The Incredible Shrinking Gag Cartoon Market

From cartoonist Mike Lynch:

The new issue of Reader’s Digest is on the stands.
And there are three cartoons in it. Not bad.
One was originally published by The New Yorker magazine some years back.
The cartoon was then bought by RD this year from the New Yorker’s Cartoonbank.
There is a cartoon from Cartoonstock, an online site full of cartoons to buy.
The last appears to have been an original buy.
So, only one cartoon may be unique to the Digest.
… it looks like cartoons that are unique to the Digest are on their way out.

Read Lynch’s entire Report from the Front at

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For everyone, please click the “newer post” at the bottom of the page because there Mike gives us a gallery of cartoons from the gods to lift our spirits.