Ones that come to mind.
1. Have a regular cartoon in a publication.
2. Submit cartoons to publications in the hope that they will buy/publish them.
3. Be commissioned by individuals, companies, publications, book publishers, etc.
4. Post cartoons on the internet and sell merchandise.
5. Post cartoons on the internet and find sponsorship.
I am sure that this is not an exhaustive list.
I have tried to do no 1, mainly. I have never really done very much of no 2, though a lot of cartoonists do. I have done no 3, but am not usually very good at it. I probably shouldn’t say that, but, well, there you go. I have never succeeded with number 4 because I am not good enough at the technical aspects and so give up. I like the idea of no 5. I don’t really know anyone who does it, but I don’t see why it shouldn’t be possible as that is the way a lot of websites fund themselves.
How about you? (If you’re a cartoonist, but I’m sure wisdom can be gained from other disciplines.)
Ideas, thoughts and suggestions welcomed. I am particularly thinking about the best way to fund cyclingcartoons.com. Yes, I know, I should have worked that out by now.
Posted by Dave at 2:19 pm on May 24, 2013 and filed under Cartooning.
You could say that this is a bit early, but now is approximately the time when church magazine editors need a summer cartoon. You can find the high resolution version here: Summer holidays. It is taken from book 3, The Exciting World of Churchgoing, and originally appeared in the Church Times in August 2009.
Posted by Dave at 11:47 am on May 24, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
Newly added to CartoonChurch.com: Outdoor activities. Click that link for the high resolution version and that kind of thing. The cartoon is from Book 3, The Exciting World of Churchgoing, and originally appeared in the Church Times around July 2009 or so.
Posted by Dave at 9:41 am on May 20, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
I’ve posted a cartoon entitled ‘Volunteer transport‘. You can click that link for high resolution file, etc.
Sorry once again that there hasn’t been much on the blog recently. I’m just about getting by and not really in a blogging frame of mind. You can, if you’d like to, follow my updates on Twitter, which are rather more frequent.
Posted by Dave at 7:38 pm on May 14, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
A cartoon has been added – the organ tuner. Those holding a licence can find the high resolution file here.
Vital statistics for this cartoon it originally appeared in the Church Times in July 2009 and appears in the Exciting World of Churchgoing. Page 75.
Posted by Dave at 9:16 am on May 10, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.