Comic Book Artist
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Comic Book Artist

Michael Burdge. Brief History of Comic Books. . 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).

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Comic Book Artist

Michael 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 (1930’s-1950’s) World War II had a big impact on the popularization of comics After the war, sales dropped slowly until the 70’s 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



A formal education is not necessarily needed

School helps create a foundation

School also helps to hone and reform one’s skills

It also gives experience

The art school experience will help add tools to

the artist’s 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



Writers spread the word that they need art



Some advertising agencies and product de


ign companies

will hire comic book artists



Comic book artists make approximately $100 per page

They make an average salary of $53,080

More work equals more pay