Elections & Politics

Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. The Wall Street Journal, 2001


This is yet another cartoon that was bought and paid for, but for some reason unknown to me, was never published -- and once again the culprit is The Wall Street Journal. The above cartoon was purchased by The Wall Street Journal in 2001. I received my payment, but as far as I know the cartoon never saw the light of day in print. 

Over the years, I've sold hundreds of cartoons to the Wall Street Journal, and so far in these archives I've recorded seven others that were bought and never printed -- you can see them all if you select Wall Street Journal under the Publications category in the sidebar column to the right. I have no doubt that there will be more of them in the future, as I continue to go through my files and papers.

I repeat, this is only as far as I know, because The Wall Street Journal never provided me with tearsheets of my printed cartoons, so it was always up to me to check the paper.  I'm sure there must have been issues that I've missed (because of vacations, illnesses, etc.), but I was pretty thorough.

So . . . here's my plea. If there's anybody out there who has been keeping track of silly things like this, or who has inside information on the workings of The Wall Street Journal, would you please let me know the dates of publication of any of these cartoons? It would clear up a mystery that has been bugging me for a long, long time. Thanks.

 






The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 1999


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Here's another gag, published ten years ago, that would be timely and appropriate today. For two more election-oriented gags of mine, both published in 1982 and both with almost identical drawings, check out here and here.






National Review, June 10, 1988


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Explanation: Back in those days, some people weren't happy with the "liberal" leanings of the U.S. Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren. This cartoon was a natural for William Buckley's conservative publication, National Review, although I didn't draw it with that magazine in mind. I was kind of hoping that The New Yorker or The Wall Street Journal would nibble on it, but apparently that was not meant to be.






Review of the News, March 16, 1983







National Business Employment Weekly, March 31, 1991







Stock Market, September 1978


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This is one of the few times I ventured into the realm of "editorial/political" cartooning. I have no idea what our peanut farmer/President did to get my dander up, but it must have been something very dramatic . . . and confusing.

It seems to me that, with the publication of his most recent book, Mr. Carter is getting more publicity and press coverage than he received when he was in office.






National Review, December 31, 1994







Better Homes and Gardens, November 1987







Brandweek, March 20, 2000







The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 1982


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This is one of two similar cartoons I did during the 1982 election campaign. For the other one, see the King Features entry for August 5, 1982.






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