I predict, this one hot off the drawing board today, will be picked up by someone . . . soon. It's current stuff tied in with the cliche . . .
In MY humble opinion, if it was drawn by a current
" New Yorker regular ", you would INDEED see it in that magazine.
But if I draw it up, it's corny . . .
or " not-quite-right-for-us" kind of bullshit . . .
One of my favorite sayings that I'd like to tell them, when they repeatedly tell me the " sorry-it's-not-quite-right-for-us " B.S. is . . .
Look, YOU bullshit YOUR friends,
I'll bullshit MY friends . . .
But let's not bullshit each other !
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The story is:
MY stuff is too "Reader's Digest " . . .
Stein's work is " Too Saturday Evening Post "
and Dan Reynold's work
is too " Greating Card Like " . . .
Man, where is my 100 proof Wild Turkey !
You can't make this stuff up !
And, and . . . listen to this . . . When I sent some of my work to REACT magazine ( A Sunday supplement
type of insert to newspapers back in the 90's I believe )
After they asked ME to contribute cartoons to them,
The editor tells me in a nice letter that although my
cartoons were very good, however my work was " TOO NEW YORKER " !
And you wonder why 100 proof Wild Turkey
sells so well in my neighborhood.
The secret is do not try to figure it out.
Like the wisdom in "The Prophet"
which I will always remember so well . . .
" Do not be a solver of riddles. "
he wisely told us . . .
which I will one day have tattooed on
my forehead . . .
Flying saucers . . . Selling the New Yorker . . . they are just like gossamers, riddles, inaccessible koans . . .
- Peter Plum aka Roy Delgado
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" There is one thing
which gives radiance to everything.
It is the idea of something
around the corner. "
G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936
ENGLISH WRITER, POET AND CRITIC