The cover of the book was based on this cartoon, which, incidentally was picked up by http://emdashes.com/ ( This is a site for lovers of The New Yorker Magazine ),
In the search box, at emdashes.com, type in: Roy Delgado tongue-in-cheek-cartoon.
where it is noted was borrowed from Mike Lynch's Blog.
Mike had placed the remark on his blog that I had been rejected from The New Yorker Magazine over 19.000 times, ( from my estimation ). We had been chatting at a famous watering hole in midtown NYC with Sam Gross and Felipe ( Feggo ) Galindo a couple days before and it got a lot of chatter and caused reverberations. I STILL submit cartoons approximately every 10 days, like a damned fool ( some say ).
Now, I've reached over 20,000 rejections.