Once upon a time, I was young and pretty, and sure I was someday going to be paid to be a cartoonist like my heroes Gahan Wilson, Jack Cole, Harvey Pekar, B. Kliban, Will Elder, and the people that made the back pages of Playboy better than the pages with the naked ladies in them.
So, my teenage self submitted cartoons to Playboy, and the New Yorker, Penthouse, or anyone willing to write me a rejection letter in return. Last year, I found a box full of these old, first attempts at my mother’s house and was amused to see gags and drawings I created before I could legally drink. Throughout those early years, I suffered for my art.
Now it’s your turn.
My first mistake in submitting these to Playboy…so little nudity.
See you at the Fan Appreciation Convention in Toronto. Everyone who shows up nude gets a free sketch. I’ll show those Playboy people I’m Hefner material!
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your Hugh Hefner Cartooning Bonus Moment:
Thank god he discovered boobies and gave a generation of cartoonists a place to work.
Or go here to see the Cartoon Parade part 1: