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Shreya Sen

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator

4 years of industry experience

Shreya is a freelance children’s book illustrator and cartoonist. She has been working in the field of graphic narrative, illustration and cartooning for the last 4 years. Along with this, she undertakes workshops on storytelling, DIY’s and also has experience of teaching design as a visiting faculty. She has worked with some of the leading children’s book publishing houses in India.

KEY SKILLS

  • Developing a unique style of your own

  • Rapid sketching

  • 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.

PROS

  • 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

CONS

  • 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

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Editorial cartoonist (Political cartoonist)

  • Graphic Novelist

  • Gag Cartoon (single panel)

  • Web cartoonist

  • 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

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

Books

Podcasts

Networking Groups

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.

Salvador Dalí made a cartoon for Disney.

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.

A History of Cartoons

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