Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The New Yorker Book of Cartoons Nobody Understands

This cartoon with the congressman first was rejected by the NYer, then bought by Business Law Today in 2002.

The cartoon with the dogs was rejected by The NYer then bought by Barron's  in 2005.

This drawing which has become a classic, graces the cover of the recent softback, ' A Funny Thing Happened on the way to The New Yorker' . . . A collection of rejected cartoons from The New Yorker which went on to sell to the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, Business Law Today, Medical Economics, Good Housekeeping, etc. . . . The best selling 6x9 book has a color laminated cover with 106 pages of black and white cartoons and an interesting 600 word interesting foreward/bio by the author, veteran cartoonist Roy Delgado.  The book sells for Ten Bucks (plus $4.50 S&H ) and is available here .  

While supply lasts . . or you can order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. 

A color print of this cartoon on premium 8 and a half x eleven inches, Kodak matte photographic heavy paper, suitable for framing is available with a wet signature from this site for $100.00, free shipping for a limited time.

Here's a couple cartoons from inside the book . . . . . . enjoy.


  1. Don: How are you connected with these? Are some of those listed ones you created in some manner? Josh

  2. Jake:
    Are you connected with this comment? Actually, I understand through the grapevine that all the drawings in the book were drawn by a New Yorker cartoonist drawn in a different style so as not give up his identity. I can say that he now draws with a broken popsicle stick.

    - Peter Plum Jr.

  3. You're ALL nuts. Pat Byrnes is the greatest, funniest, most talented magazine cartoonist whoever lived !-

    Peter Plum Jr.

    1. I WAS GOING TO SEND HIM A COPY OF THE BOOK; " HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE " but he already knows it all.9 Or he THINKS he knows it all ! - Peter Plum Jr.