Wow! More cartoon and comic fonts than you can shake a stick at!
Nate Piekos‘ outstanding website is bursting with comic fonts! Cartoonists and comic artists will have a great time perusing and using Nate’s work! How this guy does it is beyond me, but I’m sure glad he does!
My personal favorites are Digital Strip and Letter-O-Matic.
Make sure you read his license agreement for using the free fonts. As long as you’re not profiting from any product using his font you should be fine.
His Comics 101 section is great too! Lots of valuable information!
Check out Blambot!
I first ran across this treasure trove of cartoon news in Cartoonist Profiles. Harvey covers the worlds of comics books, comic strips, editorial cartoons and a lot more. If it’s even remotely related to cartoons, chances are Harvey is all over it.
He offers some content for free, but requires a subscription for the rest. The fee is almost non-existent, and the wealth of cartoon knowledge is well worth it!
His book, Children of the Yellow Kid, is wonderful as well!
Check him out at RCHarvey.com!
Jud Hurd publishes this quarterly journal about and for the cartoon professional. A must read for all cartoonists everywhere, Cartoonist Profiles interviews both veteran and up and coming cartoonists and gives you a look inside the world of professional cartooning.
It’s only $35 a year and well worth every penny! Back issues are usually relatively easy to find on eBay for those of you getting a late start.
Here’s the address for those looking to subscribe:
Cartoonist Profiles Inc.
P.O. Box 325
Fairfield, CT 06430
OK, I’m not usually a comic book type of guy, but American Splendor really intrigued me!
First off, it’s a brilliantly conceived film in that the character of Harvey Pekar is played alternately by himself, Paul Giamatti, and animated cartoons of Pekar as he appears in his comics. And Pekar is certainly an interesting character. Depressed, morose, and just generally unhappy, he chronicles his everyday life in his comic (sorry, graphic novel), American Splendor.
I won’t bore you with all the details plot-wise. The reviews at Amazon or IMDB will do more justice than I will. But if you’re a fan of the cartoon arts, check this out! You won’t be disappointed.
One of my family cartoons appears in the June 2004 issue of Good Housekeeping. Check it out in the Light Housekeeping section!
An interesting sidenote on this particular cartoon – the editor was so fond of it that it now hangs in the main office lobby of Good Housekeeping! Never underestimate using the name of the magazine you’re submitting to in the cartoon! 🙂
Here’s a link to the Good Housekeeping Seal site just for fun!