School Days | Chicago Tribune Kidnews
Not sure how many tween readers were actually motivated to further investigate H.L. Mencken after this cartoon appeared, although judging from the best-seller lists he is no J.K. Rowling. That typed, with all sincerity, if these yellowing newspaper drawings made ANYBODY feel better, that was truly my intent.
A few years later talking to a much more successful (i.e. daily syndicated) newspaper cartoonist who when I stutteringly explained the above opinion to his question, What do you think your job as a cartoonist is? responded rather gruffly, NO! Your job is to help your paper make money!
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that since 2001, in newspapers I do seem to unemployed. Hmmm...
Original art sold.
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