Monday, August 06, 2007

How to be a Successful Comic Artist

I stole this from Eddie Campbell's blog and guarantee that cartoonist and friend Mike Lynch will steal it for his blog before the week is over. It's an invaluable guide to the nuts and bolts of cartooning, done by George Storm in 1923.
Click on the top image to see it at a readable size. For those not so inclined, I blew up a couple of panels I liked below.

The keys to the kingdom are yours. Best of luck in your new career!


Mike said...

Shirt cardboard was a staple of my art as a youngster. Unfortunately, the laundry industry no longer supports the arts. This -- more than the indifference of newspaper editors -- may be the reason for the demise of comics.

Hadn't realized it until now.

Namowal said...

I like the "you are now ready to begin" panel the best. Nothing like duking it out with a blank canvas.
Thanks for sharing.