“Miss Watkins, help!  I’m stuck in a prototypical New Yorker
cartoon and I can’t think of any witty, ironic thing to say.”
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  1. automatoid says:

    I’d honestly have to say that your cartoon is funnier than 99% of the New Yorkers ones I’ve read. I’ll take The Far Side over the New Yorker any day, but that’s just me.

  2. eronanke says:

    I have NEVER understood those comics.

  3. toliverchap says:

    Closed Captions

    Okay I’ll give it a try: 1)”Is this a window in my office or abstract expressionism?”
    2) into intercom: “Okay I’m settled in now you can bring in the leaves for this tree.

    apologia: having never been to NY (State or city) my Northern CA bumpkin wit might not cut it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tsk. That’s no difficult target! A New Yorker cartoon!? What next, Garfield? [besides, a lot of them are amusing. Looking back at the Far Side at the post Adult Swim world, its farely tame…] That said, this cartoon amuses me. I give thee a hee. ‘Hee’.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wait! I got one!

      ‘Ms. Watkins, have those shoulders come in yet?’

      Oh that’s right. I went there.

    • Todd says:

      To be fair, I hold the “New Yorker cartoon” in rather high esteem, it has been the gold standard of panel cartooning all my life, dating back to my childhood.

      This drawing, which is terrible, dates back to a period of the ’90s when I was trying to break down the “formula” of those cartoons to get a better understanding of them.

      One of the tricks of the New Yorker is that they will sometimes provide captions to interchangeable drawings. Two guys in a bar, two guys on a tiny deserted island, a trendy couple in a restaurant, a guy at a desk with an intercom. A lot of time, there is no visual component to make the joke “work,” it could be almost anything in the drawing.

      So this drawing was executed (I think that term fits) at the moment that I figured that out.

  5. greyaenigma says:

    “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a god, Mr. Perkins.”