This Cartoonist Got Rejected By The New Yorker, So He Decided To Post Rejected Works For Everyone To Judge
May 4, 2017 3:38 PM
As any cartoonist will tell you, getting published in the New Yorker is a notoriously difficult thing to do. Just ask Phil Jones. He’s a illustrator, designer, and art director from Minneapolis, Minnesota who’s been trying to get his work into the famous American magazine for months, but having not yet succeeded, he decided to share some of his “favorite rejects” online instead. And with over 450k views in just one day, Phil has proved that regardless of what The New Yorker thinks, his cartoons are clearly popular with thousands of people around the globe.
“I have been illustrating for 10+ years now but they rarely dealt with dialogue,” Phil told Bored Panda. “I have only been writing comics consistently for a year. Writing them is the hardest part. Drawing them is second nature.” So far he’s submitted a total of 53 cartoons to the New Yorker, all of which were rejected, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before his work receives the recognition it deserves. “If people want to follow along they can follow my Instagram which is usually updated with my latest failures,” he said. “Then maybe we can all celebrate when it actually happens!”