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 Zulkey.com. 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.