Friday, May 08, 2009

CARTOONIST AND GAGWRITERS' PRO MAGAZINE November 1962


Here is the complete November 1962 CARTOONIST AND GAGWRITERS' PRO MAGAZINE, Vol. III, No. 2. This "prozine" sold for 90 cents and was edited by the late, great Arnold Wagner. Aimed at the working freelance gag cartoonist, the monthly mag had articles on magazine markets, cartoon schools, problem markets (see "New York Briefs" by Tom Blair), technical tips, what magazines are looking for what kind of gag cartoons, new cartoon books, and a page (pulled from Writer's Market magazine?) of markets. There are 2 markets that the previous owner neatly exacto-knifed out.















5 comments:

Brian Fies said...

This post is a real treat for me. Arnold was a treasure and I feel honored to have gotten to know him in his last couple of years, as well as you can "know" anyone online. Losing him was like losing a link to history and a kind of graceful professionalism that's much rarer these days than it used to be.

Mark Anderson said...

OK, you've totally ruined my productive morning with this!

Nate Fakes said...

That's really interesting. I had no idea there was ever a magazine like that.

Rod McKie said...

Nicely put, Brian. I agree with every word.

Fantastic resource Mike. Many thanks for posting it.

Jeff said...

Wonderful...looks strangely like an early 80s punk fanzine, too (minus the record reviews).