Exerpt from: How About Never – Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff
."In my senior year at Syracuse, 1966, a book that would be important to me came out: Learning to Cartoon, by Syd Hoff, who most people of a certain age identify with the children's classics Danny and the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal. But Hoff was also an accomplished and prolific gag cartoonist who drew hundreds of cartoons for The New Yorker and many thousands for other magazines and newspapers. The preface was very encouraging, with genial Syd assuring me how easy the process would be."
~ Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker
Hello. I'm Syd Hoff. Perhaps you've seen some of my cartoons in magazines and newspapers.
Is it hard becoming a cartoonist? No, it isn't. And to prove it I've written this book – and gotten together the work of some of the greatest people in the business to help show you. Here is real fun for you, if you'd like to learn cartooning as an amateur. And if making a professional career of it becomes your ambition, I sincerely believe that you will find some help in these pages.
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