Thursday, July 05, 2007
OPEN ROAD FOR BOYS magazine hosted a monthly cartoon contest. Orlando Busino was kind enough to mail a couple of copies of the contest pages which I posted here. Once again, I lean on Mr. Busino for some blog content and show his scan of the March 1939 cartoon contest, and the winners. Take a look at his notes on the page to see some of the names that would become big names in the cartoon world later.
It's too bad that there isn't anything like this today. Sure, kids can upload a cartoon to the Web, but it's an amazing feeling to go to a newsstand and see your work inside a real magazine. Back in the early 1970s there was a mag titled KIDS MAGAZINE that was "by and for kids." Several pros got their start as kids doing work for KIDS: CURTIS cartoonist Ray Billingley, Marvel, Topps and Papercutz editor Jim Salicrup, and SIMPSONS producer Tom Gammill.
Another big hat tip to Mr. Busino for today's content. Thanks, Orlando!