I’d hate for this to get lost in the comments of a four month old post, but cartoonist Gary McCoy commented last night on a rejected cartoon I did about his work, and I thought it was worth sharing with all of you.
First, from the Top Rejects of September 2011:
9. This sketch is a response to this trash from one of the worst cartoonists in the country.
And here’s Gary’s response (with my comments):
He spells almost as well as he cartoons.
I didn’t know I was one of the worst cartoonists in the country.
No one likes to be the one who delivers bad news.
Sorry, I’ll return my Reuben division awards to the National Cartoonists Society ASAP.
At first I thought “Ooh yes, good idea,” but then I realized he might be attempting sarcasm. That’s the problem with Gary McCoy — it’s hard to tell when he’s making a joke.
Your stuff is clearly superior. Tell me, in what local grocery stores can I find fliers containing more of your dandy work?
I guess he makes a good point; unlike my work, you can apparently find Gary McCoy cartoons in grocery stores (I’m going to take his word for it. I don’t think I’ve ever been leaving the house like “Well, I’m off to the grocery store — just need to pick up some editorial cartoons!”). Other things you can find in grocery stores: toilet paper; kitty litter; suppositories. Other things commonly referenced in the same sentence as fecal matter. Other things funnier and more societally valuable than Gary McCoy cartoons.
Long time fan,
I think he’s trying the jokes again.
Here’s the deal. It’s unfortunate that Gary’s feelings were hurt to the point where he had to come here and try to prove a point by rubbing his resume in my face. But the guy made money off creating a cartoon that mocked the severity of a hurricane that killed more than 50 people, left many more homeless, and caused nearly $8 billion in damage.
I don’t care about your hurt feelings, Gary.