In this competitive world, you don’t want to be second best. You must be up-to-date with the latest technology and procedures. The comic art industry, for example, requires you to be on the alert for things that might hamper progress or propel you to exponential success. If you are not familiar with print bleed techniques, you should do so immediately, as it could determine whether your prints are accepted and admired by art collectors. This method is particularly valuable if you frequently use applications such as Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, and similar desktop publishing programs to produce awesome artwork
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Being a comic artist in the 21st century is very different than what it was a few decades ago. The combination of advancements in technology and a shift from niche to mass market has created new ways to embrace the art industry, giving comic artists amazing opportunities to be successful. Which artist didn’t get that tricky question: “You’re an artist? That’s amazing… But what’s your real job?”. Well… Comic book artist is a REAL job. And if you get this one again, here are a few key elements to answer (and improve your self esteem in the process)…
“You’re going to starve”. “You’ll be struggling every month”. “Do you even have the talent?”. Those kind of remarks can hurt. As an artist, you probably got that a lot. And it’s one of the biggest reason comic artists fail, state of mind. The failures believe life is never going to give them a break, and they blame everyone else for their problems.
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