Jobs For Comic Artists
Well first off, you
might want to be able to show off some portfolio that you might
have. In case you do not know how to write a graphic novel, you can
visit the section on
write a graphic novel. Keep whatever work you
might have and organize them into a neat, tidy bunch. You need to
make a decision here, to start out on your own? That is selling
comics yourself that you created yourself OR sign on to a
comic/graphic novel house. Be careful about submitting your works
freely around to the comic houses though, many of them do not bother
about such unsolicited works.
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So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist?
There are a few steps
you need to take (as described earlier). You need to
Prepare A Portfolio
Sniff Around Comic Book
sure your work is as original as possible. Be creative, take your
time, in fact, take as long as it takes.
UPS. What is your
Unique Selling Point? What makes you so different from the others?
Do not be afraid to express your personality through your works!
Pior Experience? Do you
have a natural aptitude for it? Have you draw before? If so where and
Gather testimonials and
critique from people you know. Heck get it from people you do not know
What is your specialty?
Penciling? Drawing? Coloring? Accentuate and define your strong point.
Bring it out. It will sell you.
Hired (Sniff Around)
This is crucial. What are they? Adhere strictly to them. Try to
contact the editors directly though you need to do some serious
research and networking.
Either way, deal with it! If you are going to quit the very first (or
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th...) time. You are probably not cut out for this.
Start from the smaller
pond. It is definitely easier to get a job with a smaller, independent
publishing house then the bigger established ones. You will also
probably get more creative freedom. Start small, dream big.
You might be thinking
why? I say why not? You have total complete freedom over what content
you want and when you want it completed
Pricing. You decide what
advertising costs you are going to incur and what price you want to
sell. I would recommend you sell them on
ClickBank. They have one of
the most robust system for selling and buying digital products.
You might want to
collaborate if you wish to undertake this yourself. Find colourists,
writers etc... Network with experts on their own fields.
How to develop and
improve skills such as writing, drawing, lettering, and coloring?
How to get experience
through internships and apprenticeships?
What are the art supplies
and/or equipment you will need ?
How to get feedback from
the pros in the industry?
I strongly believe that you
should get this book '
so you wanna be a comic book artist?'.
It will definitely improve your skills and vastly increase your
resources if you are serious about this of course.
Have you any tips to share
of your own? Email me! dylan AT TopGraphicNovelReviews.Com