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Landon Course of Cartooning Shading (1923) comic books 1923

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    1923 edition. Art instruction by C.N. (Charles) Landon. Text plus loose-leaf pages illustrating the lesson. 8.25-in. x 11.5-in.; stapled along the top. Landon was an illustrator for The Cleveland Press, art director for the Newspaper Enterprise Association and art editor of Cosmopolitan. He is most notable as the founder of the Landon School of Illustration and Cartooning, a mail-order correspondence course that trained a generation of leading syndicated cartoonists in drawing for publication. Landon's most successful students included Carl Barks, Merrill Blosser, Gene Byrnes, Milton Caniff, Jack Cole, Roy Crane, V.T. Hamlin, Ethel Hays, Bill Holman, and Chic Young.