“Stitches” was a Canadian medical humor publication, offering humor and lifestyle articles for physicians. Its editorial office was in Newmarket and, later, Aurora, Ontario. I sold a few cartoons to Stitches in the early 2000’s, but never actually saw a single copy of the magazine, much less any of my cartoons in print (could never get them to send me tearsheets). According to my records, the publication folded in 2007.
I’ll be posting my own copies of the cartoons that were purchased by Stitches, with the year in which they were bought, and with my own handwritten captions. Above is the first one, from the year 2000.
The APA Monitor was (and, according to Google, still is) the official publication of the American Psychological Association. Cartoons appeared only sporadically in its pages when this was printed in 1989, and I'm pretty sure that they have disappeared completely by now.
This gag is another one of my personal favorites, by the way. In my opinion it belonged in The New Yorker, but of course I was glad to see it in the APA Monitor, after it was rejected by all of my top markets.
Explanation: In 1999, everyone was worried about all computers breaking down at the start of the year 2000 (Y2K). The buzzword was that every new technology had to be Y2K compliant, and this is just a natural extension of that.
Explanation: In 1999, everybody was concerned that all computer systems would break down on January 1st, 2000. So being “year 2000 compliant” was the buzzword phrase of the moment for all new technologies — and I figured it could apply to job applicants as well.
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