Once again The New Yorker rejected one of my cartoons.
The New Yorker rejects my gag yet again. What am I doing wrong?
I noticed a lot of New Yorker cartoons have an ink wash, so I added one thinking this would get me in the magazine. No such luck.
Really thought I cracked the New Yorker equation with this one. The people at the magazine said “please stop sending these.” So we’ll see…
Some Cartoonists spend their entire lives trying to sell a gag to The New Yorker. I refuse to be one of them!
“Celebrated New Yorker cartoonist” will be on my gravestone whether my gag gets into the magazine or not ‘cuz I already bought it.
Another batch of rejection letters from The New Yorker came in the mail today. There was a big stamp on the envelope that read “Return To Sender”
The rejection letter for this New Yorker gag just said, “how did you get my home address?” How about a little feedback at least?
Throw back: I’ve been submitting gags to The New Yorker since the 90’s. Here’s just one example of some of the stuff they passed up on back then. Their loss, I guess.
My latest gag that I submitted for The New Yorker. It did not go over well. Sometimes I think that the magazine doesn’t know what a good gag is anymore…
I’ve noticed a lot of gags that make it in The New Yorker are desert island gags. So I made one and I really think I nailed it. They did not agree. I hate them…
I think it was The New Yorker gag artist Peter Arno who said “write what you know” – so I wrote a gag about this chord [sic] in my apartment. And they STILL didn’t publish it!!!! What more do they want!?
One of my best friends in the whole world suggested I try making a gag about sandwiches for The New Yorker. “They LOVE sandwiches” is what he said. No they don’t… I think my friend was messing with me.
After I got the rejection letter from The New Yorker for this gag, I took a long walk. I saw a dead bird on the path. I knew life had passed me by…
From the New Yorker rejection letter: ” …I do not get this one even a little bit.”
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“This is not nearly as fun as I thought it would be.”
About the Artist: Luke Howard has yet to become the celebrated New Yorker cartoonist he knows he deserves to be. Enjoy more of his surprisingly under-appreciated work on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and The World Wide Web.
Editor’s Note: This is satire. Though, Esquire, if you want to headhunt some more cartoon talent away from The New Yorker, Luke may be available.