Great Cartoonists born in January: Addams, Arno, Held, Cullum; Reminder: Cartoonists to gather at NYC’s Strand

Tis the season for birthdays of great cartoonists: Charles Addams born January 7, 1912; Peter Arno born January 8, 1904; John Held, Jr., born January 10, 1889; Leo Cullum, January 11, 1942. William Grimes, writing in The New York Times said of Leo Cullum, “[he] was a classic gag cartoonist whose visual absurdities were underlined, in most cases, by a

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Cartoonists aplenty at The Strand

From Strand Books this notice of a group appearance of cartoonists whose work appears in the Best of The Rejection Collection.  Matthew Diffee, Christopher Weyant, Barbara Smaller and Marisa Acocella Marchetto, among many others, are slated to appear. (Event at Strand Books, 12th St. & Broadway, NYC, January 12, 2012, 7pm- 8pm.)

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Oh the Shame!

  Shortly after the first Rejection Collection appeared I was at a party and someone asked me if I was in the book.  “Nope,” I said.  “Why,” my persistent inquisitor asked, “because The New Yorker never rejects you?”   Yeah, right.   The truth is, of course, that I have a mountain of rejected work – a mountain as high

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