I know by the time I was 10 or 12, I was doing cartoons, because I couldn’t — I couldn’t write, but I was writing cartoons and I was selling them at school for a penny a piece, heliograph.1 I mean narrative cartoons, like they used — when the papers used to have narratives that carried a story. And anyway, so I started out and I started out writing fiction. And I wrote — in fact my first story, my first professional sale was to the Saturday Evening Post, which was a top market in those days. I didn’t kill it, but it died very shortly afterwards.

  1. Simple Background, When I Was A Child []
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