From The Cartoonists Exchange: here's a complete scan of the booklet QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MARKETING CARTOONS. It's copyright 1947 by the Exchange, which was based in Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
David rand ran the organization for a time. The Cartoonists' Exchange seems to have had its heyday in the decade after WW2.
The booklet, as Mr. Rand explains, is set up in a call and response fashion. "Q will stand for the word Question. A will stand for the world answer," he reminds us.
Although this is over three generations old, a lot of the questions are still pertinent:
- Where shall I start looking for work?
- What price will I receive for my first cartoon?
- How quickly do publications pay for accepted cartoons?
- How do you scale a drawing?
Of course, some of the questions are no longer valid. Like:
- What is a "Photostat?"
- Are mechanical drawing instrument necessary?
- Which adhesive do you recommend?
- How does the cartoonist go about getting a position of editorial cartoonist with a newspaper?
Below is a list of newspaper syndicates, major cartoon markets, minor cartoon markets (!), and comic books. Yes, oh yes -- times have changed.
Other Cartoonists Exchange links:
Cartoonists' Exchange: HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH SIMPLE CARTOONS
Cartoonists' Exchange Ephemera
Cartoonists Exchange: Lesson Correction Portfolio 1946