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A cartoonist (also comic strip creator) is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons. This work is often created for entertainment, political commentary, or advertising. Cartoonists may work in many formats, such as animation, booklets, comic strips, etc.

Career Options

  • Careers in cartooning range from single cartoon drawings and editorial cartoons to comic strips
  • comic books and even film animation. There are several techniques and through which cartoonist can earn more big name and fame such as Art Studio
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Animation
  • Graphics and Business of Art. Craft and fine artists specialize in one or more types of art. The following are examples of types of craft and fine artists: •Cartoonist •Ceramic artists •Fiber artists •Fine-art painters •Furniture makers •Glass artists •Illustrators •Jewelry artists •Medical and scientific illustrators •Public artists •Print makers •Sculptors •Sketch artists
  • •Tattoo artists •Video artists

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • •Creativity and the ability to draw •Learn to provide your audience •Interpersonal skills •Dedication towards work •Persuasive skill

Courses to be pursued

  • Bachelor of Fine Art in •Sculpture •History of Cartooning •Writing and Literature •Advertising Illustration •Illustration Portfolio Masters Of fine arts in •Sculpture •History of Cartooning •Writing and Literature •Advertising Illustration •Illustration Portfolio

Top Colleges

  • Kerala Cartoon Academy 2nd Floor, Amarakerala Building, Kalabhawan Road, Kochi-682018 District- Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Arena Animation Center Address: 301, M-3, AVG BHAWAN, Middle Circle, near Rajiv Chowk metro station Gate No 3, 4connaught place, delhi, new delhi, delhi-ncr INDIA-110001 Center Head: BHAWANA MANSHARAMANI Ph- 011-32328444/919650679762
  • Lalit Kala Accademy Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001 Ph - +91 011 2300 9200

Working Conditions

Cartoonists mostly work alone. If they are collaborating with other cartoonists or writers on projects, they attend meetings to brainstorm ideas, troubleshoot problems and discuss the progress of their projects. Cartoonists are often under pressure to seek new, fresh ideas and to meet tight deadlines. Self-employed cartoonists have the additional stress of paying business bills and taxes, keeping their records in order, and generating more work to maintain their incomes.

Top Companies

Successful Persons

K V Gautam

Award-winning cartoonist K V Gautam has worked as a political cartoonist for leading newspapers like Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran and Indian Nation. He has illustrated more than 50 books. He has appeared in several prime-time shows of leading TV channels and has been covered by national media.

Dhimant Vyas

Dhimant Vyas- Known as the “king of clay”, he is credited to bring the clay animation art in to the Indian mainstream industry. Being an alumni of National Institute of Design, he worked in many projects at Aardaman Studios. He has contributed to films like “Taare Zameen Par” and has done commercials for BBC, UNICEF, Zee TV, MTV, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and more.

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