[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]An artist who creates cartoons using either digital tools or paper and pencil. Their work can be used in comic strips, newspaper, magazines, television, movies, video games, etc. It is a very exciting field for someone who is very imaginative and has a passion for drawing. They can express their thoughts freely through their sketch and comic strips. Cartoons are a great way to spread awareness among public.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

With News Agencies

Cartoonists work with various news agencies and magazine- creation firms for creating cartoons and comic strips. They create cartoons on various topics, usually covering the latest trends. They may portray the prevalent social and political issues in a humorous and satirical manner.

Magazine Creation firms

They work with various magazine-creation firms on a full- time basis. They create cartoons according to the genre of the magazine and their requirements. They use their creativity to grab the attention of the audience.

Comic Book creator

A comic book creator creates a series of cartoons portraying different scenes in the form of a story. It involves thinking of a new seen, interesting plots, etc. for each new comic. Hence, the person should be very imaginative. The work is very interesting.

Editorial cartoonist

An editorial cartoonist or a political cartoonist illustrates the trending social and political issues in the form of a cartoon. Their?cartoons?are related to daily news, current affairs, etc. in a national or international context.

Storyboard creators

Storyboard creators work in the television or film industry. They create a sequence of panels/ frames, used in the direction of a film. They help the directors of the show in visualizing the scene before it is actually shot.

As a freelance cartoonist

Freelance cartoonists create their work and approach various agencies. They can work with multiple agencies at a time. Alternatively, they may start their own, independent agencies and work in a totally autonomous fashion, selling their works in the form of comic books and/ or publishing them on social media platforms.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Pass Class XII in Any Stream with Fine Arts as a mandatory subject Pursue B.F. A or B.SC/B. A Animation and Graphics for 3 – 4 years Pursue M.A. Fine Arts/ M.A. Fine Arts and Painting for 2 years
Path 2
Pass Class XII in Any Stream with Fine Arts as a mandatory subject Pursue Diploma Fine Arts/ Diploma Animation for 1 year Pursue PG Diploma in Fine Arts/ Fine Arts and Painting
Path 3
Pass Class XII in Any Stream with Fine Arts as a mandatory subject Pursue B.F. A or B.SC/B. A Animation and Graphics for 3 – 4 years Study Abroad and Pursue Masters in Fine Arts for 1-2 years

Important Facts

  • The candidate must have secured minimum 50% in class XII.
  • For a graduation in Fine Arts, it is a mandatory subject in class XII.
  • Practical, industrial experience is a must.

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  • Combine art and innovation to create humorous characters that depict a story
  • Use simple paper, pen/pencil or computer programmes for creation
  • Work for magazines, newspapers, publishing house to design cartoons and other art content
  • Specialise in comic strips, movie cartoons, political cartoons, cartoons for children, etc
  • Be aware of colour schemes and combinations for the cartoons to look attractive
  • Design cartoons keeping in mind the target audience
  • Take feedback to make necessary editions in the designs developed


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