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Comic Book Artist. Michael Burdge. Comics have brought entertainment since the 19 th century Some stories were humorous and some were suspenseful The Golden Age of comics (1930’s-1950’s) World War II had a big impact on the popularization of comics - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Comic Book Artist

Comic Book ArtistMichael Burdge

Brief History of Comic Books Comics have brought entertainment since the 19th century Some stories were humorous and some were suspenseful The Golden Age of comics (1930s-1950s) World War II had a big impact on the popularization of comics After the war, sales dropped slowly until the 70s Modern America gets most of its entertainment from television and video games, leaving comic sales lesser than they once were

Skills, Abilities, and Interests Drawing and Art skills are obviously needed Graphic Design and Paintings skills will be helpful A vivid imagination will help the artist interpret what the writer has put on paper Writing skills will aid the artist so that he can give his input on the story and dialogue of the comic The artist must be able to tell a story Experience

Education

A formal education is not necessarily needed School helps create a foundation School also helps to hone and reform ones skills It also gives experience The art school experience will help add tools to the artists craft After art classes, the artist will be more qualified to apply for a position as a comic book artist

Finding Work Usually work as freelancers Sometimes seek out authors or publishing houses Writers spread the word that they need artists Some advertising agencies and product design companies will hire comic book artists

Salary Comic book artists make approximately $100 per page They make an average salary of $53,080 More work equals more pay

Bibliographyhttp://www.theartcareerproject.com/wham-pow- blam-blast-your-way-into-a-comic-book-career/559/