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Developing a unique style of your own
The skill to communicate effectively just through drawings
Ability to use a wide variety of mediums such as chacoal, ink, watercolours, digital art etc.
Ability to attract reader's attention
Use of wit, satire, humour and other themes
Being observant of surroundings for ideas and inspiration
Skill of writing and balancing text and image
Human anatomy knowlege for drawing gestures
Good interpersonal skills to interact with editors, clients etc.
Artistic freedom - choice of medium to work (digital or analog)
Option of freelance
Being a columnist at a reputed firm will have a steady pay
The joy of working on something new everyday
Your work will be viewed by people across the globe
Gratification of getting your work published
Job opportunities at newspapers, publishers, magazines, television, advertising etc.
Professional education is not mandatory as long as you have developed the necessary skills
Opportunity to create diverse content which can create awareness or relatability among people around the world
Opportunity to create a whole brand around your art
Takes a significant amount of time to build a career
Tight deadlines if working in the field of ediotrial cartooning
Pay might be uncertain at times if you are new in the field
You may face competition as there are many artists out there
There may be pressures of creating fresh content every single day
A wide variety of skills have to be developed in order to stand out and face competitiors
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Editorial cartoonist (Political cartoonist)
Gag Cartoon (single panel)
Comic book writer
Daily/weekly comic strips for newspapers
You use drawing as a medium to express your thought and ideas
Enjoy creating content for an audience
Dexterity in drawing
Constructing a narrative and interpretation of narratives provided to you
Basic knowledge of human anatomy for drawing
A good body of work which you can present
Creativity and imagination
Interesting Facts about the career
Walt Disney personally hated the Goofy character and found its cartoons to be stupid. The only reason he didn’t axe the character is that it gave work to so many animators.
First published in 1993, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is the most reproduced cartoon from The New Yorker magazine, and its title a phrase still used around the world.
Laxman's legendary spell on the Indian newspaper reader was cast after joining the Times Of India (TOI). The comic strip "You said it" started in 1951, unleashing his iconic "common man", a silent witness to the shenanigans of politicians who were supposed to realise his dreams, hopes and aspirations but betrayed him on most occasions.