Let's see, cartoon editor at WSJ from June 6, 1950 to present. Yeah, I think he's got the record!
"The Journal now has five cartoon slots each week for which Preston fields about a thousand submissions.
"'I've looked at more cartoons than anyone in the history of mankind,' he says."
That reminds me, I have a Rapunzel cartoon on my desk that I have to redraw for the WSJ and the Prestons! Anyway, I first sold to WSJ maybe 8 years ago now, and Charles has always been accessible. Linda is also just the nicest person. She always puts a note in to say hi. Nice to know that my new neighbors (they live in MA, and summer in ME) are so friendly.
Related: "Funny Side of the Street" cartoon collection at that Harvard Business School Baker Library. That's where I snagged the caricature of Mr. Preston.
Related: Cartoonist Eli Stein on Preston and the WSJ, "my first sale to a major market."
Related: selected photos of Preston-edited cartoon collections from Christopher Wheeler's site.
Big hat tip to Tom Spurgeon at Comics Reporter for catching this one.