The interesting thing about this cartoon is that a black & white version of this drawing first appeared on the cover of PROtooner Magazine in the late '90's and then again appeared on the cover of The Gag ReCap Trade Journal ( October 2002 ) and then The Wall Street Journal purchased it in 2004 . . . . it just so happened after 3-4 months went by and whileI was talking to the Cartoon Editor about something else, I asked him if it had been printed because I hadn't seen it. He told me that the editors above him at the last minute decided not to run it because both The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker had books of cartoons coming out about the same time and that it might look bad because of the timing. He went on to say he thought it was funny because some people complained about not understanding some of the pointless cartoons and that it was basically a good satirical gag. And then he said, it's okay, you can keep the money, and the cartoon is yours. ( That's the part I liked )
This is the cartoon which was used for the cover of the book : " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The New Yorker " Book available around October, 2007.