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


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.


Community Comments

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@ 8:06 am

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#2 Hortensia
@ 8:53 am

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

#3 Samuel Fox
@ 7:33 pm

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