Not cartooning full time, but caricatures part time, occasionally.
|(a caricature of beauty - like commercial beef: has implants.)|
Wish things were different sometimes.
But then, now I know completely how to make a living from cartoons and artwork in general. Making a living at a graphic artist job doesn't really prepare you for making a living as an independent artist. But then, neither does college. Only life prepares you for life.
Without getting into the self-help books I've concentrated on for the last decade or more, I can tell you definitely that life is what you make it - and what you think it ought to be.
Recently, I've uncovered a selection of art books which are in the public domain and are useful for artists learning their craft. I imagine that I'll get these up at some point so I can supplement my infrequent artist appearances (2 this month...) with some passive income.
Probably ought to include a chapter on how to make a living with this stuff.
Once I start down this road, I'll be working up this site again, since I'll be able to create and sell artwork based on my cartoons - posters, and framed images. I already have the books on this, but they are a bit pricy. (The solution to that is to make them coffee-table sized and price them even higher - with special typography, etc.)
Just wanted to keep you updated.
Meanwhile, I've been working out how to earn income online - which gave me the breakthrough above. I may even make this site a test case on its own, creating an income-source I can seque into from my other books and affiliate sales.
Making my life what I've always wanted it to be...