Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
" Once you can fake sincerity,
you've got it made. "
Shannon, for some reason, I couldn't reply in the comments box ( I tried four times ) to answer your question in what appeared to leave you hanging regarding my experience with The Nu Yawkuh. I had covered it in more detail in an earlier blog . But, Email me if you wish and I'll tell you ( As Paul Harvey used to say: ) " The REST of his story. "
I couldn't find a quick way to get in touch with you so I had to resort to this way. ( We are living in a brand new paradigm )
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Of course he was referring to Brian Williams of NBC, who many in the public had made the accusation that NBC was in " bed " with the President because of what was perceived by many that NBC was hardly broadcasting any Obama/ Democratic negative stories and only mentioned "positive" stories - - - later independent research studies bore this out to be true.
The point here, is that President Obama went along with the perceptions and stories out there and was able to laugh at himself even though most of his followers would probably deny this.
President Obama is a very smart man and the fact that he is able to poke fun at himself, in my opinion, is very healthy. MOST people find this very difficult to do, I think that if they do, they think it will make their position harder to defend because they are admitting unfair play (?), and unfair play is only done by unfair people, etc. or maybe they're better off denying it ( Ignorance is bliss ) or ( don't confuse me with the facts )
It could also be because of the ego involvement, perhaps arrogance, or, I admit I don't know why, but I think it is healthy if done in the right way and at the right time, and in the right dose. I do know that any competent psychiatrist will tell you that it is unwise to take yourself too seriously. Any therapist will also say something like, " Take your WORK seriously, but not yourself seriously. The funny thing, many Liberal groups did not like it when President Obama did this. I think all of those people were not as smart as President Obama.
I respect President Obama for this and proves that he is broad-minded enough to do a gag on himself ( by not taking himself too serious ) and was able to have . . here's the magic word ,"EMPATHY" with his detractors - - and this way, he had the last laugh - - but it could also come off by his detractors as saying " HERE, I ADMIT IT, SO WHAT ? ! " Sharp guy. I would have loved to see him on The Firing Line with William Buckley, They could have sold it on cable and divided up the money between the two parties. Almost like the virtual Ali/Marciano boxing match that never actually happened.
Now that I've made my point - - - I think that The New Yorker magazine would do itself a GREAT favor and would gain the respect of even MORE followers if they would publish a cover something like this - - The effect would be exactly like President Obama's gag at himself . . the press was on it for days and days because it was the TRUTH but denied by many . . It made a lot of people laugh . . I think this one would too . . but I don't have my hopes up . . . Even if I didn't do the drawing . . give to Sam Gross or if you're ready for this, give it to David Mamet to draw up! Man oh Man, I think it's time for a double shot of 101 Wild Turkey , chased with an ice cold bottle of Coors Banquet Beer, and maybe a short Gran Marnier . .
" Life is too short to belittle. " ( Be little ) I love it !
In case you cannot read the lettering on the man's tee shirt, it reads:
" IF YOU CAN'T BLAME BUSH, IT'S NOT WORTH TALKING ABOUT "
PO Box 1135
Petersburg WV 26847
OK for a two-column finish on:
" Now, you don't go to jail - - the government bails you out ! "
Thanks for the submissions, Roy. Hef mentioned that he'd like to get a
finish on this as quickly as possible so please send it to my attention just
as soon as you can.
Hope you're well !
All the best,
The funny thing is, I had originally executed this cartoon in color on my computer, but I mailed a grey wash-tone version to The New Yorker because most of their inside drawings are done in grey washes - - BUT, BUT, I had it all ready in a color version saved in my computer so that when Playboy, who would get second-look on THIS particular cartoon would buy it, I would be able to whip it back to them quickly - - - I just had that hunch on this one . . and my hunch was right. So, sorry, New Yorker . . . you DID get a chance and you blew it - - - again !
Sometimes, I find it very hard to be humble . . .
In early May I sent this cartoon to Mr. Mankoff AND Mr. Jacobs AND Mr. Remnick at The New Yorker Magazine all at one time, I sent it to all three at once because I didn't want them to miss out on THIS one. Although I've been wrong over 19,000 times . . most cartoonists will agree that my material does belong in the New Yorker. There is NO rational or subjective reason that can be explained to ANYONE WHY a lot of my cartoons are not in the magazine.
Anyway, after this was rejected from the New Yorker, I immediately mailed it to Playboy in Los Angeles . . . I KNEW, was POSITIVE it was a timely, great idea AND cartoon . . Absolutely POSITIVE ! I was happy, but not really surprised when I received the letter shown here from Hef's assistant.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
About a month prior, I had been asked to contribute cartoons for a new teen department of the Sunday supplement, REACT. The new editor was Ms. Aris Georgiadis who was previously with Good Housekeeping magazine and had gone over to this new magazine. She had remembered my work at Good Housekeeping where I was appearing pretty regularly at the time and so I was asked to submit.
The letter in its entirety is as follows:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
No, I don't get a thing out of bragging about them and I do not know them other than this one transaction . . I just like to tell someone when I think I get a good deal . . and when someone does a nice job . . I simply downloaded my files to them and man, everything is so quick now . .
slam, bam, thank you, ma'm ! Right now, they even have a special where they'll print a few cards, I think 25 or something like that, for FREE ! It's a new day, baby.
Notice , just about all of the important magazines are listed on that business card except the G - - D - - - - New Yorker - - - There are a LOT of cartoonists better than myself that can say the same thing as myself . . No really big deal, just a fact. I just find it interesting . . interesting as hell . . . How in the living hell can a moron from Chicago say that Roy Delgado is not " smart " enough to sell the New Yorker ! H-M-M-N ? Arrogance ? Bluster ? Undiluted Bullshit ? What is it ? . . Or a little of everything ? Low I.Q ? He mis-spoke, perhaps like Sonia Sotomayor ? Maybe he meant something else . .
I respect what the last New Yorker Cartoon Editor, Lee Lorenz told me, remarking to the fact that I had not sold the New Yorker . . He simply told me that this fact puts you in the company of a LOT of good cartoonists ! What a class act., Lee Lorenz.
Even though he rejected a ton of material of mine, he would put little notes on some of the drawings with a real soft pencil . . little helpful notes commenting on the gag or the drawing . . it showed at least the man was LOOKING at your stuff and was trying to be helpful . . and IT WAS helpful . . encouraging . . !
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The changeable letter board sign by the roadside today read:
" THE REASON TALK IS CHEAP IS BECAUSE THE SUPPLY EXCEEDS THE DEMAND "
I love it !
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Something very strange just happened . . as I was posting the last blog, and I was about to press " PUBLISH BLOG " . . . when I told it to publish, I saw on my screen in full color the website for Piers Baker Syndicated Cartoonist . . then it quickly disappeared so I exitted ( one or 2 t's ? ) my blog. And then I punched in and went to a site called Piers Baker Syndicated Cartoonist from across the pond.
His Website appeared on my screen. I was delighted to visit a really great and talented cartoonist. I would urge anyone who is NOT familiar with this man's work to pay him a visit. ( How this happened I don't know, doesn't matter )
I'm sure a geek could explain this event . . but it DID freak me out for a moment.
I notice it never lands on a porn site !
( What else can I say ! ? )
I am only interested in facts. And this is a fact. Opinions, especially in Art, like what is GOOD art and what is BAD art or what is GOOD cartooning and what is BAD cartooning can cause a fairly "GOOD" cartoonist to begin to "linger" around the grape, if you know what I mean.