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Tips for Entry

To hone your skills, draw cartoons and submit them for publication in your school paper or even your local paper.

Visit the Society of Illustrators Web site,, to learn more about awards, scholarships, and competitions available for future cartoonists and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists for student and associate membership information and benefits in this professional organization.

Enroll in art classes offered at your school or through your local district.

Ask your art teacher to arrange an information interview with a cartoonist to learn firsthand about what it's like to work in this field.

Read books about cartoons and cartoonist such as Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative by Will Eisner (Poorhouse Press, 1996) and How to Make Webcomics by Scott Kurtz, et al. (Image Comics, 2008).

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