- Do you like to draw? It's easy when shown the right way.
- E.C. SEGAR creator of "POP-EYE [sic]," CHESTER GOULD who draws "DICK TRACY," LANK LEONARD -- "MICKY [sic] FINN" and many other famous cartoonists and comic strip artists learned to draw during their spare time by following CARTOONIST EVANS' SIMPLE, EASY, INEXPENSIVE COURSE.
- Cartoon your way to success! Don't copy -- learn to originate.
Another way to get on the road to pro cartooning: OPEN ROAD magazine's famous Cartoon Contest. A number of youngsters who later became big-time cartoonists entered this monthly contest; names like Mort Walker, Bill Yates, George Crenshaw, Paul Coker, Jr.
You were presented with a "problem" cartoon and you, the aspiring kid cartoonist, mailed in a "solution" cartoon. Above is detail from the February 1939 issue where the winner was Mr. Eldon Pletcher! Click on the pages below for super-size versions.
A very big tip of the hat to cartoonist extraordinaire Orlando Busino for mailing me these copies. You the man, Orlando! Thanks so much!
Want more? Arnold Wagner has a 1932 Cartoon Contest from OPEN ROAD here.