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Character Design Quarterly subscription - pay annually

Character Design Quarterly subscription - pay annually

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This annual subscription will start with CDQ30 (shipping September 2024).
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This subscription comes with CDQ issues 01-04 as free downloadable editions.

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine offers inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine provides a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.

"These things are just such a pleasure to look through. Every page has got a raft of things to look at and be inspired by." - Artbooks Reviewed

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Pay £35 and receive the latest issue of Character Design Quarterly every 3 months for one year. This subscription will renew automatically every 12 months. You will be notified when it is up for renewal so that you can make any changes necessary.

Save over 25% on individual issue RRP with a subscription, which means you are essentially getting one issue free!
This subscription comes with CDQ issues 01-04 as free downloadable editions.

Character Design Quarterly magazine was successfully launched through Kickstarter in March 2017, making 179% of its funding goal with the help of 1803 backers. The magazine is released on a quarterly basis, subscribe now and get four issues delivered to your doorstep.

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Softback 104 pages per issue
Dimensions: 210mm x 270mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages

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This subscription comes with CDQ issues 01-04 as free downloadable editions.


Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Alexander Beun
A Comprehensive Dive into Creative Excellence

"Character Design Quarterly" is my go-to source for creative inspiration and skill enhancement. The magazine's diverse showcase of styles and genres never fails to ignite my imagination, making each issue a delightful journey into the world of character design. The interviews with industry professionals offer a peek behind the artistic curtain, while the step-by-step tutorials cater to artists of all levels.

Zoe Mellors
A must have for any illustrator or character design artist

It's honestly the highlight of my week whenever the latest magazine arrives! The artwork inside is absolutely stunning and the magazines are useful for any type of artist, from beginner to pro! It's always fascinating to see how other artists work and how they decide on everything from their colour schemes to the shapes used to build a character. I usually get about 3 pages in before the inspiration to draw strikes! I've recommended this subscription to so many of my friends and fellow artists, and I will continue to look forward to each and every new addition to my collection!

Most helpful subscription!

This is the most helpful magazine subscription that I have found to date! It is beautiful and is easy to understand.

So happy with it

I was so excited to get my first issue of this magazine and it did not disappoint. It's always beautifully designed, simple to understand and full of useful tools and tips. Will continue to repurchase.

George Vella Bardon
Doesn't get better than this

As someone who has been collecting books on illutrators' and designers' interviews and processes for a couple of decades now, I can easily say that CDQ do it best.

Each book is carefully laid out and well crafted. Every artist review is a pleasure to read, and that's not even mentioning how good they are just to look at!

I'd recommend these to anyone who is interested in character design, and if that's not enough to tickle your fancy, they also give out sketchbooks! Occasionally even handing out insightful booklets with drawing tips, which have been much appreciated to date :)

So if you've read this far and are clearly contemplating on subscribing to the magazine for either yourself or a loved one, subscribe! You won't regret it.

CDQ Subscriptions

How do I cancel, or stop my CDQ subscription from auto-renewing?

If you wish to stop your CDQ subscription from automatically renewing when it is due, you can do so from the Manage Subscriptions link on your Account page. If you are unable to access this for any reason, please get in touch with customer support.

Note that if you cancel the renewal of your subscription then any unsent but pre-paid issues will still be shipped to you on schedule. If you would also like outstanding unsent issues not to be sent and to receive a refund for those unsent issues, then please get in touch with customer support.

When do CDQ subscriptions ship?

Our CDQ subscription schedule has the expected timetable of CDQ releases, according to your active subscriptions.

CDQ usually ships a new issue on the follow schedule:

Late March;

Late June;

Late September;

Late December;

Missing an issue? Catch up with our back-issues here..