Thursday, July 09, 2009
My friend and fellow gag cartoonist Roy Delgado writes about getting rejected at his Roy Delgado Blog.
Now, Roy, as you probably know, has submitted something like 20,000 cartoons to The New Yorker magazine since 1992. I am not joking. All of these submissions have, so far, been summarily rejected by The New Yorker. The man KNOWs rejection. I like Roy's work. I own Roy's book.
But The New Yorker, well, so far, he's been a-knockin' and no one's been a-answering.
OK, that's the background. Now that you're filled in, here's this week's adventure in ironic rejection:
He was recently asked, by a former Good Housekeeping editor, to contribute some cartoons to a new publication (unrelated to The New Yorker). It's always nice to be asked.
And then, he was ... rejected.
Rejected for being "too New Yorker."
It's all here, complete letter and all.