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Art Student Seeks Cartooning Career

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Junior Tanner Williams presents Gable Thompson's caricature to the Rambler staff

Junior Tanner Williams presents Gable Thompson's caricature to the Rambler staff

Teresa Hutchinson

Teresa Hutchinson

Junior Tanner Williams presents Gable Thompson's caricature to the Rambler staff

Teresa Hutchinson, Contributor

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Junior Tanner Williams is looking forward to a career as a cartoonist.

Williams is the Rambler’s cartoonist and has drawn most of the staff’s caricatures, which are featured in the staff bio section and comic strips. His first comic strip was about the connections game, human tic-tac-toe, and won over the respect and trust of the Rambler’s staff with his humor.

Williams hopes to go to an art school to get his degree. He then plans to open his own business and go into animation or movie making.

The life of a cartoonist, Williams claims, is not as easy as many would like to think. Being a cartoonist requires patience and practice until he gets the piece to look exactly the way he wants it to. While artists are their own worst critics, they also have to meet other people’s standards.

According to Williams, popular art styles are always changing so artists have to decide whether or not to change with it.

Many students believe that art is not competitive, but Williams thinks otherwise.

“Everyone is probably doing something similar and trying to give you their ideas or put their ideas over yours. Some people will get accepted but you just got to stick with it and keep going, you’ll get there,” Williams said.

Becoming a cartoonist isn’t easy. Artists must go through college too, particularly art school. Not to mention the average pay for a cartoonist is $45,000 a year, but that also varies with different situations and mediums.

Williams credits his family for their support.

“I do get scared but then I reassure myself that I know this is what I want to do with my life and wonder what it will be like if I succeed,” said Williams. “Family helps back me up when I need the extra boost of confidence, because there are times when I doubt myself.”

“Being a cartoonist is difficult,” Williams said, “But I know that there is nothing I would rather be doing.”

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