This Blog is about The Comics, Their Comic History-Ages, Who were these Famous Comic Artists, What happened to these Famous Comic Artists, What a Comic Artist Earns, and What are the Employment Prospects, and the Future, for the Comic and Illustration Artists, in 2018 and Beyond. I will introduce my version, at this Comic Creating, and explain, which area of Comic Art I would like, to be employed in, and why?
Comic History— The American Comics started in 1842, with the Translation of Rodolphe Topffers work, The Adventure of Obadiah Oldbuck. Then local artist took this medium and created the first American comics. The development of the daily newspaper made the comics popular, by reaching a wider number of readers. The first years established the, (canonical codes, recurring, speech balloons etc), the first genres (family strips, adventure tales). These characters acquired national celebrity and were the subject of cross-media adaptations, and newspapers, were in the battle to acquire, the most popular authors.
The second major evolution happened in 1934, with the comic book, which had a great release, it was the first reprints of the comic strips. In 1938, Superman appeared, which is called the Golden Age of Comic Books. During World War II, Superheroes and Funny animals, were the popular genres. Later newer genres developed, (Western, romance, science fiction), these reached out to more readers. At the beginning of the 1950’s, as Television emerged, Comic book sales began to decline. Comic books were attacked, as the Media, to Harm Young people. In 1956 the Silver Age of comic books started as the preference, for Superheroes. Children’s comics were, highly popular. The popular heroes, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, appeared in Marvel Comics. These publishing’s lead to the Bronze Age of Comics Books, (from the early 1970’s to 1985’s). These changes were bought about, by many aspects of the comic’s world. The Modern Age seemed a New age, in which writers and artists, recreated the Classic characters, which attracted millions of readers. This was all affected, by the Financial stability, of the agents. The major crisis for comics happened in the 2000’s, linked to the press, just as the Web–comics appeared…
The Funnies– The late nineteenth century, introduced the Mass comics, which were found in the Humour pages of Newspapers. It was in 1892, that William, Randolph, Hearst published, Cartoons in his First newspaper. (The above information, is from the Wikipedia–Free Encyclopedia).
Working on the Comic Art Creation, in which I have drawn and coloured in the Three Stooge’s, and Bobble and Tinkerbell. I have realised, that if I had to choose which area of Comic Art to look for employment, I would choose Illustrations for Movies and Games and Videos. My, particular art Style which is the Realist Impressionist Style, is perfect to creating, People and Characters. If I had not attempted this Type of Art Work, I would not have realised, my Potential and Talent, for creating in this type of Art Comic Creating? and Potential, for Earning Power?…
The Three Stooger’s, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.
( In the Three Stooge’s Drawing, I used a 2B Lead drawing pencil, and in the Coloured picture, I used Crayola crayons and then outlined the picture, in Fine Art Liner Marker.) The Crayola Ultimate Crayons are Excellent to use and priced well, at, https://www.amazon.com/crayola-ultimate-crayon-collection-pieces/. (for great works.) For Fine and Thick Line Markers to complete, the Comic Art Creations, I used– https://www.amazon.com/fine-tip-art-markers/s.
Bobble and Tinkerbell, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.
( Drawing in 2B Lead pencil, and in the Coloured picture, I completed in Oil Pastels and Thick Line Marker. ) The Mont Marte Crayon Studio Art, Oil Pastels, sets, can be bought at– https://www.amazon.com/mont-marte-crayon-studio-oil-pastels/dp/Bo72PRSCJS.
The Greatest Comic Book Artists of All Time– Pencil on paper is how the comics started. In 1938, Superman came into our lives, in the First issue of Action Comics. From this point on Illustrators and Artists have been pre-occupied with the burning desire to create Superheroes. The designing of thses characters, who protect their worlds and live in synergy with words on a page, is art in itself. Comic Book artists, have a huge worldwide following. These Gods, range from the British, Dave Gibbons, to the American legend, Jack Kirby. Comics are preserved as a (low Art Form), but the comics, have a big influence on the pop culture. These following Ten artists, are the Artists who have Excelled in painting Comic pictures, in our Mindscapes.
- John Romitax Jr, born-17 August 1956, in New York City.
- Brian Bollard, born- 26 March 1951, Butterwick, Lincolnshire, UK.
- Will Eisner, born-1917, Brooklyn.
- Jim Steranko, born-5 November 1938, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Osamu Tezuka, born-3 November 1928, Takarazuka, Osaka, Japan.
- Steve Ditko, born-2 November 1927, Johnston Town, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Frank Miller, born-27 January 1957, Olney, Maryland, raised in Montpelier in Vermont, USA.
- Dave Gibbons, born-14 April 1949, in England.
- Steve Dillon, born, Luton, England.
- Jack Kirby, born-28 August 1917, in New York City.
