Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vote Vote Vote

You can vote for the caption for my cartoon now. In fact the voting is probably nearly closed already. Using my cartoon has made this thing a shambles if you ask me. Perhaps next months competition with a cartoon by Len Hawkins will be better.

vote now!

In other news, my Rock, Paper, Scissors cartoon has finally appeared in Reader's Digest, and I had this silly one in last month's Prospect. Nothing in the new one, though. Grrrr.

A big problem with trying to sell gag cartoons is that the mags often pick what you would consider to be a 'filler' gag (one that just bulks up the batch-sort of like every song on every Sting album). When I sent out the batch the with this one in it, I thought there were better ones in there, but Prospect had other ideas. I don't mind though, I'm kind of fond of this. It looks a bit like a Johnny Ryan gag with none of the rudeness.


Anonymous said...

i love this gag.

alexander matthews said...

Thanks Wilbur!

Royston Robertson said...

I know what you mean about mags taking the "wrong" gags. But I find that once they've taken a gag that I was ambivalent about, I suddenly start to like it! The approval of others is a key part of the job, I suppose. This one gets my approval ;-) Great gag.

alexander matthews said...

And thanks Royston! Since Wilbur said it was good, I have actually started to like it more. So much so that it's one of the first cartoons on my website.