Welcome back to Follow That Cartoon! A series of entries in which I track the creation, submissions, and, hopefully, the sale of this cartoon:
So last time I reported that this had been passed over by Reader’s Digest. The good news, though, was I sold two other cartoons to them, so it’s kinda hard to complain.
Anyway, this shipped out again this morning to Harvard Business Review. I don’t think it has a chance in hell of being purchased there (it really doesn’t fit their content), but I’ve been wrong before.
In any case, HBR sees most of my stuff right after the Digest, so we’ll see what happens.
BTW, a fond farewell to the current/former cartoon submissions editor at HBR. She was just wonderful to work with, and was kind enough to drop me a lovely farewell note this morning. Here’s my favorite part:
I have one up in my cube right now, of two hunters warily surveying a bear with a heart taped to his chest: â€œCareful, Don. Maybe heâ€™s a Care Bear and maybe he ainâ€™t.â€ Itâ€™s one of my favorites and makes me smile every time I glance over at it.
That’s what every cartoonist hopes for, I think. It’s what Lynn Johnston called “fridge space” when I met her a few years back. To know that someone liked your cartoon enough to cut it out and tape it up somewhere… That’s the best compliment you can get.
Anyway, I’ll letcha know when it gets rejected…