This is the cover to the new issue of Viz out Thursday July 4th. I'm sharing this with you because it features the return of my strip, 14 Year Old Stand-Up Comedian.
Recently, I ran a couple of comic workshops. It used to be that my shtick was that I have been relentlessly unsuccessful in selling comic strips to publishers but, of course, since my Viz success I have had to amend this. Anyway, while going through some old stuff in a drawer, I found this rejection slip from Viz. The slip itself isn't dated but I moved out of the address on it in 1988 and the envelope it was in was post-marked February of that year. I really enjoyed reading this out in the workshops and pointing out that, actually, my first rejection from Viz was probably two years before this.