Women laugh. Yes they do.
From the inside, the Cartooning world is quite a battle as well as challenging.
There are cartoonists with regular strips to keep running and others with the pressure of a daily deadline in creating an editorial cartoon. Some have the irregular caricature work or illustration for advertising. There are panel cartoons, greeting card illustrations and kid’s puzzles being created. And there’s other stuff happening as well, all for a variety of customers.
Customers come in the shape of newspapers, magazines, corporate companies, advertisers, individuals, and many others, all in print, or on the net.
Demand for cartoons is like the shifting sands of a dessert, and it is hard to stay ahead of the pack in guessing where the next hot spot will be.
Various publications wax and wane in their call for cartoons, and this normally relates directly to the editors mind-set.
But, there remains a mystery, an unsolved puzzle in the use of cartoons.
Womens magazines. When was the last time you saw a cartoon in a Womens magazine ? Okay, there may be one or two rare exceptions, but in the main, the majority of them are devoid of cartoons.
Why ? As a mere male (and cartoonist), I just can’t understand it. Women have a sense of humor. Many have a great sense of humor. And yet all these editors refuse to include cartoons.
Again, as a mere male (and cartoonist), it is almost mission impossible to gain access and actually talk to the editor, but the message back is invariably “the readers don’t want cartoons”. I’m very suspicious and suspect it’s the editor who doesn’t want cartoons, and is hiding behind the reader’s back. I could be wrong, but …..
Please help me here ladies (or anyone) and tell me why Womens mags won’t publish cartoons.
Posted on September 7, 2012, in Cartoon, illustration, humour, humor, caricature, political, art, Australia, Perth, cartoonist, Illustrator and tagged Australia, cartoonist, cartoons, editors, humor, humour, illustrator, laugh, magazines, Perth, woman, women. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.