I've been asked a lot of questions and done a lot of public speaking about "your career" and how you can "make it", which feels ironic, since I'm still a few thousand dollars shy of paying off my art school loans!
But at any rate, I've been compiling a lot of this advice in one place for easier correspondences, and recently a few people insisted that I share it online. So if you are interested in that kind of stuff, here's the link to an essay I wrote:Advice for building a career as a freelance artist
and/or paid cartoonist
--I'm sure a lot of the details are up for debate and I plan to add and change things over time. Hope you find some of it useful.