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Mark Anderson on the life of a freelance cartoonist

Mark Anderson on the life of a freelance cartoonist

A Mark Anderson magazine cartoon

Andertoons cartoonist Mark Anderson offers a peek at the challenging life of making it as a freelance cartoonist.

The life of a freelance cartoonist is never boring. Fun, frightening, exhilarating, frustrating, goofy, overwhelming, and surprising, sure, but never boring. For me the key has been balancing catering to all kinds of media and markets while keeping my own art and writing style intact. Here are just a few of the ways the modern freelance cartoonist can draw funny pictures for a living:

If anything – I think it proves it’s harder to be a single media cartoonist today – you’ve got to be open to multiple revenue channels. Mark’s career has spanned magazines, greeting cards, webcomics, books, ebooks, calendars, and custom work for clients.

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