Jo does happy dance #3, cute little girl cartoon illustration by Joana Miranda

This is what it looked like around here this morning when I opened my email and learned that one of my cartoon submissions had been accepted for publication…

Jo does happy dance #1, cute cartoon girl illustration by Joana Miranda

I started creating and submitting cartoons to publications back in September 2017.  A year and a half might seem like a long time to break in, but in the world of cartooning, it’s actually relatively short.  And so I also did this happy dance…

Jo does happy dance #2, cute little girl cartoon by Joana Miranda

Truth be told, I figured that if I ever got published (I wasn’t getting discouraged – just trying to keep realistic), I might get picked up by one of the smaller publications who pay between $25 – $40 per cartoon.  This is what getting 3 figures for your first published cartoon looks like…

Jo does happy dance #3, cute little girl cartoon illustration by Joana Miranda

For now, I’m keeping further details of the magazine and publication date under wraps, but I promise to share more when I can.  In the meantime, there are still a handful of Joana Miranda Studio 2018 Cartoon Calendars available for sale.  And even though I’m now famous (ha!), the calendars are still just $18.50 each.  For more information, take a look here.


  1. Sharon Miranda says:

    Wow! Quite a little dance going on there- I can just see you!!!
    YAY for Joana Miranda!
    (who I love) MM.

    • Joana says:

      Hi Mm,

      So glad that you could be part of the excitement! (What if you had still be in Mexico…what would I have done?) I hope my wait for getting another cartoon published isn’t as long, but I’ll be riding the high of this success for a little while now. 🙂

      I lurve you! J

      On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:22 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Dearie!

      I don’t remember being this excited for quite some time. Maybe my life has gotten humdrum? Even though I wasn’t feeling defeated, getting published did see like it might be an impossibility. Now I’m eager to crank out even more cartoons.

      Are you getting a lot of snow this week? My mom said she’s supposed to get 8″ of snow on Friday. Meanwhile, here it will be 60 and raining all day. Sigh.

      xox – Joana

      On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:38 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


  2. Helena Ribeiro de Castro says:

    That’s great, Joana! Hope it will be a huge success. Cheers, Helena

    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Cindy! I’m super excited (as you can probably tell.😉)

      xox – Joana

      On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:52 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:



    Congratulations!! what an accomplishment! Can’t wait to hear the details.

    • Joana says:

      Hi D,

      Thanks so much! I’m so excited and am still pinching myself especially since the folks at this magazine have been super efficient, ultra-professional and very nice. (I think they’re the exception, not the rule!)

      Looking forward to seeing you hopefully soon. 🙂

      xox – J

      On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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