The Illustrator Said: Let There Be Cartoons!! And Lo, There Were Gags…
Gags– that means jokes, not choking and retching. I hope… : )
As previously mentioned, I started out as a cartoonist. I drew a lot of gag cartoons between 1982-2000. One submits them to cartoon editors “on spec” (speculation). Maybe they buy some, maybe they don’t.
My sales were few and far between. Eventually, I realized I’d missed “The Golden Age
Of Magazine Cartooning” by more than 20 years. Magazines that use cartoons are an endangered species. They’ve dwindled to just a few major markets since 1960.
A couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to get an email from a cartoon editor who said
he was in the market. So I dusted off some oldies, scanned them in, and submitted them electronically.
Here’s a sampling. They date to 1999-2000. Hope you enjoy them.
Did any of the cartoons make you laugh? Did you have a favorite?
Ever tried to draw a cartoon yourself?
Are you one of those folks who only looks at The New Yorker for the cartoons??
Hope you’ll leave a comment.
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