Last year I submitted, for the first time, to the New Yorker comics. The New Yorker is one of the few places that’s still committed to one panel cartoons. They pay well. They’re prestigious. I’ve dreamt of being published inside the pages for my comics and on the cover for my illustration work.
Keep on going it will come through for sure, Wishes from my side.
I hope you keep submitting and get your first one purchased soon! That nap one really hit it on the head for me, and definitely is very pandemic relatable <3
I think the carrot massage one is adorable and funny! I hope you keep submitting them to the New Yorker because eventually you'll have enough to publish a book of your rejected cartoons AND the day that I finally see one of yours in there, I am going to be so excited!
I'm surprised the nap one didn't make it in. But you are talented and I think this is a wonderful goal. My fingers will stay crossed for you!
Please believe in yourself & keep submitting. Getting into NYT won't make you the wonderful cartoonist that you are, You do! I love your cartoons! I have no doubt that you will get into NYT eventually.
awesome! I love your comics, and you are very good at writing the thoughts, & feelings we all go through (sometimes fliping from positive to negative self talk hundreds of times) . Your cartoon is exactly how i could describe a sleepless night...or a day i get through on auto pilot bc i can not stop fretting. You are very talented. Keep your chin up, don't give up. Our nation needs more people like you. You are talented, you are willing to be courageous for something you enjoy, and have dreams you are putting out for the world to judge. These are qualities that a civilization crumbles with out. Feelings get hurt, you doubt yourself, it is one of the worst types of torture. It can also be the most rewarding journey u ever take. You will not only get to the destination God wanted you to reach all along, He will turn you into a beautiful piece of work in infinate ways you never imagined possible as you travel! Be blessed! You rock!
Thank you for sharing your adventure/struggle. I so hope you achieve your goal. Please do give yourself PLENTY of props for your work that is out there, has been published, and, in any case, for all the love and humor you put into your work -- AND especially into your life and those around you. I LOVE the brain taking flight. I do a lot of mindfulness, and try to get the mind out of the way all the time.
I can so relate to the "nap" cartoon. Especially now with the nationwide shortage of ADHD meds. Keep it up. We get you. Mostly. Sort of. JK
I don't read the New Yorker anyway...
I really enjoy your drawings, keep trying! I like the fresh new work the new New Yorker comics editor has brought in, hope to find yours among the pages.
I'm doing job search, and I know the feeling that repeated rejection has a mental toll, but I'm hopeful for this new year...
Did you know that the venerable writer John McPhee was rejected by The New Yorker for 15 years before he made it? And he's been writing for them for 50 plus years now!
This post is a gem.
Good luck. I hope you achieve your goal.
Don't give up hope, hun. I have received so much rejection for my art and other creative pursuits that I feel like I have made a little hut and staked a homestead at the familiar neighborhood known as "rock bottom." And while this used to bother me, I learned a very important lesson. That, yeah, I may not be famous or rich and while it seems like no one is paying attention to my work, it actually comes with a blessing. A freedom to create as much as I want, when I want, and how I want without worrying too much about whether or not, it's good enough. Because I know that even though no one else is looking, I am and that's what counts. I can look at what I made knowing it was made with love, my own quirky sense of humor, and it only has one place to go: up. That's the real beauty of being at the bottom, you only have one way to go And from what it sounds like, you are already way ahead. You have taken the first step and are now climbing, step by step, up to reach your dreams. And while it may get hard at times and your foot may occasionally slip, keep holding on. Because before you know it, you WILL be in The New Yorker and everyone will discover what you already knew in the first place: that you are a bad ass and a great cartoonist. And that sitting at the top, is going to be a great place to sit and remember how far you've come. Every "failed" and rejected comic was worth it. Each one a stepping stone to the world realizing just how funny and amazing you really are. :)