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Superman #41 cover by VikBogdanovic Superman #41 cover :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 145 31 Superman #41 cover by VikBogdanovic Superman #41 cover :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 102 14 Action Comics #990 - 1 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #990 - 1 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 129 10 Action Comics #987 20 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #987 20 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 60 11 Action Comics 987 - 18 colors by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 18 colors :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 155 13 Action Comics 987 - 18 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 18 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 45 2 Action Comics 987 - 2 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 987 - 2 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 21 5 Action Comics 983 13 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 983 13 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 77 16 Action Comics 983 - 12 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics 983 - 12 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 90 15 Action Comics #983 - 2-3 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #983 - 2-3 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 218 32 Wonder Woman by VikBogdanovic Wonder Woman :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 59 4 Action Comics #983 - 6-7 by VikBogdanovic Action Comics #983 - 6-7 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 137 25 New Super-Man #10 - 16 by VikBogdanovic New Super-Man #10 - 16 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 29 6 NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 10 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 10 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 147 15 NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 4-5 by VikBogdanovic NEW SUPER-MAN #10 - page 4-5 :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 94 13 Superman by VikBogdanovic Superman :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 132 35

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X2500465643 by FLOWERZZXU X2500465643 :iconflowerzzxu:FLOWERZZXU 620 12 Peenemunde by Waldemar-Kazak Peenemunde :iconwaldemar-kazak:Waldemar-Kazak 1,381 87 Filles de Soleil 22 by Jovan-Ukropina Filles de Soleil 22 :iconjovan-ukropina:Jovan-Ukropina 1,450 140 Monsoon by FLOWERZZXU Monsoon :iconflowerzzxu:FLOWERZZXU 3,645 116 X-Files Mulder's Abduction by Blasterkid X-Files Mulder's Abduction :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 235 20 Gambit Commission by ZurdoM Gambit Commission :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 1,027 40 Thanos tonal by ChristopherStevens Thanos tonal :iconchristopherstevens:ChristopherStevens 890 35 Goblin hunter by FLOWERZZXU Goblin hunter :iconflowerzzxu:FLOWERZZXU 912 16 What If? Infinity - Guardians of the Galaxy by DaveRapoza What If? Infinity - Guardians of the Galaxy :icondaverapoza:DaveRapoza 3,466 135 Huge Favor please 2!! by Blasterkid Huge Favor please 2!! :iconblasterkid:Blasterkid 130 9 Batman-alley by ZurdoM Batman-alley :iconzurdom:ZurdoM 1,411 46 Dark Knight Returns by ChristopherStevens Dark Knight Returns :iconchristopherstevens:ChristopherStevens 2,185 137 Batman: Arkham Knight Cover by urban-barbarian Batman: Arkham Knight Cover :iconurban-barbarian:urban-barbarian 462 23 Grey Sketchbook by DylanTeague Grey Sketchbook :icondylanteague:DylanTeague 44 1 Victorian by GG-arts Victorian :icongg-arts:GG-arts 1,001 54 Maschinen Project 05 by Pencracker Maschinen Project 05 :iconpencracker:Pencracker 686 21
I wanted to tell you about my worst gig as an illustrator. It's a true story for all you aspiring artists chasing the dream to draw for a living.

Years ago, when I was young, dumb and full of hope, my older brother who's a web-designer asked me to help him out with a webpage he was putting together for a client. I was desperately trying to get some work as a comic artist, but I would have drawn anything just to make a buck. Then my brother told me that the webpage he worked on was for a piercing studio.

I give you all a minute to process this.

As you probably guessed, they were doing intimate piercings and they wanted to put up drawings of the piercings instead of photos because... well... everyone who's ever had the pleasure of seeing an intimate piercing up close knows why. But 300 Swiss Francs for a couple of genitals? Sounds like a job for me! This was serious money for an artist who was drawing for 20$ a page at that time, but was actually living on social welfare, drawing like a mad man in his little studio/bedroom/living room/music room/broom closet shithole of an apartment. So there I was a couple of days later, drawing these super expressive pierced penises and vaginas (no boobies), being a professional artist, living the dream, baby! I thought "this is how Van Gogh must have felt. Real sacrifice to create ART!".

I was very proud when other piercing studios stole the drawings from the internet and used them on their sites. Research for reference photos was a bit traumatic though. I will never get those pictures out of my head until I do my last dying breath, but it was totally worth it - I'm drawing for DC now, working on characters like Batman and Deadshot and New Super-Man and if an idiot like me can do it, you can do it too!

So to all you art kids: If you ever feel like googling "genital piercings" (which I'd strongly advise against) and some really nicely drawn peckers and coochies pop up - that's probably me! I mean... my drawings. Yay! And if you ever feel like sending me links to those pictures with the question: "Did you draw this?" Please don't. Let it remain a mystery.

Anyway, I'm posting this embarrassing story for the struggling comic artists, actors, musicians, tap dancers, mathematicians, whatever you are out there who work in shitty jobs, dreaming of one day doing what they love professionally. Always remember: there are these damn geniuses who come right out of the gate blowing minds and being amazing, and then there's the rest of us who have to practice their craft for years and in the meantime draw dick pics and other weird shit and flip burgers and mop floors and drive cabs until they're finally good enough to do what they're supposed to do (and then they do it with all their heart because they never ever wanna go back to THAT place).

Keep it up! I mean... keep it going. Go for it. You know what I mean.

And if someone wants to share his worst job, feel free. Although I'm pretty sure I won the worst job competition.

Cheers,
-V!K

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:iconshoso-fujaku:
Shoso-Fujaku Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to you !

Woooosh Animation sm Happy Birthday 2 Superman Emote 
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Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
Happy Date o' Birth!
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NRGComics Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Professional Writer
:cake:Happy Birthday!!:cake:
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Cisper97 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday XD
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MimiCortazar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
Sretan rođendan druže! Kako posao u DC-ju?
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jaredyboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Helli
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nasserrabadi13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Vik, do you take on collaborations? I'm looking to pitch to Image.
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional
No, sorry. Working for DC full time.

-V!K
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nasserrabadi13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
okay.
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:iconfutumbo:
Futumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional
Thank you!

-V!K
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Kiara-kitsu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Happy birthday !!!Airborne 
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional
Thank you!

-V!K
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DreadLockedCipher Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday. :iconcake3dplz: Birthday cake  icon  Party Airborne Hug Hope your day is awesome.
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VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional
Thanks!

-V!K
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