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A cartoonist is a highly creative person who plays with visual and specialized in drawing cartoons. The purpose of cartoon is for entertainment, political commentary, or advertising. Cartoonists may work in many formats that include animation, booklets, comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, and so on.

Career Options

  • - Animation studios - Film and video studios - Cartoon networks - Gaming companies - Print publications - Publishing companies

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Artistic and technical skills - Talent for drawing - Understanding of the tools and mediums involved in cartooning - Good writing skills - Knowledge of current activities - Excellent communication skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s in Fine Arts - Masters in Fine Art - Diploma or certificate in Art and craft

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Working Conditions

- Cartoonists mostly work alone - Works on different projects - They attend meetings to brainstorm ideas - Troubleshoot problems - 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.

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Successful Persons

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman

Laxman started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While as a college student, he illustrated his older brother R. K. Narayan's stories in The Hindu. His first full-time job was as a political cartoonist for The Free Press Journal in Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for The Common Man character.

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