Category Archives: Business of Cartooning

Recommended Books on Drawing & Cartooning

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way By John Buscema and Stan Lee Based on the comic art classes Buscema gave in the 1970s, and with text provided by none other than Stan Lee, it’s a great primer on comic book art and storytelling. … Continue reading

Posted in Business of Cartooning | Comments Off on Recommended Books on Drawing & Cartooning

Cartoon Art Scams

When you work on comic character that’s known worldwide the door to scam artists suddenly gets thrown wide open. Take the following… Years ago, when I was doing Flash Gordon, I received a request for some drawings from a guy … Continue reading

Posted in Business of Cartooning, Ramblings & Reviews | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Cartoon Art Scams

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

Posted in Business of Cartooning | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Business of Cartooning, Ramblings & Reviews | Tagged , | Comments Off on Smudging

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

Posted in Business of Cartooning, Cartoonists, Mike Wolfer, Tom Richmond | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Mike Wolfer on Fan art/Homage art

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

Posted in Business of Cartooning, Cartoonists, Ramblings & Reviews | Tagged , | Comments Off on When you wish upon a star…

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

Posted in Business of Cartooning | Comments Off on Things to Consider When Commissioning Artwork