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Hershey in the New Yorker ... or not, actually ...

One or two people have been asking recently about Hershey's career as a New Yorker cartoonist ... In truth - and like a number of other things, in fact - Hershey's career as a New Yorker cartoonist only exists in his imagination. But he has come close to being published once or twice.

We first featured his cartooning skills back in June 2015, when he'd been complaining that Robert's cartoons weren't funny and didn't have "proper punchlines" ...

Hershey's cartoons showed up again in August 2015. And here's a secret - we did them because they were so much quicker to do than the regular Lulu 'n' Hersheys ...

After that, Hershey really began to think he could get himself published in the New Yorker. He discovered that the cartoon editor Bob Mankoff would see cartoonists with their work every Tuesday at the Conde Nast offices in the Freedom Tower. Several times he'd have Robert schlep in there with his cartoons. Once or twice Mr Mankoff held on to a couple of cartoons to consider, but then he took to telling Robert he was "too old". Oy.

Here are a few of Hershey's efforts ...

You know, this close to the Gowanus I'm not sure that 'locavore' is altogether a good thing ...

 

(Rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

As you can see, the robot is a miracle of miniaturization ... Unfortunately we haven't been able to bring the same ingenuity to bear on the repair kit ...​

(Rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

As you can see Sire, your new clothes are now stored in the cloud ...

(Rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

Thank you for calling the National Rifle Association. If you know your party's extension, you may dial it now. If you want a sensible conversation, please hang up ...

(Rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

Well yes, strictly it is the same costume as last year - but now I'm telling people I'm Bernie Sanders 

(We thought this might work for the week of Halloween, but it was still rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

Starting route for Tijuana, Mexico ...

(It was bird migration time ... This one too was rejected by the New Yorker October 6, 2015)

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