Synopses & Reviews
Each week andlt;iandgt;The New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; receives more than five hundred submissions from its regular cartoonists, who are all vying for one of the twenty coveted spots in the magazine. So what happens to the 75 percent of cartoons that don't make the cut? Some go back in a drawer, others go up on the refrigerator or into the filing cabinet...but the very best of all the rejects can be found right here in these pages. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;The Rejection Collection Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crapandlt;/iandgt; is the ultimate scrap heap of creative misfires -- from the lowbrow and the dirty to the politically incorrect and the weird, these rejects represent the best of the worst...in the best possible sense of the word. Handpicked by editor Matthew Diffee, these hilarious cartoons are accompanied by handwritten questionnaires and photographed self-portraits, providing a rare glimpse into the minds of the artists behind the rejection. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; With appendices that explore the top ten reasons why cartoons are rejected and examine the solitary nature of the job of cartooning -- plus a special bonus section of questions asked of and answered by cartoon editor Robert Mankoff -- this sequel to andlt;iandgt;The Rejection Collectionandlt;/iandgt; offers even deeper insight into the exercise in frustration, patience, and amusement that is being a andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; cartoonist. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Warped, wicked, and wildly funny, andlt;iandgt;The Rejection Collection Vol. 2 andlt;/iandgt;will appeal to every andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; fan -- and everyone with a taste for the absurd.
Diffee asked 30 regular "New Yorker" cartoonists to submit five rejected cartoons each. This second volume features an even wider array of warped but wildly funny cartoons that were too funny, controversial, or risqu ("New York Times") for "The New Yorker."
About the Author
Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction Paul Noth Roz Chast J.C. Duffy Marshall Hopkins Alex Gregory Nick Downes Ariel Molvig Glen LeLievre Robert Leighton Mick Stevens Julia Suits David Sipress Zachary Kanin Eric Lewis Harry Bliss Mort Gerberg Jason Patterson C. Covert Darbyshire Michael Shaw Leo Cullum Carolita Johnson P.S. Mueller J.B. Handelsman Mike Twohy Sidney Harris John O'Brien Jack Ziegler Robert Weber Marisa Acocella Marchetto Pat Byrnes Michael Crawford Gahan Wilson P.C. Vey Christopher Weyant Kim Warp Drew Dernavich Danny Shanahan Sam Gross Appendix 1: Cartoonists at Work Appendix 2: Rejection Reasons Appendix 3: Bob Answers the Tough Questions Acknowledgments