Category Archives: Business of Cartooning

The Business of Cartooning

Original posted on 11/28/2012 – updated on 1/21/2016 The following is a resource page for Cartoonists/Comic Artists I’ve put together in regards to the business side of the profession. It’s culled from various sources that I’ve found helpful or informative … Continue reading

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Smudging

Phil Oliveira of the Rhode Island School of Design recently wrote in asking; I just discovered your blog and was wondering what you’re using under your hand here when you ink? Is it just a scrap of paper? It looks … Continue reading

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Mike Wolfer on Fan art/Homage art

The following is good advice from fellow Kubert School alum Mike Wolfer. Originally posted on his Facebook page. I’ve seen seeing quite a few stories and posts concerning “fan art/ homage art” and the legality of selling works featuring characters created … Continue reading

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When you wish upon a star…

Just got this notification via Linkedin. My response to this piece of motivational simplicity… Just to be clear – if you dream it you can then hopefully motivate yourself to work hard and pursue it. Ideas and dreams are nothing … Continue reading

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Things to Consider When Commissioning Artwork

A lot of times people will approach me needing artwork for a particular project (logo or spot art) and wonder what I would charge. To borrow from a previous post regarding pricing a page rate for comic book work, it’s … Continue reading

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Procrastination

One of the biggest roadblocks for me getting work done is procrastination… A helpful resource is Tips For Overcoming Procrastination by Ramona Creel. ACT AFTER YOU PLAN • Start with a written plan of action to avoid getting distracted. Keep … Continue reading

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Photo Booth Quick Tip

If you use Photo Booth on a Mac for quick reference shots, remember that the pics it takes are reversed. Notice how the lettering on this pic taken in Photo Booth is a mirror image. But what Photo Booth won’t … Continue reading

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