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Interviewed: Matthew Diffee on his latest book of rejected New Yorker cartoons

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NPR interviewed New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee regarding his latest book Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People. The book comes out later this month.

From NPR:

On The New Yorker’s rejection rate

It’s classically bad. … We’re supposed to turn in 10 gag ideas, you know, at a sketch level. And on a really good week they’ll buy one. So 90 percent rejection is doing great.

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Community Comments

#1 Samuel Fox
February/29/2016
@ 8:06 am

Would you like some to make some money? I’m a 74 year old cartoonist and I need some gags for single panel cartoons.I pay 25% upon publication and I’ll give you credit for your gag, contact me .At Samuel Fox 712 Henry st,.Peru,Illinois. Or sambogambo93@gmail.com Sam Fox

#2 Hortensia
February/29/2016
@ 8:53 am

Why 25%? Any one can draw, it’s the joke that gets it sold. You should get 25%.

#3 Samuel Fox
March/2/2016
@ 7:33 pm

Wanted gag writer for single panel cartoons. I pay 25% on publication and you’ll get credit for the gag……contact Sam Fox at 712 Henry St Peru,Illinois 61354. Let’s make some money !!!!

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