뉴요커매거진 카툰 To celebrate hitting a million fans on this account (thank you!), we wanted to h…

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To celebrate hitting a million fans on this account (thank you!), we wanted to highlight stories from some of our cartoonists on the first time they made a cartoon sale to @newyorkermag. From Kaamran Hafeez: “This was submitted in April, 2010, two months after I started sending stuff in. I was just thinking about the old woman who lived in a shoe, and the fact that the shoe was her house. I thought of real estate, a realtor, and who would his client be? A giant, obviously. So I gave it a sort of alpine setting, which I associate with giants and fairy tales, and Bob’s your uncle—in this case, Bob Mankoff. Being the cartoon editor at that time, he phoned me at about one in the afternoon to tell me I had sold my first cartoon to The New Yorker, but it was 10 A.M. on the Pacific Coast, where I live, and I was fast asleep. My memory of the conversation is hazy, but I remember something about drawing well, and something about most of my ideas being too corny. There was a brief discussion of my drawing style—which he likened to Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes—and a reminder of the sophisticated nature of The New Yorker’s readership, suggesting I let the characters be a little more real and not so goofy. I didn’t clue in right away that I was supposed to do a ‘finished’ drawing when a sketch is O.K.’d, so I mailed it in as-is. Interestingly, this cartoon was never actually published in the magazine.” #TNYcartoons

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