What a Comic Artist Has to Put Up With

What a Comic Artist Has to Put Up With. Engraving. Fun (26 October 1887): 180. Signed lopwer left. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

“Hum! Ah! I suppose some amount of Brain is necessary even for such Tom-foolery as that!.” (P.S. — And the Comic Artist had sat up half the night racking his Brain . . .)

Note two things about this cartoon: first, that the comic artist — the word cartoonist was not yet current — works in a studio filled with large canvases, and, second, that he also paints orientalist subjects, such as appears in the painting hanging on his wall.

More cartoons on the woes of the cartoonist

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Last modified 10 May 2016