The Best of the Rejection Collection

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The Best of the Rejection Collection

293 Cartoons That Were Too Dumb, Too Dark, or Too Naughty for the New Yorker

By Matthew Diffee; Robert Mankoff (Foreword by)

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761165781, 323pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2011

It's the best of the worst: 293 of the funniest cartoons rejected by "The New Yorker" but luckily for us, now in paperback and available to enjoy. "The Rejection Collection" brings together some of "The New Yorker's "brightest talents Roz Chast, Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Jack Zeigler, David Sipress, and more and reveals their other side. Their dark side. Their juvenile side. Their sick side. Their naughty side. Their outrageous side.And what a treat. Ventriloquist dummy cartoons. Operating room cartoons. Bring your daughter to work day cartoons (the stripper, the prison guard on death row). Lots of couples in bed, quite a few coffins, wise-cracking animals an obsessive's plumbing of the weird, the scary, the off-the-wall, and done so without restraint.Every week "The New Yorker" receives 500 cartoon submissions, and rejects a great majority mostly, of course, for not being funny enough. There's no question why these were rejected, and it's not for lack of laughs. One can almost hear Eustace Tilley sniffing, "We are not amused.

About the Author
Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to "The New Yorker" since 1999, and he edited the bestselling volumes of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker". Diffee was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with the Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 2014. Originally form Texas, Diffee now lives in Los Angeles but in a good way.

Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of "The New Yorker" and the founder and president of the Cartoon Bank. He is an accomplished cartoonist, the author of "The Naked Cartoonist", and the editor of "The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games" (both from Black Dog & Leventhal), as well as many cartoon collections. He lives in Hastings, New York.