This just came in today and I wanted to share it with my Jazz Pickles because many of you love this kind of hate mail as much as I do.
Regarding yesterday’s “peace treaty” cartoon, here is the email in its entirety:
“You need to start looking for a new line of work because your shit is really sucking for air. Don’t respond. I don’t want it.”
There are several curious things about this short group of sentences. First, I make a good living as a cartoonist and my blog and FB pages are visited by lots of people daily, so looking for a new line of work doesn’t seem reasonable advice at this time.
Second, each time I get this kind of note I can’t help but wonder what inspired this person to write? Do they write to their congressmen or mayor, or do they confine their complaining to meaningless corners of two-second entertainment? Does he like other cartoons or are all cartoons abhorrent to him? If he has other favorites, what are they? Garfield and Nancy, perhaps.
And lastly, why doesn’t he want me to respond? Is he too busy writing to authors of various “FAIL” graphics that appear on the Internet?
If you know the answer to any of these questions, please elucidate.