Courtesy of the New Yorker

Tonight, a little off the beaten path from Royal Oak, my wife and I found a quiet spot that specializes in fish, local brews, and bicycles-as-sculptures. I took a seat at the bar as an excuse for my wife to use the restroom, ordered something that wouldn’t kill me, and watched the tail end of a Detroit Tigers game–Verlander on the mound.

Two seats over, a woman nearing middle-age munched on a plate of breaded fish, asparagus and potatoes that, in an instant, I knew I wanted to try very, very soon.

Much of this felt as right as I could want it to.

The purpose of this post, however, is not to bleed vaguely positive sentiment, but rather to recycle a bit of work and entertainment that, I hope, fellow creative types will feel free to take after.

It’s a cartoonist / illustrator’s profile, which I scanned one afternoon from a collection of rejected New Yorker cartoons (The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Will Never See, in The New Yorker). All of the artists in it filled out this profile, which I loved so much that I erased one example so that I might fill it out myself.

What follows then, is my result, followed by a blank template, should you strangers wish to fill one out as well (I hope so!).

And your template:

Download this …


and this!

Have fun!


About Jeff Mazurek

My name is Jeff. I am an introverted mumbler prone to fits of creativity. I run. I draw cartoons. I like fish and don't get my hair cut often enough. I am happily married to my wife Sara. She likes my hair short and tolerates my fondness for fish.
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1 Response to Courtesy of the New Yorker

  1. Posky says:

    I really liked your filling-out of the questionnaire. Normally, I don’t enjoy things like that but there was something about the format that set it up to be good. Granted, when you actually care about the person answering the questions it helps too. As usual, I found the art work compelling in both aesthetic and narrative value.

    I’m excited to fill it out for myself and see what happens. Perhaps not today though. Today is a sick-day and I don’t want to have my illness throw the results.

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