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Your Career in the Comics

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Young artists around the world dream of being the next Bill Watterson, Charles M. Schulz, or Mort Walker. Now, in Your Career in Comics, they'll learn how cartoon syndication really words—from the artists and professionals themselves.

Nordling, a cartoonist, children's book, and comic-book writer, has interviewed dozens of artists and syndicate executives for Your Career in the Comics, and provides readers with both a broad-based view of the art form and the nitty-gritty on fashioning a funny, salable comic strip or panel.

Detailed information on the business of being a professional cartoonist, tips on what beginners should avoid, and how a newspaper chooses a comic strip are all explored in this fact-filled book.

Firsthand insights from Charles M. Schulz, Bill Watterson, Mort Walker, Lynn Johnston, Bil Keane, Cathy Guisewite, Mell Lazarus, Jeff MacNelly, and others make Your Career in the Comics a must-have for all admirerers of the medium. It's an invaluable tool for anyone who is interested in working in comic strips—or who simply wants to know more about how cartooning works.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 1995)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780836207484

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