After studying and studying the content of cartoons in The New Yorker I came to the conclusion, as I'm sure others did . . I know too much ! As someone once said about democracy ( I think he was the ambassador from Turkey, " It's like putting toothpaste back in the tube again . . once it's out, you can't get it back in again! ) Richter tried it at the end and couldn't do it, The great Bob Weber has tried it and is a little more successful, but it looks contrived, over-acting . . He knows too much ! He has difficulty when he attemps it, but he's so great he can keep doing it for awhile.
Hell, it's easy to draw like you can't draw if you can't draw . . it comes naturally.
The gags are no problem . . on this particular drawing I tried something different ( to compete with some of the sorry pseudo-cartoonists who now appear . . . . I did this drawing ( after a pencilling in, ) 20% with my left eye closed, 20% with my right eye closed, 10% with both eyes closed, 30% with my left hand and the rest of it with my eyes blinking !
That's how desperate you get . . amazingly I'm getting close . . unbelieveable . . I kinda like it, but maybe I could even come closer to what The Mankoffer likes if I had 3 double-shots of Johnnie Walker Blue 15 minutes BEFORE I start drawing.