New Yorker Cartoonists Documentary

Director Leah Wolchok is filming a documentary about New Yorker cartoonists. Did you know that the regular cartoonists submit 10 to 15 cartoons a week, every week, to the magazine; even some of the best cartoonists sell just one a month; they commiserate about rejection during weekly lunches, a tradition that started in the early days of the magazine; and their day jobs include gravestone portraiture, fit modeling and furniture reconditioning?

Leah is about halfway through her fundraising goal on Kickstarter. I made a a contribution, since I’d love to see this funny film. Back it here, if you’d like. Good luck, Leah!

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(Cartoons above from the Conde Nast Store, by Christopher Weyant, Roz Chast and Charles Barsotti)

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  2. the documentary looks hilarious. I donated to the project and can’t wait to see it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this great news with us. I hope we will get great knowledge by this.

  4. this looks GREAT – kind of like The September Issue (except TOTALLY DIFFERENT)!

  5. Such a great idea for a documentary!

  6. Fascinating! Their cartoons are the best.

  7. My parents are in this and at some point a little picture of me on my dad’s desk! — thank you so much for giving it a mention! :)

  8. thank you so much for showing this! my grandparents have been buying the New Yorker for YEARS now and every time we visited them, we looked through the stacks to look at the cartoons. I donated and I hope this movie becomes a reality!

  9. Awwww jobs in the arts are so difficult to make money out of. :(

  10. I just love the idea! I’ll do some publicity in Spain and Portugal.

  11. jm says...

    This looks so interesting. Will definitely contribute to this project. Love the bi-polar cartoon!

  12. This sounds fascinating! Also, I’ve never seen the dog as therapist cartoon before. I love it!

  13. oh this looks like a great film! what a novel idea (ha, no pun intended)…! :)