Yesterday morning CBS Sunday Morning ran a nice little feature entitled “Drawn to Success” about The New Yorker and its cartoonists. (Thanks to my father-in-law for calling to remind me it was on!)
It was a nice enough little thing and it was fun to see where my cartoons go to be rejected. They presented a nice selection of cartoons including fellow Chicagoan Pat Byrnes’ “…half a sandwich.”
Mankoff cleans up nice, but I thought the “The New Yorker is to cartoons what God is to religion” comment was perhaps a tad much and prompts this brief rant:
The New Yorker is a great magazine and presents its cartoons and cartoonists extremely well. I’d say they’re certainly the gag cartoonist’s dream gig, and I hope to see one of mine in the “yes” basket someday. But it’s not the only place for great cartoons.
Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, Forbes… All quality publications publishing quality cartoons.
Anyway, it’s nice to see cartoons and cartoonists getting some decent press for once.