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April 2014

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Magazine Cartoonist
Alli Hoover
Although a Magazine Cartoonist does basically what the title says, lets start from the beginning. What does a Magazine Cartoonist do? A Magazine Cartoonist creates the cartoons you see in magazines and newspapers today. A cartoonist is combines writing and drawing to convey humor about current events, recent trends and even everyday life situations. What is done as part of a Magazine Cartoonists job? Some cartoonists like to draw freehand, using a pencil to sketch their creation. The next step is to go over the drawing in ink, erasing the pencil marks. Others may prefer to use computer drawing software. The final drawing is then scanned or uploaded and attached to an email to the client.

Syd Hoff Was born September 4, 1902 Died May 12, 2004 Illustrated over 100

childrens books
Was in nearly 2000 newspapers

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What experience is needed to be a Magazine Cartoonist? A Magazine cartoonist needs to have previous job experience and a strong following of people. What skills are needed to be a Magazine Cartoonist? Marketing skills, artistic and technical skills,
Danny& the Dinosaur was produce in 1958 and was published by Harper and Row

including a talent for drawing and an understanding for the tools and mediums involved in cartooning. These tools include not only paper and pencil, but also computers and animation software. Cartoonists must also be adept at communicating with wit and humor, because in addition to being entertainment, cartoons often comment on current events, especially in the case of editorial cartoons, which often address politics, religion, economics or other potentially controversial topics. Writing talent is equally important, because cartoonists not only draw, but

Sammy the Seal was produced in 1979 and was published by Windmill Books

frequently write dialogue and titles. Where is Magazine Cartoonist in high demand? Magazine Cartoonist is in high demand in New York due to the many magazines that are produced in New York. What is expected to happen with Magazine Cartooning? Magazine Cartooning is expected to increase 8% by 2020

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Current Salary for the career in 3 other major cities with a 4th one being Dallas o Dallas $47,416 o Houston- $47,560 o San Antonio- $43,828 o Austin- $46,364 How the cost of living compares to those cities o Dallas- $47,779 o Houston-$45,003 o San Antonio- $36,810 o Austin- $49,802
Grizzwold was produced in 1963 and was published by Harperand Row

Why living in one city is be better to live in based


on income? In some cities the cost of living is less than others, but you could still be making the same or more in that city, so overall it is cheaper to live in a city where the cost of living is less.
How to Draw Cartoons produced in 1979 and published by Scholastic Books

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To sum things up, Magazine Cartoonist is an enjoyable job, you are able to see the smiles on others faces and know all around the world you are making people smile! These artist are very talented and have the ability to make light of something that would otherwise be a serious topic.

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