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Thursday, April 19, 2007

That damned New Yorker

What's Mallard raving about today?

The New Yorker Cartoons.

Nope, sorry. I don't understand this one at all.

Does The New Yorker pay it's cartoon characters exorbitant salaries of which I am not aware?

Or is Mallard bemoaning that cartoonists for The New Yorker make more than, say, hack syndicated cartoonists who pen bewildering comics on waterfowl-related topics.


dlauthor said...

Perhaps the guy's not at the New Yorker because he's drawn so poorly.

luke said...

Well I am completely baffled. He might as well draw the guy with a blank sign; it would make just as much sense.

Dave Robidenza said...

I think it's referencing the fact that lots of New Yorker cartoons feature the cliche of the beggar with a tin cup. This guy didn't get a job as a character begging with a tin cup, so he winds up begging with a tin cup. I think it's moderately amusing, which is an utter shock in the middle of Brucie's usual rants about government, the poor, mercy, altruism and everything else he thinks is wrong with the world.

12xuser said...

I agree with dave robidenza. It looks like an actual joke. I am astounded.

GeoX said...

I don't know why you would possibly give Tinsley that much credit, given that the previous and subsequent strips feature the exact same set-ups with entirely unrelated "jokes." And as an avid New Yorker reader, I sorta disagree that the beggar trope is particularly common there, except inasmuch as it's common in cartoons in general.