“It’s just so fun, so rewarding, so addictive.
That’s why I’m obsessed with it.
And when I have the chance to make a career out of it, it just feels so satisfying.”–Miles Jacobson, cartoonist and cartoonist for Cartoon Network, on his work for Cartoonist Network (c) 2018 by Comedy Central.
“It was really a long process to get my foot in the door, to get some money and some exposure.
It’s really fun, and I think it’s so satisfying to have that freedom.
And I’m always in search of more opportunities.”–Jody Houser, cartoonists for the Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network Plus, on their careers and how they got started, from their book A New Beginning: My Journey from Cartoonist to Cartoonist, to the book CARTOONS OF AFFORDABLE MOMENT: The Secret Lives of Cartoonists.
“The whole idea of being a cartoonist is that you can just get up and do whatever you want, but that you don’t have to pay attention to a certain way.
You can just do whatever.
And there’s something really freeing about that.
You just want to be free.”–Sue Larson, cartooner and founder of the ComicBookNow.com website, on her career as a cartooner, from her book The Secret Life of a Cartooner: A Graphic Novel About the Business of Cartooning.
“I don’t think it was an easy path.
It was a lot of work.
I mean, I’m a cartooning artist, but I’m also a writer and I’ve been writing for years, so I had to be very creative in the process.”–Penny Lane, cartoon writer, from her book The Secret Life Of a Cartooning Writer.
“Being able to work in your field, and being able to draw for a living and not pay for school, it was a great challenge.
You have to be creative and be able to think outside of the box, and that’s what I learned, that you have to have a lot more freedom and a lot less control.
I think the world is a better place because of it.”–Alex Komanos, cartooning cartoonist, from his book Cartooning in the Age of Social Media.
“My first real career, I was a cartoon editor for Cartoon News Network.
That was my first experience working in the creative world.”–Scott Thompson, cartooners for Cartoon and Cartoonist Magazine, on their career and how it all started, From CARDOONS AND CARTOON NEWS: A Memoir of Creativity and Creativity.
“When I first got to Cartoon Network [in 2007], it was like an explosion.
The networks were like, ‘Oh, we need to bring more cartoons.
We need more cartoons!’
And then I think that started a whole wave of people starting their own shows, doing their own stuff.
That really took off in that first year.”–Jeff Burt, cartoonwriter for The Art of the Comic, the online cartoonist hub for Cartoonists for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.
“This is not something I thought I’d do, but when I did it, I think I made it work.
So I think when you get that opportunity to go out and do something and do it well, it’s a blessing in disguise.”–Jonathon Young, creator and editor-in-chief of The Comics Journal, a monthly cartoonist magazine, for his The Cartoonist Manifesto: How To Be a Cartoon Writer and What It’s Really Like.
“That’s really where the art came from.
I had a cartoon at the time called The Red Balloon, a cartoon about a red balloon.
That cartoon was the first thing I ever wrote, and my first job as a writer.
I wrote that in about four months, which was just amazing.
I never thought I would have a career in cartoons.”–Jim Zub, cartoon artist for Archie Comics, who is a veteran of CANDYMAN, an animated feature film, that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and THE RATTLESHOW, a short film that premiered at Sundance in 2007.
“Cartoon Network’s popularity started with a cartoon that was created by me.
I was an assistant to Bill Hader in The Flintstones, so I was doing the voices and doing the graphics.
I did the voices for the Flintstones’ Robin Hood, and then I went on to do the voices on all of the cartoons I worked on for them.
The Red Balloon was one of the first cartoon I did on Cartoon Network.
And then when I started Cartoon Network I