An actual lesson…
How To Be A Cartoonist by Chas. H. Kuhn
Kuhn was a working cartoonist who created freelance illustrations, editorial cartoons, and a syndicated comic strip for half a century, from 1919 to 1969. His comic strip “Grandma,” which I hadn’t heard of, began in 1947 when he was 55 years old and ran until he retired in ’69. He also wrote a few other instructional books like the one I found.
Charles Schulz’s Peanuts Comic Book Gallery
Elmo by Cecil Jenson
Elmo was an odd fit for the Register and Tribune Syndicate, an Iowa-based concern that trafficked in America’s dullest strips. Jane Arden, Jack Armstrong, Ned Brant, Off the Record and other R&T features were popular—Arden was in hundreds of American papers. The syndicate was commercially successful, if artistically bankrupt, before Jensen showed up.
update: And here is Part Two.
Historic Comics Page
The September 3, 1932 Staten Island Advance comics page (click on the image twice to supersize).
Say! S’Matter with Nippy’s Pop?
That whole Yesterday’s Papers website is well worth browsing.