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One Hour of Cartooning Down, 9,999 To Go

How to Become a Slightly Warped Cartoonist: Part 11

If you’ve tried all the techniques I’ve mentioned, and still can’t come up with funny ideas, don’t give up immediately. Like other muscles, the humor muscle takes time and practice to build. I had a five-year-plan when I quit my secure well-paying government job and started cartooning full-time in 1981. Continue reading One Hour of Cartooning Down, 9,999 To Go

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How to Become a Slightly Warped Cartoonist: Part 10

Gag-cartoonists call the big magazines most have heard of The Majors. That’s where everyone wants to be published. I don’t know how many Majors there are now. Maybe fifty.

The odds that someone starting out will have a cartoon selected from the first batch of cartoons she’s drawn is – well, I don’t know what the odds are, but I believe the odds of winning the lottery are better.

There are hundreds of other magazines and trade journals to submit to, though. Continue reading Trade Journal Cartoons