Let’s say that you’re 10 years old, interested in cartooning, and way too impatient for the internet to be invented. Well, let’s say I was.
Somehow my mother found out about this little booklet that you could get. I’m not sure if it cost anything or if you simply had to request one. Either way, I think it was just a non-profit pamphlet that was very well made and generous to kids like me (or like I was…well, maybe like I am).
It was probably an old publication even when I was ten. Note that Mel Lazarus looks like Rudolph Valentino. I know, the pages are a bit yellowed, but it has to say something about the reverence that I held (and hold) for these cartoonists that it’s survived for 30 years without getting demolished.
It’s also worth noting that the advice contained within is still good despite the fact that the game has changed so much.
If I’m doing this right, you can click on an image to make it bigger. If I’m not doing this right, you can squint at the lovely illegibly squeezed images.