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Kickstarter worthy of your attention and money

Davina Pardo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary called “Very Semi-Serious” about the people and culture surrounding New Yorker cartoons.

From the campaign description:

Who are the people behind the signatures? And how do they come up with so many subtle and sophisticated ideas? I started researching the cartoonists (first surprise: there are dozens of regular contributors), learning about their routines (they submit 10–15 a week, every week, to the magazine), rejection (even some of the best cartoonists sell just one a month), rituals (they commiserate about the rejection during weekly lunches, a tradition that started in the early days of the magazine) and day jobs (gravestone portraiture, fit modeling, furniture reconditioning).

And I thought, Why isn?t someone making a documentary about this?

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