by Bob Eckstein
The inspiration for this cartoon was The Doors.
YES! vampires rule... publishing.
(can you hear my tears?)
fav for most original story.
a picture tells a thousand words
Thanks so much Susan! I'm learning, and I'm serious, that the less words I use in any of my work, the better for everyone involved.
saw this, love this
welcome to the place, bob
Gary & Marcelle...Thanks. Gary, I've actually been around here since the beginning (!), enjoying this great forum and spreading the word. I recognize many names here (haven't posted the past few months as I threw myself into trying to become a New Yorker cartoonist). But I'm going to check out your recent stuff–thanks.
yo, bob--my apologies!
glad you are STILL here, lol
No, I wasn't put off, of course, I'm glad to revisit and was just enjoying your three most recent posts. I had read you before!
And, of course, the "novel" in question does not take place around headstones and features not a single nubile teen!
Win / win.
Yeah, that's sad and funny at the same time. Hope to see more.
Brilliant cartoon, Bob. I've always said the best funnymen are the most intelligent!
Super artwork as well as a great jab at the wonderful world of publishing.
Wonderful cartoon. And so very in the moment.
Funny cartoon. Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic! What a gift you have! I hope you make it at The New Yorker, Bob.
Thanks everyone for the sweet comments–I really appreciate it. I'm actually on my way to The New Yorker at this moment with 7 sketches and fingers crossed. They have run a bunch of my cartoons in the past few months, so, so far, so good.
You are brilliant and funny my friend. Your talent shines forth from all corners of your work--the art the humor the humanity!More. That's all anyone can really say to you. Give us more. Please. And thanks for making the bullseye look easy!
Sad but true. This single cartoon is a long story. Nice work.
(that is strange, it made me say this twice... but that is okay, because I love it at least twice)
Hahaha! So damn true (so sad, too). But already you're out-of-date -- now, your novel needs ZOMBIES! Virgin ones, of course. Fave. Peace...
Thanks Darryl & Ajay!
Susan, I unfortunately have MANY cartoons based on my limited experience in publishing (I published one book back in 2007)
Thanks, Meg! Thanks, Meg!
Linda, I actually had zombies in the caption and I switched it at the recommendation of a magazine I pitched the cartoon to (the NYer and they rejected it anyway).
When I checked to see if my novel had made the shortlist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition, I did not find my novel. Under the name "Allen" I did find a novel entitled Fried Green Zombies, however. I'm sure that will be quite a breakthrough affair.
Chris, I feel your pain! Publishers want to rehash what they think is selling. Wish I could think of something funny to say but it's not funny.
You could not have hit the nail any harder.
Now if you excuse, I have to go add vampires to my stories so my writings could get published. ;)
Please, that's all I'm saying. If it's not possible to add vampires at least seriously consider zombies. You'll thank me later and your editor will thank you.
At least the seated and bearded guy is IN the younger woman editor's office and not lying on a couch in a different kind of office!
Thought fondly of my fatigue with vampires when I saw this, a fatigue that peaked years ago. My name means "ghost" yet I am to assume no career at it. "Wake me up when it's werewolves," I repeated to the ceiling fan.
So sadly true.
Love it. Especially the eyebrows. Cracking.
This was absolutely great!!!! Loved it!!!
Thanks for the kind words!!
I like it!
well of course. Duh, dude.
Such a funny scene. Why do I feel like this actually takes place? Vampires or zombies, maybe both.