Things I love: Bruce Eric Kaplan’s cartoons.

August 18th, 2007

My favorite New Yorker cartoonist is Bruce Eric Kaplan. A great cartoon in this week’s issue led me to dig around for Kaplan info online; I was surprised to find out that, besides being a cartoonist, he’s also a television writer, most notably for Six Feet Under. Here are more links for your delectation:

–Kaplan’s work at The New Yorker Store, so you can see samples of his cartoons.

–An interview with Kaplan at An excerpt:

You submitted to the New Yorker for three years before they accepted one of your cartoons. Have you since then tried to resubmit a cartoon they originally rejected?

No, I never look back at my old work. But I do tend to rework a lot of similar themes so I am sure I have unconsciously resubmitted very similar cartoons to ones that were rejected many years ago.

(This is a good reminder to be persistent when you’re trying to make your breaks in an artistic profession.)

–A Mediabistro excerpt from Kaplan’s 2004 book, This Is a Bad Time.

–The Wikipedia entry on Kaplan, which I’ve updated with information on his books.

I hope you enjoy his cartoons as much as I do.

4 Responses to “Things I love: Bruce Eric Kaplan’s cartoons.”

  1. austin Says:

    Was it the “oh no, pretend to be green” one?

    Meg is gonna blow that one up and hang it over her desk.

    Definitely my favorite New Yorker cartoonist.

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    aww crap: that last comment didn’t work.


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