Johnstone and Cushing

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Johnstone and Cushing
Industry Advertising
Fate defunct (1962)
Founded 1936
Founder Tom Johnstone
Samuel Dewey Cushing
Headquarters New York City, U.S.

Johnstone and Cushing was an American advertising agency that specialized in comic strip-style advertisements that used many prominent cartoonists and commercial artists of the time. Until its dissolution in 1962, the New York City-based company provided ads for such companies as AT&T, General Foods, Nestle, and RC Cola, drawn by artists including Milton Caniff, Albert Dorne, Lou Fine, and Alex Kotsky. The agency's co-founder, Tom Johnstone, had become acquainted with numerous cartoonists while employed earlier by the newspaper the New York World.[1]


  1. ^ Heintjes, Tom. "Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Johnstone and Cushing". Hogan's Alley (online magazine), via