Thursday, March 5, 2009

The State of the Free-Lance Cartooning Biz

Hello fellow sketchers. I decided to take the plunge and post my first "gem of thought' for the Cincinnati Illustrators blog.

This is my take on the current climate of the free-lance biz. In particular, print, where most of my toast is buttered. Strangely, as soon as I completed this piece, I was swamped with work and was busier than I've been in five years. Truly the illustration gods smile upon me.

Anyway, hope you like it. I shall try to post on a regular basis.


  1. I am glad you posted this strip. It ties in to some of the discussions Scott posted a while ago.

    I have a feeling as this economy shakes out, many will relate to the cartoon. (I know several people in non-related fields who feel the same way-some are MBAs!)

    Thanks for the great entry!

  2. - - and that is the funniest leper I've ever seen.

    What a great strip.

  3. nice - I'm glad the phone is ringing again!!

  4. Daryll,
    Man that little blue vest really drives home the point - well done!

  5. Brian,

    Lepers and zombies are the rage right now. Especially those new kind of zombies that can sprint like Carl Lewis.


    The Wal-Mart blue vest gives off just the right combination of friendliness and Barney Fife-like authority.

  6. That's hilarious! Glad to hear you're busy, as you should be.