Master Cartooning at Home in a Few Short Weeks -- Vintage Ad from Popular Mechanics 1960

"Draw Cartoons..for a wonderful pastime or excellent earnings. Master cartooning at home in a few short weeks without waste of time or effort!"

Here are some ads for cartooning schools that ran in the 1930's

 …and here's a cool image from a Honda ad from the 1960 issue:

You can check out these high-quality scans
of vintage Popular Mechanics magazines at:


This has nothing to do with cartooning, but it's a pretty cool image:


Mike Lynch said...

Love these!! Thanks for posting!!!

Jeff P said...

American Frog Canning Co.??????

Shane said...

Oh man what a goldmine of cartoon inspiration! This is going to keep me busy for days. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested, author John Garvin has compiled and printed all the lessons of the Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning in a book only available at Amazon: The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning

I purchased a copy and couldn't be happier at the invaluable, old-school drawing instruction. Get one before they're gone forever.