Bought and Paid For, But Never Published. The Wall Street Journal, 1985

Another cartoon of mine that was bought and paid for (by The Wall Street Journal, in 1985), but as far as I can tell, was never printed. The reason is unknown to me. So here’s the cartoon — I still very much like the gag, by the way.


  1. This cartoon was definitely published in the WSJ in 1985. I clipped it out and had it up on my office door for many years.

  2. Thanks, Mark, for taking the time to let me know about this. As I said, all I know is that the WSJ paid for the cartoon in 1985, but all my research didn’t uncover it in print. Of course I could have somehow missed it, in which case it would definitely be my bad.

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