Voted 'Cartoonist-Of-The-Year' for the fifth year running - unfortunately, only by his wife, kids and Mum and Dad!
Seriously though, this year Richard Duszczak celebrates 25 years as a freelance cartoonist. Always doodling as a child - he spent more time drawing in class than studying any of the subjects (loved the art classes though!) 'I really wanted to do something in the art field but during those years there wasn't any call for cartoonists!' So I drifted off into engineering and took an apprenticeship, which I never really took to - I didn't like getting my hands dirty! Drawing cartoons in my spare time I sold a few cartoons here and there and then one day while working in a factory the engineering union called a strike for higher wages (it was the late 70's when you would down tools for absolutely anything, i.e. someone took your parking space!).'
'Instead of going on the picket line I stayed at home and drew cartoons all day long. At the end of the six-week long strike they gave us a small rise. But I had made my mind up that cartooning is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I immediately handed my notice in. Not the best of ideas at the time, but at least I was now doing what I really wanted to do. I gave it 100% everyday and got rejected right, left and centre by all sorts of magazines. But took all the constructive criticism on the chin and knuckled down to improve my ideas and drawings. After about 18 months this started to take off and I was beginning to get cartoons accepted for publication and finally earning a wage as a cartoonist. People today still wonder when I'm going to get a real job!'

'I've put my hand to anything and everything that needed a cartoon - from drawing logo's for small local one-man-bands to creating humorous greetings cards for multi-national companies like Hallmark Cards in the UK and USA.
Corporate clients include Burger King, NCH The Children's Charity, eBay Motors, Comet, Somerfields, Abbey National, Hedex, Andrews Salts, Tescos, Pentel, Baxi, Dulux, Unipart, Wash 'n' go, Weetabix and Alpen. And not forgetting Joe Bloggs Motors from around the corner!'

'A keep-fit fanatic, even at fifty something, I still play squash three times a week and five-a-side game with 'old' friends! If I wasn't a cartoonist I'd love to be a premiership player with Chesterfield F.C. But it'll never ever happen so I'm really happy to carry on drawing 'til I drop!'

Sign up to the Cartoon Studio Newsletter and get a free copy of...

Other Popular Pages...
Animated Cartoons
Christmas Card Designs
Cartoon Studio Blog
Cartoon Videos
Cartoon Maps
Weekly Motivators
Comic Strips

Motivational Cartoons
Health and Safety Cartoons
Cartoon Logos
Customer Service Cartoons
Character Development
Teambuilding Cartoons
Funny Stuff
Business Cartoons
Childrens Books
Cartoons For Presentations
Colouring Cartoons
Cartoon Reminders
Advertising Cartoons
Web Cartoonist
Before And After Cartoons
Cartoon Mailers
Greetings Cards
Soccer/Football Motivators
Golf Day cartoons/caricatures
Safer Routes To School
Cartoon Calendars
Stress Free Cartoon Service
Crazy Salesman Cartoons
Cartoons For Charities
Rich Pictures
Stress Cartoons

Featured Cartoons

A cartoon map to illustrate the
possible engineering and
technology jobs
for pre-GCSE
pupils. Commissioned by the
Engineering and Technology

Health and Safety cartoons
can illustrate serious
messages in a light hearted
way. If you use cartoons on a
regular basis this will embed
the message into their minds
and keep them informed of on
going safety issues.

I cannot recommend the
Cartoon Studio enough
for the
value they added to our pitch
and the competitive edge his
designs gave us...

Thank you,
Marie Brown
Regional Fundraising Manager
NCH, the children's charity.

A valued and unique gift your
clients will remember long
after photographs have faded
the recipient willadmire you
and your judgement!


Cartoon Motivators - humorous cartoon images
to keep you motivated and
inspired on your way to

Some recent clients on other cartoon projects....
Cartoon strips for Triton Showers
arge cartoon map of the United Kingdom.
Hewlett Packard promo cartoon strip.
Velcro - "Hidden Hero" cartoon strip.
East Midlands Electricity safety posters.
Beefeater cartoon to illustrate "What Kind Of Diner Are You?
The Disney Channel recipe cartoon strips.
Clerical Medical cartoon strips to promote their
Abbey National Pin-head aches cartoons.
World Cup Cartoons - promo for Andrews and Hedex!
Deb Limited product launch.