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Join our cartoonist forum and learn the business of being a professional cartoonist
Long, long time ago, when my family moved to Canada, I was lucky enough to join a Cartoonist Forum where many different professional cartoonists shared secrets and ideas about the business. I was totally amazed by the kindness shown to me and other newcomers. Topics included what kind of pens and paper should be used, how to add color to cartoons, what kinds of scanners are the best and at what resolution to scan, how to do your taxes, and many more. It was a truly extraordinary online group of cartoonists that helped others without thinking twice.
Presentations are not everyone’s cup of tea. Standing in front of a group of coworkers and talking about metrics and goals is not a synonym for “Fun” for most people.
You know the type — that doodling cartoonist type. Every time there is a pen and paper on the table, they will be sketching something down, with a mysterious smile, giggling quietly and making funny faces. Vlad Kolarov is no exception — however, he has built a career out of his funny habit. If you are no Internet stranger, you’ve probably already seen his work. It might be a Yahoo ecard, or a funny cartoon on some web site, a greeting card or even his online portfolio. Vlad has been around for some time.
Public Speaking: How to Use Humorous Illustrations And Cartoons to Grab the Attention of Your Audience
I don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree that public speaking is not easy.
Standing іn frоnt оf a group of реорlе and being the focus of many eyes can be a daunting task worthy of many sleepless nights. Not many of us are born with the talent for public speaking. It’s a skill that is developed and needs a lot of practice. However, it’s a skill that can be learned and there are tricks one can use to make it easier.
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Where do you get your cartoon ideas from?
This is probably one of the most asked questions, and I have no reliable answer. Ideas appear. It’s like magic. BUT… nothing happens until you sit down and work.
(This interview was originally published in 2002)
Jerry King is one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today.
His work has appeared in thousands of greeting cards, magazines, Web sites, books, newspapers, newsletters and children’s books. His client list includes Disney, Playboy, American Greetings, The United States Golf Assoc., and many others.
Jerry’s magazine credits include Playboy, Better Homes and Gardens, Golf Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, National Enquirer, Woman’s World and hundreds of others world wide.
Randy Glasbergen (1957-2015) was not only an amazing and hard-working cartoonist, he was also an incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful friend. He left us way too early and unexpectedly, but we still think of him and his amazing contributions in the field of cartooning.
Below is an interview we did with Randy in 2002.
Vlad Kolarov is a cartoonist, humorous illustrator, designer, and animator living in Canada. Born in Rousse, Bulgaria, he became one of the “Wind of Change” generation cartoonists after the collapse of communism in his native country. Hired by the largest Bulgarian newspaper publisher, 168 Chasa Ltd (168 Hours Ltd), Vlad created the first Bulgarian comic strips: Birdie and Phil the Cat, which appeared in the 24 Chasa Daily Newspaper (24 Hours). In 1998 Vlad moved to Vancouver, BC, and became a full-time freelancer. His cartoons, published by numerous newspapers, magazines, and websites – including Reader’s Digest, Yahoo!, and Regards.com – are available through the Internet. He’s currently working on various projects through his company Cardsup Greetings Ltd., and also operates one of the largest cartoon licensing websites, www.eToon.com.
eToon.com is a cartoon licensing company helping business and marketing professionals to find high quality cartoons and cartoon pictures and enhance their presentations, corporate and business publications, newsletters, email promotions, consumer reports, web sites, annual reports, business cards, correspondence, textbooks, calendars, T-shirts, advertising campaigns, and much, much more.