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That one might also be hard to understand..


Okay, it's a toast with jam, and it's the jam that talks -- saying that it basically learned to fall of its stomach rather than back from the guy's cat called Murphy...because of Murphy's Law..see...?

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I like this one but the other cartoonists thought it was too complex--like the toast one next to it.


Here, the rat is the one making the announcement.


The 'gag' is supposed to be that while MTA is setting up this announcement system at long last it's not working super well and it still has loads of rats all over its tracks, who know when the trains are actually coming...


Too complex, see...

February 8th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLikehttp://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_38_link_0

Note: while it's based on personal observations, this is not fully autobiographical/representative of my recent/current experience. Just to be clear with respect to those I have, heum, "reached out" to -- most of whom have been very helpful.

My very first submissions (and rejections) to the New Yorker

These are some of the cartoons i got to show to Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker's cartoon editor, on January 3rd, 2012, for the 1st time. We had a good chat, his feedback was that my graphic style was "too European" (his words--he meant too weird faces, feet...) for the New Yorker but that i could keep submitting if i toned it down. Then I and the other cartoonists who were there went out for a 2-hour lunch ending with cognac, a tradition that has apparently been going on for 6 or 7 years. It was great. I showed my cartoons to cartoonists like Sam Gross, Mort Gerber, Sydney Harris...

Bob Mankoff sees over 500 submissions per week, runs a selection by the Editor David Remnick and they end up picking about 10. Some cartoonists have been submitting for years without ever publishing one. Those who "sell" one may do so once or twice a year - others more. Many cartoonists give up after their 1st meeting with Bob Mankoff.

I will submit more cartoons, which i will then post here after they are rejected...but i need to tone down that “European style” for the purposes of the New Yorker..

January 16th , 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu - “Sarkozy’s legacy” after the downgradehttp://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_39_link_0

January 18th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLikehttp://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_40_link_0

..and this is a voluntarily dumb cartoon about the anti SOPA-PIPA movement in reference to the official text:

January 24th, 2012

First cartoon of my 2nd batch of submissions to the New Yorker -- See Jan 3rd entry for details

January 27th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLikehttp://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_41_link_0

January 31st, 2012

New Year’s card for the Alliance Program -- between Columbia, Sciences Po (my alma matters!), Ecole Polytechnique and Sorbonne Pantheon University, sent out today (full disclosure: i initially screwed up the integral, and, boy, i have fought many, many, integrals....it just happened)

February 1st, 2012

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January 3rd, 2012

February 7th, 2012

5 out of 7 cartoons as part of  the 2nd batch of my submissions to the New Yorker See also Jan 24th and Jan 3rd. Bob Mankoff kept 1 (not shown) to show to the editor David Remnick, which will soon find its way to this site..

February 10th, 2012

Last cartoon of  the 2nd batch of my submissions to the New Yorker --See Feb 7th, Jan 24th and Jan 3rd. Bob Mankoff the cartoon editor had kept it to show to the editor David Remnick, but it didn’t make the cut.

February 16th, 2012

Article on French Morning, a US-based website dedicated to the French speaking community and visitors etc., announcing that the site will now run my submissions/rejections to the New Yorker http://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/NewYorkerSubmissions.htmlhttp://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/shapeimage_48_link_0shapeimage_48_link_1
...Click here to access the rest of the articlehttp://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/http://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/shapeimage_49_link_0

February 24th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLike (see also Feb. 8th and Jan. 31st entries)http://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_51_link_0

March 1st, 2012

3rd batch of (rejected) submissions to the New Yorker published on French Morning. This week again 1 cartoon (the 1st one below) was held by Bob Mankoff for the ‘2nd round’ where a selection gets shown to David Remnick the editor for the final decision, but didn’t make the cut.

See my submissions/rejections to the New Yorker http://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/2NewYorkerSubmissions.htmlhttp://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/shapeimage_52_link_0shapeimage_52_link_1

March 6th, 2012 

2 cartoons published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_53_link_0

This is the one that what was held

When looking at the one Bob Mankoff said “sooo...

these are 2 mirrors getting married?..”