The above information was found in, (https://www.creativeblog.com/comics).
UTUBE–Videos, that I think are very Interesting to watch.
- Comic Book Greats, Jack Davis Harvey, Kurtzman, Stan Lee.
- Illustrations and Drawing Tips: How to become a Comic Book Artist.
- Artist Paolo Rivera gives a Tour of His Studio (Part 1).
- Where have all the Great Comic Artists Gone?. Very Interesting.
Which Media do Comic Artists Use, to Create Comics?…– Inking IS one of the most misunderstood disciplines of the Comic Art World. The craft is actually quite complicated, with a variety of tools and methods used to complete the comics.
- To start Inking, you need a surface to work on, in most cases paper is needed. Bristol / Board is the comics industry choice, and Strathmore and Canson paper, being the brands you find in any Art store. The smoother the paper the better the results.
- If your are going to use a Brush, Quill or Refillable pen, most artists rely on India black ink. There are several Acrylic inks that work well. Tools that require old fashioned Ink wells or Require filling, are, Brushes and Quills. You can find brushes in all varieties, Shapes, Sizes and Price range. Most inking requires, a Pointed rounded brush. It allows the inker to vary the Line, tiny to thick, in a Single stroke, and it will produce consistent lines. Quills are easy to use, you only need One quill nib: The Hunt #102. This gives a mix of Fine detail, to Thick lines, the versatility of using this tool, is Totally, different to any brush work.
- The Disposable option for inking, there are dozens of brands, styles and uses of markers. Popular in the West are the, Manga. The Best Professional Markers, are the Copic, Micron and the Prisma colour. Copic Multi– liners are the Excellent choice, over all the other markers in this range. The Sharpies are good, for notes and rough work, but they are not good to work on comics, because they bleed badly, and are not worth the Effort or Money.
This information was all in the: (Underdogs: Tools of the Trade: Traditional Inking- September 9-2014.–Made by Brock Beauchamp–is the artist/writer/creator/organ grinders monkey, for the Web comic Variables by SelfCentEnt.).
Some Texts, on what Media, Comic Artists Use?
- How the Comic book is made-material, history used…www.madehow.com/volume-6/comic-book.html
- Best Comic book Creator 2018-software for making Comics. http://www.toptenreviews.com.software/entertainment/best-comic-book-software.
- Comic book Publishers, faced with Flagging sales, look to. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22business/media/comic-book.
Some Amazon Texts–On Comic Art Creating.
- Amazon Comic Art- https://www.amazon.com/comic-art/s
- Comics Sketchbooks: The Private worlds of… https://www.amazon.com/Comics-Sketchbooks-Private-Creative-Talents/…
- The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Age-Comic-Book-Revised/dp/1480806366
What is Needed to be A Comic Artist?– Training and Education–Cartoon artists get paid $38,000 a year, says College Crunch. The demand for cartoonartist is high. This fieldis very competitive, many cartoon artists get College degrees, in Art,Graphic art or Artistic design, their start Happens when they are contracted for a Trade publication, Newspaper or a Magazine.
Which are the other places that Cartoon Artists find Employment?— In animated cartoons for Large Entertainment Companies, which pay the Highest wages. Such as Pixar, DreamWorks and Blizzard. Which pay the artists $65,000–$150,000, to produce Movies, Television comics and Illustrations, used on their Websites, and Computer and Video games.
How much Does a Comic Artist earn in 2018?– Cartoon artists–also create Advertisements for Advertising agencies and Large companies, and can earn from $15,000 – $80,000. Some artists are hired as Freelancers and others are full-time in House, Illustrators, who produce Brochures, Television Ads, and Ads for Websites.
Cartoon Artists who work for Newspapers, Magazines and Comic books, get an average salary of $28 an hour, according to the Labor Statistics website. Lesser known Artists get $15 to $20 per Illustration. The employment of Cartoon Artists is projected to increase by 12 percent through 2018, and Beyond, according to the Bureau of Statistics. Information in, How Much does a Cartoon Artist Earn?. (June 11, 2011, By Maria McCarron.)
In Conclusion on this exploration into Comic Art and Illustration Artists, we can conclude with out a doubt, that YES, there is a Great Employment Opportunity for Excellent Artists, in the High End of Art Illustrations, in the TOP, Movies and Video Games, Industry.
For Sale, The Three Stooger’s, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.
1. $15, for A4, Photo Quality Colour Print, Includes Postage and Handling. 2. $80, for Original–A3 size, Watercolour- Acid free paper, add extra $15, for Postage and Handling.
For Sale, Bobble and Tinkerbell, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.
1. $15 for A4, Photo Quality Colour Print, includes Postage and Handling. 2. $80 for, A3, The Original Painting, on Watercolour paper- Acid free, add an extra $15 for Postage and Handling.
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