Sometimes, inspiration and time-saving strategies collide in delightful ways. I’ve had a number of good ideas for cartoons recently, but since I’ve been busy working, commuting, and drinking real ales, I don’t have time for the elaborate, colorful illustrations I usually try to do. Then I realized that the gags I’d thought up would be perfect for the New Yorker, and that a simple, black-and-white visual style would be a perfect way to draw them! Behold: my first entry in what will be a series of submissions to the New Yorker*.
* Apparently, the New Yorker no longer accepts unsolicited submissions for cartoons. Well I say, hard cheese; I’m sending it to them anyway via a different department. They should be so lucky.