If you want to see some of the cartoons the New Yorker has rejected over the years, check out Matthew Diffee's book, "The Best of the Rejection Collection."
Hat tip to GalleyCat.
I knew it was close to the edge, but I went with it, and I don't go with things I can't defend. I'm defending this one because I think that when you have a politician traveling across the country selling a state with low regulatory capacity, that politician also has to be accountable for what happens when that lack of regulation proves to be fatal.(more...)
Many things affected me about this tragedy, but the bullet injury to the 22-month old girl struck a cord. I have kids. The worst thing they ever suffered was a scrape to the knee.(more...)
In Rex Babin's perhaps most beloved editorial cartoon, huge hands reached down from on high to steady US Airways Flight 1549 as it floated on the Hudson River, passengers standing on its wings. ...(more...)
"That cartoon resonated with people on the flight," said his wife, Kathleen. "He heard from many of the passengers and crew, and he presented it to Captain Sullenberger when he was in Sacramento. The reaction was amazing.
"But he liked the ones that stirred up controversy. He was proud of doing that."
I’ve been thinking I wanted to try something bigger. It’s an amicable parting with Hearst, and I wish everyone the best. Pi.com is trying to do something new with a small but talented staff, and is still trying to sort out what works best. … I’ll move on to LA and they’ll move on to wherever it is they’re going.