Cartoonist Ed Stein says that the hardest part of his job is getting an idea. He said that the first step is to have a blank piece of paper. The easiest part is signing your name.
Cartoonist Ed Stein says that the hardest part of his job is getting an idea. He said that the first step is to have a blank piece of paper. The easiest part is signing your name. It takes an extra long time to get just the right idea for a funny cartoon. Finally after lots of work, and hours of aggravation, the cartoonist catches a glimpse of the idea, and gets to work. After the cartoonist sketches the layout of the picture, he or she adds words, followed by outlining the words and/or pictures in ink. Later, they add colors. As Stein described the feelings, everyone in the room could feel all those tiresome work hours every day.
Stein started doing comics when he was in 3rd grade. He went to school in Waco, Texas. It all started when he was doing a cursive assignment and he wanted to draw the same picture instead he drew the picture of a duck. His teacher told him that he was really good at drawing so that inspired him to do more. All he ever wanted to do from that point was draw so he drew a fence in front the duck. As a kid, he loved reading comics. ¨I couldn’t wait for the next Dr. Suess to come out.¨ he says. ¨Then I wrote my own comics.¨
Stein went to college at University of Denver. There, he majored in art. After he was done with school, Stein was a cartoonist for Rocky Mountain News. Stein said ¨to be anything, you must know what’s going on. Stein says ¨You never know what you’ll be drawing.¨ Stein’s cartoons have never been on television, but he puts personality into them anyway.
Stein occasionally has had a comic published in the opinion section of the Denver Post. He wrote the comic strip ¨Freshly Squeezed¨; it still runs in the paper today. With all of his mistakes, he still is a great cartoonist. Up to today, and into the future Ed will always work his best to accommodate cartoons that people will love.