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Chris Hastings-Web Cartoonist
New York, New York
Posted: 11/23/2009

Who:
Chris Hastings

What do you do:
Web Cartoonist

Where do you work:
New York City, on the Web

When did you realize you wanted to be a cartoonist:
In school comic making, drawing, was what I was good at. I liked to draw superheroes and I liked to read comics. It seemed like it was the best thing for me to do and it wasn't until I was in college I realized that I really appreciate the art-form and the sort of work that has to go into it. I was really lucky actually going from liking to draw muscley guys to then actually later on finding out the story is something that I'm really into.

Why work in this industry:
I really, really like to make comics and its something I'm good at. And I'm not good at a lot of things. It’s terrific that I have found a way that I can live the way that I feel like and that's just the greatest dream of all.

How would you advise others:
The biggest thing is once you have your talent, which is genetic on some level, is you have to love to practice and work at it without any sort of payback for it except for the satisfaction of just making the comics and drawing and the satisfaction of improving as you do so. You have to love it enough that you’ll go out and seek out your own opportunities.