The art world is in the midst of a hiring boom.
The number of job openings is rising quickly.
The number of graphic novel jobs is on the rise.
And the demand for graphics talent is growing.
And now there’s a new breed of digital talent: Graphic artists who are writing graphic novels and graphic novels of their own.
It’s a big shift in the art world and in the industry, says Sarah Smith, president of the Association of Graphic Artists and Illustrators.
She adds that the new breed “has always been a part of the industry.”
So who is this new generation of graphic artists?
They come from all over the country, from a variety of backgrounds.
And their backgrounds include computer graphics, illustration, video game design and even fashion.
They have a passion for storytelling and an innate ability to create compelling visuals, says Michael Stapleton, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Washington and one of the few graphic artists who has written for the Wall Street journal.
Stapleton’s research suggests that graphic artists have a talent for storytelling.
Their stories can be emotionally engaging, they can move the viewer emotionally, they are able to convey a sense of humor and a sense that the viewer is part of a larger universe, he says.
But it’s not always that simple.
Stavro Tannenbaum, a graphic designer in New York, is a digital artist who has been writing graphic novel and graphic novel of his own for about two years.
He has created graphic novels for publications like Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and for digital media companies like Facebook and Tumblr.
Stahlmann says that for him, the biggest challenge is keeping the storytelling and the sense of connection with the reader alive.
The other challenge is that he’s dealing with so many people.
“I get a lot of hate,” he says, “but I also get a ton of respect.”
What is the talent pipeline for graphic art?
The graphic novel industry is big business, says David Gombrich, a professor of marketing and management at Northwestern University and one who has worked with graphic artists.
Graphic artists can do more than just write.
They can create digital artworks for the Web, print and even television, he said.
“They can do any kind of art that is visual.
They could do animation or they could do comics.
And they can do all of that in a lot less time than many of us who write comics.”
The process is similar for graphic artists working in the video game industry, which has also been booming.
Game designers make and publish digital game art.
The games they make are then made available online for fans to download.
And that’s when a new generation takes over.
Gombrick is the founder of the online community Art on the Web and one that attracts graphic artists from all walks of life.
“The biggest difference between the digital and the print art world,” GomBrich says, is that the digital world is free.
“Print is expensive, so the artists are going to do the art.”
GomBrick’s graphic novel site, The Art of Digital Art, attracts artists from around the world.
He says that while digital artists can draw and paint, there is a huge gap in the field of video game art and design.
“In the past, you could only make video games for Apple computers and for Windows, and that was very limited,” he said, “and now you can make digital games for computers and phones.
It is a whole new realm.
You can make it for anything.”
What’s the best place to start a career as a graphic artist?
Start with something that you are passionate about, like video games, graphic novels, or the arts.
If that’s not an option, then find a company that offers opportunities to develop an artistic portfolio and become a graphic design or digital artist, he advises.
And for those who are just starting out, there are lots of resources on the web, he adds.
“A lot of it is really good advice and it’s going to help you.”