The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning – Circa 1918

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The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning: A Practical System of Home Instruction in Illustrating and Cartooning, Charles Nelson Landon, Schofiels Building, Cleveland, Ohio. Not dated. Circa 1918. 16mo up to 6½” tall. 16 pages. Card covers stapled wrap with rear French flap. illustrated throughout by Landon. Pages are starting to come loose; damp stain along tail edge of contents with tiny loss of paper to edge of last page; no marks, folds etc. Laid in: Landon School postmarked envelope dated Jan 1918 with typewritten correspondence; loose lesson plan(s) and sample drawings; copy of Penn and Ink paper magazine (incomplete). Items in very good condition with exception of magazine which is in fair condition only. A rare little collection of comic art history.
“The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1909 by C.N. Landon, who was an illustrator for the Cleveland press, art director for the Newspaper Enterprise Association, and an art director for Cosmopolitan magazine. The school provided mail-order correspondence courses in drawing for publication. Penn and Ink was published by The Landon School to showcase the success of the schools 100 most outstanding and successful students, many of which were famous fashion illustrators, cartoonists, and platinum age comic artists.