Nate Collier was a journeyman cartoonist, active mainly in the 1920s. He had work published in Judge and Life, plus many more small-time publications. He also had several syndicated features published, unfortunately all with smaller outfits who didn’t have much luck with them. He was an outstanding cartoonist and was one of those guys who seemed to know everyone in the business.
Collier began writing a monthly column for Guy Lockwood’s Art & Life magazine, a curious amalgam of art instruction, philosophy essays and nude photos, in 1924. His column covered cartooning news, advice to amateurs, and right in line with Lockwood’s oddball vision, philosophical essays.
Reproduced below is one of his first columns, a particularly interesting one as he’s slamming Cartoons magazine for publishing swiped material. I think Collier’s columns are fascinating, but I realize some of it can be a little esoteric for the typical comic strip fan. If you folks would like to see more of Collier’s Art & Life columns please post a comment below on the post. If I don’t hear a reaction I’ll assume this material isn’t of interest and I’ll not publish more of them.
Oh, and a reminder that you need to click on the images once or twice to see them at proper readable size.