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CARTOONISTS’ COMIC Vol. 1, #2 fanzine HOW-TO Ken Lizorty LEW CARD Dozier 1954


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Obscure cartooning “how to” fanzine apparently from the ’50s. I was uncertain of the actual publication date but the official copyright registrations for Vol. 1 of this series (Catalog of Copyright Entries, found via Google Books) appear to be for 1954-1955. There’s also a second volume in this series that started in 1967.

Contents include: Cartooning for Trade Journals; How to Prepare and Submit Cartoons; Eight More Types of Cartoon Gags; How I Earn Over $100 a Week Cartooning for the Trade Journals; How to Sell Your Cartoons; How to Write the 7 Types of Cartoon Gags; lots of gag cartoons; a few pages of comics; more.

Artists include: Ken Lizorty, Don Robertson, Leroy Dozier, Chief Kufahl, Lew Card, Larry Fugate

Writers include: Ken Lizorty, Lew Card

I’m not certain but it may be that some (or all) of the credited artists are pseudonyms.

Not listed in Dale’s Comic Fanzine Price Guide.

Previously from the collection of John and Tom McGeehan (“House of Info”).

Mimeo?, 20 pages, saddle-stitched digest. Published by Ken Lizorty, 1954.

Condition: General wear, complete and intact, no tears or markings, binding is good, clean interiors, back cover self-mailer unused. Please enlarge the images for a closer look.

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