My cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker (cartoons), The Complete New Yorker, “The Rejection Collection I” (by Matt Diffee), “The Rejection Collection II,” coincidentally also by Matt Diffee, “Sex and Sensibility” and “Funny Ladies,” by Liza Donnelly, and my writing has been published in Print Magazine. I have also appeared in The Rejection Show (cartoons, and illustrated narrative), Matt Diffee’s Steam-Powered Hour, and at Joe’s Pub.
My website (which links to this blog) is currently located here.
Newyorkette was my idea of what a woman who is a cartoonist at The New Yorker might be called instead of “a female cartoonist” (which sounds a little Nature Channel-ly to me). That is, unless plain old “cartoonist” won’t do.
Some FAQ’s answered:
Q: How can I become a cartoonist?
A: Fail at everything else first. Also, take some advice from Rabelais: “Soubhaitez doncques mediocrité, elle vous adviendra, & encores mieulx, deument ce pendent labourans & travaillans.”
(Wish, then, for small things, & they’ll come to you – and even better, they’ll duly come to you while you while you work your ass off for them.”)
Q: What is your secret ingredient for good chicken soup from scratch?
A: The teeniest pinch of cinnamon, and a clove stuck in a whole onion. For extra comfort, an even tinier pinch of nutmeg will make you sleep like a baby after dinner.
Q: It’s hard to find an accountant who knows how to work with a freelance artist. Can you recommend a good accountant?
A: Yes! My accountant is the BEST! She saved me from the total incompetence of my previous two very expensive accountants and her name is Abby Eisenkraft, and her email is taxproabby at aol dot com. Thanks to her, for the first time in my life I actually got a tax refund check. Tell her I sent ya.
Q: Why won’t you put my link in your blogroll even though I asked you nicely?
A: Carolita only links to blogs she actually reads, and what with her day job and a dog and man to take care of, she doesn’t spend a lot of time reading blogs that aren’t produced by personal friends and colleagues, however interesting or profitable they may be.
Q: How many readers does newyorkette have, anyway?
A: Not to brag, but 75 on a slow day, and a whopping 150 to 240 on another day! (and 1000 if one of my posts gets gawkered, a rare event indeed) You are one of the rare few, and I value you!
Q: Where can I see (and/or buy, why not!) Carolita’s New Yorker cartoons?
A: You can see them at cartoonbank.com
*Pretty much anything I draw, whether it’s a cartoon or not, can be bought or licensed through the cartoonbank. Write to me first, and I’ll tell you the score.
Q: What if I want Carolita to illustrate something or do a custom cartoon for me or my client?
A: Just ask. Depending what it is, I’ll handle it myself or direct you to my agent at the cartoonbank.
Q: What if I use one of Carolita’s drawings without asking her first?
A:Non-commercial uses (such as to say, hey! this is a funny cartoon I saw!), are perfectly permissible ways to use my image(s) as long as you do not alter it in any way (like changing the drawing, erasing my signature, or changing the caption), and as long as you give me (and The New Yorker, as the case may be) credit and link to newyorkette.com and/or The New Yorker.
BUT. If you use a cartoon published in The New Yorker in any other way, you will run into trouble with the folks at Conde Nast, particularly if you use it for any commercial purpose (with or without attribution, or linking). If you use any other artwork, even not published in The New Yorker without attribution, and/or for commercial purposes, you will be hearing from the folks at Conde Nast’s legal department, because the Cartoonbank acts as my agent, and they watch my back, with all their legal weight behind them.Any other questions? Just write me at mail at newyorkette dot com.
Photo credit: Clint Spaulding takes great photos. See his website here.