Sunday, December 13, 2009
Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Two books by Jim Ivey are available at Lulu.com or direct from the author:
Graphic Shorthand: Jim Ivey teaches the fundamentals of cartooning in his own inimitable style. 128 pages, coil-bound. Lulu $19.95 plus shipping, direct $25 postpaid.
Cartoons I Liked,Jim Ivey's career retrospective; he picks his own favorite cartoons from a 40-year editorial cartooning career. Lulu $11.95, direct $20 postpaid.
Send your order to:
5840 Dahlia Dr. #7
Orlando FL 32807
When ordered direct, either book will include an original Ivey sketch.
Labels: Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Some clients, fewer and fewer these days, still request printed proof sheets, but they are definitely on their way out. For instance, I seem to recall hearing that King Features had either recently dropped them entirely, or were feeling out their last remaining clients in order to do so.
Some syndicates used to supply either proofs or mats. Mats are plastic or cardboard 'trays' in which molten metal is poured in order to make plates. Mats eliminate a step in the newspaper's process of getting comics on the printed page.
Some syndicates back in the day would even supply strips in plate form, ready to be put directly on the printing press.