Am I wrong to assume that this cartoon, if it was published in the New Yorker, people would believe it belonged in the magazine?
I have already proven this twice, I had another cartoonist who agreed to go along with the prank . . it would have to be a cartoon that the regular NYer cartoonist AGREED to submit, redrawn and submitted by him. In BOTH cases, the Nyer ( unknowingly ) bit . . although I got personal satisfaction, and proved my point, I promised that I would not divulge the " secret " until either his demise or I would release the name in an envelope I have in my safe. AND, also, after my demise too. . . and only if HE passes away first. I keep my word. He knows that. ( Like Pres. Gerald Ford did recently in his post-portem publication of his book, " Write when I'm gone ". )
We hadn't even planned to divulge this much . . right now . . . We agreed that we would not even tell anyone the fact that we had ever met, ( as that is the only way it would work ) but what the hell . . .
Someone told me recently that I would have to DOCUMENT this for it to be believed . . . he's probably right . . but right now, it is not my problem . . I know, You know, they know that not only my work, but there are at least a half dozen cartoonists whose work we have all seen that belong in the magazine . . sad . . . The only way we would divulge the secret is if we both agreed in writing AND for a sum of $1,000,000, ( in GOLD ).
Man, I'm having so much fun, that I think people think I'm cheating . . or lying . . . OR they think I'm a brick shy of a load . . I hope it's not the latter.
Nuf sed . . .
Originally. THIS cartoon you see here would have been the THIRD one they probably would have bought, ( remember, after two in a row, we were batting 1000. ) but we agreed instead, to reveal it here and tell PART of this interesting and true story.
I get my kicks on Route 66 . . .