The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in the New Yorker

The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in the New Yorker


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ISBN-13: 9781416933397
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 836,912
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999, and he edited the bestselling volumes of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker. Diffee was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with the Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 2014. Originally form Texas, Diffee now lives in Los Angeles but in a good way.

The New Yorker is an award-winning weekly magazine featuring reporting, criticism, commentary, fiction, poetry, and renowned single-panel cartoons. It has won more National Magazine Awards, the magazine world's equivalent of the Oscars, than any other magazine. Its contributors have won numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, and a cartoonist in his own right. He is the editor of many collections of New Yorker cartoons, including The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker.


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Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in the New Yorker 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
swl on LibraryThing 20 days ago
A unique and entertaining idea for a book. At first I thought the rejected cartoons would be bizarre or curiously un-funny; the true angle isn't clear until you read the editor's comments. A contributor himself, he gave a variety of other NYorker cartoonists a quirky questionnaire and asked them to select their favorite rejected cartoons. They are, simply, hilarious. You quickly get the sense that the New Yorker rejects the scatalogical, gay humor, and naturally anything too gory or too controversial. But hey, those are some really funny subjects, much of the time.The questionnaire got a little old (the first few were quite entertaining.) It gave the book a bit of a slipshod, last-minute feel, as though it was an eleventh-hour junior high school project. Perhaps that's why my 14-year-old is enjoying it so much.
Ibreak4books on LibraryThing 20 days ago
The "interviews" with the cartonnists were funnier than most of their cartoons--which weren't bad, just a little twisted.
detailmuse on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Definitely funny! And while admittedly edgier than The New Yorker (language, bodily functions, gore), not offensive. Even better were the accompanying photos of featured cartoonists and their clever responses to a (probably intentionally lame) questionnaire.
kristenn on LibraryThing 20 days ago
My sense of humor is actually not particularly twisted, so these had about as much of a hit/miss rate as the accepted versions. But that's still a pretty high hit rate. As a subscriber, I actually enjoyed the cartoonist profiles just as much as the cartoons. Funniest : "34-C?"
hoyboy-books More than 1 year ago
Part 1 collection of enjoyable cartoons that didn't make the New Yorker magazine. Only negative comment is the questionnaire that was given to the various cartoonists was difficult to read on the nook, and on some part of it was cut off on the nook screen
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Politically incorrect, crude, and inappropriate for most people. It's one of the best Christmas gifts I got this year!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sick and twisted and absolutely hilarious. I can't remember a cartoon collection that had me laughing this hard.