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Color Them Suburban

There have been many attempts at publishing magazines devoted exclusively to comic art.  One of the longest running was Jud Hurd’s Cartoonist PROfiles, which came out quarterly from March 1969 to June 2005.  The Comics Journal, published by Fantagraphics since 1977, was a semi-monthly for many years until switching over to an annual edition.  There were thirty-two issues of Nemo from Fantagraphics between June 1983 and January 1992 and twelve issues of Inks published by Ohio State University Press from February 1994 to November 1997.  Hogan’s Alley, which began in the autumn of 1994, still comes out annually.  Among the many other comic-related periodicals that have come and gone over the years are:  Cartoonews, Comic Art, Comic Book Marketplace, Comics Buyers Guide, Comic Book Artist, Stay Tooned! and Inklings from the Museum of Cartoon Art.
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Hi and Lois on Sunday

For many years, it was common practice for syndicates to release the daily strip version of a new feature before launching the Sunday page.  If the daily strip signed up enough newspaper clients the Sunday page would follow.  This was the case with Hi and Lois.

Two years after the daily strip began on October 16, 1954, the Sunday page was launched on October 14, 1956.  Here is the advertisement from Editor & Publisher that announced the debut of the Sunday page.
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The Kid Cartoonist

“If there is such a thing as being born into a profession, it happened to me,” Hi and Lois creator Mort Walker claimed in the introduction to his 2001 autobiography, Mort Walker’s Private Scrapbook.  “From my first breath, all I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist.” He drew cartoons for his school newspaper, The Scarritt Scout, when he was 10.  He sold his first cartoon to Child Life magazine at the age of 11.  His first comic strip, The Limejuicers, ran in the Kansas City Journal when he was 13.  He submitted his first comic strip to a national syndicate at the age of 15.  By the time Mort graduated from high school his work was polished and professional.
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