Cartoons for Magazines, Cartoons for Newspapers, Cartoons for Books, Cartoons for Web Sites,
Cartoons for Greeting Cards, Cartoons for Newsletters, Cartoon Spots, Humorous Illustrations and more!
Okay, I must admit I'm not entirely comfortable writing about myself, but due to the large amount of e-mail (lies, lies, lies) I get from people wanting to know about me, well....
First off, Marty Bucella hates writing in the third person, so disregard the first 10 words of this sentence. I was born and raised and went to school and all that stuff and never had the slightest idea what I was going to do with my life. While passing time in college, I designed a greeting card for my girlfriend (now my wife) and thought, "Hey, maybe I can make money doing this!" And I did...if you count $30 as money. The rest of my senior year in college was spent drawing in notebooks instead of taking notes.
Cartooning had much more allure than becoming a geographer, so upon graduation, I set about doing up a comic strip that was rejected by every syndicate in the free world. After going through a "Rejected Cartoonist 12 Step Program," I picked myself up and started doing single panel gag cartoons. My first sales (4 from one batch) went for $5 each to a publication called, Glass Digest. The rest, as they say, is history.
Now, many, many years later, I've sold tens of thousands of cartoons, humorous illustrations, greeting cards, ads, etc. My work has been published in more than 500 markets, including magazines, calendars, greeting cards, newspapers, ads, newsletters, web sites, books, etc. Some of these markets being: Macy's, Better Homes & Gardens, Wall St. Journal, National Enquirer, King Features Syndicate, Saturday Evening Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Woman's World, Lord & Taylor, Apple Computers, Reader's Digest, Medical Economics, Good Housekeeping, Filene's, Paramount Cards, The American Legion, Family Circle, Tribune Media Syndicate, McGraw-Hill, Etc.
I hope to continue until I drop dead or win the lottery...whichever comes first. Enjoy the cartoons and illustrations.
MY CARTOONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO EDITORS AND ART DIRECTORS AT REASONABLE RATES. PLEASE E-MAIL FOR DETAILS.