About adrianruyle

Like my father and mother, all brothers and sisters, and even a nephew, i went to college at Berkeley. I made a living for years in mathematics, most notably as research mathematician at Harvard. Now working in art, I sometimes consider myself, though without title, as a research artist.

NEW YORKER CARTOON REJECT #5

Mr Tilley regrets …

The so-called artist no doubt considers this offering au courant, with its barely recognizable caricature of what we take to be the (world’s richest) man of the hour.

The reference to Mrs Kramden, however, dispels any pretense of modernity. It Is felt to be too recondite for our present readership — young, vital, up-to-the-minute, and disinclined to delve into superannuated TV sitcoms that aired before they were born.

NEW YORKER REJECT #1

Mr Tilley regrets … the following submission fell short of our standards.

A doggie and a bone – please! – the oldest cliché in the book! The artist no doubt thought he was au courant by presenting this obvious wish fulfillment via the latest technology. The concept left us cold. Besides, the META was too picayune to be readily legible.

However, we incidentally must applaud his slap-dash sketch of the animal. It couldn’t have taken more than ten minutes to render. Now that has what we most treasure around here — sprezzatura.

NEW YORKER CARTOON REJECTS

Mr Tilley regrets..

….that we were unable to use these cartoons in our fine publication. They fell short, one way or another, of our nonpareil standards. After all, we are dealing with an overwhelming volume of cartoon submissions; and one can hardly be expected to run every scrap from hoardes of no-talent aspirants.

However, we may on occasion graciously vouchsafe our invaluable critique of an eighty-sixed opus posted here by this soi disant artist. Like they say in down-market eateries, ”enjoy!”

Stay tuned.