Cartoon Success Secrets
A Tribute to 30 Years of Cartoonist Profiles
by Jud Hurd
Cartoon Success Secrets offers a veritable comics college education on how to succeed as a cartoonist. It features insider’s perspectives from 20 top cartoonists, whose comic strips such as Zits, Garfield, Cathy, and For Better or For Worse appear in at least a thousand newspapers every day.
Author Jud Hurd caught the cartooning bug more than three quarters of a century ago, and at age 90 he’s still not cured. Now, in Cartoon Success Secrets, the editor of the cartooning industry’s leading insider magazine, CARTOONIST PROfiles, shares the colorful stories and sage advice of his cartoonist colleagues.
Through his personal encounters with virtually every cartoonist legend of the last four decades, Hurd amassed countless insights from the world’s best cartoonists on how they rose to the top of their field. Now, for the first time ever, he shares his early conversations with such famous cartoonists as Walt Disney, Rube Goldberg, H. T. Webster, George McManus, Frederick Opper, and countless others who succeeded in selling their creations to major syndicates and attaining their cartooning aspirations. Their words will inspire all who have dreamed of becoming a famous cartoonist.
Many books have profiled cartooning legends, but never before has a book compiled detailed advice from these creators on how they achieved their success. Cartoon Success Secrets is sure to fascinate cartoon enthusiasts the world over, from fledgling cartoonists looking to break into the industry to fans of the funny pages wanting to know how their favorite artists made it big.
Author Jud Hurd may tell friends that he’s been “in the cartooning business since year one,” but it only seems like it. The venerable cartooning editor actually began in 1925. In 1969, he founded CARTOONIST PROfiles, which has been providing an insider’s perspective on the cartooning industry ever since. Today, he lives with his wife in Connecticut