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Saturday, 15 June 2013
THIRD AND FINAL PART OF 'SMASHING' FACTS & FIGURES...
And now, the end is here, and so we face the final portion (oops, nearly broke into a song there) - of SMASH! #2, featuring labels detailing the cast and cost of each page's production. You now have the complete ish to peruse at leisure, as well as an insight into just how lucrative being a cartoonist could be compared to the average wage back in 1966. Don't be fooled though - it wasn't easy money, and often involved working into the wee small hours of the night in an attempt to meet a deadline.
Sadly, there just aren't as many opportunities available nowadays for budding cartoonists, as weekly comics (with the exception of The BEANO) are mainly a thing of the past. So gaze upon these pages of Smash! and recall a time in the nation's history when seemingly countless high-circulation comics for girls and boys proliferated all across the country. Sadly, it appears unlikely that we shall see such times again.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, June 15, 2013