Were these cartoons too funny for The New Yorker magazine?

Janis Chakars (NewsWorks file photo)

Janis Chakars (NewsWorks file photo)

Since its inception in 1925, the New Yorker has published some 70,000 cartoons featuring the likes of Charles Addams, George Booth, Saul Steinberg, and James Thurber among countless acclaimed contributors.

Not included in that group is the cartooning team of illustrator Derek Stukuls and captioner Janis Chakars. Undeterred despite submitting 94 cartoons for consideration, the duo have published a book entitled “No Love for the Penguin: Cartoons Rejected by the New Yorker.”

Janis Chakars spoke with NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller about finding success among failure.

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