CARTOON PORTFOLIO SAMPLES OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED CARTOONS FOR SELF PROMOTION

Cartoon portfolio samples consisting of published cartoons Cartoon portfolio samples  can consist of previously published cartoons. I’ve acquired a lot of old cartoon clips I have had published by various trade journals, newsletters and magazines and assembled them in a neat online cartoon portfolio I have used to my advantage. I highly urge any cartoonist […]

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED CARTOONS IN MAGAZINES ACT AS A PORTFOLIO OF CARTOON HUMOR

Previously published cartoons can spark a cartoonist’s creativity Previously published cartoons are always an inspiration when looking through my clip art of cartoon material that various magazines have published. Sometimes it acts as a reinforcement to on’s own creativiy when looking back at cartoon work that I’ve created, which has appeared in print. I thought […]

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PROACTIVE CARTOONING IS A LEARNED DISCIPLINE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME WHERE A CARTOONIST PROMOTES HIS CARTOON SERVICES TO A MULTITUDE OF BUYERS OF CARTOONS

Proactive cartooning requires a self disciplined cartoonist Proactive cartooning can mean a lot of things. Personally, for myself it would mean drawing up any news ideas I conceive immediately. This way I am not getting frustrated by letting a good cartoon idea or concept slip through my fingers! I’ve let too many good cartoon gags […]

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CARTOONIST BURNOUT EXPERIENCED IN CARTOONING AND CREATIVITY IS TEMPORARY

Cartoonist Burnout is part of being creative Have you experienced cartoonist burnout? Have you actually ‘tried’ being creative at your drawing board and the ideas just don’t happen? Have you actually tried drawing lines on paper, like you normally do, and the enthusiasm is gone? Cartoonist burnout is not uncommon. It isn’t any indication you’re […]

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Consistent cartooning requires cartoonists to create new cartoons daily Consistent cartooning can only be best described as drawing each and every day. No matter if you have a deadline to meet, no matter if you have so many single panel gag cartoons to create or how many cartoon sketches you plan to put into your […]

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SYNDICATED CARTOONISTS APPEAR IN NEWSPAPERS – MAGAZINES AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Syndicated cartoonists are distributed to newspapers and media by syndicates Syndicated cartoonists  Mort Walker and Charles Schulz come to mind when you hear about newspaper comic strips and getting syndicated. I am writing this article not long after the recent passing of the legendary Mort Walker who drew Beetle Bailey and he created many other well […]

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CARTOON SYNDICATION INFORMATION ABOUT BIG SYNDICATES AND ONE-MAN SELF SYNDICATION OPERATIONS

Cartoon syndication information about comic strips and cartoons Cartoon syndication information is provided here from the book Comic (and Column) Professional written by Dave Astor which I’ve highlighted in the last few blog posts I’ve made here on the ToonBlog. The syndication business back in the 1980’s was very complicated and competitive as one will […]

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COMIC STRIP SYNDICATION FEATURES CARTOONISTS CARTOON PANELS AND STRIPS IN NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE WORLD

Comic strip syndication in newspapers and electronic media Comic strip syndication is a subject worth writing more about so I am continuing with this article about some of the inner workings that cartoonists can expect. This of course is profiled in the Dave Astor book Comic (and Column) Confessional. If you get a chance, this […]

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Cartoon syndicates market cartoonists comics Cartoon syndicates are better understood in good books that describe the back end operations as seen by those who are or were closely involved with such operations. I’ve mentioned author Dave Astor‘s book here in the ToonBlog in the past and to follow is another excerpt from the book Comic […]

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