Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Things Never to Appear in the New Yorker



Remember the post about Mike Lynch's 27 cartoon rejections and then his rejection from a book about cartoons rejected from the New Yorker?  Well, the book (Rejection Collection) was eventually published, and its author, Matthew Diffee, had this to say about it. Since them, Volume 2: The Cream of the Crap, has been released.  I wonder if Mike Lynch's rejected cartoons made it into that book?  Somehow I think not.

2 comments:

rmellis said...

What's fun about these books is seeing why they were rejected -- it wasn't because they aren't funny. They are. Mostly it's because the humor goes over some kind of line -- lots of suicide jokes.

That Shanahan one with the vomiting puppet still makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

wow! I gave BOOK COULD thing that never appear in Matthew diffee's rejections collection of the new yorker and it's 1000 mile long.