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


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ISBN13: 9781416933397
ISBN10: 1416933395
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Each week about fifty andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; cartoonists submit ten ideas, yielding five hundred cartoons for no more than twenty spots in the magazine. Arguably the most brilliant single-panel-gag cartoonists in the world create a bunch of cartoons every week that never see the light of day. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; These rejects were piling up in the dusty corners of studios all over the country. Sam Gross, who has been contributing since 1962, has more than 12,000 rejected cartoons. (Seriously. He's been numbering every single cartoon he's ever submitted to andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; since the very beginning.) Enter editor Matthew Diffee. He tapped his fellow cartoonists, asking them to rescue these hilarious lost gems. From the artists' stacks of all-time favorite rejects, Diffee handpicked the standouts — the cream of the crap — and created andlt;iandgt;The Rejection Collectionandlt;/iandgt;, a place where good ideas go when they die. Too risquand#233;, silly, or weird for andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt;, the cartoons in this book offer something no other collection has: They have never been seen in print until now. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; With a foreword by andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; cartoon editor Robert Mankoff that explains the sound judgment, respectability, and scruples not found anywhere in these pages, and handwritten questionnaires that introduce the quirky character of each artist, andlt;iandgt;The Rejection Collectionandlt;/iandgt; will appeal to fans of andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt;...and to anyone with a slightly sick sense of humor.


Thirty of the "New Yorker's" cartoonists share their best cartoons that have never been published because they were rejected as too sexy, too odd, or too many.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Matthew Diffeeandlt;/bandgt; has been contributing cartoons to andlt;Iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; since 1999. He was recently singled out by the New York Times as one of the more prolific of the new generation of cartoonists. To date, he has had more than a hundred cartoons published in the magazine. Originally from Texas, Diffee now lives in New York City. This is his first book.

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shein_lee01, December 17, 2007 (view all comments by shein_lee01)
The rejection collection of all the pictures, cartoons and illustrations does not mean a failure or unsuccessful of products. It may be due to the suitability for the main title of the particular weeks. I appreciate all the products which really pay 100% heart to produce it. I believe this is a great book ever to let us have a chance to recognise more illutrator and their pictures.
I have a chance to buy Istvan Banyai's books though before. It is a really great chance for me to know him and his picture. I believe this book can give me a wilder knowledge of cartoons and pictures.
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Shoshana, January 25, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
+ A number of fun cartoons not fit for The New Yorker

- Some duds, though this is not unlike reading The New Yorker

An enjoyable collection of cartoons rejected by The New Yorker. Often, this rejection appears to be based on sexual, religious, and scatalogical themes too risque for that august publication. Many feature these images: Small piles of feces, vomit, mutant sperm, gender-bending or cross-dressing males, couples in bed, puppets. If that sounds like a good time, you'll want to take a closer look at this volume. The collection is presented as short folios of each cartoonist's rejecta following a questionnaire filled in by each that is generally more entertaining as a blank form than as a completed document.

A good companion piece to Playboy's Kliban, sadly out of print but available here and there on teh intarweb.
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Product Details

Diffee, Matthew (edt)
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Foreword by:
Mankoff, Robert
Mankoff, Robert
Diffee, Matthew
Mankoff, Robert
Diffee, Matthew
American wit and humor, pictorial
General Art
Comics & Cartoons
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Grade Level:
f-c jkt; b-w int. art t-o
10 x 8 in

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