Friday, February 1, 2008
Cortlandt Forum Cartoon - 2001
This full page color cartoon appeared on page 98 of the monthly medical magazine.
This was back in the good old days when this magazine was a huge user of cartoons ( and still is ) along with a couple of sister publications, then along came Mankoff's Cartoon Bank and gobbled up this market offering lower prices. It's called progress, free enterprise, capitalism.
It's the way the system is supposed to work. The difference is that at Wal-Mart the goods come from China and the goods are produced by CHEAP CHINESE LABOR under deplorable conditions. Here, in this case, not only is the cartoon sold below the going rate, the goods are produced by CHEAP AMERICAN LABOR because, the selling price of the cartoon is split 50-50 between the Cartoon Bank and the artist. It's legal and I'm not complaining, I'm just telling it like it is.
Actually, it was a good marketing ploy. ( If you're a Capitalist )