Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not Yet Sold: Drinking cartoon

"I don't think We Are the Ovaltineys counts as a drinking song."

Here's another rejected cartoon for you. The editor of The Jester, the Cartoonists' Club newsletter, liked this one. He put it on the cover when the cartoon theme was Beer (and no, I'm not talking about my period as editor!) But paying markets? Not a sniff.

More Not Yet Sold cartoons.


  1. I dabbled with becoming a hypnotherapist once- one element of therapy was ‘reframing’- basically putting a positive spin on stuff-It’s all about the language you use. I like the way you say ‘not yet sold’- I still post similar things on my blog as ‘rejected’ though. I need therapy!

  2. It's the old positive-thinking idea, isn't it? Like saying "challenge" instead of "problem". Maybe it makes a difference. I'm not sure.

    The "Not Yet Sold" label is a bit of a joke though, because all of these have been to all the main magazines (some of them more than once!) so they're not going to sell to those markets now.

    But, having said that, I do still often find a home eventually (however obscure) for rejected gags. Or they can be adapted to fit a commission.



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