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So Youre A Cartoonist - Jokes by TomPreston So Youre A Cartoonist - Jokes by TomPreston
This is a series I call So Youre a Cartoonist? which deals with all of the typical questions or remarks I receive whenever I tell people that I draw cartoons for a living.

Im never this condescending in real life, but this is an issue I feel pretty strongly about. Sometimes I feel like Im one of the last people on earth who understands that humor is subjective and not something you can easily turn into a science project. When I get people complaining to me that they dont like my humor and then hear them go into detail about something they read in a wikipedia article about joke structure, I just have to say to them theres more than 1 way to tell a joke and as long as the message comes across, I succeeded and I don't care if there's a 'better way.'

Cmon guys. Im a cartoonist. Im not Robin Williams or Jack Black here. Im not trying to light the world on fire with my over the top and hilarious exploits and fantastic artwork. Im just here to entertain myself, and if youre entertained too, then alright!

EDIT: If I may steal a recent comment from someone:
"It's not 'CRITIQUE IS WRONG BLARGH', it's 'don't be a douche using overly scientific stuff you're quoting off a site, as if it's common knowledge about a subjective subject like comedy'."
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HAHAHAHAHAHA Dude, best one yet, in terms of humor, I love how you fooled this idiot into one of the oldest tricks in the book, my reason of this hapenning is that he was so centered in the fact that HE WANTED TO PROOVE HIS POINT AT ANY CAUSE no matter what you think about it, I would know, I sometimes act that way, but in a less asshole kind of way

Anyways, what also makes this one the best one so far, is that you finally respond back at one of this convention trolls, which is so hillarious considering that you've been acting so patience and calm the entire series that is awesome that you are finally responding back at them, cynism is the most perfect weapon of them all against these asholes, my cousin has thaught me that

Not wanting to be a conventio asshole, but I would love to see the next part of the series you dealing with someone calling you a TRACER or acusing you that when it comes to draw already existen characters, that you only take examples that have already been drawn, I don't know If I made myself clear on that last statement

But anyways, a solid and polished job as always, I hope to see more in the future. PEACE OUT!
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okay , this is such a amazing comic , i love the colors , the expressions and also the comedy ! :XD: i giggled so hard when i saw this ! i reconize that u use ebrows somewhat like walt disney ! i think that is amazing ! also i just adore the sarcasm of your character !
"thats the sound of noone caring !"
alot of people should think like that when someone says something rude like that about their art ! it takes alot of time to make them ! and alot of heart also ! :la: i love all of the comics youve made of this ! oh and before i forget i love the way the colors are so settle , they match eachother ! the blues yellows and green , then with just the red cloth on the desk ! :,D it makes my eyes happy lol XD i cant wait to see more from you! :aww: please continue posting !
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Person-1201 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
To dismiss someone's argument without consideration so quickly is rather foolish; to imply that popularity correlates with validity of another's points is a classic and fallacious case of argumentum ad hominem.
zombiecop88 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
"Thats the sound of nobody caring"

Something I  will always tell all my haters.
dogman0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
... oh my pants...this comic was shown in a English class in high the teacher!!! 
BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I believe I see the timing in this strip. LOL.
Mmkaay Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bloom County.

Enough said.
raven-girl14 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooo! Burn!
MorgynThaGiant Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Makes me sad to see such talent be ridiculed by someone who insults years of practice and pain (most likely from the "Ouch my tummy hurts but I can't stop laughing" jokes...) -staking hard work.

*KA-KeitorinArtist, ~ImperfectChimera, anyone else I havent mentioned who placed unfair judgment on an Artist who wanted to have a bit of fun... Who are you to criticize?
The definition of originality doesn't come from what OTHERS want to see or hear, it comes from what the individual wants to see or hear.
Criticism is grand and all but I truly believe its to be taken with a grain of salt / into consideration - IF the artist / author / singer / dancer / etc. WANTS IT.
Not trying to cause an argument, just expressing my point of view, which is just as valid as anyone else's - including Tom's.
I listened to yours, here was mine.

Tom, I love your comics, they are amazing.
Though I HIGHLY doubt you need lil' sixteen year old -no-real-education-to-speak-of-besides-a-grade-9-art-class-but-can't-wait-to-jump-into-anime-and-cartooning-industry- ME *WHEEZE* to tell you so.

Thank you for sharing these comics with me and all the other Deviants.

Didn't mean to jump into a rant like that... sorry... >.< Hope nobody minded a bit of teen angst / pent up annoyance bubbling over and into this little message board thingy...
I'ma shut up now...
SmellMehFeet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People, don't call this bad because it might be slightly un logical. It's a funny comic strip (even if the joke is a little old) and I enjoyed it, it deserved my favourite, overall good work.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
hahaha funny one here
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Well, this is very cool.
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