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How I Colorize My Cartoons

How I Colorize My Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen 



I’m often asked what software I use to create my cartoons, so here is a quickie answer…

1) First I sketch my cartoons in pencil on paper, sitting at a big oak drawing table. Very low-tech. If I’m not happy with my first sketch, I’ll feed it to the shredder and start over. Sometimes it takes as many as four or five tries before I get it right.

2) When I’m satisfied with a pencil sketch, I trace the drawing with black ink using a Flair felt-tip pen. Still pretty low-tech. But I probably ordered the pen online from Staples, so some high-tech does creep into the process.

3) After I erase the pencil marks and clean up any stray lines with Liquid Paper (God bless you, Mrs. Nesmith)  I scan my cartoons (Epson DS-6500) into Photoshop CS6 on my Mac and save as a high-resolution TIFF file.

4) I add color to the black and white TIFF cartoon with a Wacom tablet and a wonderful, easy software program called Colorize. There’s a quick video demo @  I love Colorize because it’s fast and easy, nearly as simple as coloring in a coloring book…and it automatically stays inside the lines! If you’re an illustrator or cartoonist who has never used Colorize, please check it out. It’s a small software company that would love your support!

5) After I’ve colorized my cartoon, I bring it back to Photoshop for last minute adjustments before saving it to a cartoon database on my computer. I generally save one copy as a TIFF and create another copy in GIF format to put on my website.

I’ve tried other colorizing software (Corel, Illustrator, Painter) but nothing comes close to Colorize for speed, simplicity and ease of use…and the finished results always look great, bright, clean, sharp in print and digital format.

Here are a few cartoons I’ve created using Colorize Software …BHalftoon-1868toon-1680toon-1737toon966

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Happy Customers Are Talking About Glasbergen Cartoon Service

Customers are saying nice things about working with Glasbergen Cartoon Service

“Just wanted to let you know that I have been using your cartoons for a week and half now in my newsletter (60,000 daily reach) w/ a link to a larger image on my website and have nearly doubled my website traffic as a result. Thanks again–best investment I have made for my site.”

“We found your work to be higher quality and less expensive (and funnier) than several stock sites we looked at.”

“Thanks a million, Randy…this is why we always come back month to month (the customer service is fantastic!)”

“As I mentioned in my first email, I am a big fan of your work, and now I am also a big fan of your customer service!   If fact, not only will my presentation include your cartoon, I will also talk about my experience ordering your cartoon….”

“I didn’t have a cartoon in my last newsletter and I heard about it from my co-workers. They love your stuff!”

“Smart like New Yorker cartoons, but easier to understand. My audience loved them!”

“I wrote to you about a month ago in connection with your cartoons. Since then I’ve been dealing with many people regarding copyright issues re images and I wanted to let you know that you are way the best. Whereas others have all kinds of minuscule requirements and complicated conditions, you were friendly and fuss-free. What a difference that made!”

“I like how you do business, easy and fast!”

As a one-person business, I can’t afford a lot of red tape and complications. I do my best to provide speedy, efficient and personal service at budget-friendly rates for any type of business or organization. If this sounds good to you, please consider ordering a few cartoons for your social media pages, newsletters, presentations or special project. You can send your request via my contact form or e-mail:



Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen @ Cartoons for newsletters, presentations, social media, merchandise, advertising, greeting cards, calendars, syndication and more.



Is There A Glasbergen Cartoon App?

No need to search your iPhone or Android app store to find a Glasbergen Cartoon app…you already have it! Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen is now optimized for viewing on mobile phones @

When you view my website on your mobile phone, the page automatically converts to a fully-functional app version of the site with all the same cartoons, archives and search functions of the web page…optimized to fit your smaller screen with a size and custom layout that’s perfect for viewing on your mobile phone!

The next time you visit my website on your mobile phone, please make a bookmark or screen icon to help you find new cartoons anytime, anywhere.

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Interviews and Profiles

Interviews and Profiles: Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist.







Thank you to The Saturday Evening Post for writing such a nice profile about me and my cartoons in a recent edition of  Meet The Cartoonist!

If you’d like to read more, here are some other interviews and profiles you can find online:

A Nickel’s Worth by Scott Nickel : 20 Questions with Randy Glasbergen.

Interview with Pet News and Views

Blogcritics Culture: An Interview with Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen

David-Wasting-Paper: Randy Glasbergen – Cartoonist Survey #106

Creators Syndicate / Slapstik Magazine Interviews Randy Glasbergen

Wikipedia: Randy Glasbergen

King Features Syndicate / About The Cartoonist: “The Better Half” by Randy Glasbergen

The Bacharach Blog: Glasbergen Website Review

If you would like to do an interview or profile for your website, blog or publication, please e-mail: