Jeff, Thanks and I learned a lot about drawing from these pages as well. Your reminiscing about art class sounds just like my experience too!!!
Only 10 more shopping days until Christmas…
Today’s cover is an old one, issue #9 from January 1963 CARtoons.
Pete Miller painted the cover as he did most of the early covers. Pete is also credited with founding this publication and due to a falling out, started “DRAGcartoons” among other cartoon publications.
Note: If you check out the topography of the US below you will notice that it is fairly accurate!
Yes, this is an old magazine cover. To put it all in perspective, when this magazine was printed Kennedy was president and Lee Harvey Oswald nothing but a husband. School kids dove under desks because of the Cuban Missile Crisis while our president sent “advisors” to a little country in Southeast Asia. Popular movies were “Dr No” and “Lawrence of Arabia” while at home, people zoned out to “The Beverly Hillbillies” on TV. Beachboys made waves with their debut album, Surfin’ Safari and Tony Bennett had what would be his biggest hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
Starting with this January issue, CARtoons magazine started its long run as a 6 issue per year publication. (1959 and ‘60 only one issue per year, with two issues in ’61 and four issues in ’62) They didn’t go back to a quarterly schedule until 1978 and that for only a year called “The Best of CARtoons”. 1979 marked a return to bi-monthly publication but printing an issue # on the inside ceased in March of ’79 and continued through the last issue Aug. ’91. (Waaayyy more than most of you wanted to know)