Friday, January 20, 2012

What do you need to be an artist?

Color comic strip art

How to Become a Comic Book, Comic Strip and Graphic Novel Artist

Let's start at the beginning. What do you need to become a comic book artist/ cartoonist etc? This question usually starts with answers about things you need to learn, the tools to draw with, etc.

My answer applies to every field… mostly. It's what you can't control. You are born with this or it's instilled in you at an early age. Or maybe something happens that creates a spark inside you.

Talent and passion.

These are the things you can't fake. There is no app for this. You can learn to become better with your gift if the talent is there. The passion is what keeps you going. The passion makes this something you would do whether you are paid to do it or not.

What's the difference between a job and a career? A job is something you do to pay the bills. A career is something you would do without pay for the rest of your life. No one can stop you from doing it. You draw whether anyone will see it or not. You draw to satisfy your own burning desire. No one can discourage you. You're not a crybaby. Well at least not a lot. We can all use a good cry and it's healthy to vent.

Is this you?

Good then you're my type of people and we're going to get along well.

Keep reading. Please comment. Just create!

copyright 2012 H. Simpson

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Welcome to my blog

art © 2016 H. Simpson

How to create Comic Books, Comic Strips and Graphic Novels Blog

My name is Howard and I am a cartoonist and have drawn some comics and started working in the animation industry recently. I will be talking about things related to the entertainment industry and it will mostly focus on comic books, graphic novels and animation.

I will discuss the craft and art of storytelling and drawing. Mostly.

Keep reading. Share with your friends. Please comment. 

Remember… Just create!

copyright 2016 H. Simpson

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