A Great Editor is a Cartoonist's Best Friend.
Here's a sneak peek into the process and the cartoons in an upcoming publication.
First let me apologize for missing my Sunday publication. It was unavoidable since the summer sun and outdoor activities are too strong to resist in the usually cloudy and wet Pacific Northwest. Also, I was busy toiling away on an assignment for the next issue of The American Bystander.
When Mike Gerber told me about the upcoming issue’s 1970s theme. He asked me if I had any ideas to pitch for it. Naturally, being a teen during the 1970s, I had a wealth of goofy experiences and content to pull from.
I pitched a few stories to Mike and he bought off on two of them. The first is a story about the local Drive-in that my pals and I would sneak into. That comic you’ll have to wait to see when it’s published. The second comic I pitched, and which Mike was excited to see, is called “70s TV Detectives Using Social Media.”
That’s the one which sucked up all my time this past week. I had to create some revisions and alternates thanks to Mike’s editorial guidance.
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