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If you are interested in becoming a cartoonist, here are a few suggestions and some links to help you get there:
  • Work on your basic drawing skills such as people's expressions, faces and objects.
  • Experiment with developing characters and storylines.
  • Try and figure out what kind of cartoons you're interested in drawing and what your niche is going to be. This may require making a list of other interests you have outside of drawing. For instance, if you like fiction you may want to go into graphic novels. If you're interested in politics you may choose to be a political cartoonist. You may decide a comic strip is your specialty because you like telling funny stories.
  • Pick a college or university program that has the fine arts courses that fit your career goals. Apply and gain admission.
  • Take required fine arts courses.
  • You should include courses in journalism, history and political science to help diversify your education and prepare you for a specialty like a political cartoonist.
  • Join college and professional cartoonist organizations and societies to network with other cartoonists and learn more about the career.
  • Submit your work to online and print publications and contests.
  • Seek an apprenticeship program. An apprenticeship program can take 1 to 3 years to complete. During that time, you work with professional cartoon artists to complete cartoon tasks such as developing a comic strip or graphic novel.
Additional Resources: Note: cartoon caption by Roger Ebert. Read the whole story in the New Yorker.


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