These are 2 submissions from the 1st batch, redrawn

March 7th, 2012

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March 5th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLike:
‘Annexed’ to a post on Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like on Matrices etc., my 2010 “Return of the Task Force: The Rise of the Matrix” -- click on cover to go to full strip on this sitehttp://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_55_link_0

March 9th, 2012

Yes i got my O1 visa! What does this mean? Well in January i filed a petition, with 25 letters and a 500-page portfolio, not kidding, to the US immigration to switch from a G4 (=UN) status to an O1 status as an (...) “Cartoonist-Economist” (this was my lawyer’s idea). O1 visas are for foreigners with an “extraordinary ability” in any field including the arts, research, business, sports even--Dirk Nowitzki has one for instance. The nice thing is that they are granted for 3 years and can be renewed indefinitely and allow you to work for any company/project in your field(s) of “extraordinary ability”. So yes, this is good news. Voilà!

March 14th, 2012

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March 14th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_57_link_0

March 22nd, 2012

4rd batch of (rejected) submissions to the New Yorker published on French Morning. 
See my submissions/rejections to the New Yorker for earlier submissions  http://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/3NewYorkerSubmissions.htmlhttp://frenchmorning.com/ny/2012/02/16/pas-vu-dans-le-new-yorker/shapeimage_58_link_0shapeimage_58_link_1

March 21st, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLike http://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_59_link_0

March 21st, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_60_link_0

March 20th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu .France after the Toulouse shootinghttp://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_61_link_0

April 7th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_62_link_0

April 14th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_63_link_0

April 11th, 2012

Published on StuffExpatAidWorkersLike http://stuffexpataidworkerslike.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_64_link_0

April 16th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_65_link_0

April 23-24-25th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_66_link_0

April 23rd, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu: analysis / projection of the 2nd round of the French presidential electionhttp://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_67_link_0
Click to read full article..http://blogs.rue89.com/manu/2012/04/23/si-la-gauche-reste-mobilisee-lelection-ne-peut-etre-perdue-227299http://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_68_link_0

April 25th, 2012

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April 30th, 2012 

Published in Le Figaro http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2012/04/29/03004-20120429ARTFIG00194-dans-le-cercle-ferme-des-dessinateurs-du-new-yorker.phphttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_70_link_0
Full article herehttp://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2012/04/29/03004-20120429ARTFIG00194-dans-le-cercle-ferme-des-dessinateurs-du-new-yorker.phphttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_71_link_0

May 1st, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_72_link_0

May 4th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_73_link_0

May 3rd, 2012

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May 31st, 2012

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May 31st, 2012

Illustration for Alliance Program’s poster (joint venture btw Columbia, Sciences Po, Polytechnique and Sorbonne) presented at the 2012 NAFSA fair (Association of International Educators) in Houston, Texas, 4x8 feet (1x2 meters)..the only issue was that the board was horizontal, not vertical..(see photo below).http://acsearch.nafsa.org/PosterFairs.aspx?Fair=PF004https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_77_link_0

May 15th, 2012

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May 18th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_79_link_0

May 7th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_80_link_0

May 7th, 2012 

Published on Rue89.com/manu http://www.Rue89.com/manuhttp://www.rue89.com/manushapeimage_81_link_0
Since late May I have been very busy with several assignments and the preparation and start of the semester at Berkeley, and haven’t found the time to update my website. I will soon. In the meantime, I have done several cartoons and strips, which you can check on my Facebook page, including stuff for Stuffexpataidworkerslike, illustrations for the Management Handbook for UN Field Missions, and a few for my blog on Rue89 (in French). I have also tried a new style of cartoons, and kept think about upcoming projects (about the UN and NYC, and future submissions to the New Yorker). More here soon.  https://www.facebook.com/manucartoonshttp://stuffexpataidworkerslike.com/?s=toonshttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.448634955177403.99399.108300902544145&type=1http://blogs.rue89.com/manuhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440537919320440.97282.108300902544145&type=1https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440555212652044&set=a.440555155985383.97288.108300902544145&type=1&theater%22The_B.U.L.S.H.I.T.%22_series/%22The_B.U.L.S.H.I.T.%22_series.html%22An_alien_in_New_York%22_series/%22An_alien_in_New_York%22_series.htmlNewYorkerSubmissions.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-Expat-Aid-Workers-Like/131324480260043shapeimage_82_link_0shapeimage_82_link_1shapeimage_82_link_2shapeimage_82_link_3shapeimage_82_link_4shapeimage_82_link_5shapeimage_82_link_6shapeimage_82_link_7shapeimage_82_link_8

September 17th, 2012