As a freelance cartoonist you may have found that even though people want to give a gift of custom artwork, they may not actually know what to have drawn, or they may not have the ability to envision what it could be.
I stay fairly busy with freelance writing jobs. Many of my writer friends have asked how I've had a steady stream of work since becoming a member of www.cartoonistsforhire.com. The answer is simple. Variety.
As a comic artist, part of the job is also "casting" by designing characters as if you were casting them for a movie. In doing this, a casting agent asks themselves: "What story does this character's look communicate?"
While it's true art jobs with newspapers and magazines are less frequent than they were before smart phones became a daily news source, there is plenty of new jobs available for artists in other categories.
After 25 years of creating children's books, comic strips and comic books, comic creator and artist Aaron Warner's latest creation uses photos of real people in place of hand drawn line art to tell the story of a haunted wild west-like town in "Ghost Canyon," a live-action comic book series Warner termed Photo Graphic Novels.