Off the Mark's Mark Parisi and John Klossner.
Not drawn by Al Capp.
"[Philip Wylie] was the unofficially titled artists' 'hand-holder' — the link between the editorial staff and the cartoonists. Most importantly to The New Yorker‘s history, and to its success, Wylie is the person who, while looking through twenty-one year old Peter Arno’s portfolio one day in 1925 happened to spot a drawing Arno hadn’t intended to show: a sketch of 'two old bats about to charge obliviously into a trap — made by the rise of a sidewalk elevator. It [the drawing] greatly amused me.' The 'two old bats' came to be called The Whoops Sisters, and also came to be credited as very likely rescuing The New Yorker from an early demise."
THE INFORMATION GUIDE
HOW I CREATE HUMOR (1955--1964)
Here are more pages from The Information Guide, the trade journal for cartoonists published George Hartman in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.
True to its name, each issue of The Information Guide provided valuable information for cartoonists, new market listings, tips on dealing with editors as well as providing a forum where issues confronting the working cartoonist were raised. George also always had plenty of money making ideas and lots of encouragement for everyone.
Then, as now, everyone needed help with gag writing. “Gawge” encouraged his subscribers to contribute their thoughts on the subject and the result was How I Create Humor.
Some of the George’s better-known supporters were Bob Zahn, Cliff Johnson, Mel Millar, Larry Barth, Lowell Hoppes, Carl Kohler, Marvin Townsend, and Howard Paris.
My checkered career in humor got a big boost thanks to George, as did many.