Biography of Kent, Ohio freelance artist, cartoonist & illustrator George Coghill


Portrait of freelance cartoonist & humorous illustrator George Coghill

Cartoonist, Illustrator & Artist George Coghill

Freelance cartoonist/cartoon illustrator artist George Coghill currently calls Kent, Ohio home — also home to Kent State University.

An obsessive addiction to MAD Magazine growing up in Cleveland, Ohio — particularly caricature artist Mort Drucker as well as cartoonists Don Martin and Jack Davis — is to blame for most of my bad jokes and for my obsession with drawing, cartooning & illustration.

After graduating from Kent State University, I was fortunate enough to connect with a local startup that needed a "Renaissance Man" cartoonist/designer to help develop, market and promote a large group of cartoon character groups to the licensing industry. Despite some minor successes (and even a movie option for one of my character groups), things fizzled out and I started on the path to running my own illustration business.

After freelancing for a few years while doing contract design work for a major Cleveland entertainment weekly, it soon came time to jump in with both cartoon feet into my own illustration business. I never looked back and couldn't be happier with that decision.

I have yet to lose that sense of amazement from when I was 5 years old of the power of creating images. That kid is still inside somewhere looking at my own art and saying "Wow I can't believe I drew that!". I still love creating monsters, robots and pinup girls for the part of me that just never grew up — which is a big part!

I truly hope my work brings you as much pleasure in viewing it as I have in creating it.

I am available for custom cartoon logo, cartoon mascot design & custom illustration projects as well as graphic design services. Please so we can discuss your project and get started.


George Coghill interview at VectorTuts

George Coghill interview at Design Inspiration

George Coghill interview at David Wasting Paper

Software and Tools

Interested in the software and tools I use to create my art? Check out the cartooning and illustration tools and cartooning and illustration software pages on my blog for more info.

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Be sure to browse my cartoon character design illustration samples and cartoon logo samples for plenty of previous client projects to get an idea of the styles of work I can create for you, and also the creative services page for a full list of the creative services I provide.

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Artist Merchandise
Cartoon illustration Bigfoot Patrol
Cartoon illustration Yeti Squad embroidered patch
Cartoon illustration Sasquatch Brigade embroidered patch

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