How to Get a Job in the Comic Book Industry: The Pitch and the Log Line

So you want to get paid to write and/or draw comics? As a freelance storyboard and sequential artist, I’ve done my share of comic books. And as a creative freelancer, I also strongly believe the ownership of one’s own skill set, projects and intellectual property.  If you’re a self-starter, writing and drawing your own comic book or graphic novel is a great idea. Well, at least...

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Should Artists Work for Free? Protect Our Industry and Protect Yourself

Should Artists Work for Free? Protect Our Industry and Protect Yourself

Even If You’re Still A Student, Charge the Client Something. While Charity is admirable reason to give of your time and efforts, business is another thing. Young aspiring artists have been asking me this lately. Yes, when you’re a recent art school grad, it can be tough to get that portfolio together.  It can be even tougher to land that first job or assignment.  But should you work...

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Animation Student Asks: How to Get a Job as a Storyboard Artist, Character Designer and Illustrator

I love getting letters from art students all over the globe, aspiring to reach their career goals.  This week’s mailbag brought me a lovely letter from the UK and I thought I’d share it as this week’s blog entry: Dear Renee, I am currently studying on an animation degree at the University of the West of England. I am most interested in becoming a character designer and...

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How to Get a Job in Fashion Illustration and Make Money!

How to Get a Job in Fashion Illustration and Make Money!

From the Catwalk to the Red Carpet, FASHION is everywhere. And if you can draw, and you love fashion, then a job in fashion illustration can be yours. But how do you get started? What kind of jobs are there?  Fashion illustration, more than any other media arts field, requires a self starter. I always have great gigs, freelance and full time posted on my job site ( click the link and scroll down...

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How to Get a Job in Video Game Design and Win!

How many bosses must you kill to score a gig in video game design? Just one.  The one that will hire you! And trust me, I do contract work with Electronic Arts in Los Angeles, and video game company culture is a blast.  The bigger studios call themselves “campuses” and working on-site is a great experience, between collaborating with amazing artists, producers, animators and...

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Want to be a Freelance Illustrator? Or a Freelance Designer? Getting an Agent can really Boost your Career.

Want to be a Freelance Illustrator? Or a Freelance Designer?  Getting an Agent can really Boost your Career.

Want to know how to get an Illustration agent? Recent art school grads know it can be difficult for an illustrator starting out on their own to gain access to the most desirable clients.  Meanwhile agents are able to promote you and your work to the best art buyers, ad agencies, production companies and creative directors in the industry. For freelance illustrators and designers, having...

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