For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.”
Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront and behind the scenes.
At least some of those historical records, along with a multitude of comics,
are now being archived at I Love Comix.
For even more behind-the-scenes information, get David Astor’s memoirs of his time at Editor & Publisher: Comic (and Column) Confessional.