Monday, February 19, 2007

The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker

Is there anyone who reads The New Yorker just for the articles? The magazine is famous for its cartoons. Most of the time, they’re pithy and erudite, the kind of thing you can pass around for laughs in a board room or a living room. But then there are those other cartoons…

This book (not sanctioned by The New Yorker) is filled with the work of artists whose work is found the pages of the magazine. For any of a variety of reasons, though, these cartoons didn’t get published. Usually the reason was one of taste. There are fart jokes, vomit gags, lewd remarks and general perversity – in short, it’s good stuff. It’s also a kick seeing the brief biographies of the artists we usually recognize only by their drawing style.


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