About the New Gag Recap

What the heck is the New Gag Recap? No, it is not some kind of a reflux disorder. It is actually an updated version of the cartoonist trade journal that began back in the 1950’s. The previous Gap Recap publication ceased in 2012 with the passing of the Recap’s last Editor, Bill Keough The current New Gag Recap launched to worldwide acclaim in October 2013.

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Latest Issue
Included in Issue #40 for January 2017:
are…what else recaps (that is the name of the magazine). This time 33 pages with 53 publications from the usual countries including Ireland as well. This issue demonstrates that dogs are i also cartoonists’ best friend. Cartoons featuring dogs beat cartoons with cats over two to one. (Sorry Grumpy Cat!)

Market News
Eight cartoon markets and one cartoon contest (with the greatest name ever!) Also a website that showcases cartoons
Gag writers
Two markets for gag writers to send your jokes and greeting card ideas.
Sounding Board
Finally, we wrap up with some practical advice about contracts and an update from gag writer Kelly Kamowski.

Magazine News
The latest news and information from magazines like Harvard Business Review and how to receive the 2017 Prospect UK cartoon submission schedule.
For your ears we have links to interesting and instructive podcasts for cartoonists and for your eyes, illuminating Ted Talks about cartooning and humor.

A Little About Van
Van writes for numerous freelance & syndicated cartoonists. You can easily recognize his cartoons as they are the funny ones in the funny papers.
In Memoriam
Cartoonists Chuck Stiles, Maurice Ennels and gag writer Lambert Meyer are remembered.