Friday, September 15, 2017

From the Dick Buchanan Files: June 1953 Cartoonist's Market Newsletter

I'm happy to welcome Dick Buchanan to the blog once more. He has braved the stacks of cartoon-related materials from the golden age of gag cartooning he's saved in his Greenwich Village apartment, and shared a rare gem: Lew Card's Cartoonist's Market Newsletter of June 1, 1953.

Here's Dick:

JUNE 1, 1953

Here’s a nifty item rescued from gag cartoon oblivion. It’s what remains of a June 1,1953 copy of Lew Card’s Cartoonists’ Market Letter #97.

This slender bi-weekly newsletter was aimed at working minor market cartoonists and wide-eyed beginners. It was published in California in the early 1950’s.

The Cartoonists’ Market Letter, focused on the hundreds of minor magazines-trade journals, house organs that proliferated in the 1940’s and ‘50’s.

In addition to listing active markets, CML provided a sounding board for cartoonists to warn others of problem editors, or to gripe.

Publisher and Editor Lew Card was a minor market cartoonist active in the 1940’s & ‘50’s.
He also published a number of “How To” pamphlets on cartooning and gag writing.

This issue contains a page by veteran cartoonist Nate Collier, “Beginner’s Pages” (subscriber’s cartoons critiqued by Lew Card) and up-to-date Market Listings, suitable for clipping and including in your own file.

This issue was a joint effort of Lew Card and his neighbor and cohort, cartoonist and writer Carl Kohler.

Note: This copy is incomplete, as the original owner did clip some of the market listings. Those that remain have been reassembled in my usual haphazard manner.

Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip File
Greenwich Village, NY

More of Dick Buchanan's great gag cartoon collection:

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: More Mid-Century Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964
Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Color Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1956

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1945 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Gahan Wilson: Early Gag Cartoons 1954 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Inkyfellers' Gagzette

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: The Years of Al Ross - 1947 – 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: New Yorker Cartoonists Abroad 1966-1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1945 - 1962

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "How I Create Humor" from 1950s - 60s Gag Cartoon Insider Journal "The Information Guide"

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1950s Color Magazine Gag Cartoons

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Funny Vintage Magazine Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1963

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Wordless Gag Cartoons 1944-1964

1953 George Booth Drawings for American Legion Magazine

Dick Buchanan: Winter/Christmas/Holiday Gag Cartoons 1940s-60s

Dick Buchanan: Some PUNCH Magazine Cartoons 1948-1963

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1946-64

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1947-62

Dick Buchanan: Some Favorite Magazine Gag Cartoons 1940-60s

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1931-64

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