This drawing appears in the OPINION PAGE
of yesterday's ( 9-13-13 ) Wall Street Journal
newspaper. For what it's worth, one of my favorites,
sold to them almost a year ago. My favorite type of
gag cartoon is either a complete captionless
gag or a visual cartoon with little reading, like
the one shown here.
New Yorker cartoon ? I think so . . .
If Chas. Adaams would have done it,
I can see it as a full page in beautiful wash tones, but now that he's departed us, there are more than several New Yorker regulars that could have done it right !
I can see it by Mick Stevens, Booth, or even Roz Chast in her very original style would have done great justice to this idea . . .
But alas, I have to add this one in my ' over 21,000
New Yorker rejected cartoons'
I still can't understand it, maybe I never will,
but no one can ever say:
"I DIDN'T TRY HARD ENOUGH ! "
I thank The New Yorker in a way, because although
I aimed for them, them rejecting me gave me all the success by selling the rejects to hundreds of major publications in the world !
I don't believe it would've happened
otherwise ! Man, What a ride !
" Thank God . . .
every morning when you get up . . . that you have something to do which must be done,
whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed
in you a hundred virtues which the idle
will never know. "
- Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875
ENGLISH WRITER, POET AND CLERGYMAN