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A holiday gift idea: the beginning cartoonist’s starter kit

The holidays are coming!

Here’s a gift idea for you friends/relatives/encouragers/enablers out there: a beginning cartoonist’s starter kit!

To get your special person started in comics, just use the following checklist to buy him or her the basic tools of the trade:

Drawing Words & Writing Pictures will explain how to use all of this stuff! You can buy the book online or check your local bookseller.

Download your gift shopping checklist here and take it to your local art supply store (in fact, a well-stocked office supply store will carry a lot of this stuff). There are also plenty of places you can order these supplies online, for example Pearl Paint or Dick Blick.

To keep things simple, we’ve done all the work to find shopping links for you in our  Supplies section under our Resources tab. You’ll also find details, including illustrations and descriptions.

Comments

2 Comments to A holiday gift idea: the beginning cartoonist’s starter kit

  • by Eli Mendoza

    On May 4, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Where can we find out about the legal aspects of comics. I have read several stories about people getting screwed over because of damn legalese, that I want to prepare myself for the future. Also would it be too much to do a review of Lurene Haines’ Business of Comics. It’s an old book focused mostly on the mainstream comic industry (of ten years ago) but it does give great tips on how to be organized and professional when it comes to comic industry.

  • by Matt

    On May 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

    We talk about this in the last section of Mastering Comics, at least giving you the lay of the land and things to look out for. Also, check out our series on the Facebook page called “Artist’s Life”, we shared a lot of good links on the subject there…

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