Internet is my true agent

Written by Dessislava Oundjian

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Q> What isrepparttar business side of cartooning? R> Tough...Professional cartooning IS a business. I amrepparttar 116989 president of Cardsup Greetings Ltd., which is a full-service multimedia company. We (it is a company, remember?) specialize in humor, but we do almost everything -- web design, interactive animation, web hosting, logo design, etc. We also provide humor content to web sites -- right now we have packages of daily cartoons and ecards that work great for marketing web sites. Q> What isrepparttar 116990 best thing for you as a cartoonist? R> Being my own boss. Being able to work from home. Having my wife and kids around me. Cartooning can be quite rewarding:) Q> Where does your inspiration come from? R> I am often asked that question...The truth is that after all these years my inspiration comes fromrepparttar 116991 bills I have to pay...Deadline a inspirational too. This is a creative business, and as such, you need some reality biting you from behind. Q> Is there a secret for being successful? R> There are no secrets. Being successful comes with a lot of work. You wonít be successful if you sit all day in from ofrepparttar 116992 television set. You must promote yourself and produce new material each and every day. Q> Do you work with any agencies? Do you think they helprepparttar 116993 artists? R> No. Iíve had my share of rejection slips. Agencies are business representatives. In some cases they can help -- having someone out there promoting your work is nice. But they are not a guarantee for success and if you can dorepparttar 116994 work you donít actually need them. Thatís why I LOVErepparttar 116995 Internet -- that is my true agent! And remember, if you recommend me -- youíll get paid! Q> Tell us a bit aboutrepparttar 116996 selling process. Do you have set rates for your work and do you give discounts? R> I do have set rates, rates that I usually charge but I am very flexible. Each client has a different budget and a different need. There are a lot of factors that go into determining how much a cartoon costs, and there is always that negotiating process. No client is too small or too big for me. I never turn away clients. Q> Vlad -- whatís up withrepparttar 116997 name? R> Contrary torepparttar 116998 wide spread rumor, I am not related to Dracula. I was, however, born in a small town onrepparttar 116999 river Danube relatively close to Transylvania. That could explain my taste for dark humor. Q> Do you ever laugh at your cartoons? R> Guilty, your honor! That has happened from time to time. But what I prefer is seeingrepparttar 117000 others laugh at them -- that is my biggest reward! Q> How do people react when you tell them you are a cartoonist? R> Most of them do not understand what that is...May be itís my accent, or may be itís such an exotic profession. How many cartoonists do you know?

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Make Free Money With Google

Written by John Baker

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