Nationally syndicated and other Cartoonists of African Descent
Do you know there are very few nationally syndicated African American cartoonists?
Read profiles of nationally syndicated and other cartoonist on AALBC.com. If you are looking for a specific cartoonist or book, the search engine at the top of all AALBC.com web pages.
Robb Armstrong- Jump Start - United Media
Ray Billingsley - Curtis- King Features Syndicate
Stephen Bentley - Herb and Jamaal- Tribune Media Services
Barbara Brandon - Where I'm Coming From (a weekly) - Universal Syndicate
Charles Boyce - Compu-toon - Tribune Media Services
Jerry Craft - Mama's Boyz (weekly) - King Features Syndicate
Charlos Gary - Working It Out
Keith Knight - (th)ink, K Chronicles
Aaron McGruder - Universal Press Syndicate (Fall 1998)
Bill Murray - Appearing in over 450 publications around the world
Morrie Turner (The first black cartoonist in national syndication) - Wee Pals - Creators Syndicate
Kerry G. Johnson - Talented cartonist creator of Harambee Hills.
The students at North Star Academy, led by Leshell Hatley, are embarking on a development of a website on African-American cartoonists and animators. One of the first things they point out is; Franklin, was the very first animated African-American character.
Syndicates race into cyberspace - (Article)
"There's no way you can survive as a cartoonist on syndication alone, unless you have at least 300 papers. It used to be that the low rates papers paid were subsidized by staff jobs. Now that the jobs are disappearing, $10 a week doesn't cut it anymore. If papers don't want to hire a staff cartoonist, they should triple or quadruple their rates for syndicated work. You can't have it both ways"
―Ted Rall, Editorial Syndicate Cartoonist
Where to Submit Your Portfolio
The starred* companies are the
largest comic strip syndicates.
Source of : (http://stus.com/1submit.htm)
c/o Susan Peters
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
5777 W. Century Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90045
King Features Syndicate Group* c/o Jay Kennedy 235 East 45th Street New York, NY 10017 Los Angeles Times Syndicate c/o Cathy Irvine 218 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tribune Media Services* c/o Mark Mathes 435 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60611 United Media* 200 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Universal Press Syndicate* Lee Salem, Vice President and Editorial Director 4520 Main Street Kansas City, Mo. 64111 Washington Post Writers Group c/o Allan Shearer 1150 15th Street NW Washington D.C. 20071