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Your Career in the Comics Paperback – October 1, 1995
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This is the Bible of cartooning on so many levels.
The top cartoonist, editors, lawyers, agents and all support staff are interviewed and asked questions pertaining to every aspect of the business. This book is one of a kind.
I have many books but few come close to this one. I high lighted a massive amount of pages, this is truly a manual.
278 pages of real data and it
is right on part connects to each other and over lasps. It is a must for all cartoonists. IMHO
Maybe so, but your kid needs to know in advance what he's in for, especially if he really CAN draw a funnier strip than anything on the funny pages. "Your Career in the Comics" lays open for all the world to see the very process that brings comic strips from the cartoonist's kitchen table (some can't afford studios) to your kitchen table. As one discovers, it's NOT a career for the faint of heart or the uninspired.
Beyond giving the aspiring cartoonist the basic guidelines for such things as preparing a portfolio and who to send it to, the book includes comments from cartoonists, syndicate editors, newspaper editors and artistic agents. It also demands that the reader take an honest look at his or her own abilities and decide if he or she will be as committed to their work as a syndicate would be to a strip they really like.
It's interesting to note that after 50 years in the business, Charles Schulz is finally taking a vacation and for the first time ever, "Peanuts" will appear as reruns. Are YOU that dedicated, too? :)
Nordling discusses points of view from the artist, the syndicate, the paper and the reader which gives a concise view of the business. Important facts on what a syndicate looks for, and how to achieve it are covered in detail.
If you read one book on cartooning, this HAS to be it.