Cartoonist answers questions regarding gag cartoons and cartooning

Gag Cartooning Questions Gag cartooning questions come up when somebody wants to know about drawing cartoons and what I do. I thought I’d make a quick post about this and write it in the form of a question followed by a basic answer. These are the most common questions over as many years. Hope this […]

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Small cartoons appearing in newspapers and magazines

Small Cartoons In Publications Are Not Appreciated By Cartoon Fans Small cartoons and comics are not appreciated in newspapers as is evidenced in this article that appeared in Editor & Publisher magazine’s ‘Syndicates / News Services’ section. Note the date is July 14, 1990. It has me wondering how people in 2017 feel about their […]

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How cartoonists promote using cartoon self promotion tactics

Cartoonist Promotional Marketing Tactics Cartoonist promotional marketing tactics vary in the cartooning business.  I’ve written previously about some of my own cartoon marketing techniques in order to get editors and publishers to consider my gag panel cartoons but some of the syndicate tactics are very interesting. Or at least back in the hey day of […]

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Cartooning News about cartoonists and comic strip artists

Cartoonist News As an addendum to my last post Respecting Comics Cartoons, I am providing this cartoonist news from the same Editor & Publisher Syndicate News article with further remarks from various cartoonists. Comic strip creators offer insights on state of newspapers Many of the top cartoonists of the day, back in 1991 were critical […]

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Cartoons and comics not getting enough respect in publishing

Respecting Comics and Cartoons My last post was about Dave Astor’s position at Editor & Publisher magazine  got me to thinking if I had my old copies of the tearsheets of ‘Syndicates / News Services‘and sure enough, I found a horde of them. Ideal for making a new  post about whether or not respecting comics […]

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Cartoon Syndication Business Editor for Editor & Publisher magazine – Dave Astor

Cartoon Syndication Business Editor One particular person who had worked behind the scenes in the newspaper syndication business was Dave Astor who was hired as the cartoon syndication business editor for Editor & Publisher magazine back in 1983. Not only did he cover the comics that appeared in the newspapers but also profiled the columns […]

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Bed Cartoons about beds – mattresses – sleeping – insomnia

Bed Cartoons Cartoons depicting people in bed, kids getting having mom or dad reading a bed time story to them, Indian fakirs sitting on a bed of nails and much more! My bed cartoons are endless concepts of single panel cartoon humor and offer a wide variety of cartoon humor to choose from. Hospital bed […]

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Microstock Cartoons

Microstock Cartoons Microstock cartoons are cartoon images offered on sites consisting of tens of thousands of images. Microstock agencies began when photography was being offered across the internet. I am personally against this so called business model based on many factors, and realize I cannot tell others how to run their business, let alone do […]

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Grim Reaper Cartoons

Grim Reaper Cartoons Grim reaper cartoons about the reaper paying a visit and scaring the heck out of various cartoon characters! I never took death seriously until I started getting older and seeing friends and relatives getting sick and passing away from various maladies. Death Cartoons Some killed in motor vehicle accidents too. None of […]

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