create custom illustrations
Pricing varies, so provide me with as many details in advance as to what kind of card design you’re considering. Will the artwork be in a caricature type of presentation? Will the artwork be in black & white or in color? Will there be great detail….i.e. radios , computers and a “shack setting” with alot of paraphernalia in the overall illustrations? You can get an additional idea regarding my cartooning style and samples by visiting my ham radio cartoons catalog and even those could be licensed for use on a card you might be planning.