Being a comedian and cartoonist in New York | Wacom artist profiles with Jason Chatfield

By Wacom |

Jason Chatfield is a cartoonist and a comedian working in New York City and is originally from Perth in Western Australia. You can find his work in The New Yorker and MAD magazine. Jason happens to be the vice president of the National Cartoonist Society, which is the world’s biggest cartooning organization, founded in the 1940s and it covers the full spectrum of cartooning.
It is safe to say that Jason is definitely one of the artists we love, so we went to see him in New York and asked him some questions that you all can hopefully learn something new from.
Enjoy this three part series.

Part 1 – Living in New York

New York can seem like a microcosm of the entire world. Every culture in the world is here. New York is an incredible city. It is incredibly conducive to being creative. There’s always… no matter where you look, there’s something that will inspire you.

Part 2 – Stand up comedy and cartooning

Being a cartoonist, you don´t really receive any laughs when you put your comics out there. So when Jason started doing stand up comedy, he found out that it is incredibly rewarding to get feedback on a joke immediately. Then he combined stand up comedy with cartooning, which became his magic formula.

I’ve never once hit a creative block that New York didn’t un-block for me.” Jason Chatfield

Part 3 – Creating Comic Strip Ginger Meg’s

Ten years ago, Jason became the writer and artist for Australia’s most iconic comic strip Ginger Meg’s. The comic is about a red-headed kid who is basically Australia’s version of Dennis the Menace.
Jason does not have one workflow or a rhythm that he is in at all times. It changes dramatically depending on the thing that he is doing and the job. Sometimes it can be an uninteresting laborious job, but then he makes sure he takes his work somewhere with interesting surroundings. Jason also constantly experiments with new materials, brushes in Photoshop, physical tools, and technology. Because he believes that as a freelance illustrator, you need to be able to adapt and do a job correctly.

You always seek to improve and you never stop learning.” – Jason Chatfield

Thank you for watching.

If you want to keep up with Australia’s most widely syndicated cartoonist, follow Jason on social media:
WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

Jason Chatfield Self Cartoon

Related posts:

Wacom Webinar Series: Tips and Tricks in creating environment concept art with Jose Vega

Wacom Webinar Series: Tips and Tricks in creating environment concept art with Jose Vega

How to set up a killer art portfolio for school or work

How to set up a killer art portfolio for school or work

Connect with Wacom on Social

Takeover Alert!⁣
#ZBrushSummit 2023 starts this week and @WacomEdu has a treat for you 🍬⁣
⁣
Join @gnomon_school social media manager Chris Hawley for an Instagram takeover at @WacomEdu On September 28th & 29th! Tune in as Chris highlights the annual ZBrush Sculpt Off, interviews Gnomon faculty, attends workshops featuring 3D industry leaders, and more!⁣
⁣
#Wacom #WacomForEducation #Education #Gnomon #ZBrush #VFX #Animation @maxonzbrush⁣
82 0
Otherworldly floral beauty by artist @ali.hassan.arafatt created as cover art for musical group @separat.a. 🌺🍃⁣
⁣
The detailing on the hair and flora have left us in awe looking at this fantastical piece! 🖌️😍⁣
⁣
#MadewithWacom #digitlart #art #illustration
339 7
Creativity happens when less expected 💡
In @fragileart’s case, in math class 😅😂

Tell us, when did you discover that you wanted to become an artist?

#MadewithWacom #Wacomartists #WacomCintiq
1071 5
Why choosing when you can try it all 😉

With no need for batteries, use a pen that feels and looks just right in your hand.

Find the right pen option for you and see where it takes you! ✍️ Link in bio!

#WacomAdventureProgram #WacomOne #CreativeJourney
853 15
osu! player and content creator KoiFishu shows you the new Wacom One M pen tablet in action! 💯⭕✍️⁣
⁣
#gaming #osu #osugame #rhythmgame #wacom
6329 41
✨ This is your sign to get your first Wacom One and unlock all the possibilities ✨

Your journey begins here, see where it takes you! ✏️ Link in bio!

#WacomAdventureProgram #WacomOne #CreativeJourney
585 7
Adorable Bocchi the Rock! #fanart by @tonicaballeroart that charmingly captures the fun nature of the Kessoku band members. 🎤🎸🥁⁣
⁣
 ✨ Who's your favorite character?⁣
⁣
#MadewithWacom #FanartFriday #BocchitheRock #anime #art #digitalart
1236 2
Artist @samrodriguezart uses beautiful colors, abstract ideas, all paired with his realistic portrait work to create dreamy works of art. 🎨🌹🔴⁣
⁣
We would like to welcome Sam to the Wacom community as he recently made the switch to a Wacom Cintiq Pro! ✍️🥳🎉⁣
⁣
#MadewithWacom #illustration #abstract #art #digitalart
338 3
That feeling when you open a new and fresh Wacom One 🤩🤩🤩

Unbox yours and show us! Link in bio!

#WacomAdventureProgram #WacomOne #CreativeJourney
789 13
Clean #WacomWorkspace of illustrator @laurasuarez. 🌱 The light wood accents, plants, and airy space would inspire anyone! 💡✍️⁣
⁣
#Wacom #Cintiq #deskgoals #wfh #desksetup
462 7
Wondering how to change your Wacom pen’s nib? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial 🖊️✨

PS: Stay curious, keep learning, and let’s see where your Wacom takes you! 👉🏻 Link in bio

#WacomAdventureProgram #WacomOne #CreativeJourney
986 35
Here's a magical start to your Monday! 🪄🐉🦜⁣
⁣
Concept artist @agustinvk.art shares his series of combining unlikely pairs of creatures to create fantastical beasts! ✨✍️ ⁣
⁣
What animals or creatures would you pair together? 👀⁣
⁣
#MadewithWacom #WacomCintiq #fantasy #art #digitalart #dragons
9343 47