Just returned from a wonderful family vacation in the Galapagos Islands, starring Judith and I, with Lilia, Matt, Jayna and Max, and the requisite giant tortoises, iguanas, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, blue-footed boobies, flamingos, sharks and the rest of the famed magical ecosystem. Truly a unique, memorable experience, to titillate all the senses…
This cartoon, published in The New Yorker this week, March 11, 2019, was one of a few dozen I created 17 years ago, in July, 2002. While going through files of rejected cartoon roughs files last June, 2018, in preparing for my retrospective at the New-York Historical Society, I accidentally came across it. I thought it looked good, so I resubmitted it….and this time around, it was bought. However, I didn’t have time to complete and return a finished version of it for a few months, until around November, last year…and then forgot about it…but now suddenly, here it is. Just goes to prove that in this crazy freelance magazine cartooning world, you never know when, or IF some idea of yours will be bought —or if it is, when it might show up in print. That’s the name of the game: You Never Know.
For DC area friends and fans, come and join me on Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm at Kramerbooks & Afterwords, (1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036- just above Dupont Circle, Q St. Metro exit) …..
for a conversation moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner, Ann Telanes, about my new Fantagraphics “Mort Gerberg On The Scene, A 50-Year Cartoon Chronicle,” the companion book to my retrospective at The New-York Historical Society, at Central Park West and 77th St, “Mort Gerberg Cartoons, A New Yorker’s Perspective,” now on view through May 5th.
For more information about the event, click here.
To buy the book online, go to http://fantagraphics.com/mort-gerberg-on-the-scene/