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.

"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 1 year ago

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

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John L 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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bpanther 1 year ago

WOW... What a concept...

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Maria Lazaridou 1 year ago

Badass tree!

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Izsabelle Norby 1 year ago

LOL LOVE IT

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bpanther 1 year ago

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

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Bunnies are better!! 1 year ago

Me when it comes to excercize

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bpanther 1 year ago

Woooosh !!

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John L 1 year ago

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

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bpanther 1 year ago

Cute...

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Sweep the Leg 1 year ago

I aspire to be homeless.

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bpanther 1 year ago

Well, he's not just for the crows...

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John L 1 year ago

But, there's always been room before.

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Jill McCarley 1 year ago

This is hilarious! You dropped the ball on this guy New Yorker...

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

What if mall santa was just the legs

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Bear penises don't look like that. Just saying.

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Derek Allen 1 year ago

Now that is what I call "Jacked Up"!

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Dinetk 1 year ago

Always wondered when that would happen.. in my head it looked differently though

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Debbie Pugsley 1 year ago

Ewwwwww, but still funny!!

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

then it's hard to loose weight after winter :(((

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

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2nd birth: "do it by yourself"

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Ivan Curtis 1 year ago

So good!

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

In Philippines the long hair can sell into 21$-45$, depends also in length

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Debbie Pugsley 1 year ago

HA!

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

we are all blind to what we dont want to see. but reality soon hits us in the face. great

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bpanther 1 year ago

In reality, a bald nest for a bald eagle !

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John Moreno 1 year ago

Phil-- Don't get discouraged! I laughed out loud more than once. Best of luck.

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

right and we are all going to sit and listen to it arent we people ,

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Quirky Phantom 1 year ago

"Not anymore"

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Aish Siva 1 year ago

Some of these are not so good and some are hilarious and super witty. I'm assuming they found someone else more appealing or whatever. Either way PhilJones, you shouldn't stop searching for a job bc your work is really great!! Really laughed at some of these.

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