- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original ed. edition (October 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0836207483
- ISBN-13: 978-0836207484
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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? :)
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
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I used this book in a gift basket for a recent graduate That will be a cartoonist. I am sure the person the basket is for will love it.Published on January 23, 2014 by Cynthia Little
Lots of good info & insight. Hard to find this quality of knowledge around. Buy it if you have any interest in the marketPublished on May 15, 2003 by ThePines
If you're serious about cartooning, stop reading this and buy this book right now!!! A must have for every serious cartoonist's library!!! Entertaining, informative... WOW!Published on April 29, 2003 by Mark Anderson