First of all let me start by saying, I love the Reader’s Digest and love the cartoons in them. In fact, rumor has it that Nate might have a cartoon in there soon.
However, our friend Bschooled has an ongoing series on her blog entitled Readers Digest – Rejected Humor Submissions (see here, here, here ), where she posts humorous takes on things that probably wouldn’t get passed the RD editors. I have been teasing her that I would start doing a cartoon series ala the same style as in the magazine. Ones that would never see the light of day at Reader’s Digest. So here is the first.
My wife took one look at it and said “That is the dumbest cartoon I have ever seen” EXACTLY. Success!!! My goal is to periodically add to the rejected RD series with cartoons that the jokes are so syrupy sweet or bad that they actually are funny.
Got any ideas? Feel free to send via contact form, email or in the comments. We don’t want to make them too good or the editors at RD might actually want to pay me for my work. And if that is the case, you can forget me showing you the finished product first. I’ll make you go buy the magazine.