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Comic Book Artists

Overview

Comic book artists tell stories through the graphic images they create. They team up with comic book writers, who create the characters, plots, and dialogues for the artists to illustrate. Some comic book artists write and illustrate the comic books themselves. Whereas cartoonists’ work is short form, either a single panel with a caption or several panels with some dialogue, the comic book artists’ work follows a narrative; they create images in sequence to align with a story. There are 12,240 craft and fine artists, including comic book artists, employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Enterprising

Career Ladder
Senior Comic Book Artist

Comic Book Artist

Assistant Comic Book Artist

Comic Book Artist Intern