As any cartoonist will tell you, getting published in the New Yorker is a notoriously difficult thing to do. Just ask Phil Jones. He's a illustrator, designer, and art director from Minneapolis, Minnesota who's been trying to get his work into the famous American magazine for months, but having not yet succeeded, he decided to share some of his "favorite rejects" online instead. And with over 450k views in just one day, Phil has proved that regardless of what The New Yorker thinks, his cartoons are clearly popular with thousands of people around the globe.


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"I have been illustrating for 10+ years now but they rarely dealt with dialogue," Phil told Bored Panda. "I have only been writing comics consistently for a year. Writing them is the hardest part. Drawing them is second nature." So far he's submitted a total of 53 cartoons to the New Yorker, all of which were rejected, but we're sure it's only a matter of time before his work receives the recognition it deserves. "If people want to follow along they can follow my Instagram which is usually updated with my latest failures," he said. "Then maybe we can all celebrate when it actually happens!"

More info: Phil Jones | Instagram | Twitter

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Chubby Unicorn 2 months ago

This is awesome. How'd he get regected? How? HOW?

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John L 2 months ago

I wish they would quit digging up my garden containers, and flower beds, looking for their lost nuts.

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John L 2 months ago

Once he learns how to do it himself, he'll be more self-reliant.

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bpanther 2 months ago

WOW... What a concept...

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Maria Lazaridou 2 months ago

Badass tree!

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Izsabelle Norby 2 months ago

LOL LOVE IT

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bpanther 2 months ago

I'm sure this is more dangerous than a scythe...

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Bunnies are better!! 2 months ago

Me when it comes to excercize

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John L 2 months ago

And while you are at it, drop the window shade too?

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